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Best questions to ask at an open event

By asking the right questions at a college open event, you’ll be able to get the most out of your visit and find out what you really want to know!

How will I learn?

You want to know how the teaching staff will inspire and motivate you and if the learning style will get the best out of you.

What modules will I study?

Find out what core and optional modules you will be studying so you can choose a course that you’ll enjoy.

How will I be assessed?

You need to know if your course will be assessed by exams or coursework, or a mixture of both, especially if there is one method you prefer the most.

What course specific facilities will I have access to?

Find out what outstanding facilities a college can offer you to develop your talents and help you reach your full potential.

What will my timetable look like?

Your timetable will be very different to the one you had at school. The structure will depend on the type of course you are studying. You may even be able to combine your studies with work experience or part-time employment.

What activities can I get involved in outside the classroom?

College is more than just getting a qualification, it’s a new lifestyle! You should be given enrichment opportunities to try a new activity, do something you love, get involved in competitive sport or take part in life-changing experiences.

Where can this course take me?

You want to know where you can progress to after you have completed your course and it would be useful to find out the destination of previous students.

What student support is available?

Colleges should have help available for finance, careers, health and wellbeing and learning support, or even just someone available to talk to.

How will you help me to prepare for my future career?

You need to make sure that the course you are interested in studying will make you employable and will give you the skills, knowledge and qualifications that employers are looking for.