What to Expect

Everything you need to know about your first week at Buckinghamshire College Group.

Your first week

It’s natural to feel a little bit nervous in your first week – just remember everyone is in the same situation and keen to make friends. Chances are you will have already met your Tutor and some of your classmates at induction or an information session.

The first week is all about settling in. There will be lots of activities planned to help you get to know the College, your classmates and your Tutors. On your first day you will meet your tutor in the Atrium, and then spend some time with your classmates. Many courses will have fun activities planned to help you get to know the College and find your way around, and also help you get to know your classmates in the process.

All new students attend a welcome briefing during their first week where you will meet the Principal, Karen Mitchell, some of the College executive team, and the Student President. In these briefings you will hear more about how the College works and what’s expected of you.

All new students will complete a maths and English diagnostic test during their first week. This is nothing to be worried about – the aim is to ensure that all of our students receive the right level of support.


All the staff at Buckinghamshire College Group are focused on providing a great student experience. We will do everything we can to help you settle in. There is support available for all students, check out these links:

Student Services

Learning Support

Financial Support

GREAT Ambitions

We want you to be the best you can be and to get the most out of your time studying at Buckinghamshire College Group. That's why all of our full-time 16-18 year old students are enrolled on the GREAT Ambitions study programme.

Alongside your chosen course you'll study essential maths and English, work on your digital skills, have real work experience and more! Find out all about the programme here.

Connect with us

Keep up to date with what's going on at College by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or subscribing to us on YouTube! We'll be posting updates throughout the first week so be sure to get involved!

Student Union

Why not become a Student Representative with Buckinghamshire College Group Student Union? Our student reps get to voice their opinions on what's going on in College as well as representing their course, get involved with Open Day and other College events and are the first point of call with their peers for any Union related matters!

If you don't fancy becoming a rep, you can still get involved! The Union organises a wide range of societies and clubs including LGBT, Creative Writing and Sports societies! You'll find the Reps at their desk in the atrium.

Find out more about our Student Union


Don't forget to bag yourself an NUS student discount card! For just £12 you can get yourself a year's worth of discounts including 25% of at the ODEON and 40% off at Pizza Express!

Check out the full range of discounts here, and for more information see your Student Reps!

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