If you’re attending a college Open Day there can be a lot to take in and remember. Our checklist has lots of top tips for making the most of an open event and getting your questions answered!
Our final Open Evening of the academic year takes place this Thursday, 16th January. Book your place online to come and find out more about life at Nottingham College. We offer the widest range of courses for school leavers in the region - so whatever you’re interested in, we have something for you!
Are you going to the right campus?
Nottingham College Open Days run across multiple sites (Adams, Basford, Highfields, High Pavement, London Road and Nottingham Contemporary). You will need to go to the campus where the course(s) you are interested in are taught, or Nottingham Contemporary for future City Hub courses.
Our Open Day pages have all the information you need, including which courses are taught at each campus and how to book your space.
Check your booking for your time slot!
Our Open Evenings do get very busy so it’s important to book your place in advance. Booking online is easy - just visit our Open Day pages and select your chosen event. Feel free to bring guests along with you, but you only need to book a space for yourself. When you book your place you’ll be asked to pick a time slot. Please try and arrive 10 minutes before so you have time to sign in and make your way to the welcome presentation.
(For our Open Evenings the last bookable time slot is 6pm. This is to ensure you have enough time to look around the event before it ends at 7pm.)
Attend a welcome presentation
Your chosen time slot doubles up as the starting time for a welcome presentation. We recommend you go to the presentation as it’s a is a great opportunity to get an overview of what college life is all about, and see at a glance everything that is on offer.
Bring a pen and paper to make notes – you can refer to them later if you need to.
Plan in advance!
Make sure to grab an event timetable when you arrive, these will be available at the registration desk. Have a read through and make a note of presentation times and any specific areas you would like to visit – that way you can stop by them first.
There will also be course guides available to take away on the night - however you can view or download these online by visiting the course guide section of our website.
Get your questions answered
Open Evenings are the perfect opportunity to get your questions answered. College staff, course tutors and student ambassadors will be on hand to your answer questions in person, and if you do choose to study with us it means you may recognise a familiar face in September.
Bring someone with you
Feel free to bring along a friend or family member – they may even come up with questions you hadn’t thought of yourself.
Remember, you only need to book a place for yourself and not guests you bring along.
Have a look around!
There is more to our college campuses than classrooms so make sure to have a look around! Depending on the campus, you will be able to visit our industry standard workshops, studios, science labs, STEM centre, construction workshops, learning centres, libraries and much more.
Decided you want to apply? Head to the application zone on the day or apply online at home
Each of our campuses will have a dedicated application zone where you can apply for a course online if you wish. September may still seem a long way away but it is useful to be prepared – and there is no obligation to take up the place at this point in time.
Our January event is our last Open Evening of the academic year, but we are also running a range of taster sessions where you can find out more about your chosen course and experience what life is like an Nottingham College. Here you’ll be able to take part in a hands on learning session, meet tutors and fellow students who are also thinking of applying.
If you decide after the Open Evening that you would like to apply, then you can also fill in our application form online.