Students celebrate monkey’s birthday

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The Students’ Association was proud to present the first Tartan Monkey Birthday Party in the Union Space at Scottish Borders Campus.

The colourful event, which celebrated Tartan Monkey’s third birthday, was held to promote the Students’ Association and to launch its newly developed values to the students at Borders College.

The values emerged from a number of discussion groups where the opinions of more than 200 Borders College students were gathered. Five values chosen by the students were, ‘Fun, Friendship, Acceptance, Respect and Representation.’

“These values represent what is important to our students. A key priority in the Students’ Association’s work is to support and represent students effectively,” said Amy Hamilton, Development Officer.

“Having student-chosen values is an exciting development; we can use these values to shape the association to fit the needs of all students. The party was a way to thank students for their input, launch the values, and to have a bit of fun!”

The event also gave the association an opportunity to welcome its new executive team.

There was plenty to keep the students entertained throughout the day, including a bucking bronco, and crowd favourite Peter Pepper, who dazzled students with his mystifying close-up magic and balloon modelling prowess.

The association worked in collaboration with in-house caterers to put on a fabulous array of party food to ensure students got the best deals possible on the day.

Brian Jamieson, president of the Students’ Association, was delighted with the success of the event.

He said: “I want to take the opportunity to thank everyone involved in the planning of this event. It was a good laugh on the day and I was happy to see the students get involved and enjoy themselves; a great way to launch our values and introduce the students to our team.”

Josh Norden, studying Level 1 Motor Vehicle Mechanics, said: “The event was really good. I enjoyed watching everyone have a go on the rodeo bull! It really was a great atmosphere and good to see everyone laughing and having fun.”

The Students’ Association team is delighted with how well received the event was and are now planning their Christmas extravaganza.