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Great Barr Brother and Sister Team Chosen to be Abbey College Birmingham’s Student Voice…

Submitted by on November 13, 2013 – 8:20 am |

Aamer and Anneka Faraz. - Great Barr Brother and Sister Team Chosen to be Abbey College Birmingham’s Student Voice...Great Barr siblings and Abbey College Birmingham students Aamer and Anneka Faraz are celebrating after being elected to help shape the future of the leading city-centre independent college.

Aamer, 18, and Anneka, 15, who live in Walsall Road,  have been chosen by their peers to sit on the Student Council at the Jewellery Quarter college which prides itself on empowering its students to play a key role in its decision-making.

The council regularly meets with staff to discuss college-wide initiatives, with each member taking the lead on a variety of ideas and roles.

Last year the council was tasked to appoint the college’s new chosen charity, a search which concluded with the selection of Acorns Children’s Hospice. The council then organised an auction event during its glittering Prom night, raising £300 for the local West Midlands cause.

Aamer, who is currently studying A-levels in sociology, chemistry and biology and who plans to study economics at Loughborough or Aston University next year, commented: “I’m extremely proud to have been selected to sit on the council and I am looking forward to working alongside my peers and the staff.

“Ever since I joined Abbey College I have been struck by the excellent working-relationship between students and staff and I’m thrilled that our opinions are always at the forefront of the big decisions.”

Anneka, who is currently studying GCSEs in sciences, maths, English language, business and ICT with plans to study A-levels at the college, added: “We’re all really proud to be a part of such a great community.”

Abbey College Birmingham Principal Stephen Robinson commented: “Aamer and Anneka were chosen as a voice for the student body after delivering a short speech on their hopes and plans for the college during the next academic year.

“Being part of the student council at Abbey College Birmingham is a rewarding experience but also hard work. It takes a lot of dedication, as students are often working on several projects at one time, but provides students with a great opportunity for leadership and to do something really worthwhile.

It is made up of students that represent all cohorts of our community as the student voice is highly valued here and the council meets with the staff on important issues.
“Well done to every student who took part in this year’s elections. We wish you the best of luck.”

Abbey College Birmingham is a vibrant, independent sixth form college right in the heart of the city centre in Saint Paul’s Square offering GCSE and A-Level courses as well as an International Foundation Programme. For more information on Abbey College, or call 0121 236 7474.

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