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Personal Development

College is not just about lectures, assignments, homework and exams. It is also about making friends, trying new experiences, being active and healthy, enjoying the social life or pursuing an interest or activity. Blackburn College offers a range of enrichment activities which allow students to do just that.

At the College, we place great value on all citizenship and enrichment activities but it’s not just us. They are highly valued by employers and universities as well and make you stand out from those who have similar qualifications

College Sport Teams

Our College teams include; basketball, football, cricket and pan ability football. The Campus Sport programme is a recreational programme designed around fun, development and social engagement. Most sport takes place on campus with like-minded people in a friendly, non-competitive environment; we also work with local partners offering sessions in Cycling, Bouldering and Ice Skating.


U19's Football

1st team training - Thursday 4:30PM at Witton Park (invite only)

2nd team training - Monday 4:30PM at Blackburn Leisure Centre Sports Hall 1


Cricket Team

Tuesday 4:30PM at Blackburn Leisure Centre Sports Hall 1



Monday 4:30PM at Blackburn Leisure Centre Sports Hall 2

For more information email Karla Hacking.

Karla Hacking

Karla Hacking

Student Health, Well-Being and Extra Curricular Coordinator

For more information about sport opportunities you can contact Karla at, X @KHacktivator and in person: Sport and Leisure Centre (Room LC008) or BC001.

Jaquiline Rimmer

Jacqueline Rimmer

Student Voice, Participation and Enrichment Coordinator

For more information you can contact Jacqueline at, on 01524 292829 or pop into BC001.

I am Jacqueline Rimmer, your Student Voice , Participation and Enrichment Coordinator. I have worked at the College for 11 years. The Student Voice is the thoughts, views, and opinions of the students on their educational journey; my role is to ensure the student voice is heard. I also organise enrichment opportunities for the students from clubs to guest speakers in line with tutorial and personal development.

Student Voice

At Blackburn College the views of our students are hugely important. Your feedback is essential and makes a real difference so that we can be the College that you want us to be!

You can get involved and be the voice of students in many ways:

  • Be trained as a student representative
  • Apply to become a student ambassador
  • Attend various meetings and focus groups to discuss college issues
  • Attend events, such as lunch with the Principal.

College Enrichment

Get involved, we have plenty of student enrichment offers here at College and this includes:

  • Basic lifesaving skills sessions
  • Dungeons and Dragons club
  • Coding/Robotics club
  • Animation club
  • Chess club
  • LGBTQIA+ support group
  • Music club
  • Arts and Crafts club

Plus lots more in response to student requests as they come up!