Activities and events for new students at Activate Learning

You may be wondering what type of events you can experience during your time with us at college. 

Although we’ve tried to give you as much insight as we can into college life through events, our websites and social media, you’ll be glad to know that we have lots of fun in store for you once you begin your studies with us! 

Events and activities from September

In September, we normally kick off with a Freshers Fair at all campuses where you’ll get the chance to meet with other people coming to college and find out more about some of the social activities that will be happening. Remember, everyone is in the same boat as you and there will be plenty of opportunities to meet new people and make new friends.

Throughout the year, there’s plenty of opportunities to speak to employers at career and job fairs, as well as our dedicated Careers team based in college.

Freshers Fair

The Freshers Fair will allow you to learn more about your chosen college and things you can do around the college sites. It’s also a great opportunity to meet with some of the organisations we work with and learn more about them.

Here’s what to expect:

  • Freebies
  • Live music
  • Free food (pizza, cookies, and more)
  • Find out about work experience
  • Learn about paid work opportunities
  • Sports teams
  • Charities
  • Students’ Union
  • Local community stalls (health teams, sexual health and stop smoking)
  • College support staff (careers, financial support, nurse, counsellor)

Awareness days and celebrations

You can take part in wellness fairs and sexual health and guidance sessions. We especially celebrate and raise awareness for causes that are important to us. In the past, we’ve put on events for Anti-Bullying Week, Black History Month and LGBTQ+ Pride, among others.

Campaigns on mental health

Activate Learning’s mental health campaign runs all year at all college sites. We aim to destigmatise mental health and encourage all students to have open conversations about their health and wellbeing in a supportive environment. Please remember, Student Support services are available for everyone.

TOTUM – don’t miss out on your discounts!

All students are eligible for a TOTUM membership which gives you lots of fab discounts at different high street retailers and restaurants! Purchasing a TOTUM card also supports the Students’ Union to put on events and clubs.

We can’t wait to welcome you to Activate Learning! Be sure to keep an eye on our social media for updates and see you in September!