Benji is the first Vocational Student to become Student Governor and joined us from Unity College. He is studying Uniformed Services and is a Lancashire Volunteer Police Cadet and a Sergeant in the Cadets. In Summer 2022 he travelled to Vietnam and Cambodia as part of a world challenge 30-day expedition where he helped to rebuild a school. Already an active part of Burnley College life as a Student Rep and Student Councillor, Benji brings a strong sense of teamwork to this role, recognising the important of the Student Voice. He plans to take away vital learnings from this unique experience, developing his leadership skills. His area of focus as a Governor is to dedicate himself to making the College even better and vows to make a difference in his role.
Eshan has a track record of making things happen; from setting up a Medical Society at his high school to being a UK Youth Parliament member. His devotion to youth activism and improving the community, particularly for young people has led him to sit on numerous councils and panels including Burnley and Lancashire Youth Councils, British Youth Council Voice Communications Group and is launching a north west Regional Youth Climate Assembly. Eshan is in the Burnley College Medical Society and Dissection Club, with the aspiration to go onto medical school. He will proudly be a voice of his fellow students and work together with management to improve the College environment for everyone, recognising that making things better is listening to our learners but also being the link between staff and Students.