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Our First Freshers Fair

On the 6th October, students here at Folkestone College were invited to attend the first Freshers Fair.

Many different organisations were invited, such as Folkestone Youth Hub, South Kent Mind, KCC, Kent Fire and Rescue Service, Canterbury Christ Church University, NCS and Kent Refugee Action Network.

At each of the stands, students had the opportunity to find out more about careers and progression after their studies, support if they were struggling with their mental health, join local youth groups, and get involved with volunteering.

Not only this, Student Union President Luke Duggan held his own stand where he gathered the thoughts and views of his fellow students about what kind of activities they would like to participate in throughout their studies. Suggestions included day trips, campaigns focusing on mental health, and many other fantastic ideas.

As part of the college’s sustainability pledge, students were also able to collect a free water bottle, which they can refill from water stations around the college. This will help prevent plastic waste and litter, ensuring the campus remains bright, clean, and cheerful!

Speaking about the event, Deputy Principal Rob Roy remarked: “It was so refreshing to see students interacting with stakeholders from the local community. We are committed to sustainability, and it was great to see that all in attendance received a water bottle, to reduce the number of single use plastics used across the site.”

We can’t wait to see the event get even bigger and better next year!