Student Association2

About Us

Kevin Armstrong2“All the officers that work within the Students’ Association want to make your college experience memorable for you. We are here to support you in anything, from putting on events and setting up student clubs, to helping you with problems you encounter while you study at the college. We want you to leave here with the knowledge, experience, and confidence that you are prepared for the life ahead of you. On a personal note, I am honoured to be your President this year. I am really looking forward to improving life at Borders College, and engaging with you all to find out what you want, and making the positive change on your behalf. See you all soon. ”

Kevin Armstrong, Student President 2016-17


Tartan Monkey: The Video

The Development of Borders College Students’ Association

  • 2008-2009 – three Student Spokespersons appointed; part-time Student Liaison Officer appointed
  • 2009-2010 – appointment of the first Executive team (five members on a voluntary basis) introduction of Faculty Councils; President attended NUS Scotland Conference
  • 2010-2011 – first contested election of Student President; introduction of tailored Class Rep training sessions
  • 2011-2012 – election of Executive team; introduction of the Student Representative Council; arrival of Tartan Monkey as the Association’s mascot
  • 2012-2013 – election of Executive team; first joint Fresher’s Fair with Heriot-Watt SU
  • 2013-2014 – Student President elected to part-time sabbatical role; other Executive members on a voluntary basis
  • 2014-2015 –election of first full-time Sabbatical President and two part-time sabbatical Vice Presidents; appointment of full-time Development Officer
  • 2016 – Students’ Association receives commitment from the College to support the ongoing payment of a full time Student President and staff member
  • 2017 – Students’ Association becomes a recognized department of the college, meaning free access to all college resources and autonomy over spending from its own allocated budget

Also in this section

How to get here
BCSA Code of Conduct
Students Association Handbook
Strategic plan 2015 – 2018
Student Partnership Agreement