A group of five students who are studying the Higher National Diploma in Public Services at the College’s Broomfield Hall site will work closely with the organisers of the popular event.
They will be involved in all aspects of the logistics planning for the event as part of their higher education course and will then work with a team of BTEC Uniformed Public Services students to help them gain vital work experience as part of their course.
The planning teams will then joined by more than 100 students from across the College who will be volunteers on the day itself – marshalling the 13 mile course which will start and finish at the iPro stadium on Sunday June 7.
Up to 4,000 runners are expected to enter for the half marathon and business team run with a further 1,000 expected for the Mini Ramathon fun run.
Ramathon Race Director Richard Kay said:
We are delighted to have Derby College on board as the official volunteer partner.
The Public Services staff and students were heavily involved as volunteer stewards last year and did a fantastic job.
We were keen to expand their involvement this year and it will be a great opportunity for the students to see just what goes into planning and executing and event of this scale and will give them valuable work experience for their future careers.
I am looking forward to working closely with the students over the coming months and their input will be a great support to the organising committee.
Uniformed Public Services Lecturer Edwin Watkins added:
This is a great opportunity for our students and will be a very credible inclusion on their CVs.
We work with a wide range of event organisers to provide stewarding support which is excellent work experience for all our students. The involvement with Ramathon takes this to the next level and gives the students a detailed insight into everything that goes on behind the scenes to make an event like this a success.