LinC – Learning in the Community

College is not just about your lectures, assignments, homework and exams it is also about being active, making friends, contributing to the community, employability or pursuing an interest or activity. As part of your study programme you will be timetabled to attend “Learning in Community” sessions which will last for two hours per week. These sessions will develop you personally and intellectually and will make you attractive to university Admission Tutors and employers.  King Edward VI College engages with national schemes and local organisations to provide lots of exciting opportunities.

Exercise & Sport LinC Activities

There are two options that relate to exercise and sport.  You may wish to sign up to play team sports or you may prefer to sign up to physical and wellbeing. Physical and Wellbeing is aimed at those students that want to take part in a variety of different sporting activities. Everyone is welcome, regardless of ability and all the sessions are delivered in a relaxed atmosphere. Each session is 1 hour long, you need to attend a minimum of two sessions a week which will run at lunchtime or at the end of the day. The range of activities will change during the year. Activities planned for 2017/2018 include:

  • American Football
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Boxing
  • Dance
  • Dodge Ball
  • Fitness Classes
  • Martial Arts
  • Personal Training
  • Indoor Football
  • Table Tennis
  • Running Club
  • Volleyball

Team sports is aimed at those individuals that area are a little more serious about their sport and want to join a team. KEC competes in local and national leagues and competitions. Teams planned for 2017/2018 are:

  • Cricket
  • Football
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Rugby

Non-Sporting LinC Activites

A programme of activities is planned to cover a range of subject areas and also link directly to chosen career paths.  These sessions are most likely to run for two hours on a Wednesday but maybe split across two sessions that occur at the end of the college day. You will sign up to one of the activities. The range of activities planned for 2017/2018 include:

  • Art Society
  • Community Film Making
  • Debating & Public Speaking Society
  • Drama Society
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • Eco College
  • Engineering Society
  • Enterprise Society
  • Global Chess Challenge
  • History Society
  • Health & Social Society
  • Journalism and Creative Writing
  • Law Mooting Team
  • Politics Society
  • Quiz League
  • LGBT Society
  • Mathematics Community
  • Promotion Society
  • Programming Club
  • Psychology Society
  • Street Aware
  • Volunteering

Trips and Visits

Staff at college will provide a broad experience of their subjects through trips and visits as well as inviting experts in their field in to inspire students. You are encouraged to take part in theatre trips, field trips (national and international), arts festivals, film festivals, visits to local business and industry.

Creative Arts students have been to a number of European locations in the last few years.  Psychology students have visited New York as part of their study programme.