Houghall College Experience Night/Open Evening (Oct)

25 Oct 2023
5.30pm - 7:00pm

If you're thinking about studying at our Houghall campus in Durham, in September 2024, this is the event for you! Our College Experience night gives students the chance to try their course before they join us on Wednesday 25th October 2023, as well as take a look at our amazing facilities.

Please arrive before the 5.30pm start time.

What To Expect At the College Experience Night

As the name suggests, this night is all about you actually experiencing college for the first time!

On the night, students can attend a one hour session in the course area they're interested in. They'll get to directly see the area they'll be studying in, interact with our lecturers, meet other students also interested in the course and get a real flavour for what life as an East Durham College Houghall student is really like!

While the students are off experiencing college, parents and carers will be well looked after too! Our team will be running a presentation where they'll tell you all about the campus, student life, finances, bus travel and more, making it an ideal way to answer any questions you might have.

There will be time after the session for students to ask our lecturers any questions they may have.

Parents/Carers can also chat with our careers advice team about potential routes into a career, and for students who may need additional learning support and/or exam concessions our ALS team are on hand to answer any questions and talk about the support a student will receive when studying with us.

So, just to sum that up:

  • Students can take part in an approximately 1 hour session in course areas they're interested in
  • Parents/carers can attend a presentation, chat with careers/ALS teams and also have a look around if you wish

To take part in the session, please arrive before 5:30pmto help us get you to the right course area.

No appointments are needed for the event. Just rock up on the night and we'll get you sorted. We're nice like that.

Already Applied?

If you have already applied, our Student Services team will write to you to invite you along to our College Experience evening and send you a text reminder nearer the time.

Not Yet Applied?

We highly recommend applying for the course you're interested in before attending our open evening. If you don't, that's not a problem - we'll just ask you to fill in an application form while you're with us on the night.

Not yet chosen which course you want to do? Go and visit our Course Finder page to browse the full collection of courses available at EDC!

If you'd like to put in an application, the quickest and easiest way to do so is to fill in our online application form. Find the course you would like to apply for and then click to apply for that course.

Course Teams Available at our Houghall Campus Open Evening

We run the following vocational course programmes at our Houghall campus:

  • Agriculture
  • Animal Care
  • Arboriculture (Tree Surgery)
  • Equine and Horse Care
  • Floristry
  • Land and Wildlife Management
  • Veterinary Nursing

Please note: Our SEND Foundation and Derwent Autism Provision departments are NOT available at this event and will be running their own events. Check out the Events section >> to see their next event.

Where to Find Us

Our Houghall campus is found on the outskirts of Durham City Centre, directly across from Durham University's Maiden Castle building.

Our address is:

East Durham College
Houghall Campus
County Durham

FREE parking is available on-site.

Contact Us

Got any questions about EDC, our open evenings, or anything else? No problem - get in touch with our student services department who'll be happy to help you!

Call: 0191 375 4700

Email: enquiries@eastdurham.ac.uk

You can also fill in the contact form below to get in touch with us.

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