UCM Annual Open Evening

The event is an opportunity for anyone who is considering to further their education to come up to the College and meet with tutors and find out more about the range of courses on offer.

Staff will be on hand to show visitors around the main campus so they are able to explore the impressive facilities at the College which include purpose-built construction and engineering workshops, IT and cybersecurity labs and refurbished creative arts studios.

They will also have the opportunity to tour UCM’s ‘realistic working environments’, which are learning spaces that replicate workplace settings and are open to the public; these include the Annie Gill Café, Cristory’s Restaurant, Synnova Hair & Beauty Salon and Little Explorers Nursery.

Attendees will also have the chance to listen to talks: Jo Richardson, Vice Principal of UCM will be explaining further and higher education qualifications, while Geoff Chatwood, Assistant Principal of UCM together with Lorna Trevethan, member of the Employment and Skills Committee for the IOM Chamber of Commerce will be talking about apprenticeship opportunities on the Isle of Man.

The Open Evening has been planned as an interactive event with all kinds of classes and demonstrations taking place including coding and robotics, programming, CNC machining techniques, catering, hairdressing, beauty therapy and construction, so visitors can experience for themselves some of the ways learning is offered to students at UCM.

This annual event is now in its fourth year and has proved to be useful and informative to prospective students, Jo Pretty, UCM’s Principal, explains why, “The Open Evening gives the public the chance not only to see what courses are available at UCM, but also to talk to our teaching and support staff who are ideally placed to offer information, advice and guidance about not only a subject area, but also future careers. Our staff are well placed to do this because of the substantial experience they have in the industries and sectors they are now preparing students for.”

Jo is proud to announce that a Music Performance and Production (Level 3) course is to be added to the already extensive range of full-time, part-time and apprenticeship programmes offered by UCM. “This full-time course is perfect for those who have an interest in music production and performance and who wish to explore this interest. The qualification will provide students with the opportunity to progress to further study and training in a range of music performance and production disciplines.”

UCM’s Open Evening will take place on Tuesday 19th November 2019, from 4pm to 7pm at UCM Main Campus on Homefield Road and William Kennish Building (Engineering department) on Greenfield Road. To register to this event visit www.ucmopenevening2019.eventbrite.com and for more information call 648200 or visit www.ucm.ac.im.