On receipt of your application we will contact you and invite you to attend an Applicants’ Event.
The Applicants’ Event will include a short presentation on college life, guidance on student finance, and an informal interview where you will learn more about your programme of study. One of our student advocates will be available to answer any questions you may have about life as an HE student at the college. We aim to provide important information to help you to plan this move to university level study, so please allow around two hours.
So that we can progress your application as quickly as possible, please bring two references to the interview. If you are still in education one of these should be from your teacher/tutor and if you are in employment one should be from your current employer where possible. Please also bring with you any Level 3 qualifications/certificates. If you are unable to provide evidence of your qualifications in literacy and numeracy you will be asked to complete a short online diagnostic. Non English speakers may be asked to complete a language assessment.
Before your course starts
Once you have applied for a course there are a variety of activities for you to get involved in prior to starting your programme of study. Such as Books 'n' Buffet and support with Student Finance Applications.
Below is a calendar of activities and events that you are warmly invited to:
‘Books ‘n’ Buffet’
Wednesday 21 August 2013
4.30pm – 7.00pm, Learning Resource Centre (LRC), Derby Road
If you fancy getting ahead and doing some reading before your course, then come along to the Learning Resource Centre on our Derby Road campus and speak to our staff. They will be able to show you the core text books for your course and you will be able to order books on the night. To confirm your attendance, call the HE team on 01623 627191
or email HEteam@wnc.ac.uk
Support with Student Finance Applications
13 March, 15 May, 19 June, 7 August 2013
5.30pm – 7.30pm, Derby Road
These are sessions hosted by our student advocates who have been where you are now and have experience of applying for student finance. While not specialists, our advocates will share their experiences with you and will help you complete your application to Student Finance England. PCs will be available on the night so you can complete and submit your application in one go. Please note that you will need to bring certain documentation to complete your application on the night. For more information and to book your place, please phone the HE team on 01623 627191
or email HEteam@wnc.ac.uk