Trips and events

Last year New College students went on a variety of study trips and took part in a number of initiatives, including:

Archaeology & History

  • Stonehenge
  • Imperial War Museum
  • British Museum
  • London University (Lectures on US Civil Rights)
  • Westminster (Politics and History Conference)

Art & Design

  • Florence
  • Sienna
  • Saatchi Gallery London
  • National Knitting and Stitching Show
  • Clotheshow Live
  • V&A Quilt Exhibition
  • Grace Kelly Exhibition

Business Studies

  • Alton Towers
  • customer service training with Sainsbury's
  • supporting The Mayor with charity work

Classical Civilisation

  • 'Antigone' and 'The Odyssey' at Oxford Playhouse
  • theatre trip to 'Women of Troy'

Creative & Media

  • BBC Television Studios - 2-day residential

Early Years

  • Turkey
  • Body Worlds Exhibition
  • Drove Children's Centre Observation Unit
  • Great Western Hospital
  • @ Bristol


  • 'Othello' (Oxford and Chipping Norton)
  • Michael Frayn's 'Noises Off'
  • visit to a local school to investigate language acquisition in children


  • Investigative trips to the River Churn
  • London Docklands
  • Austria as well as surrounding area of Swindon


  • Salisbury Cathedral
  • Royal Opera House
  • Covent Garden
  • Evening Serenade at Highworth Methodist Church
  • Gala Concert

Performing Arts

  • 'Macbeth'
  • Tobacco Factory – 'Anthony and Cleopatra'
  • Cornwall Dance Residency
  • Youth Dance England
  • Motionhouse Dance Workshop
  • UDance South West Competition
  • Fashion Show
  • Passion for Fashion Competition


  • Trip to Spain
  • Tate Gallery London
  • National Portrait Gallery
  • "Photographing Wiltshire's Treasures" project and exhibition

Politics & History

  • Parliament
  • Downing Street
  • Politics & History conference in Westminster

Public Services

  • West Wales
  • Cornwall
  • Forest of Dean
  • World Skills Competition
  • various Armed Forces establishments and local fire stations


  • Bristol Biochemistry Day
  • Bournemouth Forensic Science Day
  • Bath Nutrition Day
  • Nuclear Fusion Reactor Culham
  • Bristol Zoo
  • Royal Society


  • Millennium Stadium
  • University of Gloucestershire
  • local leisure centres and country parks

Travel and Tourism

  • Alton Towers
  • Roman Baths in Bath
  • Bath City Centre
  • Marriott Hotel
  • 'Head for Heights'- aerial activity centre in the Cotswolds


  • Student Star Awards
  • New College has Talent Competition
  • Sugarhill Festival
  • grilling prospective MPs at election debates
  • themed weeks including Diversity Week

We also arrange visits to universities, conferences, plays, musical and sporting events, zoos, and many more.