Colleges across Scotland open their doors for Big College Open Week

Colleges across Scotland are opening their doors from 27 to 31 March to mark the first national Big College Open Week – aka #BigCOW.

A host of exciting activities are taking place in colleges length and breadth of 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.

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.

At UHI Perth, you can learn to ‘Student like a pro’ with short talks on Student Services, Library, Careers Service, Student Finance and HISA, the Students' Association. The event is aimed at those thinking about applying, already applied, or just interested in what it’s like to be a student. Held on Tue 28 March, 2-4pm at the Brahan Building, Crieff Road campus, please book your place.

Jim Metcalfe, Chief Executive, CDN, said: “We are really excited to be launching the very first 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.”