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Over the last few weeks students have been starting their new courses, making new friends and settling into college life.

For some this can be a daunting task, so to welcome our new and returning students to the college Wirral Met’s Students’ Union organised a Freshers’ Fair last week. Students on every course across the college were invited to the Conway Park Campus to take part in fun activities, pick up some freebies and speak to local companies who can support students with a range of issues and provide information. Just some of the companies who came to this year’s Freshers’ Fair include; Wirral Travel Solutions, Wirral NHS Trust, Response, North West Cancer Research, Sahir House, Wirral Brook, Army careers, RAF careers, Nandos, Wirral Met’s Counsellors and Learning Mentors, Student Advisers and many more!

Hair and Beauty students providing free nail treatments at Freshers' Fair

Students at Wirral Met are now well underway with their studies in this new academic year but inductions have been taking place over the past few weeks. Students across the college have been taking part in activities all relevant to their study programmes. Hospitality and Catering students, for example, went on a trip to New Brighton to play mini golf on a team building and bonding programme.

Trips and social activities are all part of college life and help enhance a student’s experience at college. Wirral Met’s Students’ Union organises many trips throughout the year for all students to take part in. The Students’ Union is a voluntary body run by students for students and is available to help any student if they have a problem either in college or outside. The Union works closely with members of the college staff to organise and facilitate the ‘Student Voice’. The Union helps to recruit course representatives and organises training events and meetings which reps attend and put forward their views and opinions on behalf of the other students in their groups. It also organises charity fund raising events, trips and sporting activities.

On enrolment, students automatically become a member of the Students’ Union (unless they decide to opt out) and become entitled to all the benefits associated with it. In this respect, they can purchase the NUS Extra Card, stand for election as a Students’ Union Officer, participate in trips and events run by the Students’ Union etc.

If your son or daughter’s current option isn’t working out, then don’t worry, as you are not alone and help is on hand to get you back on track towards your chosen career. Each year, Wirral Met welcomes lots of students who initially went back to school but then found out that this was not their best option. There are places available on some courses at the college, if you have found a study programme at Wirral Met which you’d like to join, don’t delay, apply online now. If you need to speak to someone for impartial advice and guidance, talk to one of our Student Advisers as soon as possible; you can call them on 0151 551 7777, or visit our Conway Park Campus between 10am and 4pm Monday-Friday and late until 6.30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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