Ice cream, Ninja Warrior, bowling and mini makeovers were just some of activities and freebies available to Walsall College students during two Freshers Fairs.
Over 2,400 new and returning students attended the events. They were organised by the Students’ Union as a way of encouraging everyone to find out more about the extracurricular activities and student support services available to them.
Community organisations and representatives were in attendance to promote leisure activities (with student discounts), along with health and wellbeing services. Volunteering and fundraising opportunities were showcased too.
Exhibitors included Asgard Games, Kem Unisex Salon, National Citizen Service, Ninja Warrior, Healthwatch Walsall, PMG Karting World, The Grand Theatre, Tenpin Walsall and Walsall Art Gallery.
Student Union President, Aysha Rahman Amani said: “Our events were amazing. We loved seeing so many people come together to have fun, try different things and get interested in the college’s clubs and groups.
“The SU elections are coming up soon. We also want to hold lots of other events, so look forward to bringing together a new committee and volunteer team who will work with us to make student life here exciting and inspiring.”
College teams in attendance were the Learning Resource Centre team, Careers and Guidance, Work Experience, Bursary, Inclusive Support, sports development, sexual health and Digital Innovation Hub.
Joining them were hair and beauty students who provided nail shaping and polishes, mini facials as well as hair straightening and curling.
Jenna Mawby was one of the students providing treatments.
“This was the first time any of us had ever done anything like this so we were nervous, especially when we saw how busy the events were,” she said. “We enjoyed taking part though as we got to practice what we’ve learned so far, meet other students and help promote The Grad Salon.”
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