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​What's it like being a TRC student?​

​​Your working day

The College working day is 9.00am to 4.15pm Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 9.00am-3.00pm on Wednesday and 9.00am- 2.40pm on Friday, but you won't have classes all the time.  You can use the Learning Resources Centre for research, coursework and homework when you don't have a timetabled lesson. 

​Studying in college

Outside timetabled work you manage your own time; you will need plenty of time for reading, homework and coursework and preparing for exams. There are social and private study areas, fully equipped with IT, that you can use whenever you need them.  Students will be expected to attend all timetabled lessons and unauthorised absences will be monitored.  

​Working together in a relaxed atmosphere

One of the many aspects that students find appealing is the informal but purposeful studying atmosphere.  The environment is different from school and we treat you as adults, with respect. Of course we expect you to treat us and each other the same way. Staff and students work together at TRC.  

There is no uniform.

 

Student Safety

All students, staff and visitors to the college are required to wear an identification lanyard in order to promote the safety and security of everyone on site.

 

Social Life

You'll get a great new social life at college as it's a brilliant place to meet lots of new, like-minded people with similar interests and ambitions. 

We run a Freshers’ Fair during the first few weeks of college, which is all about getting involved, making new friends and settling into college life. You’ll also get to know the other students on your chosen courses and there are loads of opportunities to meet people through our enrichment activities,
sports teams and events.

Don’t forget everyone is in the same boat, so don’t be scared to choose college, rather than automatically staying in your school sixth form. You need to weigh up the right choice for you as an individual.