A new student union president has been voted in at East Coast College and Lowestoft Sixth Form.

Inaya Ayub, who is in her second year studying psychology, sociology and law at Lowestoft Sixth Form, said she is keen to focus on sustainability and celebrating student success as she continues the work carried out by the previous president in putting students’ opinions and priorities first.

She said: "I don't want college to be a place you just come and go.

"I want it to be somewhere you remember."

Inaya has already implemented some changes and voiced opinions including the idea for a college prom as well as exploring more vegetarian options within college.

As a spokesman for three campuses across Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth, the aim of making her peers heard was at the forefront of her manifesto.

Inaya said: "I want them to know who I am, and know that if they have any suggestions, they can come to me with it.

"I want all of the students’ ideas to come true and I am pleased that we are already having our ideas heard and things are progressing."

Having been head girl previously at Gorleston's Lynn Grove Academy, Inaya was keen to step into the role.

Now she is working with the student union members in monthly meetings to ensure all aspects of college life are being heard and taken to those within senior management and governance.

Stuart Rimmer, chief executive of East Coast College said: "Getting a strong student voice to challenge the senior team and governors and help us really understand what students want from their college is vital to our success.

"We are very proud.

"In these students we have already found insight, compassionate views and thoughtful contributions on safety, environmental issues, apprenticeships and higher education."