If you are a student with an offer to study at the College in September 2017, you should have been invited to attend Welcome to College Day on Friday 30 June or Monday 3 July 2017. This event will essentially be a taster session for all prospective students, to give you a chance to try your subjects and make sure you are making the right choices for you! We are asking all students to let us know if they are attending – check your email or the letter we posted out for how to respond to your invitation if you have not let us know already.
When is it?
Friday 30 June 2017 or Monday 3 July 2017
The event will run from 9.30am until 2.15 or 3.30pm (depending on your course choices). Staying until 3.30pm gives you the chance to find out about another course if you are considering requesting a change of subject. Forms to request a change of subject can only be completed during this optional last session of the day.
Remember your Golden Ticket on the day (which we have posted to you) to be entered into a prize draw on arrival. The prize is a Linx 820 8” tablet device, with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. If you have lost your Golden Ticket, don’t worry. Having your Golden Ticket speeds things up at the start of the day, but we can tick you off a master list on the gate instead if you have forgotten yours.
As well as getting a taster for your academic courses at this event, Welcome to College Day is also a great opportunity to learn more about the enrichment options you could take part in during your time at College. Enrichment is a great way to make new friends, but it is also a brilliant thing to put on your applications for university, training courses or employment, so we strongly advise all students pick an enrichment activity to participate in. The options open to students include academic options linked closely to certain courses or career options (which are detailed in the Specialist Academies Guide below), as well as non-academic options like music, drama, dance, sport and much more (see the Enrichment Guide below for more information).
When students arrive for this event, they will start with a short orientation session, when they will get a copy of the Welcome to College Day Guide. This has lots of useful information in, include the rooms that each subject is based in on the day.
During taster sessions, students will be given a piece of Summer Homework for each course. The homework should not take you long, but is designed to get you off to a good start with your studies in September and show your teachers what you already know! If you misplace this homework, you can download it from this page.