Open Events

Whether online or in person, come along to a Truro and Penwith College Open Event and find out more about our outstanding College.


Open Events Calendar

Meet the staff, tour the campus and find out about life as a student at one of the best colleges in the country.

Truro and Penwith's College's blend of modern, spacious facilities combined with a community atmosphere creates the perfect environment for study. 

What is a College Open Event?

Open Events are a great opportunity to experience the College before applying. It's a good idea to attend more than one event to make sure you see everything the College has to offer. You can visit in person or our online virtual tours and Live Events let you meet the staff and get a feel for the campus from the comfort of your home. 

What can I expect from a campus-based Open Event?

At a Campus-based event, when you arrive at the campus, you will be greeted by our friendly student ambassadors. They are the perfect people to ask about student life as they are all current students at the College.

You will be given a guide to the campus and facilities, which will include a map telling you where to find the subject areas you are looking for. Some of our other outstanding facilities will also be open, such as Spires and Senara, our on-site training restaurants, where you can grab a coffee and a cake.

If you're feeling lost, there are Student Ambassadors and friendly staff on-hand to point you in the right direction - just ask!

What can I expect from a virtual Open Event?

Visit our online Open Event page, where you will find links to our Subject Spotlights, 3D Tours of the Campus and Live Events where you can speak to a tutor and get your questions answered. 

Our virtual Open Events page is coming soon. 

Truro College Student Ambassadors

Our friendly Ambassadors are here to help!

How do I get the most out of a campus-based Open Event?

Our staff and Students Ambassadors are here to share their knowledge and experience, so it's a good idea to have some questions ready.

Use our website to research before you come to us. You can download the course information from our Subject Spotlight pages before you chat to a tutor, or pick up a leaflet at one of our campus-based events. You may find a particular course you're excited about, which will help you pinpoint where you need to go and which questions to ask. Download our prospectus or pick one up at an event to see our full range of courses on offer.

You can come with your parents, your friends or even on your own, however, bear in mind that you will want to cover as much as possible about your chosen courses, so you may want to avoid the distraction of a big group.

Make sure you visit our Student Services to find out about finance, childcare, bursaries, travel, learning support or any personal support and wellbeing worries you might have. Our friendly staff can also advise you on careers and our award-winning Health, Wellbeing & Sport programme, which offers free sessions to help with your physical health and mental wellbeing.

Lastly, make sure you take notes! Our tutors will have printed course information for you to take away with you, but it's a good idea to jot down answers to any questions you might have asked; there's space on the back of the event guide to do this.

Spires Coffee Shop at Truro College

Come and grab some refreshments from Spires or Senara restaurants

Top Tips for Students

  • Pick up an event guide
  • Check out the facilities around campus, such as Spires or Senara, the Learning Centres and the Refectories
  • Talk to Student Ambassadors about their College experience
  • Make notes
  • Try to take advantage of the events happening around campus, such as Apprenticeships, Academies and University talks, creative activities and hands-on workshops

Top Tips for Parents

  • Ask questions: there may be something that your child hasn't thought of
  • Talk to your child beforehand about their plans: you could help them come up with a list of questions
  • Pick up as much literature as you can! This allows you to sit down at home and have further discussions about your child's options
  • Allow yourself plenty of time to explore the campus. Plan ahead and see as much as you can. Remember, you can always come back as many times as you need
  • Remember to pick up an application form from Mylor reception before you go

Open Events 2020/2021

Due to COVID-19 and current government guidelines, we may not always be able to host a campus-based event on the dates below. However, we will be hosting virtual Open Events whenever a campus-based event is not possible.

Saturday 7 November 2020 - Open Day // 10am - 3pm
Thursday 3 December 2020 - Open Evening // 5pm - 8pm
Thursday 7 January 2021 - Open Evening // 5pm - 8pm
Thursday 14 January 2021 - IB Diploma Information Evening // 5pm - 8pm
Saturday 6 March 2021 - Open Morning // 10am - 1pm
Thursday 6 May 2021 - Open Evening // 5pm - 8pm