Enrichment

What is Enrichment?

Enrichment Plus is all about what goes on outside the classroom. We are heavily student-focused and driven by student demand. These activities are provided to help you gain extra skills, make new friends and enjoy yourself. We’re here to ensure your college experience is enjoyable.

Get Active!

The college offers plenty of opportunities to engage in physical activity. Just some of the activities we have run are Badminton, Basketball, Netball, Rugby, Table Tennis, Yoga and fitness sessions in our brand new fully equipped gym.

The sessions take place during college lunchtimes and after college. We are driven by student demand so if you fancy having a go at an activity get in touch and we can see if we can make it happen.

All of our activities are free to attend, with the exception of the Gym which costs only £10 for a whole year’s membership. Make sure to wear suitable practical kit so think trainers and sportswear rather than jeans and outdoor shoes. Make sure you have your College I.D card and you are good to go.

Activities

Video Game Club runs in Abingdon on a Tuesday and Witney on a Thursday, so come along for a round of Fifa ’14, Halo, Super Smash Bros. or feel free to bring in your own games from home.

Recently, DJ G stopped by Witney campus to play a set and teach the students how to use his decks – hopefully he should be stopping by Abingdon campus soon too.

We’ve also previously run creative writing sessions, problem solving and plans are in place to start a chess club and bring back the college’s very own radio station. The Beat Radio broadcasts from an expansive media suite, film production unit and sound studio at both campuses.

With our fully functioning hair and beauty salons open to the public and students at both Abingdon and Witney campuses. All the salons are brand new, boasting top of the range equipment, a friendly atmosphere and the most competitive prices in town!

Boot Camp Induction

We give our learners the chance to have an enriched induction that enables them to gain new skills that are essential to their vocational learning experience.

There is an established tradition for learners from the Sports and Public Services Curriculum areas to attend an annual ‘boot camp’ as part of their induction.  Following previous successful visits to the Ferney Crofts adventure camp in the New Forest, teaching staff banded together to offer the same experience to curriculum areas from across the Faculty, including Business Management and Travel & Tourism learners.

Working in cooperation, staff and learners alike organised the weeklong boot camp; staff handled the activities, whilst second year Public Services learners organised the catering… luckily most people liked beans! Learners found themselves with 5* accommodation, as they pitched their tents in campsites across the field.  6am wake-up calls and dawn physical training sessions were all included as part of the all-inclusive package.

Meet the team

Gareth Hughes, Enrichment Plus Administrator

gareth.hughes@abingdon-witney.ac.uk : 01235 216439

Got an idea for an activity? Contact us at enrichmentplus@abingdon-witney.ac.uk with any fresh ideas.