This year we are excited to welcome over 750 new students to the College, which meant our corridors were bustling this week full of classes visiting our Fresher’s Fair!
Among stacks of free Dominoes pizza and candy floss, we had exhibitors from the NHS, Solent Go, No Limits, Young Epilepsy, Subway, NCS and more. Some students even took the opportunity to kit-up in a Sumo Suit and see which of their friends they could beat.
We also welcomed the University of Winchester, the University of Southampton and Southampton Solent University, who spoke to our students about the undergraduate degrees they could progress on to.
We’ve had lots of brilliant entries into our photo competition – keep posting your photos to Instagram with the hashtag #eastleighfreshers, as next week we will be picking a winner at random who will receive a brand new iPad mini!
We are delighted to have been recognised by The Times Education Awards for the support we provide to students who need to re-sit their GCSEs after leaving school. The excellent results our students achieved last summer include more than twice the national average gaining a maths GCSE, testament to the dedicated team of teachers who use innovative approaches and techniques to inspire our learners.
Young chefs and hospitality students from Eastleigh College were joined by other competitors from training providers across the south to take part in the southern regional heat of an established national competition. The Major Series 2020, which is organised by Major International in conjunction with the Craft Guild of Chefs, saw 50 competitors take over Eastleigh College's three professional kitchens and East Avenue restaurant and work their culinary majic across ten different classes from 'afternoon tea' to 'street food'.