Freshers get a taste of life in the fast lane

Published: September 18, 2017

Students were part of the biggest freshers’ fairs Telford College has ever hosted at the Haybridge Road campus, Wellington last week.

The event took place on Wednesday 13 September 2017 in the Rendezvous with over 800 students engaging in activities throughout the day.

The fair was split into four sections including; a student services area offering information and guidance, a health and wellbeing area where local gyms such as Aspirations, Nuffield and Fuel Juice Bar ran competitions and gave out freebies.

The third section was student engagement area, with an NUS stand and a number of brands offering student discount such as the Body Shop, Outfit and Co-Op. In the final section was a Renault race car which was brought in by the University of Wolverhampton racing team.

Dave Morris, Telford Business Development Assistant for University of Wolverhampton said “University Centre Telford were happy to bring the UoW race team to freshers’ fair as part of our partnership with the college”

“Students were offered the opportunity to complete a pit stop challenge”

Tara Andrews, Race Car Liaison and Social Media Officer- University of Wolverhampton, said “It was a great first time at Telford College and it’s impressive facility and a lively atmosphere. We had fantastic engagement with students across the campus and we’re proud to support a partner college in this way”

The university is in the Formula 3 Cup Championship and are placed second with two races to go and are hopeful of improving on their second place in the championship last year.

The students’ who completed the challenge in the quickest time won two tickets to the Grand Prix final at Oulton Park Gran Prix in October.

Molly Finch, a health and social care student, who took part in the challenge, said “I’m really pleased I had a go at the challenge. I did a much quicker time than I expected. Freshers’ fair was really exciting this year”

Dan Blasczyk, Enrichment Coordinator at Telford College, said ‘’ It was great to see so many students enthusiastic about engineering. Hundreds of students took part in activities throughout the day with many companies offering competitions and freebies’’

Race Team visit Freshers Fair Telford College

University of Wolverhampton race team visit Telford College Freshers’ Fair

(Left to right) Dave Morris (University Centre Telford- Business Development Assistant), Matt Fenton (Chief Race Engineer), Shane Kelly (Driver), Tara Andrews (Race Car Liaison and Social Media Officer- University of Wolverhampton<, Andy Down (2nd year mechanical engineering at University of Wolverhampton) Dan Blasczyk Enrichment Coordinator (Telford College).