19th September 2016
It's an exiting time of year when new students start College to embark on new courses and opportunities. In the first few weeks of the academic year students are busy finding their way around College, making new friends and getting to know their tutors. As part of the College induction process students also enjoy the York College Freshers' Fair, held daily in the College atrium. The event offers a wealth of information, advice and guidance on a variety of support networks available in College and across the City.
In addition to information about the College's Business Development Unit, Student Services, Learning Centre, Enrichment, IT, NUS Extra cards, etc, many external organisations have hosted stalls this year. These include the North Yorkshire Fire Service, North Yorkshire Police, First York Buses, Flying Futures (National Citizens Service), Foundation, IDAS, I-travel, Lifeline, MESMAC, Mind, National Careers Service, North Yorkshire SARC, North Yorkshire Sport, Outlook Expeditions, Samaritans, Soroptimists, Tees, Esk & Wear Valley’s NHS Foundation Trust, Yorclinic, York Carers Centre, York Sea Cadets and York St John University.
Rose from Hull is enjoying her first week as a Higher Education student at College. Walking around the Freshers' Fair she chatted to College representatives about joining the Christian Union. Danni from Easingwold was happy to find out more about the NUS card and all the discounts she can now enjoy as a York College student, and Callum from Leeds spoke to the Yorclinc team and picked up literature about sexual health, in addition to finding out more about the local Samaritans group.
Says Glenn Miller, Head of Student Services at York College: “Students are responding well to the Freshers’ Fair. They are taking information on board and will be able to access a large support network to help them whilst at College and when they are out and about in the City. I would like to thank everyone, from within the College and all the participating external organisations, for providing a valuable resource for our students.”