What time are the events?
The events run from 5pm – 7pm.
Do I have to arrive at 5pm?
No – the event runs from 5pm to 7pm and you’re welcome to drop in at a time to suit you, but we recommend that you aim to arrive by 6:30pm if possible to allow yourself time to have a thorough conversation with a member of the curriculum team you are interested in studying with.
However, the events in February and April coincide with our Open Evenings and so are slightly longer running 5pm – 8pm, again as a ‘drop in’ but do allow yourself time to ask all your questions and to have a quick tour of the campus.
What happens at the event?
On arrival you will be directed to the curriculum team you have applied to study with.
If you have applied but not yet been made an offer our tutors will have a discussion with you about your application, your interests and career aspirations. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions you might have. Our aim is to find the right course for you and make you an offer on the evening.
If you have already been made an offer our tutors will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about life at Trafford College and what to expect when your course starts.
How long will the events take?
This depends on how busy the event is. We aim to get you seen by a tutor as quickly as we can, but please bear with us at peak times.
Which campus should I attend?
This will be on the letter we’ve sent to you. For Building Services, Computing, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Electrical Installation, Gas, Mechanical Engineering, Motor Vehicle, Plumbing, Science & Pharmacy courses please attend the event at our Centre for Science and Technology on Talbot Road in Stretford. For all other courses, please visit our Altrincham Campus.
Is there parking at both sites?
We have on site car parking at both campuses which is free but spaces can be limited at busy times, so please allow plenty of time for your journey. Access our Altrincham Campus from Stamford Brook Road; access our Centre for Science and Technology (Talbot Road) via Great Stone Road.
What do I need to bring with me?
If you haven’t applied (or didn’t include them in your application) please bring with you your predicted exam grades and any relevant qualifications you have already achieved.
Will I have an opportunity to have a look around the college?
You will be able to have a short tour on the evening to give you a feel of the college. If you haven’t previously visited an open event, we’d encourage you to do so. At these events, you will be able to hear from our leadership team, have a full tour, meet existing students and have a go at course related activities.
What happens if I can’t attend the date you’ve invited me in for?
We’d like to see you as soon as possible so we can secure your place. If you can’t make the next date please let us know so we can book you in for another event, for example on one of the other dates listed above.
What should I do if I’ve been made an offer but have changed my mind about the course or where to study?
What should I do if I have any special requests or questions about the college?