Prospective students and their families were given the opportunity to look around the brand-new College and tour the campus, meet the teaching staff and students and experience its state-of-the-art facilities.
Having experienced the College first-hand, many students were so excited to join the College, they applied to start in September 2018 there and then, joining the 550 that have already applied.
Prospective students discovered more about what to expect from life as a student from the College’s Principal Mark Wardle during a talk in a packed Lecture Theatre.
“It is brilliant to be able to give prospective students the opportunity to come and meet the staff who will be teaching them, talk to our student ambassadors about their experiences, while also getting the opportunity to get a feel for where they will be studying,” said Mr Wardle.
“We are delighted with the high numbers of applications already received for 2018 and that having seen the college, students are excited about what we have on offer and have been applying this evening to secure a place.”
Prospective student Josh from Fowey who attended the event with his mum and grandad to look around the College and get a feel for what college life would be like, was one of the many students inspired to apply for a place in September on the Photography Diploma course there and then. Josh said: “I like that Callywith is close to where I live, it looks really good and is very state-of-the-art.”
Josh’s mother Jackie said: “We are really impressed, Josh wasn’t too keen to come and have a look around initially, but actually having been here and seeing it and talking to the Photography Lecturer Adam, he’s really quite keen now!”
During the evening, the College’s refectory was open to showcase some of the food on offer and visitors also enjoyed a variety of activities and demonstrations including virtual reality in the computing and games department and sporting challenges in the College’s brand-new Garrow sports building.
The Science and Physics departments were exceptionally popular, with many future scientists and mathematicians testing out industry-standard equipment and watching fascinating demonstrations and exhibitions.
For those who missed Thursday’s event, Callywith College will open its doors to the public once again for its next Open Event on Saturday 10th March between 10am-1pm.
Applications are now open for students looking to join Callywith College in September 2018 with applications already received from across north and east Cornwall all eager to secure one of the 660 places available.
To secure your place, download an application form here.