Hundreds of visitors brave torrential rain for open day

Hundreds of potential students and their families visited Truro College’s Open Day to meet with lecturers, tour the campus and to experience College life first-hand, despite heavy rain and England playing in the Rugby World Cup.

Small group of students stood in front of publicity material for Truro College

Activities were also held around the College giving visitors the chance to experience some of the courses first-hand, with the VR headset, birdbox building and robot wars the highlights of the day. The College also broadcast the live England v South Africa Rugby World Cup final around the College and although England were unsuccessful, staff at the College were delighted to see three Truro College Rugby Academy alumni in England’s squad.

For those interested in hair and beauty, a trip to Calenick was well worth it as visitors could have a look at the impressive facilities that include a variety of salons, which are open to the public throughout term time.

Classrooms were covered in displays of student work, each with course tutors ready to answer any and all questions visitors might have about the College and its opportunities.

Teacher speaking to a crowd of people

Current and former students provided an inside look into life as a student and life after lectures. Student Ambassadors were stationed around the College to offer visitors help and guidance throughout the day and an alumni display gave Art and Design hopefuls a glimpse at where their courses could take them.

Guests also had the opportunity to discover what University course options are available at the TEF Gold-rated College. The Fal building was buzzing with excitement as students took their first steps towards their dream careers.

A group of prospective students viewing students work displayed on a table

There was a wide selection of courses displayed, ranging in subjects from Arts, Media, Sports, Health, Social Sciences, Science, Archaeology, English, Law, Business, IT and Education & Training.

Cheryl Mewton, Director of Studies, was delighted by the turnout on the day: “Every year we are thrilled to see the huge volume of visitors who come to see our campuses. It’s fantastic to see young peoplepotential learners who are eager to meet and talk to lecturers, already with plans in their minds for where and what they want to do."

It’s so important to provide these Open Events as it gives potential students the opportunity to come and meet the staff who will be teaching them, talk to our student ambassadors, while also getting the opportunity to get a feel for the campus.

Cheryl Newton - Director of Studies

Cheryl added "It was lovely to see so many people joining us on the day and taking part in the activities, we can’t wait to see what Penwith and Callywith Colleges’ Open Days have in store.”

With Truro and Penwith College’s first Open Day of the season such a success, the following events are sure to follow in its footsteps, with Callywith College and Penwith College next to open their doors on Saturday 16 November and Saturday 30 November respectively and Truro College with its Open Evening on Thursday 2 December at 5pm.