Open Events

Open evenings for entry to Reigate College in September 2018 were held between 6.00pm and 8.30pm on:

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Open Events offer the best opportunity to get a feel for what life as at Reigate College student will be like.

The evenings are designed for students and parents to take a look around, hear directly from the Prinicpal, chat to subject teachers and find out more about any areas of interest or concern (from Admissions, to D of E and competitive sport to Learning Support).

We’re unfortunately unable to offer guided tours during term time.

If you’re unable to make an Open Event, please see the College’s 360 degree tour (but note this requires updating since recent building work).

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Nick Open Eve Talk 2016
 
Principal's Open Evenings Talk 2016
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Below is the information given to visitors before last autumn's Open Evenings.

Principal's Talks and video screenings of Principal’s Talk

Principal’s Talks

Ticketed Principal’s Talks will take place at the following times in the Paul Rispoli Theatre:

6.30pm, 7.05pm and 7.40pm

If you’re planning on hearing the talk, please collect tickets for the Principal’s Talk on arrival, so you can organise your visit around your allocated time. Tickets are available for collection outside the Rispoli Theatre (on the Refectory side of College).

Please queue outside the Rispoli Theatre, on the Refectory side of College, a few minutes before your allocated talk. Note, in the spirit of fairness, visitors will not be admitted without tickets.

Video screenings of Principal’s Talk

Video screenings of the Principal’s Talk (recorded in advance) will be shown in the New Refectory at the following times:

6.45pm, 7.20pm and 7.55pm

These are intended for visitors who find the timings more convenient than the live talks, or who don’t get in to hear the live talks. TICKETS ARE NOT REQUIRED FOR THE VIDEO SCREENINGS.

Visitors are asked to queue for the video screenings outside the New Refectory, a few minutes before their preferred viewing time.

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Orientation and what to do when you arrive

How to get the most out of your Open Event visit

  1. Familiarise yourself with the Reigate College campus map in advance of your visit. This can be downloaded here and highlights which subject staff will be available in which buildings and rooms.
  2. Visit the Admissions desk in the Refectory to pick up a prospectus pack (unless applying from a Partner School (i.e. de Stafford, Oakwood, Reigate or Warwick), as these will be given out via the school. 

    Please note, students from non-partner-schools might want to hand in their completed application forms during the evening, at the Admissions desk in the Refectory, as places are date stamped and offered according to the Admissions Policy.
  3. Discuss course options with teaching staff (in allocated classrooms) and pick up course leaflets. See A to Z course finder. Printable course leaflets are also downloadable from the individual courses pages on the website.
  4. Go to the Refectory to find out about extra-curricular clubs and activites, Competitive Sport, Learning Support, Careers Department, the Students’ Union, College’s Aspire Programmes and the  Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award scheme. 
  5. Have a look around the College campus, including the Refectory, Lindley Sports Centre, Independent Learning Centre (previously the College Library), Forum and Learning Support Department. See campus map above.
  6. Talk to current students, including members of the Students’ Union and Student Ambassadors who will be located in classrooms and across the College campus

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Travel and parking information

Parking can be difficult, especially at the beginning of Open Evenings, so please take public transport, park in local public car-parks (Town Hall, Upper West Street, Bancroft Road multi-storey or  Morrisons (note the latter has a strict 2 hour limit), or park on local roads and walk if at all possible.

The College's car-park is at the back of College on Rushworth Road (with an overflow car park at Watson Wyatt - but only later on in the evening and under the strict guidance of College staff).   PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCES IN THE HOMEBASE CAR PARK.

Address: Reigate Sixth Form College, Castlefield Road, Reigate Surrey.
Postcode for sat nav users RH2 0QF.
For map see www.reigate.ac.uk/contact-us

Bus timetables can be found at www.surreycc.gov.uk/roads-and-transport/buses-and-trains/bus-timetables/redhill,-horley-and-east-surrey-bus-timetables

Reigate Station is a couple of minutes away by foot. Train information can be found at www.surreycc.gov.uk/roads-and-transport/buses-and-trains/trains

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FAQs and contact form

FAQs

Can I arrange a visit during regular College opening hours?

Unfortunately we’re not able to offer visits during College opening hours. This is because of the likely disruptive nature of having visitors appearing during timetabled lessons.

What should I do if I don’t get to talk to the staff I need to during the Open Event?

Please email enquiries@reigate.ac.uk and an appropriate member of staff will email you back at the earliest opportunity.

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Feedback Questionnaire

Complete our on-line survey, following your visit to one of our Open Events.

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