Carshalton College student, Samba Matundu has been shortlisted for a Leading the Learner Voice Award in the category of Student Governor of the year.
Samba Matunda, 16, joined Carshalton College in September 2011 after finishing school to start her education in Childcare. On joining the College Samba expressed an interest in becoming part of the Student Union and wanted to make a difference for learners at the College.
Samba is now in her second year as Student Governor having progressed to the Level 3 Childcare Diploma. Her work as a Student Governor ever since her election in to the role has been outstanding and has made a real difference on the decision making of the Corporation.
Samba takes her role as Student Governor very seriously and works hard to ensure she conveys the thoughts and opinions of her fellow students. Samba researches and talks to students across the College through the Student Union and other forums that she organises.
Janet Sherborne, Head of College said "We are so pleased that Samba has been shortlisted for this award and her hard work and effort recognised. Samba approaches the role as Student Governor in a mature and professional manner and has really grown in confidence in the role. We as a College are very lucky to have such an enthusiastic and reliable Student Governor."
The Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) are organising the Learner Voice Awards. The LSIS was formed to accelerate quality improvement, increase participation and raise standards and achievement in the learning and skills sector in England. The awards are about celebrating individual and organisational achievement and success. They are also an opportunity to disseminate best practice.
The winner of the award will be announced at the Learner Voice Awards Ceremony on 18 June 2013 in London.
We wish Samba the very best of luck.