All you need to know about starting College in September
This webpage contains all the essential information for students and parents/guardians for starting or returning to Brock College in September.
Passport to Study
Ready to get going? Access your passport to study course where you will find activities and coursework for you to complete before you start next week.
What will happen on the day?
The purpose of induction day is to give you a chance to get all the essential information you need, find your way around campus and have the first lesson in all of your courses. Here’s what will happen on the day:
- Check-in through the main hall.
- Go to your welcome tutor session and receive your timetable for the day and other essential information.
- Attend lessons in each of the subjects you have chosen.
- Attend a talk by the principal and assistant principal.
- Get a chance to try out some Enrichments.
- Explore the campus.
- Complete a COVID-19 lateral flow test if you have opted-in to testing.
- Receive your College IT login details.
NOTE: If you are an existing student, but starting a brand new course, then you will need to attend your induction day.
If you are an existing student returning for the second year of a two-year course you will be starting on your first timetabled day. You should have received an email with more information.
- Get your full timetable for the year.
What should I wear?
You can wear what you like at College. However, if your programme includes sport, exercise, fitness or performing arts, please bring appropriate clothing and footwear.
Marchwood – Construction and Marine Courses
If you have purchased a uniform, please wear this. Please also bring with you a pen and paper.
You will have a timetabled hour for lunch.
The HardBrock café will be open to serve a variety of hot and cold food. You can pay with either cash or card, however, contactless payments are preferred.
If the HardBrock is busy, or you would like to explore the surrounding area, you can walk into Brockenhurst village where there is a mix of cafes and shops serving food. We ask that you do not go into the village with more than four people in your group.
Marchwood and Ultima
If you are based at Marchwood or Ultima there are options to purchase food. Or please bring a packed lunch with you.
Free periods – Brockenhurst campus only
When you receive your timetable, you may have a free period. During these sessions you can:
- Explore the campus. There are plenty of open spaces at the College both inside and out.
- Visit the LRC where you will find a range of books, journals and magazines to read.
What time does the day end?
Lessons finish at Brock at 4.20pm and the College buses leave at 4.30pm.
The day will end at Marchwood at 3.30pm, when you can either make your own way home or take the bus back to Totton train station.
The day will end at Ultima at approximately 3.50pm. College buses will be departing from the main site at 4.30pm.
Bursaries & Financial Support
We understand that further education may involve some extra expense.
There are a number of ways to access help with these costs.
- Ensure that your family is accessing all the state benefits they are entitled to, including Child Benefits.
- Check with your Local Authority to see if they will assist with travel costs (now mainly aimed at students with special needs).
- Check if there is help available from local charities or trust funds.
- Apply to our College Bursary Fund.
For extensive information on Bursaries and financial support, please click the button below.
Travelling to Brock
If you’re travelling by train and have not yet collected your train pass, please make sure you have a valid ticket for the day as train inspectors often check tickets around this time.
If you’re travelling by bus and don’t already have your bus pass, you can use your college ID card as proof that you are a Brock student, but you’ll need to ensure you collect your bus pass at induction.
For extensive travel information, please click the button below.