Discover why Borders College is the place for you at our next Open Day

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We will be holding our annual Open Day this year on Wednesday 29th March and we’re delighted to be able to welcome everyone to our campuses to see, first-hand, the great opportunities available to prospective students.

Our Open Day is a great way to find out about studying with us from the people who know it best - our staff and students. Anyone who is interested in studying on one of our fantastic courses will get the chance to come along and speak with the people who make it happen.

This year, colleges from across Scotland are coming together for the very first Big College Open Week, and we’re delighted that our Open Day will be part of this great campaign.

We have several exciting and informative events planned at our Galashiels and Newtown St Boswells campuses to ensure you get the best possible experience and get to have some fun along the way.

Our Galashiels campus will be running lots of great activities including construction demos, nail bars, sporting events, kitchen demons, hair and beauty demos, renewables displays and guided tours. We will also be showcasing tech such as VR headsets and a racing simulator. Refreshments will be available throughout the day.

Our Newtown St Boswells Rural Skills campus will also be open to the public. We have some great stuff there as well including the latest agriculture equipment and animal care facilities. Not to mention horticulture, gamekeeping and landscaping. Find out about courses, take a tour, see the animals– it’s all there!

And we will of course have staff on hand to speak to you about what’s most important – your future. You’ll get the chance to speak with staff about the areas you are interested in, be that full-time study, community courses or apprenticeships.

Our brilliant Students’ Association team will be there to guide you around and offer help and advice, and staff providing information on support and funding will also be happy to help.

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) and Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) will be in attendance to provide advice to prospective students on education, career choices and support available.

Maybe you’re looking to study on a construction course or develop the skills towards a career in Care? Perhaps you want to study Hairdressing or Animal Care, or simply find out what college life is all about. If so, visit our Open Day at the end of March.

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