The Big Hello!

Every year at Chesterfield College, students are invited to ‘The Big Hello’ to signal the start of the new academic year.

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There is a buzz that you can hear, and literally feel, as soon as you turn the corner into The Big Hello. It is an excited and happy noise that vibrates through the Heart Space and into the surrounding corridors. Meeting old friends and making new ones; staff, invited visitors and students mingle around the stalls.

Information, Students Union, volunteering organisations, gift bags, freebies, food, music, clothes and pop-up shops all coming together to give students at Chesterfield College the support and opportunities they need to forge forward with success into their new courses.

Students spill out into the court yard where there is also the fun stuff that makes Chesterfield College a place to make memories, not just an institution where you gain your qualifications. There is a photographer to take your photo with your friends, an inflatable obstacle course and bungee run (much harder than it looks!), glitter make up artists, Peak FM providing the soundtrack, mocktail making, clothing stalls from independent, local businesses. And the food, my goodness! The food! Delicious.

We hope all of the students attending The Big Hello have had a great time and have gained loads of useful information to set themselves up for this 2018/19 academic year. Good Luck with all your studies, and we, at West Studios, hope you have fun too!

Hannah Bowdler