How are you spending your first term at college?
College started back just under a month ago – and it’s been a busy few months. Many of you joined in with fresher’s activities, from five-a-side football to enterprise fun, and all of you will now have hopefully had time to settle into your lessons, and make new friends.
There are so many ways to get involved at college. The college’s enrichment team has created a full timetable of events to keep students busy between and after lessons. This month alone we have visiting guide dogs, a half-term trip (TBC), sporting activities and more!
Students can choose to get involved with volunteering or take part in fun activities designed to boost your confidence and meet new people. Keep an eye out on the college’s Students’ Union Facebook page for the latest information.
Don’t forget! October is Black History Month so expect to see many different activities in support of this nationwide event. Look out for more info on the screens around college!
All college students are encouraged to take up work placements as part of or alongside their course, which allows them to gain the relevant experience necessary to boost employability skills and enhance their CVs or UCAS application. The college’s work placement team are here to help you with finding your placement. Based at the Derby Road campus in room DR218, the team operate a drop-in service where you can go along and speak on a 1-2-1 basis, and they also host regular tutorials.
Some work placement vacancies are advertised on the college’s online job shop. You can also browse current vacancies, here.
October open evenings
If you have a sibling, parent, partner or friend who may benefit from becoming a college student, we hold a number of open evenings throughout the year, allowing them to come in, see the facilities, meet with tutors and discuss their options (our next full-time courses begin in September 2018).
Our next open evenings are as follows:
Thursday 5 October 2017 – A Levels open evening | 5.30pm-7.30pm
Tuesday 10 October 2017 – College open evening (A Levels, vocational courses and apprenticeships) | 5.30pm-7.30pm
Find out more or register to attend, here.
Apprenticeships are also another great option for those looking for a different route into education or employment. Offering the opportunity to gain relevant qualifications alongside industry experience – and get paid – apprenticeships are accessible to anyone over the age of 16. As one of the largest providers of apprenticeships in the UK, we encourage you to view our current vacancies at www.visionapprentices.co.uk
Our new Higher Education, A Level and 16+ course guides are now out and about in Ashfield and Mansfield, or available for you to download from our website. Remember to share them with friends and family, or let us know what you think of them on our social media channels!
We hope you’re all having a great time at college, but remember, if there’s anything at all you need help or advice with during your time here, you can speak with your tutor, support coach, a member of the safeguarding team or another member of staff, who will be able to help.