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Hopwood Hall College and University Centre

Welcome to our Year 10 Taster Event

This immersive online event is designed to give you your first real taste of life at Hopwood Hall College. It’s your opportunity to find out everything you need to know as you begin thinking about your next steps after leaving school.

There’s a lot to explore today, so we’d like to recommend that you start by watching the welcome message (below) from our Principal Julia Heap.

Some of our current students – who not too long ago were thinking about their next steps just like you are now – have recorded their thoughts on what it’s like being at Hopwood Hall. We’ve no doubt that you’ll be very interested in what they have to say!

These short clips should give you a really good idea of what it's like to walk our hallways and be taught in our classrooms. You can enjoy the same experience from September 2022 – but until then you’ll get a great feel of things by taking our virtual campus tours!

Just one bit of advice: be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the meerkats, wallabies and alpacas that are homed at our animal enclosures…

We’re thrilled to tell you that our tutors have filmed specially made videos for you to watch today. If you’re not sure which course you’d like to study, we’d recommend that you check out several subject areas and hopefully this will give you a better idea of where your future lies.

We know a lot of you will want to know more about T-Levels. These revolutionary new qualifications are incredibly popular as they combine classroom learning with a work placement to create a thrilling two-year course.

But Hopwood is about so much more than the course you choose. Therefore, we’d also encourage you to hear about all the fun stuff that happens through Enrichment and Learner Voice. There really is something for everyone!

You might still have questions after you’ve watched all the videos – and we’re more than happy to answer these. You’ll find our live chat in the bottom right hand corner. You can click the icon at any point until 7pm and find out anything you’d like to know.

It might be helpful to first have a look at our frequently asked questions. It’s here where you’ll find information on things like applying for a course and accessing support.

Finally, if you're looking for some inspiration ahead of September 2022 then have a look at our alumni campaign It All Started At Hopwood. It's here where you'll be able to see some of the amazing things our former students have gone on to do!

Welcome Message

Please meet Julia Heap, Principal and CEO of Hopwood Hall College and University Centre

We look forward to the day when you have the opportunity to meet Julia and our entire team of dedicated staff.

Hear from our students

Our learners are best equipped to tell you about college life

Have a listen to what they have to say. After all, they've got first-hand experience of what it's like as a student at Hopwood Hall.

A Day in the Life at the Rochdale Campus

Meet Chloe, a Level 3 Early Years student studying at Hopwood Hall College

If you're wondering what is like for our learners, then here's one student's experience of learning - and thriving - at Hopwood Hall.

Your day might look like something similar!

T-Levels are coming in September 2021

Are you ready to be part of the technical revolution?

T-Levels offer a unique opportunity for school leavers - it's such an exciting time to study these new qualifications. Be sure to keep an eye on our website, we'll soon be adding even more T-Levels to our offer!

Find out more about T-Levels. HERE.

A film for future students, made by current students

Life at Hopwood Hall

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If you have a specific question about our Virtual Open Days, simply get in touch.

0161 643 7560