Friends of Portland

A support network, active at local and national level to support the work of Portland College

Friends of Portland

Everybody needs Friends! The aim of our Friends of Portland Scheme is to build and grow support for the work of Portland College at both national and local level.

BEING A FRIEND OF PORTLAND MEANS YOU WILL BE

  • Our Ambassadors – to communicate with others about Portland

  • Our Voice – to add your voice to lobbying activities in support of Portland College and/or disability rights
  • Our Inspiration – to share relevant views, ideas and experiences with the College and other Friends
  • Our Eyes – to share in our vision and contribute to the shape of our College in the future
  • Our Helpers – to provide practical help in the classrooms and in the workplace e.g. with fundraising (optional)
  • Our Experience – to help us to work on topical issues by sharing your own experiences
  • Our Team – to work with us as a volunteer (optional)

WHAT DOES THE COLLEGE DO FOR FRIENDS OF PORTLAND?

Friends are kept informed of relevant news and developments through regular electronic updates, represent you voice with local and central government and listen to your views and ideas. You will have the opportunity to be included in consultation events and be invited to college events and fundraising activities. What’s more it’s completely FREE, there is no annual fee or monthly subscription and you will receive a welcome pack when you sign up.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR FRIENDS MEMBERSHIP?

Anybody who wishes to be a member is more than welcome! Our current membership includes current and former students, governors, friends and family, volunteers, customers, regular donators and members of the public who want to support our work. Email us today to become a friend.

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Prospectus

View or download our 2017 Portland College Prospectus.

How to apply

Read our Parent and Carers Guide to the application proccess.

Apply now

Download and complete our application form.

Contact

Get in touch with our admissions team for further information.