Students demonstrated democracy in action by voting for their new Student’s Union (SU) President.

Highbury College Students' Union President Callum Farminer

Callum Farminer has been elected after students voted using an online ballot system.

As the new voluntary SU President, he will commit at least two hours per week to carry out Student Voice activities (term time only), promote the Union and become the student representative at a range of college meetings.

The Level 2 computing student said: “Thank you for voting me in as Student Union President. I think student safety is really important, and I would like everyone to feel safe and happy while at college. I am also a Cyber Ambassador, and you can always contact me if you would like to chat about ways to improve your time at college.”

Callum is one of nine Highbury students who became the first college students in the county to join the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Cyber Ambassador Scheme in July 2019. After completing his training, Callum can now recognise the signs of a cyber threat and is able to offer his support and advice to other students and apprentices.

Interim Principal for Highbury College Penny Wycherley said: “I am delighted to welcome Callum to this very prestigious role. British Values are core values for all our students, helping to prepare them for today’s society. In electing Callum, our students have shown a true democratic spirit and a commitment to involvement in their own student community. Congratulations Callum, I look forward to talking with you and seeing you thrive this year.”

Any student can contact Callum by emailing

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  • Date 17/01/2020