Truro College welcomes visitors to busiest open day yet

On Saturday, 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, making it the busiest Open Day the College has seen in its 25 years.

Lecturers were on-hand throughout the day to answer any questions visitors had

Doors opened at 10am with a steady stream of eager visitors, some of whom had travelled from as far away as the Midlands to attend the event.

Talks were available throughout the day for those who wanted to find out more about the College’s Apprenticeship programme, Higher Education courses and Sport Academies.

Activities were held around the College giving visitors the chance to experience some of the courses first-hand, with the VR headset, tin casting, robot wars and exercise challenges the highlights of the day.

Visitors to the Calenick building were able to see the nail art competition that was taking place

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 as well as take a peek at the nail art competition, which demonstrated some truly impressive skills.

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.

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.

Production Arts students were keen to share their knowledge with the prospective students

Spires Coffee Shop and Express were open to all visitors, sharing their expertise and refreshments throughout the day

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.

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 potential 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. 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 Penwith College and Callywith College next to open their doors on Saturday 25 November.