Why attend an open day at City and Islington College?

Posted by Lucy Chakaodza on 26-Jan-2016 14:57:53

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Making a choice about which college or uni to attend isn’t always easy and sometimes requires a lot of thought.

Open days are a good opportunity for prospective students to come to a college campus and view the facilities, meet staff and current students, find out more about the courses and extra-curricular activities on offer as well as being the best way to get a feel for college life in advance.

What can you get from going to an open day?

Course information

Open days are a great opportunity to find out which course is right for you.

Whether you’re undecided or know what subjects you want to study, an open day is the perfect chance to meet curriculum staff and chat about what each course at the college offers. Colleges offer many different types of courses, in lots of cases, even for the same subjects.

View facilities early

Choosing the right college for you isn’t just all about the courses on offer. An open day is the best time to take a look around. Staff and current students are usually available to show you around the library, student union, canteen or nursery.

Chance to meet students

Another good way to get a feel for college life is to meet current students and alumni. By chatting to students you will get a first-hand account of what life at the college is actually like.

Information on funding

An open day is a great way of getting advice about funding opportunities such as bursaries and scholarships in advance. You may already know the cost of your preferred course, but it’s always good to be aware of any hidden or additional surprises.

Researching colleges online is easy enough but nothing beats face-to-face contact with staff, current students and tutors. It’s always good to be fully informed about your choices, gaining valuable insight you wouldn’t get via a website along the way.

Choosing your college

If you’re happy with the course on offer, ask yourself: are the staff and tutors friendly and informative? Could you see yourself spending the next few years at the college?

Only you can decide which college is right for you!

Why not come to an open day/evening at City and Islington College? Find out more and book your place now!

Topics: Student life, Open Days, College, Sixth Form College