Open Day October 2021

Open events are the perfect opportunity to explore your options, whether you're just leaving school, looking to progress at work or thinking about a change of career.

This is our first in-person Open Event since lockdown and we are really excited to be able to welcome you to Newbury College and University Centre Newbury (UCN) so that you can:

  • Find out about T Levels, apprenticeships and other career-focused programmes
  • Talk to tutors about your chosen subject(s)
  • Get advice and guidance on choosing the right pathway for your career
  • Take a tour of our fantastic curriculum-related facilities

To help keep everyone safe, we are asking all visitors to register in advance. This helps us to know who is coming and monitor how many people will be in each area of the campus.

16:00 Registration
16:05 Welcome - Iain Wolloff, Principal
16:10 Careers, not courses - Lee Hunt, Vice Principal
16:15 Apprenticeships and UCN - Shelly Van Meter
16:20 Curriculum area visit and tutor talk


17:00 Registration
17:05 Welcome - Iain Wolloff, Principal
17:10 Careers, not courses - Lee Hunt, Vice Principal
17:15 Apprenticeships and UCN - Shelly Van Meter
17:20 Curriculum area visit and tutor talk


18:00 Registration
18:05 Welcome - Iain Wolloff, Principal
18:10 Careers, not courses - Lee Hunt, Vice Principal
18:15 Apprenticeships and UCN - Shelly Van Meter
18:20 Curriculum area visit and tutor talk




20 Oct 2021 17.00 - 20 Oct 2021 20.00
Categories: Open Days


  • Apprenticeship Team

    Apprenticeship Team

    Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study. Apprenticeships are recognised as the leading standard for work-based training and there are lots of benefits for doing an apprenticeship or employing one.

    Our Apprenticeship Team can talk to you about becoming an apprentice, hiring an apprentice or just give you more information on the programme. 

    They work with local employers and other agencies to help businesses access funding and identify skills gaps, as well as supporting those looking for an apprenticeship.

  • Iain Wolloff - Principal

    Iain Wolloff - Principal

    Iain Wolloff is Principal and CEO of Newbury College, University Centre Newbury and the Newbury College Academy Trust. 

    With a vision to expand the existing post-19 offer in West Berkshire to meet the growing needs, requirements and aspirations of the local workforce, Iain has worked with key stakeholders in the community to develop new opportunities. Through Iain's leadership, University Centre Newbury launched in September 2020 and now provides more opportunities for young people and adults to access high quality higher education.


  • Lee Hunt MBE - Vice Principal

    Lee Hunt MBE - Vice Principal

    Lee Hunt is an experienced educational leader with a track record of delivering strong curriculum outcomes while developing well-rounded young people, all aligned to the needs of local and regional businesses.

    He is passionate about delivering careers not courses and has been working to embed that mantra into the culture of Newbury College.

  • Shelly Van Meter - Head of Department UCN & Apprenticeships

    Shelly Van Meter - Head of Department UCN & Apprenticeships

    Already a long-serving curriculum manager at Newbury College, successfully leading the Essential Skills and Technology departments, Shelly took the opportunity in 2019 to develop the introductory curriculum offer for University Centre Newbury (UCN).

    Her extensive knowledge of learner needs, local industry requirements and her effective leadership skills have helped Shelly to build a strong team and curriculum that are focused on supporting individual aspirations and local economic growth.

    Working with the Apprenticeship Team and other colleagues at Newbury College, Shelly continues to develop UCN's career-focused provision, providing progression routes for school and college leavers, supporting employers and creating opportunities for people who want to achieve their degree locally.