Welcome to college
On this welcome page you’ll find all you need to know about your first few weeks with us at Telford College.
It’s ok, we’re all going through big changes, but together we can achieve great things. As you might see around college we are still having parts of the campus developed. These areas should be ready soon so you can enjoy your learning with us.
We’re a friendly bunch, if you need anything else or if you’re confused please give someone a shout who’ll ensure you feel welcome.
What are your next steps?
- Come to induction next week
- Get settled in
- Start making new friends
What’s on offer?
It’s freshers’ day on Tuesday 11 September 9.30am – 3pm, we’ve got lots planned so you can start taking advantage of the benefits here at Telford College.
Sports development officers Claire Reikstins & Andy Robinson will be available to discuss the sports academy and how we can help you stay fit and healthy whilst studying here. Did you know you’ve got free gym membership? Book yourself a gym induction with Andy and start training straight away.
Other non-sport enrichment is also available to enhance your experience at Telford College. Discover more with our enrichment coordinator Dan Blasczyk.
Ministry of Defence are coming to talk about careers. Did you know there are thousands of different roles in the MOD. If you can think of a career, there is probably a need for it or the transferable skills from it in the MOD.
You may already be aware of the National Citizen Service (NCS), you may have already been involved in NCS residentials. The NCS can enhance your CV and give you experiences of a life time. Some of our courses plan modules in cooperation with NCS and we value their support. Have a chat with the NCS about extra college activities you could be part of.
Shropshire Fire Service will be present to discuss safety and fire awareness. Their advice and guidance has proven to save lives. If you’re planning to go off to university after college they’ll be able to give you some important tips to stay safe at home.
Nuffield Heath are coming to offer nutrition advice and student membership packages. It’s important to stay healthy at college and there are more ways to do this than pounding away hours in the gym. Look after your body and mind and succeed at college.
Healthy Lifestyles team are coming to help you look at your lung capacity and BMI. Smoking seriously affects your fitness levels, compare yourself and learn how to get fitter for longer.
Anytime Fitness will also help with fitness advice and they’ll also bring student membership packages with lots of benefits.
Telford Tigers ice hockey team will be there with an interactive hockey demonstration, meet head coach Tom Watkins and some players, get a few quick selfies too. Try your hand at shooting a puck and discover the student season ticket packages they offer.
Georgia Williams Trust offer young people once in a life time experiences, learn how you can apply and experience something you’ve always dreamed of.
- Co-op will be visiting, did you know they offer student discount?
- Defence Lab, self-defence training
- Enrichment timetable, see enrichment coordinator Dan Dlasczyk
- Future Focus
- Higher education internal progression, did you know we run our own university-level courses? Learn more at freshers’ fair.
- NHS sexual health service will be on hand
- Performing arts groups
- Student council, join the council to get an insight into how the college is run and put forward your ideas for improvement
- Telford & Wrekin Beam
- Telford & Wrekin CVS
- Telford & Wrekin Young People’s Forum (YPF) Shropshire
- The Children’s Society
- University of Wolverhampton
We’ve also got live singer Michael Bird performing over lunch hour 12 noon – 1pm. He will be representing NCS and singing some fantastic covers.
A full list of enrichment activities will be available next week.
Dan Blasczyk, enrichment coordinator, will be promoting the new Totum card offering hundreds of discounts. Students can purchase the card at an initial reduction of £6 (Half price). If you don’t get a chance to talk with Dan you can find him in the learner hub or email him on Daniel.email@example.com.
Fancy a bit of sport but can’t commit to a team?
Sports academy Enrichment timetable | Telford College
Sports academy is starting on Monday 10 September 4.35pm – 6pm.
Represent the college in:
- Female Football
- Male Football
Bring your kit and come to S Block reception on Monday 10 September at 4.35pm.
Don’t worry if you miss the first session, you can join the sports academy anytime in the year.
What’s student support fund?
Please pop into the learner hub if you think you need some financial support, our *student support fund helps with costs of:
- Free and subsidised bus passes
- Free college meals
- Course resources
- Course uniform
If you need to talk to someone confidentially you can speak to your personal tutor, you can also speak to our CASA team who can help you with more sensitive subjects. You can find CASA in the learner hub. You can also email the team on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01952 642361.
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Finding your way around
If you’re new to the college you might be finding it a bit big. Here is a helpful map to help you find your way around.
A bit of housekeeping
- If the fire alarm goes off please follow your member of staff to the nearest assembly point.
- If you need first aid please talk to your member of staff or go straight to reception.
- If you can’t attend college please email email@example.com or call 01952 642244.
- Term dates can be found here ac.uk/term-dates
- Please wear your ID at all times, it’s so we know you’re a student here.
You’ve been given a student handbook with more information, please use it to answer any questions. The tables in the back will be very useful to make notes of your timetable, assessments, exams, work placements and enrichment.
We’ve got lots you can get involved in without joining one of the college teams. It’s a more relaxed session and you’ll enjoy meeting your peers from across the college.
|Monday||4.30pm-6pm||Sports Academy – basketball||Sports Hall|
|Monday||4.30pm-6pm||Sports Academy –male football||3G|
|Monday||4.30pm-6pm||Sports Academy – female football||Dome|
|Tuesday||12.15-1pm||Female Futsal||Sports Hall|
|Tuesday||4.30-5.30pm||Table Tennis||Sports Hall|
|Wednesday||12.15-1pm||Female Only Gym||Fitness Suite|
|Wednesday||3pm-6pm||Sports Academy – basketball||Sports Hall|
|Wednesday||12.30pm-4.30pm||Sports Academy –male football||3G|
|Wednesday||12.30pm-4.30pm||Sports Academy – female football||Dome|