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Taster Events March to June

Event details:

Starts on 20th Mar 2023 at 00:00 / Ends at 1st Jul 2023 at 00:00

Event description:

Thinking of coming to college? Not sure what course is best for you? Come along to one of our College Taster Events.

Our Taster Events are a brilliant opportunity to get an insight into what studying with us could be like. Come along to see our facilities, meet your future tutors and get an overview of what you can study. It’s a great opportunity to get your questions answered and see how studying a college course could differ from school learning.

Our Taster Events are open to Year 10 and Year 11 students who are either considering applying, or who have already applied to join us.



3rd May | 10.30am-12.30pm | Abingdon | Foundation Art
3rd May | 1–4pm | Witney | Construction
4th May | 1-4pm | Abingdon | Construction
12th May |10am-12 noon | Witney | Health & Social Care/Early Years
12th May |10am-12 noon | Abingdon | Health & Social Care/Early Years
24th May | 3-5pm | Common Leys | Animal Care
24th May | 3-5pm | Common Leys | Agriculture
24th May | 3-5pm | Common Leys | Equine Studies


16th June | 1.30pm - 3.30pm | Witney | Games Development
19th June | 1.30pm - 3.30pm | Witney | Media
20th June | 1.30pm - 3.30pm | Abingdon | Media
22 June | 1-3pm | Witney | Music Technology
26th June | 10am-12 noon | Witney | Art & Design Level 1&2
26th June | 10am-12 noon | Witney | Art & Design Level 3
27th June | 10am-12 noon | Abingdon | Art & Design Level 1,2&3
27th June | 4pm - 6pm | Abingdon | Motor Vehicle
28th June | 10.30am-12.30pm | Abingdon | Foundation Art
29th June | 4pm - 6pm | Abingdon | Engineering
29th June | 4pm - 6pm | Witney | Computing
29th June | 4pm - 6pm | Abingdon | Computing

If you have any questions or concerns, please email our Events & School Liaison Coordinator, Marea Brown: marea.brown@abingdon-witney.ac.uk


What if I can’t see the subject I am looking for?

We will be adding new Taster Events over the coming week, so if you cannot see the subject you are interested in, please check back in a few days.

I’m unsure what I want to study, how many Taster Events can I book onto?

You are welcome to book onto 2 different Taster Events.

What if the Taster Event I want to attend is fully booked?

Where possible, we will try to add additional events to accommodate everyone. Please email Marea Brown, contact details above, to register your interest.

What do I need to do on the day?

On arrival, please go to the campus reception and let them know you are here for a Taster Event. Your Tutor will come and meet you.

What do I need to bring on the day?
We won’t expect you to bring anything for these Events, so don’t worry about having the right kit! Some of our Tasters can be a few hours, so you are welcome to bring a snack and drink if you like.

What if I feel anxious about coming into College?

Don’t worry! A lot of people feel anxious about attending these kind of events, and you’ll be with other students who are likely feeling the same.

Our Taster Events are designed for small groups so that it won’t feel overwhelming. Our staff are very used to welcoming students who may be feeling anxious. They’ll do their utmost to make you feel comfortable.

What if I am ill on the day?

If you are unable to attend your Taster Event, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can offer your place to someone else. Please email Marea Brown, contact details above.