Students' Union

The Students’ Union (SU) is run by students, for students, and is here to support you.

It provides fantastic opportunities for you to meet new people, get involved with campaigns and societies and aims to make your time with us even more enjoyable. The SU is not at one physical location. It is something you can join in with and be a part of at every campus. 

Every student under The Manchester College is automatically a member of the SU. The Students' Union empowers students to create their own societies and produce their own campaigns. SU Officers support your student voice and represent your academic interests. 

Introduction to the SU President and Vice President


Molly Butcher, Students' Union President

Hello all, my name is Molly Butcher and I am extremely excited to get started as your student president this year. We have so many exciting opportunities planned for this year and I encourage you to get involved with the student union in as many ways as you can, ranging from Student Union officers, Student Reps for your course and joining some of our societies.

I have just completed my degree in Musical Theatre. I am really looking forward to putting the work in to give back to the student experience and help every one of you have an amazing time studying here. I can’t wait to meet you all and work with you to make your time at The Manchester College the best experience. Starting a new course and meeting new people can be nerve-wracking but your time here is invaluable, so take every chance you get. I look forward to hearing all your ideas and getting to know you all at our freshers week events and going forward the drop in sessions at your campus in the near future.


Joe Beard, Students’ Union Vice President

Hello, I am Joe Beard and, as of September 2022, I will begin my term as your Student’s Union Vice President and I am very excited to get stuck in.

To give a brief insight into myself and my vision for the coming academic year: I want to be always approachable to you and on the same page as you so I can represent you best. I am very hard-working but I also think it is important to have a sense of humour too! As a student myself, I have shared in both the fun and challenges of student life and will be using these experiences to help the union enhance your overall student experience.

My priority this year is to break the post-Covid disconnect we all have and get people out of their classrooms and meeting new friends, collaborating where possible, encouraging each other every step of the way, and giving feedback to each other to help build a community. I very much look forward to meeting everyone and taking part in what is to come!

Contact The Students’ Union:

There are lots of ways to get involved with your SU, including:

  • Write a piece for the student newsletter or an article for the SU Bee Blog.
  • Create a campaign for change – e.g. single use plastics campaign
  • Attend NUS Conferences
  • Volunteer at SU activities - we partner with organisations around Manchester to give you opportunities to get involved in community projects
  • Join a soiety or team
  • Find people with similar likes and interests as you by following the SU social media pages on Instagram and Facebook, or by emailing



SU Officers carry out important work throughout the year, celebrating successes and building on developments in collaboration with, and on behalf of, our students.

If you are interested in becoming an Officer please email for more information.

Roles Available:

  • Finance Officer
  • Secretary
  • Welfare Officer
  • Communications and Campaigns Officer
  • Equality and Diversity Officer
  • Employability and Enterprise Officer

The clubs and societies at The Manchester College reflect our diversity and the passion of our students. We’ve got a whole host of clubs and societies for you to get involved with, whether you’re new to the hobby or a passionate fan already, including:

  • Creative Networking Society
  • Fitness Society
  • Football Society
  • Photography Club
  • Chess Club

We want everyone to feel like there’s a group for them, so our Students’ Union is always open to ideas and suggestions for new clubs and societies.

If you're interested in starting your own or joining one of our clubs or societies get in touch:

All our societies are accessible via social media and offline taking place in our Students’ Union spaces.

Facebook @tmcUCENstudentsunion

Twitter @TmcSu

Instagram @tmcsu

We'll be running virtual drop-ins across the year so that you can meet your SU and fellow students. 


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Join the Virtual Drop-ins here