At Bury College we are committed to supporting your personal development to help you achieve your potential and gain a range of employability skills. The wide range of clubs and societies that you can join and enrichment activities that you can take part in gives you the chance to make friends, have fun and develop a range of new skills.

Be involved

Add value to your learning and enrich your studies. As a Bury College student you will be encouraged to take part in wider enrichment activities and groups which include*:

Clubs and societies

Gain new skills in our free clubs and societies*

  • Enrichment activities may include creative writing, cooking, 3D design, starting a small business, badminton, dodgeball, practice for your driving theory test, first aid and self defence
  • Film club
  • Accentu8 performing arts club
  • Student volunteer group
  • Student action group – promote the student voice and organise events
  • Sports teams


* Please note provision may vary each year.

Sport and Physical Activity

Bury College have a dedicated Sport Enrichment Team who help to increase participation in sport and physical activity within college. They promote the benefits of staying physically active and encourage students to reach their potential. They are also committed to enhancing the student experience through a comprehensive activity programme.

Sessions include*:

  • Badminton

  • Football
  • Volleyball
  • Rollerblading
  • Pilates
  • Boxing
  • Cricket
  • Street Dance
  • Basketball
  • Trampolining
  • Parkour
  • Circuit Training
  • Rugby


Activities are open to all Bury College students who can also access free gym membership to the college gym and free swimming vouchers that can be used at local swimming pools.

* Sport Enrichment programmes are tailored by the demand from students with new activities being added each year. Sessions cater for all abilities from beginner to advanced level students. Please note provision may vary each year.

Sports Ambassador Scheme

This exciting initiative is open to all Bury College students that demonstrate hard work and commitment. You will gain new knowledge and experience by developing your leadership skills through sport. As part of the role you will:


  • Become a role model and advocate sport in college
  • Endorse the positive values of being physically active
  • Assist in session delivery
  • Raise the profile of Sport Enrichment across college


This role is open to all Bury College students with a selection process for new candidates taking place each year.

Sport Club/Community Links

We actively link with local sports clubs to ensure a development pathway for those students that would like to participate in sport outside of college. In order to provide sports sessions of the highest quality we use local Sports Club coaches to deliver sessions in college, strengthening the link with local clubs and giving students an exit route out into the community.


If you have any queries regarding Sport Enrichment please do not hesitate to contact us at:


Educational Visits

As a student, you are invited to further enrich your learning experience by taking part in an exciting range of academic trips and visits. As part of your course, you may have the opportunity to take your learning outside of the classroom and enjoy educational trips in order to broaden your skills and abilities.


Some examples of these are:

  • Theatre or workshop trips
  • Sports trips
  • University visits including Oxford, Cambridge, Manchester and Durham
  • Visits to locations of interest such as Manchester Art Gallery, Liverpool and Albert Dock
  • National and international field trips such as Blencathra, Paris, Naples, Iceland, Edinburgh, Dusseldorf and New York
  • Recreational trips such as Blackpool and Chill Factor
  • Visits to employer premises
  • Courts of law, Army Training camps and Police and Fire stations

Supportive Staff

Our supportive and committed staff help you learn in a safe and encouraging learning environment. You will also have access to a dedicated tutor and receive a personal approach to help encourage success. Support from experienced members of staff with industry knowledge will also be on-hand throughout your time with us to help guide and support you.

Making friends is easy

College can be one of the best times in your life. A time you will reflect on in years to come with fond memories. This is your opportunity to make lots of new friends, involve yourself in college life, gain independence and succeed in your studies. Bury College is recognised as a welcoming a friendly environment where students are supported to achieve their ambitions.


Bury College provides a range of A Levels, vocational courses, apprenticeships and university qualifications from Entry Level to Level 6; supporting your development and providing you with the opportunity to stay local and achieve your ambitions.


Financial Support

We want you to make the most of your time with us and support is available to help you enjoy your Bury College experience.

Support may include:

  • Bursaries and hardship funds*
  • Free return coach services
  • Subsidised trips and visits
  • Free enrichment activities
  • Free college meals*


For more information contact Bury College and ask for Student Services on 0161 280 8421.


*Subject to criteria.


Bury College offers two scholarships to encourage participation in activities that can enhance your life experiences and give you additional skills.

Sports Scholarship

Bury College actively encourages students who excel in their sports to gain selection for regional and national teams. If you compete at this level, a Sports Scholarship of £150* is available to help provide some financial assistance. You do not have to be on a sport-related course to qualify for this Scholarship. Apply now.

Community Scholarship

If you are a student who actively volunteers in the community then you could be eligible for a Community Scholarship of £150*. This scholarship recognises the important work you carry out in the community to make a genuine difference to people’s lives. Apply now.

Student Union

Bury College is affiliated to the National Union of Students and every student is automatically a member. NUS cards are available free of charge from the Student Learning Mentor offices. This card can be used to prove you are a student and is recognised by a wide range of high street shops and organisations that offer exclusive discounts to students.

Virtual Learning

Bury College has a dedicated online learning platform called MyVLE. This provides access to your course resources, assignment briefs and other learning materials. Once you join the college you will have your own personal access and login to MyVLE.


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