What's happening on the night?
5:00pm - Whilst the event officially starts at 5:30pm (Gloucester campus 5:00pm), we often get guests showing up from 5pm so please be ready in your areas following the staff briefing from this time.
5:30/6:00/6:30pm Members of staff will also be leading a series of Welcome Talks about the College and its offer. Please encourage all visitors to attend this: Gloucester - Theatre, Forest of Dean - Touchdown, Cheltenham - TBC.
IMPORTANT information regarding Gloucester campus Open Evening:
This January we will be trialling a new system in order to give our guests the best possible experience and ease congestion. Rather than prospective students and parents booking onto the open evening as a whole, they will be booking onto a specific welcome talk in order to stagger the arrivals. The Gloucester welcome talks will be 5:15/5:45/6:15/6:45PM. Once guests have checked in via the welcome desk in the sports hall, they will be held in a waiting area ready to be ushered to the relevant area.
7:30pm We understand that it gets quieter towards the end of the evening, but please be prepared for late guests to make sure they have the same experience as early arrivers. The event officially finishes at 8.00pm (7.30pm at FOD).
Finally... at the end of the evening could you please put down any collateral that belongs to the Marketing Team - this includes pop-up banners and posters. Please could you return these to the Welcome Desk at the end of the evening.
This year we are having a main Application Hub at each campus where the Admissions Team will be on hand to support applying students.
We encourage all applicants to complete the online application with the Admissions Team in the Application Hub, so please point them in this direction.
If necessary, paper application forms are available in the back of the prospectuses given to all visitors in their welcome goody bags.
There will be stickers on the floor at each campus leading to the Application Hubs in order to make them easy to find.