College life is about more than just studying. As a student, you can use your time and our facilities to explore new interests, enhance your wellbeing and develop your employability skills.

Animal Cafe

Animal Cafe takes place in Starbucks. Interacting with animals has a calming and relaxing effect, so the cafe aims to improve wellbeing and offers a chance for students to meet our Multi-faith College Chaplain who can offer support to those of all faiths and none.

Debating Society

We provide people with the chance to challenge what they know, develop their public speaking skills and meet other students.

Furnace Radio Station

Our exciting student radio station, Furnace Radio, features industry-standard equipment, allowing students to get a taste of what it’s like to work in radio.


Each faculty runs trips and visits to develop skills and provide enjoyable and fulfilling experiences for students.

Health and Fitness Activities

The Fitness Suite is open for all students when not needed for curriculum use. Students can access professional inductions and training advice from the supervising personal trainer.

Recreational sports sessions are offered for all students. Activities vary at different times of the year but regularly include badminton, table tennis and basketball.

Creative Writing Club

If you’ve ever thought about writing a novel, fancied yourself as a poet, or enjoy writing lyrics, then join the club.


Whatever your experience, whatever you’re good at or want to gain experience in, we’re always looking for volunteers. Getting involved offers great opportunities to learn new skills, gain recognised qualifications, enhance your personal and professional development and improve your CV.

Fitness Trail

If you have a free period or are stuck for what to do at lunch time, take a walk around our fantastic Fitness Trail to clear your mind and keep fit.

Student Council

As a student at Halesowen College your voice counts. The Student Council, made up of democratically assigned union members, meets once a month to discuss issues that matter to you.

Students’ Union

The Students’ Union is dedicated to ensuring that all students have the best possible college experience and works to ensure the student voice is heard.

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