British Values


At Oldham College we are committed to promoting personal development through our informal learning and enrichment programme alongside the students’ chosen curriculum area.

Through this programme we actively promote and encourage students to explore their own spiritual, moral, social and cultural experiences, educating them in these areas and the experiences of others. We work closely with students to ensure that they have a good understanding; that while we may hold different views as individuals we are accountable to our own organisation policies and procedures and in a wider context English law.

Examples of provision and activities that take place as part of the informal learning and enrichment programme:


Contemplation Room
Contemplation Room

A space for students and staff to use for mindfulness, contemplation, faith and worship activities

The Common Room
The Common Room

Social learning space

Awareness raising events
Awareness raising events

Including Holocaust Memorial Day Events, LGBTQ history month, Safeguarding and E-safety

Celebrating Diversity Competition
Celebrating Diversity Competition

A cross college activity that all staff and students can be part of

Student Union
Student Union

An elected Student Union, providing students with the opportunity to develop student led activities

Student Representatives
Student Representatives

An internal college democracy and student voice process with the election of Student Representatives

This Girl Can
This Girl Can

Sport England initiative promoting sport for women and girls

Local Democracy Week
Local Democracy Week

Activities working with external agencies

Local Councillors and MPs
Local Councillors and MPs

Visits from local Councillors and MPs

Trips and Visits
Trips and Visits

Including an annual visit to the Houses of Parliament to meet with MPs

Programme Coaches
Programme Coaches

To support in welfare matters and safeguarding officers

Safety Engagement team
Safety Engagement team

Promoting positive behaviours across campus

Volunteering
Volunteering

Volunteering opportunities

Learning resources
Learning resources

E-learning and learning resources