Cambridge Regional College - Centre of Vocational Excellence


College life should be a good balance. We strive to give you lots of opportunities to access free enrichment activities that will broaden your horizons, develop your skills and contribute to the CRC and wider communities.

Club and Societies

There are still lots of opportunities to get involved in College life outside of your enrichment slot. The College offers opportunities for students who are interested in starting their own clubs or societies to do so with the support of College staff. Each club or society will also receive a £25 start up grant. If you are interested in starting a Club or Society or finding out about ones that are already happening, then visit the The Hub at either Campus or download the information from The Hub Online.

Student Ambassador Scheme

The CRC Student Ambassador Scheme provides students with a wide range of opportunities to develop their skills and demonstrate the College values by acting as an Ambassador for the College. Activities include supporting at College open events, attending learner voice meetings, supporting with staff interviews, speaking at locals schools, promoting the College to prospective students and writing student blogs for the College website.

Student Ambassador opportunities are advertised weekly in TMail and training is provided when required. For every hour you volunteer as a Student Ambassador you will receive 1 Ambassador point. All Ambassador points will be totalled at the end of the year and you will receive a Bronze, Silver or Gold Award. There are also Ambassador of the Month and Year Awards up for grabs too.

CRC Voice

“CRC Voice” is the umbrella name for a group of students made up of Student Course Representatives, Department Representatives, Student Union Exec Team and Student Governors. If you decide to put yourself forward for one of these roles, you will have the opportunity to represent your fellow students in order to support the College in providing an outstanding student experience.

You will receive a Welcome to CRC Voice Presentation within your first weeks at College but, if you would like to find out more about getting involved, please visit The Hub at either site.

Student Union

All students 16+ who enrol on a course at CRC automatically become members of the CRC Students’ Union. The Students’ Union is run by students, for students, and aims to enhance the student experience as well as being a representative body for students. Each year new Students’ Union committee members are elected and hold office for one year.

Elections for President and Vice President happen in June each year and the remaining positions are voted in by you during the first half term.

Positions include:

  • President
  • Vice President (Cambridge Campus)
  • Vice President (Huntingdon Campus)
  • 16 – 19 Study Programmes Officer
  • Adult Learning Officer
  • Apprenticeships Officer
  • SEND Officer
  • International Officer

Get Active

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, 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 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.

This Girl Can, funded by The National Lottery, believes that there’s no right way to get active – if it gets your heart rate up it counts. The college currently has two this Girl Can Ambassadors. If you are interested in getting involved visit the Hub either sites.

Accredited Activities

Enrichment doesn’t have to be just outside of classroom. During your time at CRC you will have multiple opportunities to gain nationally recognised accreditations and qualifications that compliment or enhance your main course of study. Current qualifications include an Empowering Women Course, Young Leadership Qualifications and Coaching Certificates.

In The News

Cambridge Campus Status

The Cambridge Campus is open as normal.

Huntingdon Campus Status

The Huntingdon Campus is open as normal.