The college offers a wide range of enrichment activities for students, from Zumba classes and sports tournaments to student-run clubs and money-management workshops. Students are encouraged to get involved in college life, and supported to set up their own clubs and societies. A very large number of students organise events for charity – cake stalls and sponsored events are regular features.
All students automatically become members of the CRC Students’ Union, which has four main functions: Representation, Campaigns, Clubs and Societies and Events and Activities. Funding and help is available for students who wish to set up their own club or society. The Union runs campaigns and awareness days on a range of issues and plays a big part in our annual Freshers’ Fair, a great event which helps new students get to know each other and the college.
The college offers something for everyone in its Get Active programme, whether you love competitive sport or prefer to take a more gentle approach to fitness. There are free classes in golf, self-defence, trampolining, indoor cricket and lots more, all taught by specialists, and the college runs competitive teams in a number of sports. One of the highlights is Get Active Week – a week-long fun sports tournament.
The Student Lounge is a regular centre of activities for students, including music sessions and computer games testing, all organised by the students.
The college’s sports centre and gym are free to use for students – there is just a £12 induction fee payable for the gym – and outdoor table tennis tables are available around the campus. A new outdoor fitness trail has also been installed.