26th September 2019
The York College Freshers' Fair provided new students with an eclectic mix of stalls, over a two day event, which included a climbing wall from Better Energise Leisure Centre located at the front of the College. The event enriched students’ experiences of the College whilst settling into their studies at the start of the academic year.
Stalls filled the College atrium – including (but not an exhaustive list): The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, York City Knights, Nachos, Victim Support, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, Travel York, National Citizen’s Service, Pure Gym, MESMAC, Xtra-Curricular activities at York College, the Samaritans, City Screen, Lucozade, All About Respect, Café 1827 and Indie York.
Rory Vince is settling in and enjoying his Backstage Arts course. Taking time out to wander around the Freshers Fair, he said: “It’s fun, I’m picking out which stalls interest me. I’ve picked up lots of freebies and information and I particularly like the Cocoa Cola stall – they are handing out free drinks.”
IT & Computing student Hannah Edwards excelled on the climbing wall, conquering every level of difficulty. She said: “I have been on climbing walls before at summer fairs and events - when I saw it was here today I was really keen to have a go. It’s brilliant!”
Amiee Suter studies Health & Social Care and in her morning break took the opportunity to gather information about local gyms and student offers at City Screen in York. She said: “It’s great having this event at College, I would not have known about some of these things otherwise.”
Glenn Miller, Head of Student Services at York College is pleased with the level of support shown by the local organisations and companies who took part: “It’s been a roaring success, with plenty of engagement from our students, especially our new starters who are already getting to grips with their studies, meeting new friends and enjoying being in a more adult environment. I would like to thank everyone who has made this event such a success.”