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Get ready for college 2020

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Nottingham College’s online summer virtual events programme is here!

We have a range of virtual events planned, designed to help you get ready for college this September. You can find out about the course you’ve applied for, speak with your tutors, join other students in a live chat with tutors and hear about all the fantastic things in store for you when you join us.

Simple click on the event below that is relevant to the course area you have applied to and register your attendance. It’s as simple as that! If you’ve received an offer for more than one course, you are welcome to go multiple events if you wish!

This is your chance to find out about what’s in store for you in September and meet our team of teachers and other staff who will be supporting you every step of the way on your journey. We really look forward to meeting you.

If you have any questions or queries about the events. Please contact events@nottinghamcollege.ac.uk.

Frequently asked questions

What are these events for?

If you have applied for a full-time course and have received an offer of a place for September, then you will be eligible to attend.

These events will provide an opportunity for you to find out more about the college, the course you have applied for, what support is available and next steps before you start your college course in September.

I have received my invitation to attend the event, but I’m not sure which event to go to?

You may have already received an email invite which will have a link to the main event landing page that lists all events. From this page you can select the appropriate event based on the course you have applied for.

If you have received an invitation through post it will be personalised and will indicate which event to book onto. For example, if you have applied for bricklaying you will be invited to the Construction event.

I have received more than one invitation in the post to book onto multiple events, what do I do?

You may have received more than one invite because you have received an offer for more than one course, i.e. Early Years and Health and Social Care. You are very welcome to attend both to help you decide which one is the right course for you.

What happens next?

Once you have booked onto your event you will receive immediate confirmation of this to the email specified on your registration. A confirmation email will immediately follow your registration with instructions on how to access the live event. This will be an online event page that is tailored to the event you have registered to. You must be logged into Eventbrite with the email address you originally registered with to access this.

How long will the event last for?

All events are scheduled for one hour. This is the general time that has been allocated across all events. Depending on how each event runs and the Q&A segment, this may be slight under or overrun slightly so use the advertised times as a rough guide.

Will I be able to ask questions during the event?

There will be an opportunity for you to submit questions during the live events as part of the live Q&A segment. We will also provide an online form which can capture any questions or queries you have, we will respond to you after the event if you require further information.

I don’t have Microsoft Teams, do I need to download it?

No you not need to download the Microsoft Teams desktop client to watch the live event, you can choose the watch on web option. When opening the live event link you will see the screen below. Rather than downloading the desktop application you can just watch through your web browser.

Microsoft Teams meeting join message with the Watch on the web instead option highlighted

You will then see the next screen as below. If you have a personal or school Microsoft account you can sign into now, or alternatively join the event anonymously.

Welcome to the live event screen with Or join anonymously highlighted

You will then enter the event. If the live event hasn’t started the screen will show “The live event hasn’t started”. The event will be started at the schedule time, but make sure you join five to ten minutes before to ensure you don’t miss anything in the live event.

I missed the live event is there a way to watch it?

Yes. If you registered to the event but didn’t manage to join the live event itself, you will receive a follow up email within 24 hours of the event being broadcast with a link to the recording for those that were not able to join the live event. If you didn’t get a chance to register to the event, please see the next FAQ below.

I wasn't able to register to my event, can I still watch it?

Yes. All the live events are being recorded and being made available after they have been broadcast. If you didn’t register to your event in time, please contact events@nottinghamcollege.ac.uk and provide your name and the course you have applied for. The link to the recording will be provided to you accordingly.

I received an invite in the post but my event has already happened, what do I do?

Unfortunately due to delays with Royal Mail delivering mail as a consequence of the recent flooding in Beeston and surrounding areas, invites sent out in the post may be received late for some events. If you have received a post invite late and the get ready for college event you were invited to has already happened, we are providing the full recording of all events to be available to watch. Please contact events@nottinghamcollege.ac.uk with your details and the course you applied for. A link to the recording will be provided to you accordingly.

Are there any other “Get Ready for College“ events planned?

No this is the only opportunity to attend a “Get Ready for College” event for your course.

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