Hundreds of potential students and their families visited Truro College’s Open Day to meet with lecturers, tour the campus and to experience college life first-hand, on Saturday.

Doors opened at 10am with a steady stream of eager visitors, some of whom had travelled from as far away as Camelford, Wadebridge and Looe to attend the event.

Cheryl Mewton, director of studies, said: “Every year we are thrilled to see the huge volume of visitors who come to see our campuses. It’s fantastic to see potential learners who are eager to meet and talk to lecturers, already with plans in their minds for where and what they want to do.

“It’s so important to provide these Open Events as it gives potential students the opportunity to come and meet the staff who will be teaching them, talk to our student ambassadors, while also getting the opportunity to get a feel for the campus. It was lovely to see so many people joining us on the day and taking part in the activities, we can’t wait to see what Penwith and Callywith Colleges’ Open Days have in store.”

Talks were available throughout the day for those who wanted to find out more about the college’s apprenticeship programme, university level courses and sport academies.

Activities were also held around the college, giving visitors the chance to experience some of the courses first-hand, with the VR headset, birdbox building and robot wars the highlights of the day.

For those interested in hair and beauty, a trip to Calenick building was well worth it as visitors could have a look at the impressive facilities that include a variety of salons, which are open to the public throughout term time.

Classrooms were covered in displays of student work, each with course tutors ready to answer any and all questions visitors might have about the College and its opportunities.

Current and former students provided an inside look into life as a student and life after lectures. Student Ambassadors were stationed around the College to offer visitors help and guidance throughout the day and an alumni display gave Art and Design hopefuls a glimpse at where their courses could take them.

Guests also had the opportunity to discover what University course options are available at the TEF Gold-rated College. The Fal building was buzzing with excitement as students took their first steps towards their dream careers.

There was a wide selection of courses displayed, ranging in subjects from Arts, Media, Sports, Health, Social Sciences, Science, Archaeology, English, Law, Business, IT and Education & Training.

Callywith College and Penwith College next to open their doors on Saturday, November 16 and Saturday, November 30 respectively and Truro College with its Open Evening on Thursday, December 2 at 5pm.