Newcastle College will be holding a HE Open Day on Saturday 5 October to give local people advice on higher education courses and tuition fees.
The college will open its doors between 11am and 3pm welcoming anyone looking to develop higher level skills through the wide range of degree courses on offer. There will also be an opportunity to enrol on a full-time degree programme for 2013.
The event will be held in the college’s state-of-the-art Performance Academy on the Rye Hill campus. Course tutors and current students will be on hand to speak to people on a one on one basis as well as offering tours of the campus and learning areas, including Art and Design, Computing, Creative Industries, Engineering, Health and Enterprise and Lifestyle.
A presentation will be available for students and their parents offering advice and information on tuition fees and guiding them through the financial support available to learners. In addition, the Students’ Union, Students Services, Learning Support Services and private accommodation providers will on hand to answer questions and give visitors a feel for student life at Newcastle College.
The college offers over 70 full and part-time Degree courses and is the largest provider of HE in an FE setting anywhere in the UK. Newcastle College was one of the first colleges to be able to validate and develop its own Foundation Degrees, allowing it to be totally responsive to local employers and the growing need for higher level skills. Students at the college have access to cutting edge facilities, developed in conjunction with industry. Courses also combine work placements and links with major local employers, such as P&G, Hilton hotels and resorts, Newcastle International Airport, Gleneagles and Barnardo’s.
Rachel Nagel, Marketing Manager at Newcastle College, said: “Choosing the right course and the right place to study is such a huge decision that we wanted to give people the chance to come down with their friends and families and really see what we have to offer. We work with employers to develop courses that will give our learners a real insight into industry and the skills to get a job. 93% of our learners progress into employment or further study and our experienced staff and fantastic links with regional and national employers play a huge part in this success.”
For more information on the wide range of higher education courses available at Newcastle College visit www.newcastlecollege.co.uk.