WE ARE WESTON
Welcome to Weston College! So you've applied for a course... now what? This page is where you can find information about the approach to the new academic year, as well as helpful tips about making the most of being a Weston College learner.
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
Apply online & book Interview
It’s super easy to pop online and apply...
Teams Interview and offer of place
You will be sent the Teams meeting link closer to your interview date....
Accept place on application portal
Head back onto the Weston College website and click on the ‘applicants’ button at the top....
Once you have applied, been interviewed, and offered a place you'll be able to enrol online...
Orientation is the most exciting part of the journey, running from January all the way through to August....
This happens after GCSE Results Day, at the end of August/start of September.....
This happens after GCSE Results Day, at the start of September.....
Here's a list of helpful items we think you should take a look at before starting in September!
YOUR VIRTUAL BRIDGING PROGRAMME
To be released on 9th May, the Virtual Bridging Programme is full of information and support to help you prepare for the start of your college journey, keep an eye on your Weston College emails for more information.
THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOU JOIN US IN SEPTEMBER
Ensure you have completed the 1st stage of online enrolment as this will ensure you continue to receive communication from us about your chosen course.
If you haven’t yet visited, book a campus tour with our School Liaison Team. It’s a great way to get a feel for your campus before your induction starts!
Download the Microsoft Teams on your phone if you are able to. Before September we will add you to your subject area Teams page where you will be able to communicate with tutors and other students. This will be where tutors will keep you up to date with details about uniform/kit and any other important information about the course.
Make sure you have checked your Weston College email account (details on how you can access this will have been sent with your online enrolment letter). Once you have done your online enrolment this will be how we communicate with you. Should be letter through the post (mail merge from FW)
Sign up to orientation activities and events. We will personally invite you to anything we have going on before September so it’s important you check your emails (both personal and college email).
Let us know if you think you may need extra support. We have specialist teams who can ensure you get the right support whilst you’re at college. Whether it’s academic or pastoral support. Get in touch with the School Team (email@example.com) on the details listed below and they can help direct you to the appropriate team.
Plan your journey! Make sure you know how you’re going to get into college and home as it can sometimes take a bit of planning. We have listed different bus routes for both public and college buses which we hope helps you in some way.
Check out our student vlog playlist!
Once you've applied, you'll receive your WS number and link to download Microsoft Teams for enrolment. Watch our useful video for help getting started!
WHAT WILL YOU GET AS A STUDENT?
An opportunity for both you and your parent/carer to attend your campus in person and find out important information about Weston College and your specific subject area. These will be taking place from January onwards; invitations will be sent via email and letter.
Welcome Day – 5th July 2023
Before your induction we will invite you in for a Welcome Day for your chosen subject area. This is a great chance for you to meet teaching staff, fellow classmates and get familiar with the college and facilities. Information will be sent out via email to your Weston College account.
GCSE Results Day Surgeries
The School Liaison Team will be running GCSE results day surgeries on and around GCSE results day. The team will be on hand if you have any concerns about your course since receiving your results and can help you look at alternative options if needed or simply just to put your mind at rest. Keep an eye on the website and social media for more details.
As a Weston College student in 2022 you will become part of one of our exciting new Career Excellence Hubs.
This means you will take part in a study programme with lots of career boosting benefits, all with the aim of giving you the opportunity to become career ready!
At Weston College, your mental health matters to us. The College's Welfare and Pastoral Support Services team are part of Wellbeing@Weston, which includes Welfare and Retention Officers and Counsellors who can provide confidential, non-judgmental support and guidance regarding a wide range of issues including....
Emotional health and wellbeing eg: anxiety, stress, low thoughts
Course concerns and attendance
Sexual health, advice and guidance
Alcohol and drugs