Virtual college open day success

Photography team leader Lee Clark

A leading local college welcomed over 1,800 virtual visitors to its first ever online open day last weekend.

Future students of Truro College had the opportunity to chat live to tutors, take 3D tours of the campus and watch subject specific films, all from the comfort of their own home.

Online applications were launched alongside the open day, allowing future students the opportunity to apply via the college’s website.

Truro and Penwith College principal, Martin Tucker, said: “The success of our first ever virtual open event was tinged with some sadness that we couldn’t welcome visitors directly into the college but I am extremely proud of our staff for helping to deliver such an interesting and engaging virtual experience to visitors.

“The college prides itself on its accessibility and innovation with technology and has recently been recognised by the Government for its digital response to the challenges posed by the coronavirus; successful online open events such as this serve to confirm our efforts in the ongoing challenges until such a time as we can safely welcome visitors back in person.”

The next open event will be the Penwith College open day on Saturday, November 28, 10am-3pm. This is followed by Truro College’s open evening on Thursday, December 3, 5pm-8pm.

Again, the event will be held virtually and visitors can access it by visiting