Colleges across Scotland open their doors for Big College Open Week

Colleges across Scotland are opening their doors from 21 - 28 March to mark the second national Big College Open Week – aka #BigCOW.

A host of exciting activities are taking place in colleges across Scotland during the week. Organised by the College Development Network (CDN) Marketing and Communications Network, the purpose of the week is to demonstrate all that colleges offer – including the wide range of learning pathways and options open to students.

At UHI Perth, on Thursday 21 March, 2-4pm, visitors can enjoy a series of talks on the student experience offered at UHI Perth.

Ideal for those thinking about coming to study in September, those who have already applied and parents or carers, the event will be held in the Brahan Lecture Theatre. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the support and facilities available to our students. Tea and coffee will be available and there is no need to book.

Choosing to study at college is the best way to start, change or develop a new career right on your doorstep. By coming together, Scotland’s colleges will show how they are the right choice for anyone – young and not so young – who wants to start or change their careers, and for businesses looking to develop their workforce.

Marie Hendry, Chief Executive, CDN, said: “We are really excited for this year’s Big College Open Week. It’s all part of the Choose College campaign and aims to highlight the incredible opportunities colleges offer. The week will showcase the support and expertise that has helped countless pupils, school leavers, career changers, career developers, employers, graduates and apprentices to take the next steps in their journey.

“We want to get the message out to parents, grandparents, guardians, teachers, mature students and school pupils that college is so much more than a course – it offers pathways, experiences and qualifications that lead to real careers and future success.”