Life at Darlington College

Get Involved

We want you to feel part of college life and have your say about important issues

Sporting Activities

We offer a wide range of sporting activities for students to take part in. Our brand new multi-use games area is perfect for sports and exercise. Badminton, basketball, 5-a-side, football and volleyball are just some of the things you can take part in.

Driving Ambition

All new Full time students joining Darlington College who are aged between 16-18 years are eligible for the Driving Ambition Scheme. In order to access 3 Free driving lessons at Christmas and 3 at Easter, eligible students must have 95% attendance in their main programme, English and or maths if applicable to their course.

Driving Instructors are to be sourced from the approved Darlington College list.

Student Representatives

Student elected to these positions have vital roles to play. Student reps are involved in making decisions that help improve the quality of our courses. Reps are also part of influential groups such as Student Council and appear on behalf of the college at events such as Open Events and parents evenings.

Student Council

The student council is made up of student reps, and meets monthly to provide an exciting programme of activities, as well as looking at important issues which affect you.

Student Association

The association is affiliated with the National Union of Students (NUS). The TOTUM card is an exclusive high street discount card, which is available from £12. Visit for more details.

Student Voice Group

Got a burning issue you’d like to discuss? The student voice group is your ideal opportunity to discuss anything you feel important. We value your views and want to provide you with a quality experience throughout your time with us.