Just like the age-old saying, ‘try before you buy’, at West Notts, we feel it’s important for you to get a taste of college life and what to expect on our courses, sort of a ‘try before you apply’ if you will.
During February half-term week (13-17) the college will be hosting a number of taster sessions, giving young people the opportunity to come along and try subject-specific activities across a number of curriculum areas.
At the taster sessions you’ll be able to meet with tutors, ask any questions you have, try new things, have fun and make new friends, too. You’ll see what studying at college is like, and get chance to use some of the college’s state-of-the-art facilities.
Anyone currently in years 9-13 are welcome to take part, and you can try as many tasters as you wish (timetable dependent). You can also bring a friend if you don’t want to attend alone. So what’s on offer? There really is something for everyone.
Creative students can choose from a number of sessions, including art and design, recording live music and starring in a TV broadcast, and there’s acting and musical theatre performance workshops, too.
If you’re techy, you might enjoy a computer science taster, which includes stripping and rebuilding a machine, or writing a simple program.
Those interested in hair and beauty can take part in a number of sessions across two days. Hair tasters will be held on Monday, with a hand and nail care salon session being held on Tuesday (just in time for Valentine’s Day!).
If you’re thinking of a career in construction, there’s four different opportunities on Wednesday, including plastering, painting and decorating; carpentry and joinery; brickwork and plumbing; and electrical and the built environment. Fabrication and welding workshops are also on offer for hands-on learners.
For sports and fitness fanatics you may wish to try the introduction to sport and active leisure session on Wednesday morning, which will involve students planning, delivering an evaluating a sporting activity.
Finally, those interested in cookery can enjoy a culinary class on Tuesday, where you’ll work with our chef tutors to create, prepare and cook a dish!
A full programme of events can be downloaded here (west-notts-taster-week)