Confused about when you should be starting College? - MK College

Confused about when you should be starting College?

If you are unsure about when you should be starting college, come along to either our Chaffron Way or Bletchley campus between 10am and 3pm during the week of the 11th of September and we will help you out.

Please note – due to the incredible popularity of Skills Academy, classes will now start week beginning Monday 18th September. This is for Skills Academy only, all other classes start as per timetables.

How do I get there?

Whether you live in Milton Keynes or further afield, there are lots of ways to get to both our Chaffron Way or Bletchley campus. You could travel by public transport, arrive by bike, or come by car where each campus has secure bike racks and car parks. Check out our Travel to College page to find the best route for you. You might even be eligible to apply for a discounted travel card valid on certain public transport routes – just pick up an application form from reception.

Chaffron Way Campus

What am I supposed to bring with me? 

This depends on what course you’re doing and if you’ve been instructed to bring in anything specific by your tutor. Make sure you double check your offer packs and e-mail inboxes for any additional information that you may have been given – but be sure to bring in the usual items like a notepad, some stationery, and a water bottle.

You should also make sure that you’ve got some lunch or some money to buy some. We have ample places onsite where you can purchase food from, the refectory, The Brasserie, or vending machines. Check out our Bursaries page to check if you’re entitled to free meals.

Female engineering students at work

What will I be doing?

Again, this is dependent on your course. However, expect to do things like tour the campus, have an introduction to Office 365, Microsoft Teams and Moodle (the student platform where you can upload your work and assignments), get your timetable, and spend some time getting to know your tutor/s and peers. This is the time to be confident and outgoing, and to make sure that you make a great first impression!

What if there’s a problem?

We really hope you settle in straight away, but if you hit a few speed bumps, there will always be someone to talk to. Whether you are just unsure if College is the right option for you, are having a problem with the work, or maybe even are having problems at home, make a note of the contacts below and you’ll always have someone to turn to. Here at Milton Keynes College, we also work with the Youth Counselling Service and have mental health first aiders and safeguarding officers on site at all time, so you can be assured of your safety whilst at College.

Reception : 01908 684444
Learning Support : 01908 684433
Careers & Course Guidance : 01908 684456
Student Counselling : 01908 684406
Admissions & Enrolments : 01908 684551

The best thing you can do on your first day of College is to be yourself. Ask questions, explore the campus, and get comfortable. After all, you’re going to be here for a good while