College Freshers’ Fayre a great success


ANGUS College’s Arbroath campus was buzzing on Wednesday afternoon with hundreds of new students who flocked to the college green to attend the annual Freshers’ Fayre.

This was the first year that the event had been organised mainly by students and it proved to be a huge success with a record number in attendance.

Spirits were high as students tackled the fun activities on offer including the inflatable bungee run and life-sized table football. The army was also in attendance with an inflatable obstacle course to put the fitness of the new student recruits to the test. Another big attraction was the large selection of stands offering freebies, student discounts and advice on everything from finance to health and wellbeing.

The fayre was also a great chance for the students to meet new people and to sign up for various college activities including groups and societies.

Members of the Angus College Student Representative Council took it upon themselves to arrange the event for the first time this year. Kirsty Soutar and Tatiana Zorina, both Arbroath, took over arranging the fayre as part of an additional citizenship qualification; their duties included everything from contacting stand holders to promoting the event itself.

Learner engagement officer Katie Anderson said: “Well done to all the students who have been involved in organising this event, in particular Kirsty and Tatiana. Angus College is proud to have such conscientious students who want to make the college a better place for their fellow students.

“The Fayre has once again been a great success. Everyone really enjoyed themselves as well as getting some useful information from the stalls on offer and bagging some great freebies!

“The event really kick-started what I hope will be another big year for the college and for student engagement.”