UCM to Host Open Evening

On Tuesday 23rd November University College Isle of Man’s (UCM) will be holding its annual Open Evening to showcase the institution’s wide range of full time, part time and leisure courses.

The event will be held at UCM’s main campus on Homefield Road in Douglas from 4pm – 7pm.

UCM offers more than 300 further education courses suitable for school leavers, apprentices and those seeking to retrain and upskill. Subjects include: Art, Design, Media & Music; Access to Education, Business Administration & IT, Childcare, Construction, Computing, Engineering, Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy, Health & Social Care, Hospitality & Catering, Life & Work Skills and Sport. The university college also has a wide range of leisure courses for people who want to learn a new hobby or improve existing skills.

Lulu Gillow, Head of Student Services explained, “We offer a wide variety of courses at UCM at all kinds of levels and in all sorts of subjects, from Hairdressing to Plumbing, Pilates to Cyber Security! As well as ensuring a high-quality learning experience, we also provide a number of services to support our students both academically and personally.”

Open Evening is an annual event, now in its sixth year, and has proven to be a useful and informative occasion for prospective students.

Visitors can tour UCM’s facilities, including the newly refurbished ‘#2’ refectory, IT and cybersecurity labs, creative arts studios, kitchens and bakery.

UCM also has several ‘realistic working environments’ (RWE) which are learning spaces that replicate workplace settings: the Annie Gill Café, Cristory’s Restaurant, Synnova Hair & Beauty Salon and Little Explorers Nursery.

There will be talks from 6pm by Joanne Richardson, Vice Principal of UCM, about Apprenticeships for the Modern World and Upskilling Vs Reskilling.

For further information about studying at UCM, visit https://www.ucm.ac.im/