New Students’ Day

Thursday 27th June

If you are a student that has applied to join Yeovil College in September 2024, then save the date as this is your New Students’ Day.


During this day, you will be taken around the campus to help familiarise yourself with your inspirational learning environments and workspaces. You will also visit key areas of the college, including study areas, social spaces, and food outlets. You will be introduced to your Study Programme Manager and will start some work linked to your course, which will give you a flavour of what to expect from September.

You will see first-hand all the fantastic and career-changing developments happening on campus; Yeovil College is an exciting place to be.

During your New Students’ Day, you will also be officially enrolled onto your study programme, which means you can now call yourself a Yeovil College student, and all that it entails.

After this day you can officially call yourself a Yeovil College Student!

Information on this event will be emailed to you from our iZone team (iZone@yeovil.ac.uk) so please keep an eye on your inbox. This will happen around Easter time.

This event is not to be missed for all future Yeovil College students.


To help make your day run as smooth as possible, we have tried to answer some of the most common questions below:

What happens if I can’t make my allotted time, can I come on another day?

Unfortunately, due to the number of students we are catering for, we are unable to adjust the times nor can we accept a student on a different day, in most curriculum areas.

Transport and drop off-zone
We have allocated a dedicated drop-off zone on the Ilchester Road-side of campus and suggest that parents use this area for drop-off and pick-up only. There will be no charge for parking during the event for cars (onsite parking is usually charged at £1 per day), but please park on the Mudford Road-side of campus. There will be no parking provision on the Ilchester road side of side. Our regular Yeovil College buses will not be operating during this time.

Will food be available to buy during the event?

Every new student will have a trip to the ice cream van for a free ice cream, and we also recommend that you bring a water bottle with you. Our food court will also be open, offering a small range of snacks and refreshments, should you wish to meet up with friends after your session.

Are parents or friends invited to the event?

This event has been developed for all students who have applied and who have been successful in securing a place at Yeovil College, and only those students falling into this category will have access to New Students’ Day, which unfortunately means that parents nor friends are permitted to attend.

Will current Yeovil College students be at New Students’ Day?

New Students’ Day has been developed for you only, and therefore all existing students, other than some apprentices, will have left for the summer. However, you may find that some current or former students will be supporting our teaching staff during the event.

What happens if I change my mind on the course I want to do?

Don’t worry, just get in touch with our iZone team on 01935 423921, so we can talk through the options available and find a study programme that is right for you. You can do this before New Students’ Day, during your session or after the event, or at any point prior to September 2024. Talk to any member of the Yeovil College team who can point you in right direct.

What do I need to wear?

You can wear whatever clothes you like so long as they are suitable for you to take part in the session. If you are on a Construction, Engineering or Automotive Engineering based course or doing Sport or Protective Services, you will need to wear suitable clothes for a practical activity.

Can I bring in a mobile phone or device?

Yes, you absolutely can, and it may be helpful to do so during your session with our Learner Support team, where you will be introduced to Moodle, our virtual learning environment. We ask that learners only use their phones in sessions when invited to do so. We also recommend that you bring a notebook and pen.

I have other commitments/appointments that day, what should I do?

We have been made aware that some schools have allocated their Proms and/or leavers assembly on the same day as our New Students’ Day. We shared our dates with schools around 18 months ago to avoid as many clashes as possible, but appreciate that sometimes duplicated dates are unavoidable. All teachers are aware of potential clashes, so if you need to leave for an appointment, please make your teacher aware – there will be no problem at all. If you have not reached the enrolment part of the session, then please contact our iZone team at iZone@yeovil.ac.uk to arrange an alternative time to come into college, for around 20-30 minutes.