Fresh start to new academic year at NCL


The new academic year got off to a lively start at New College Lanarkshire as students enjoyed three days of Freshers activities.

Our main campuses in Motherwell, Coatbridge and Cumbernauld were transformed with stalls set up by charities, local businesses, public sector health organisations and fitness firms, all against the backdrop of live DJs, free food, photobooths and inflatable assault courses.

At the Motherwell Campus, local Italian restaurant chain Tony Macaroni served up hundreds of free pizzas using their distinctive branded Fiat 500 cars.

At the Coatbridge and Cumbernauld campuses, Domino’s Pizza dished out complimentary slices alongside money-off vouchers.

Students were also able to pick up information, advice and freebies from a range of organisations, including Police Scotland, NL Leisure, Terrence Higgins Trust, Help for Heroes, NHS 24 and Jobcentre Plus.

Student president Calum Smith said: “Myself and the full Students’ Association team at New College Lanarkshire were delighted with this year’s Freshers events.

“I was at all three main campuses and couldn’t have asked for more from the students, staff and organisations involved – and we’d like to thank everyone who participated.

“The first week of college can be a daunting and nervous time for a lot of students, and we wanted to give them a few hours to not only break the ice with their fellow students, but enjoy themselves and ultimately relax in a college environment.

“We wanted Freshers to be more substantial and serve a purpose by being engaging, educational and fun at the same time.”

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