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Taster Days 2018 - Thursday 28 and Friday 29 June

Taster Days 2018 - Thursday 28 and Friday 29 June

Franklin College Taster Days

We hope you are looking forward to the next step of your application to Franklin College.

We are looking forward to having you here!

This page gives you more information about our Taster Days on Thursday 28 and Friday 29 June. Please have a read and familiarise yourself with the arrangements and ensure you complete the postcard we have sent you (or email link) and return it to us no later than Friday 8 June 2018. Taster Days are fun and give you an opportunity to try out your subjects, meet our staff, explore the college and make new friends. 

Here is a copy of our Taster Days guide for the two days.

Remember to check the email address you provided to us on your application which will allow you to reply to us electronically.


Getting Clued Up

Our planning for Taster Days is based on your interview choices and cannot be changed at this stage. You may change your programme for September after Taster Days, so don’t worry if you are not sure about your options.

Purpose of Taster Days

• To enable you to find your way around the college
• To meet our staff
• To try out your subjects
• To finalise decisions about your choices for September
• To find out what will be expected of you as a student
• To meet new people


Getting Advice

The Admissions Team advised you at interview which programme is most suited to you and your intended career path. There will be further advice
and support during Taster Days in June and at enrolment in August.

On Thursday morning, you will register with a tutor in the TUTORIAL SESSION, during which you and your Tutor will check your proposed timetable for the following two days and provide you with all of the additional information you will need. If you need help throughout the day there will be staff and students available in Student Services. You will meet with your Tutor again at the end of the two days and they will help you review your time and confirm your choices for September. In September every Franklin student will be allocated to a Progress Coach who will support you.


Getting to College

If you come by bicycle, park it in the cycle shelters which are behind the MAIN CAR PARK on the front of college. Remember to use a good security lock. If you wish to come by bus, we have organised FREE travel to and from college for Taster Days. Consult the list of bus stops on
the following link for your nearest stop. You will need to show this booklet to the bus driver to get on the bus. This is valid only for Taster Days and only on buses designated “Franklin College”. If you are coming by car please use the MAIN CAR PARK for parking. Please observe the one way system which is in place in the college entrances and note that Chelmsford Avenue is a very busy road.


Arriving at Franklin

You should plan to arrive on Thursday 28 June ready for a 9.40am start. You will be sent your personalised timetable in the post 7-10 days before Taster Days along with a college map. This will allow you to make your way directly to your tutor base and to meet with your Personal Tutor upon your arrival. At Main Reception and at the front of college (weather permitting) there will be staff available to help you if you are unsure about where you are to go. If you have an examination on one of our Taster Days it should take precedence. However, we will welcome all students into college as soon after their examination as they can arrive. Please report to Main Reception and you will be helped from there. Please indicate on your enclosed postcard if you will be arriving late due to an examination.


Useful Information

Travel concessions and financial support - Financial Support for Students 2018 - 2019

Franklin College staff work hard to provide support for Franklin Students. Financial support may be available for some students through
the Student Bursary scheme depending upon eligibility criteria. Details will be published as soon as they become available, and students are able to apply at enrolment.


Your Final Tutorial

Before you leave college at the end of Taster Days you will be asked to complete a form confirming your choices for September.

Your Tutor will be available for any further discussion and will also help rectify any problems which may have arisen. The form must be left with your Tutor; failure to complete this form may lead to us assuming you no longer want to attend Franklin in September and your application being withdrawn.
Here are some important dates for your diary over the forthcoming weeks…
• GCSE Results - Thursday 23 August
• Franklin College post GCSE telephone advice service 23 – 24 August
• Enrolment from Thursday 23 August
You will receive a pack in August, which will detail your arrangements for enrolment. You will be required for only ONE session on ONE of the enrolment days.


Expectations & Opportunities

As a Franklin College student you decide what you do in your free time. You can go out of college if you wish, but you are expected to meet all of your commitments and that means attending ALL Taster Day sessions.

You should bring with you the normal equipment and materials you would expect to need for your chosen subjects. This will obviously include specialist equipment for those involved in musical, dance and sporting courses & activities. Dance students should bring suitable clothing which will allow free movement.

It would be a good idea to explore areas around college to familiarise yourself with the site during any free time you may have.


Travel

Franklin College does run a range of bus services as advertised on our website. For those students wishing to travel independently, subsidised passes are available from North Lincolnshire and Lincolnshire Councils. For application forms please contact Student Services or:
North Lincolnshire
Call 01724 297218 or apply online at: www.northlincs.gov.uk
Lincolnshire
Call 01522 782020 or apply online at: www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/parents/
schools/schooltransport/16+transport
North East Lincolnshire
The council does not offer subsidised passes. Students can purchase a weekly Mega Rider on the bus (currently £10.50 per week, £14.50 for Immingham) for unlimited travel, at any time.
*Prices accurate at time of going to press. For information, help or guidance on any of the above please contact: Student Services on 01472 875 005 or email: SID@franklin.ac.uk

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