From Monday 5th to Friday 9th September TyneMet College opened its doors to welcome new and returning students to celebrate Freshers' Week.

Each day streams of students attended the Fair, received their TyneMet College goody bags and were given information, guidance and freebies from the many stall holders.

Delicious 'Fair Trade' biscuits, chocolate and cookies were on offer from the Co-op.  Public Health Nurses from the Newcastle and North Tyneside NHS Stop Smoking Clinic were on hand to talk to students and advertise their Smoking Cessation Clinic held here at College every Thursday 12noon-2pm.

Specialist Nurses from the Under 25s Outreach Team, at the Sexual Health Centre in Shiremoor, were at the event to promote the Contraception and Sexual Health Advice Clinic held at TyneMet College for the students each Monday 8.30 - 1.30pm whilst a Chlamydia screening team gave out advice, information and freebies.

Volunteers from Notan (North of Tyne Athletics Network) talked to students about the Network and the many sporting activities that they are involved in this year, whilst other students flexed their muscles and tested their staying power taking part in the College's rowing challenge.   The Student Support Service at TyneMet College were also busy during the week giving advice and information to students who may need additional learning support to help them with their course work.

 Staff from NESA (North East Sports Academy) at TyneMet College were also on hand talking to students about free membership to NESA on offer to all full-time TyneMet students, no matter what subject they are studying.  The specialist team at NESA are able to provide exciting coaching opportunities in many sporting disciplines.

Sam Haley, Director of Learning Services at TyneMet College, said

"It is important that all students at Tyne Metropolitan College receive advice and guidance that will support them during their time here.   Students should be able to enjoy their College experience and be introduced to the many extra curricula activities we have on offer.  Freshers' is fun for us to facilitate and allows us to share important information, such as the NHS clinics and NESA opportunities, in a relaxed but engaging interactive environment."

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