New Students & Start Dates
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.
Of course! If you would like to arrange a visit to the College and see where you will be studying, just give us a call to arrange a convenient date and time: 0151 353 4444 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don't worry! We know that sometimes people change their minds or realise they’ve made a mistake, that’s why we have Right Choice Week!
This event takes place week during September and is your chance to let us know how you’re getting on here at the College. If you feel the course isn’t for you, then don’t worry. We will work with you to find you a course that is.
During this week, you will receive a one to one review meeting with your Tutor or Study Programme Coordinator. You will discuss your personal strengths and goals and review your experience and personal performance to date. Targets will be agreed at this stage which will be reviewed at the next formal one to one meeting. Your Tutor or Study Programme Coordinator may refer you for further support from experts across the College.
It is normal that students may not have lessons scheduled at certain times of the day. During this time you do not need to be in College but all students are encouraged to use the time to study or make use of our facilities.
If you are ill you must inform your Tutor or Study Programme Coordinator by either phone or email.
Contact information will be provided by your Tutor or Study Programme Coordinator. To contact the College ring 0151 353 4444 you will be presented with the “Welcome to Hugh Baird College” greeting and then provided with a series of options. Selecting the third option will allow you to choose which department to report the absence to.
We recognise that genuine illness may sometimes prevent 100% attendance, but normally a minimum of 95% attendance is required if you are to remain on your course.
Typically, a full College day is 9am - 4pm. You may have some classes that start later or finish earlier - your timetable will detail this.
You will receive your timetable during your first week, Induction Week.