Posted on July 16, 2015
More than 1,400 prospective students descended on Suffolk New College this week to get a feel for the courses they will embark upon come September.
The College Taster Days provided youngsters with the chance to visit the campus, meet their tutors and try some of the activities that will feature in their studies.
Usually the Taster Days are restricted to those who have already enrolled on courses but this year anyone who has expressed an interest in a College course was invited.
Emma Sharp, Funding and Performance Manager, said: “Our Taster Days provide students with the opportunity to familiarise themselves with their new surroundings and sample some of the work they will be undertaking during their studies.
“It was fantastic to welcome so many students to the campus – and we look forward to their return in September.”
Dean Vinyard, 16, from Westbourne Academy, is preparing to study Catering and Hospitality.
“I've made some friends already,” he said. “It looks fun working in a kitchen - a lot different to school. I can't wait to start.”
Fellow prospective Catering student Kieran Godefroy, 16, from Stoke High School, added: “I’m really looking forward to September - I just want to be a chef!”
Emma Sheldrake, 16, is planning to study Motor Vehicle Engineering at Suffolk New College.
She said: “I've always wanted to do this and to eventually work my way up to own my own garage.
“I don't like the classroom - I like the workshops. I can’t wait to start in September. I’m not intimidated at all that it is seen as a male-dominated industry and I would recommend it to women.”
Georgia Kadkhodai-khalfi, 16, from Ipswich Academy, will study Hairdressing at the College.
She said: “I had already tried hairdressing two years ago and would like to own my own salon.
“I chose Suffolk New College for its location – I’m definitely coming in September.”
There are still places on courses available at Suffolk New College – visit www.suffolk.ac.uk or call 01473 382200 to find out more.