Level 3 Public Services student Nelson Ssenyange has capped off a busy year by being elected as the new Further Education Officer for the London Executive at the National Union of Students. Beating 15 other candidates for the position, he became the first Ealing, Hammersmith and West London’s College student elected to the NUS London Executive Committee since 2012/13
Nelson has plenty of experience serving students, having been on the Ealing Hammersmith and West London’s College Students’ Union for three years and working as the Interim Governor for Further Education and Board Member at Dare Youth London, a charity organisation that engages young people into education. He also works as a student ambassador for college, and is well liked and respected by College staff.
Nelson says he wanted to take on the position to continue help change the world through education.
“I am passionate about Education” he says. “I want to get more young people into further education to gain qualifications that will have a positive impact on their lives”.
When asked about his plans for the position, Nelson said he wants to engage Colleges across London to hear from students directly about whether the further education they are taking on best meets their preferred career paths or whether they further advice and direction.
“The information for students on how their education can meet their employment needs in London can be very limited” he explains. “Learner information services are very useful, but not all Colleges have them”.
Nelson joins 10 others on the NUS London Executive Committee for a term of one year.