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Blog: Getting ready for college!

Published: 23rd August 2021

Top tips to get you campus ready! 

We are excited to be welcoming new students to our colleges very soon and we’ve put together some top tips to help you prepare. 


If you haven’t decided what you want to study yet there’s still time to apply! Visit our website to find your perfect course and complete the application form, which you will be able to find on the top of the course page. We’ll be in touch as soon as you apply to talk through your application and discuss what happens next. 


  1.Make sure you enrol 

If you have applied and waiting to start your course in September, we will send you a unique email which includes all the information you need to enrol. If you’re still unsure about the process check out My Career College which includes a step-by-step video about enrolling online.   

You need to enrol before you come to campus for the first time as this makes you an official student🎉   

  1. Visit My Career College

If you have already enrolled, great, now if you’re wondering about term dates and information about transport, bursaries or would just like to listen to some up and coming local bands visit My Career College. Here you will also be able to meet your new principal, John Evans.   

  1. Getting to your campus

However you choose to get us, it will be important to know in advance which route you’re going to take, and the costs involved. It may be a good idea to practice the route before the start of term, that way you know exactly where you’re going on your first day. For more information about bus passes and transport to college click here. 

On each campus we have drop off points, bike storage areas and free car parks available 🚗   

  1. What to bring

Through the enrolment link you should have been notified of the kit you need to bring with you on your first week at college. If you have any questions or are still a bit confused email or speak to your tutor (details on your enrolment link). 

We would suggest wearing comfortable shoes on your first day as you just don’t know how much walking you will do with tours and exploring your new campus (let us know how many steps you do on that first day, tag us in your first day on Instagram with your final step count!)    

  1. Try to relax, it’s an exciting time!

You may know people who are attending the same course or campus as you, but if not please don’t worry. There will be a lot of students who will be in the same boat as you and feeling the same way. 

A great way to meet people is at our student social spaces run by the CCSU (Cornwall College Students’ Union), your tutors should show you these in your first week. As well as a modern, well-equipped space, they also have their own dedicated Facebook pages where you can find out about any events and trips taking place. 

Cornwall College Students Union (all campuses/generic info) 

Bicton College 

Cornwall College Camborne 

Cornwall College Newquay 

Cornwall College St Austell 

Duchy College Rosewarne 

Duchy College Stoke Climsland 

Falmouth Marine School  

  1. Staff members here to help

We will have lots of staff members available at the start and end of every day to help you navigate your way around and you’ll always find a friendly member of staff to talk to, whether that’s your tutor or the person behind Reception. You will be able to distinguish staff members by our multi-coloured lanyards and staff badges. 

HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? Please contact us on social media or email or call 0330 123 2523 

We really hope you are enjoying your summer break, if you would like to see examples of alumni (students who have left the college after successfully achieving their qualifications), a taster of the courses we offer and to meet some of our staff, check out our social media pages below. We also run competitions on these pages & we’re always looking for influencers to help us showcase your college experience (email to inspire others. 

 Our social media channels…

Bicton College Facebook Instagram

Cornwall College Facebook Instagram

Duchy College Facebook Instagram

Eden Project Learning Facebook Instagram

Falmouth Marine School Facebook Instagram

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