From barbecues to climbing walls – college students start new term feeling fresh

From barbecues to climbing walls – college students start new term feeling fresh

This week new and returning students got to take part in a variety of activities as part of our Induction week!

The occasion took place in the atrium and outside the building and was aimed at offering advice, guidance and occasional freebies to ease learners back into the new academic year.

Companies who attended literally encompassed all letters of the alphabet seeing organisations such as the Army standing side by side with a new brand of St Elizabeth Hospice called Zest.

Dean Quinton is an army recruitment officer from Ipswich. He said, 

“I’m here to spread the word that we are recruiting. Personally it’s my first time here – it’s a lovely building.”

Jemma Wood is from Zest. She said, 

“We are launching Zest. It aims to encourage young adults to care for other young adults in the hospice. In addition to this, we will be opening a shop (location to be confirmed).”



Lisa Ansell from Inspire Suffolk, said, 

“The environment (at Suffolk New College) is positive and everyone I’ve met has been very helpful and engaged.”

A climbing wall and barbecue was available on certain days of the week and other businesses that were involved include Inspire Suffolk, the National Careers Service and the Terrence Higgins Trust.

The drinks brand Innocent gave away free healthy drinks to thirsty students. Tom Emberson, said, 

“It’s my first time here. It’s nice, big, open and modern - and the students are really friendly.”


Craig Shimmon (Marketing Manager) said, 

“We would like to thank all of the organisations for supporting this week. It was a great way to start a new term and we are looking forward to creating many more fun and informative activities for students throughout the year.”