Walsall College Launches its ‘Big Hello’ Freshers’ Fair

Walsall College marked the start of the 2016/17 academic year by launching its ‘Big Hello’ freshers’ fair on Wednesday 5th October, which took place at Wisemore Campus.

The event offered new and returning students the chance to find out about the range of free activities they can take advantage of, including volunteering, clubs, and free gym and sports activities.

A huge variety of information stalls were available during the week, including representatives from INTU Merry Hill, Aston Villa FC, Walsall Cooperative Food, IGLU Desserts and Frankie and Benny’s offering exclusive discounts.

As Walsall College is committed to supporting the health of our students, free information and advice on health services.

During the event, the college’s student experience team were encouraging students to get involved with college life, with a stand offering information on That Bit Extra, the Students’ Union, volunteering, the NUS Extra Discount Card and much more.

Helen Griffiths, Student Experience officer at Walsall College commented, “The Big Hello freshers’ fair was a fantastic success. It was an ideal opportunity for new students to meet each other and discover what Walsall College and the local area has to offer.”

About Association of Colleges West Midlands

AoC West Midlands promotes and supports the interests of 38 general further education, sixth form and specialist colleges throughout the West Midlands region. The West Midlands is a diverse region and our colleges reflect this diversity. From small specialist colleges in rural locations to large inner city establishments, colleges reflect the needs of their local environment. Working closely with employers, learners and the local community, our 38 member colleges offer a broad range of flexible learning opportunities for individuals at all levels. They aim to give local people the skills they need for success and prosperity, tackling barriers to learning and providing opportunities that meet the needs of individuals and employers
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