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Welcome to Huish Headstart!

Starting College is an exciting time however we know it may feel daunting. We launched our Headstart initiative in Summer 2020 to help you get to know us and prepare practically for your transition to Huish; combining tasks to complete at home, our usual Summer Welcome to Huish event and informative videos to answer any questions you may still have.

We are here to support you throughout this transition so don’t be afraid to ask us anything.

Currently displayed are resources for students joining Huish in September 2020. If you are joining in September 2021 you will find these resources helpful but we will add new resources in summer 2021 for you to complete. Please ensure you try THE VIRTUAL HUISH EXPERIENCE.

Bullet pointStage 1 – Complete the Headstart Introductory booklet 

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Bullet pointStage 2 – Move on to the Headstart Subject booklets. There is one for each subject containing research, reading, activities, tasks and information specific to that course. Your teachers will discuss these booklets during the Virtual Welcome to Huish event and you will hand these into your teachers when you start in September.

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Bullet pointStage 3 – Join us online for our Virtual Welcome to Huish event (8th & 9th July 2020) which will be a series of videos and live chats giving you the opportunity to meet your new teachers, see the facilities you will be learning in, and join the live chat sessions with course teachers and Huish students. The film resources will remain available following the event. 

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Bullet pointStage 4 – Watch our information and subject films which aim to answer your questions around your Study Programme, progression, transport and bursaries, enrichment and student support, and introduce our Progress Tutors.

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Bullet pointStage 5 – Our virtual parents events include a presentation and live chat, giving parents/guardians and students the opportunity to meet the Principal and ask questions. 

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Bullet pointStage 6 – If you have decided you wish to change your Study Programme you can request a course change.

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The Introductory Huish Headstart Booklet includes resources and activities about being a successful Huish student and a research project. You will also find useful FAQs. Complete this booklet, get started on a project and prepare yourself for success. Below are the additional documents you will need that are referenced in the Headstart Booklet:

Huish Headstart Subject Booklets contain research, reading, activities, tasks and information specific to a course. We hope these will help raise your confidence in your subject choices.

If you find the work extremely difficult or not enjoyable there is still time to change your Study Programme before September; it may be useful to have a look at other Subject Headstart booklets for ideas of subjects you may enjoy more.

Our Virtual Welcome to Huish event took place on Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th July 2020, although many of the resources remain accessible.

You can access films made by our staff introducing you to the campus, themselves and your courses. To find out more click here.

The event also included live Q&A sessions across the two day event including a chat with our students. 

Welcome to Huish

To find out more about Huish for themselves, parents/guardians were invited to join a live Q&A session with our Senior Management team on the 8th & 9th July. Below is Principal Emma Fielding’s Welcome Presentation and a film of a Q&A session.