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Hundreds attend Abingdon's busiest open day yet

15th Nov 2022

This year Abingdon & Witney College welcomed over 800 visitors to the Abingdon Campus Open Day.

The College was delighted to welcome so many prospective students to the campus and it was brilliant to see the reception busy with a constant flow of visitors from start to finish!

The evening provided a perfect opportunity for prospective students and their families to see the full extent of what is on offer at Abingdon & Witney College whilst having a chance to soak up the brilliant atmosphere here at the Abingdon Campus.

Visitors were greeted at the sign-in desk where they could pick up a prospectus and a college map before heading to the course stalls in the canteen. Tutors were available at their stands, eager to meet new students and help them find the right course. For those unsure which courses were best for them, the careers team were on hand with plenty of resources to assist.

Not only was this a great opportunity for students to meet their future tutors, but for many this was their first time seeing the resources available to students on campus. The media tutors were on hand with their digital video cameras and lighting and the engineering department were ready and equipped with their 3D printer.

But for tutors who couldn’t bring all their resources to the hall, the open day didn’t stop there. The whole campus was open for prospective students to enjoy and explore, with demonstrations in many departments. In the Performing Arts Department, students put on two shows and in Art and Design, tutors led an introductory talk and exhibited current students’ work. Campus maps led the way for families wanting to explore the facilities by themselves. For those wanting to learn a little bit more whilst they walked, the student ambassador team were on hand to give guided tours packed with their personal experiences and favourite spots.

Jacqui Canton, College Principal, shared

"This has been the busiest open day I can remember. I am so pleased that we can help parents and students decide on the best option for their future. We look forward to welcoming those who join us in September."

Abingdon & Witney College were delighted to welcome so many to the event and the College would like to remind all attendees that the support provided does not stop there. College staff are on hand to help all students and their families find the best course route for them.

The Witney Campus Open Day takes place this on Wednesday 16th November from 3.30pm. Click here to register.