5 Ways to Make the Most of Your New Starter Festival

The time is nearly upon us to open our doors and warmly welcome applicants hoping to join us this September.

The New Starter Festival is your chance to jumpstart your college journey and learn more about life as a student at Hugh Baird College.

Follow these five tips to make the most of the day!

1. Don't be nervous!

Are you worried or nervous about attending your New Starter Festival? Don't be! Everyone feels the same way, and our welcoming staff will be there to help you at every step. You're in good hands!

2. Ask questions

Remember to ask questions - whether you're curious about your course, campus facilities, or student life, our teams are here to provide all the answers you need. Take advantage of the many opportunities to chat with us and get all the information you want.

3. Get involved in activities

Our amazing tutors have planned an exciting day filled with hands-on activities related to your chosen course. Get ready to experience the incredible opportunities waiting for you here at Hugh Baird College. So, jump right in and make the most of every moment!

4. Meet your future classmates

The New Starter Festival is a great chance to check out your campus and college surroundings. It's also a perfect opportunity to meet your future classmates and make new friends. No need to worry, our tutors will be there with plenty of fun icebreaker activities to help you get started.

5. Your next steps

After an exciting day of trying new things, exploring the campus, and meeting new friends and tutors, you'll be wondering what happens next. You'll need to keep an eye on your letterbox, emails, and WhatsApp for important updates and follow-ups, such as your enrolment date. Staying connected will keep you one step ahead before you start with us in September!

Have a question?

If you have any questions about anything at all, please get in touch with us at admissions@hughbaird.ac.uk.

I’m not sure I’ve been invited, what should I do?
As long as you have applied for a course or have an offer of a place with us for a full-time College course starting in September 2024, you should have received an invitation via email and postcard to attend the New Starter Festival. If you can't find your invitation, don't worry! Click here to register your place at the New Starter Festival.

I haven’t applied yet, is it too late?
No! We’re still accepting applications for September 2024. If you apply after the New Starter Festival has taken place, don’t worry. Once you apply online, you'll be invited to an enrolment session. It’s really important you come along to this, as this will be your opportunity to secure a place on your chosen course.

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