North Walsham

Open day – but it’s all online

Just Regional
Jun 3, 2020 2 mins read

As college staff and students adapt to new ways of working due to covid-19, North Walsham’s Paston College is preparing to host the first Virtual Open Day in its 414-year history. 

The event is being hosted on Paston College’s website on Wednesday, June 14, so prospective students can join a range of live video talks, find out about courses and student life, and get the answers to any questions they may have.    

Paston College is holding a virtual open day for new students.

The open day has been designed to cover all the key areas that visitors would experience during a traditional event, including regular live video presentations from staff and students, including:

  • a welcome talk and introduction to the college.
  • current students talking about their experiences and college life.
  • information on the wide range of student support available, from help with learning needs, to wellbeing, finance and travel.
  • an introduction to apprenticeship opportunities. 

Subject-specific talks, covering the college’s wide range of A Levels and vocational courses, will also be available through pre-recorded videos for each area.

And there will be plenty of opportunities for participants to ask any questions they may have, through a Question and Answer room. 

A limited number of one-to-one telephone appointments will be also available for pre-booking, for those requiring more detailed course information, advice and guidance.

The leadership team expects the Virtual Open Day to attract at least as many participants as would normally visit a conventional event, based on the recent experiences they have had with City College Norwich’s regular series of information evenings, which have been turned virtual. 

The first three of these have had an attendance around 25pc higher than the turnout for the face-to-face events.

Paston College principal Corrienne Peasgood said: “Open Days provide an invaluable opportunity for school leavers to make informed decisions about their future. We are looking forward to providing prospective students with an informative, interactive and helpful online event that shows all that Paston College has to offer.”    

Students who are interested in joining Paston College’s Virtual Open Day can do so by booking their place by clicking here.

Full instructions will be emailed in advance of the event.

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