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New Students and Start Dates 2017

We're really looking forward to seeing you in September! On this page you'll find information to help you before you arrive at College on your first day.

Getting here

Not sure how you're going to get to College? We've bundled together all of the local transport routes and options for you.

Take a look

Where do I go?

When you arrive on your first day, make your way to the Balliol building reception where staff will be on hand to point you in the right direction.

View our campus map

Financial Support

We've got a number of different packages that can help you with course fees, travel and childcare.

Find out more about your options

Social Campus

Join our Facebook social campus. This isn't our main Facebook page, instead we've created a closed group especially for you.

Request to join

Campus Tour

Student Azarias Morris takes you on a quick tour around the Hugh Baird College campus.

Watch the campus tour video


We've put together a handy list of frequently asked questions that are commonly asked when starting life at College.

Take a look

Need help?

Call Student Services on 0151 353 4444, email enquiries@hughbaird.ac.uk or send us an online message via Facebook.

Send us a message

Start Dates for New Students 2017

The dates below are your 'Induction Days'. Your timetabled course lessons will start the following week.

Further Education (FE)

CourseStart dateTime
All Level 1 coursesMonday, 4th September 20179am
All Level 2 coursesWednesday, 6th September 20179am
All Level 3 coursesFriday, 8th September 20179am
Foundation Learning (Connect)Monday, 4th September 20179am
TraineeshipsTuesday, 5th September 20179am
Prince's Trust Team ProgrammeMonday, 18th September 20179am
Learning for LifePlease check with Catherine Kennedy, call 0151 353 4444 ext 6212

University Centre

CourseStart dateTime
Foundation Entry and Foundation Degree Year 1Wednesday, 6th September 201710am
Foundation Degree Year 2 and BA/BSc (Top up)Thursday, 7th September 201710am
Access to Higher Education (HE)Friday, 8th September 201710am

14-16 College

CourseStart dateTime
Year 10Tuesday 5th September 20179am
Year 11Wednesday 6th September 20179am

Thornton College

CourseStart dateTime
All 1st year studentsWednesday, 6th September 20179am
All 2nd year studentsThursday, 7th September 20179am
All 3rd year studentsFriday, 8th September 20179am