Campus Experience Day
Before you decide where you would like to study and what course is right for you, it’s helpful to attend an event and speak to real staff and students about your options. Come along to our next Campus Experience Day, taking place from 1.00pm-4.00pm on Wednesday 21 July 2021 and discover how Plymouth College of Art students are pushing the boundaries in art, design and digital media.
Our Campus Experience Days are a chance for you to get a feel for life at a university-sector independent art school and experience the college in-person. Both online and on-campus, we are committed to providing meaningful learning experiences and we can’t wait to show you the creative courses we offer.
We welcome drop-ins, but spaces are limited, so to ensure you can make the most of the event and receive more information over email, we recommend booking your place in advance.
Ensuring your safety
Please note this event is currently planned to take place on-campus but depending on government guidance and restrictions at the time, the event format may change to online. Whether visiting us virtually or in-person, our staff are committed to ensuring you have the best possible experience. For more information on how we are protecting the safety and wellbeing of visitors, students and staff, please visit our Covid-19 guidance pages.
Our Campus Experience Day will give you a flavour of what it is like to study at Plymouth College of Art and provide an opportunity to chat with staff and students to find out more about our range of courses, admissions processes and support services.
The day will involve a tour of our facilities with demonstrations in our workshops from our expert technical staff followed by a course overview talk led by our lead academics. There will then be the opportunity for one-to-one chats with our academic, admissions and student support staff as well the chance to find out what student life is like at an independent, specialist art school in Plymouth from our current students themselves!
13.30 | Campus Tour with Workshop Demonstrations
14.45 | Courses Overview Talk
15.30 | Individual one-to-one chats with academics, students and admissions staff about the following topics:
- Course Information
- Student Life
- Accommodation (Accommodation tours will be available on request)
- Portfolio Reviews
- Application Process
- Fees and Funding
In line with current Government advice on the COVID-19 Road Map, we will be welcoming visitors onto our campus from 26th April. Before you book a visit with us please read the following procedures we have put in place to ensure the safety of all visitors, staff and students.
ARRIVING ON TO CAMPUS - Please do the following when arriving on to our campus for your event.
Put on a face mask
Take your temperature
Sanitise your hands
Check in at reception
Maintain a 2m distance
MOVING AROUND THE CAMPUS - During your visit you will be escorted around by a staff member or Student Ambassador at all times. We have worked hard to ensure the campus is as safe as possible for all users, this includes one-way routes, social distancing and adopting good hand-washing and respiratory hygiene measures. We have an “open window” approach to ensure all our spaces are kept as well-ventilated as possible with fresh air, so bring some extra layers and be reassured that there are no recycled air ventilation systems used in our buildings.
FACE COVERINGS - Face coverings are one of a number of tools that we can use to help slow the spread of coronavirus, protecting the health and wellbeing of the most vulnerable members of our community and guests. We understand that a limited number of people visiting the campus will be exempt from the need to wear face coverings.
ASYMPTOMATIC COVID 19-TEST - While the national vaccination programme is rolling out at a good pace, we have a responsibility to protect all members of our community and want to do everything that we can not to spread the virus. To help safeguard all members of our community, we advise that all visitors should book an Asymptomatic Covid-19 test and aim to have two negative test results, three days apart, before visiting the campus. The last test should be performed as close to the date of your visit as possible. If you are travelling from an area which is currently undergoing surge testing, you must have a test before you travel. If the test is positive, you must not travel until your period of self-isolation is complete.
SYMPTOMS - If you have Coronavirus symptoms, have tested positive for Coronavirus within the past 10 days or are awaiting a Coronavirus test result, please do not attend an in-person event. Contact us at email@example.com for help changing your booking. You will still then be able to visit us at a later date when and take advantage of our Travel Bursary scheme. The latest information on Coronavirus can be found on our website here.
WHAT HAPPENS IF LOCKDOWN RULES CHANGE? - Our team are continuously monitoring the government roadmap for the next few months and will always ensure all events are following recommended guidelines. Please note that all on-campus events are subject to being moved online if restrictions change. If this does happen all registered attendees will be notified.
SURGE TESTING - If you live in an area deploying surge testing please stay at home and contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an alternative date to visit. If you’ve recently spent time within one of the areas targeted for surge testing but do not live there, you should continue to follow the national restrictions and check with your local authority whether you should get a test. For more information on Surge testing please visit Gov.uk’s guidance page.
AFTER VISIT - If you display symptoms/test positive in the 48hrs after you visit us then please contact email@example.com.
TRAVEL - We strongly advise that you check government websites for the latest restrictions on travel. Travel restrictions may vary in different areas especially if you are coming from Scotland, Wales or Ireland.