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Three Freshers’ Fairs in Three Days

At West London College, we celebrated our new students joining us this September, with three Freshers’ Fairs over three days at our three colleges last week from 19 to 21 September 2023. Nearly fifty organisations, from banks to charities to employers to leisure centres to mental health charities, turned out in force to support us. Over 500 students came along to the buzzing events across the colleges.

Representatives from the NHS and Mind at the fairs
Representatives from the NHS ‘Back On Track’ service and Mind at the fairs

Students were given sheets to make notes about the stallholders they spoke to and in return received stickers. Depending on how many stickers they had collected, they were rewarded with Krispy Kreme donuts.

Enrichment Officer, Ayaka Littlejohn who organised the events, said: “Freshers’ Fairs are all about making sure our students feel welcome and finding out how they can take an active part in our student community.”

Ayaka’s colleague, Work Experience Officer Louise Scully said: “Freshers’ Fairs are a great way for us to give our students an understanding of the support and services that are available, and how to access them.”

Dalia, one of the students who came along, said she felt inspired by the organisations she’d met at the Fair. Dalia said: “I’ve gained a lot of knowledge about many different things from achieving your dreams to challenging inequality.”

Her friend Anahita said: “My favourite stand was Forward UK. I’m a strong feminist and I am a great supporter of the work they are doing.”

Staff from Victory Youth Group
Staff from The Red Carnation Hotel Collection

We are grateful to the many organisations who kindly supported our Freshers’ Fairs:

  • 2-3 Degrees
  • Action on Disability
  • The Army
  • Hammersmith & Fulham NHS Talking Therapies (IAPT)
  • Brentford FC Community Sports Trust
  • British Heart Foundation
  • Newry
  • Clayton Hotel Chiswick
  • Ealing IAPT (West London NHS Trust)
  • Ealing Samaritans
  • Feel Good Lashes
  • Forward UK
  • Gripped London
  • Hammersmith & Fulham Adult Learning and Skills Service
  • HSBC Bank
  • Indian Gymkhana Sports Club
  • Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP)
  • Investment20/20
  • Jamal Edwards Delve
  • Lampton Leisure Centre
  • LNWH
  • Meningitis Now
  • Metropolitan Police Service
  • Midlands Langar Seva Society
  • Montcalm East / UK Spa Association
  • Mosaic LGBT+ Young Persons’ Trust
  • NHS Back on Track
  • SASH, Shout Out UK
  • Spectra CIC
  • The Red Carnation Hotel Collection
  • Victory Youth Group (VYG)
  • Whitehat SEO
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