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Scotland's colleges to open their doors for Big College Open Week

College student smiling and standing in front of entrance to City of Glasgow College

Colleges across Scotland are opening their doors from March 21 to 28 to mark the second national Big College Open Week – aka #BigCOW

A host of exciting activities are taking place in colleges across Scotland during the week, which has been organised by the College Development Network (CDN) Marketing and Communications Network.

The purpose of the week is to demonstrate all that colleges offer – including the wide range of learning pathways and options open to students. 

Choosing to study at college can be the best way to start, change or develop a new career right on your doorstep. By coming together, Scotland’s colleges will show how they are the right choice for anyone – young and not so young – who wants to start or change their careers, and for businesses looking to develop their workforce.

What's on offer

During the week, colleges will be offering taster sessions, tours, the chance to meet course tutors and members of Students’ Associations, who will be on hand to talk about clubs, societies and support. There are taster days and open evenings, and you can ‘learn to student like a pro’ with short talks on careers, the library and admissions. 

Marie Hendry, Chief Executive of CDN, said: “We are really excited for this year’s Big College Open Week.

"It’s all part of the Choose College campaign and aims to highlight the incredible opportunities colleges offer.

"The week will showcase the support and expertise that has helped countless pupils, school leavers, career changers, career developers, employers, graduates and apprentices to take the next steps in their journey.

“We want to get the message out to parents, grandparents, guardians, teachers, mature students and school pupils that college is so much more than a course – it offers pathways, experiences and qualifications that lead to real careers and future success.”

Explore what is happening at your local college at https://www.cdn.ac.uk/choose-college/big-college-open-week/

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