Over thirty local organisations took part in NRC Magherafelt Freshers events to give students a chance to orient and integrate themselves into campus life and to provide them with useful information in preparation for the academic year.
The event now in its second year, saw over 400 students take advantage of the occasion and engage with the diverse range of exhibitors. Representatives from local companies, agencies and voluntary organisations were on hand to provide them with advice and information and to introduce them to their services.
Commenting at the event Stephen McCartney, NRC’s Student Support Manager stated that “ This proved to be a very popular event last year and it is very successful today due to the support of the local organisations who have taken the time from their busy schedules to join us and support the learner. We have had representation from HM Revenue & Customs, NUS-USI, Electoral Office, Contact Youth, Careers Service, Northern Bank, National Trust, Blood Transfusion Service, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force, Army, Carecall, Samaritans, Boots, EGSA, Raceview Karting, AA,Movie House, Lifeline, The Jungle, NHSCT, DOE Road Safety, PSNI and many more. We would like to extend our sincere thanks to them, for their support.”
NRC’s Student President, Joe Cromie who worked alongside the Student Support Team in creating the Freshers experience stated that “We have tried to link with external companies to allow students to see what services are available to them locally. The student body of the College is very important to the local economy. “Freshers is also a time for the students to meet the support services provided within the college – so as well as being a chance to have a bit of fun, it is also a great time to pick up some useful information and lots of freebies!”