Make the most of life at Oaklands


Your place to find things to do outside the classroom

OakExtra is the name we give for everything that you can take part in as a student outside of your classes as part of your college experience. This may be sporting activities to meet new people, help with your CV and work experience or getting involved in Enrichment activities such as arts and crafts, workshops and social groups.

Go to OakExtra

It is the place for all students online to find out everything that is happening at College - almost like a 'one stop' shop' for all the news, information and resources you can access by being a student at Oaklands. It's a website entirely made for student's needs - you can book enrichment activities for your spare time, find out about applying to university and get a feel at a glance for everything happening around campus.

Staff at both Welwyn Garden City and St Albans campus are on hand daily to offer a hand with any issues you have - from financial matters, study techniques or simple career advice - they are a great first point of contact to get you the help you need.

The four main parts of the OakExtra puzzle are:

OakExtra Diagram

Personal Development

All the social clubs, activities, workshops and other fun stuff put on by our enrichment team, put on for everyone to take part in.

The Edge

With Work Experience now forming a central part of the study programme we have a dedicated team in place to help you find the right work experience opportunity. To find helpful resources and see available opportunities visit Oaklearn and look for the Edge.

Oaklands Student Union

The Oaklands Student Union is your voice around campus. The OSU play a crucial role in making sure student ideas, events and feedback are given a suitable platform to get heard and addressed in a meaningful way to make a difference for everyone who comes to Oaklands. Throughout the year they run a series of campaigns to highlight the issues you are about and work closely with the College's management team.

Active Oaklands

You can book into sporting activities most lunchtimes across both campuses to let off some steam and try something new - Badminton, Trampolining and Dodgeball to name a few! These are for anyone and everyone, regardless of experience.

Find out more

Go to to find out more about what you can do outside the classroom at Oaklands.