At Solihull College & University Centre’s ‘Try it’ Open Event, school leavers will experience a practical approach to choosing the right course for them. Over thirty subject areas will be offering ‘have a go’ activities to young people, along with the chance to have a chat with teaching staff about the options available. Subject areas attending will include aerospace engineering, photography, retail, land management, motor vehicle and many others. Students will also have the opportunity to explore the new state-of-art science facilities, virtual reality lab and aircraft hangar and simulators, which have all been developed and invested in this year, as well as find out about the College’s apprenticeship programmes.
Beth Selwood, Vice Principal comments: “With so many choices available, we hope to inspire and encourage those who may not be sure of their next step with our open events. Prospective students will have the opportunity to explore the fantastic facilities available to our students, get a real feel for what our courses involve as well as meet the staff who they’ll be working with whilst studying with us.”
In addition, the College will be holding an open event for university level courses alongside the school leaver event. Working in partnership with a number of leading universities including Oxford Brookes University, Coventry University, Newman University and the University of Warwick, the College delivers a range of higher education qualifications. These include HNC/HNDs, Foundation Degrees, Top-Up’s, Bachelor and Master’s degrees.
Sue McGregor, Dean of Higher Education comments “The university-level open events are aimed at students who are coming to the end of their time at college/sixth form, as well as adults who would like to get back in to education as a means of career change or progression. We offer students the opportunity to earn a top degree locally, without the extra accommodation costs associated with moving away to university”.
Visitors are advised to check the College website for more details as some subjects are specific to either campus.
The College’s School Leaver & University Level Open Events will be taking place at both Blossomfield and Woodlands Campus on Saturday 26th November, 10am-2pm.
For more information about these events please visit the events page or call 0121 678 7000.