There was a palpable buzz of excitement on Thursday 5th September as BBC Wiltshire radio presenter, Graham Seaman, broadcast his lunchtime show live from the restaurant at New College.
The Freshers’ Festival is an annual event for new and returning students, designed to welcome them back to College and give them the best possible start to their experience. It runs over three days, giving as many students as possible the chance to visit and take part in the diverse activities on offer. The event included: the opportunity to take a ride in a tuk tuk; sample international food; participate in games and competitions; find out about College groups; and engage with organisations such as Cineworld, BBC Wiltshire, Swindon Town Football Club, Link Centre and more!
Graham kicked off his slot by interviewing Carole Kitching, Principal in a tuk tuk. During the course of his show, he also chatted with to students leading various New College Task Force groups, the LGBTQ Student group and representatives from the National Citizen Service, representatives from the Swindon Army reserves and the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme.
Joanna Saunders, Enrichment Co-ordinator, who organised the entire Festival, said:
“This is a fantastic event which is designed to welcome our students and show them the whole scope of the student experience here at New College. We are delighted that so many local organisations were able to support and chuffed that BBC Radio Wiltshire chose to broadcast from the College. It’s been a really positive and buzzing event.”