Our Applicant Taster Day is on Monday 3rd July 2023, 8.30am – 3.15pm.

Taster Day is a great opportunity to meet other applicants, sample your chosen subjects and speak to our teachers. During the Carmel+ session you can attend talks, find out about Enrichment activities including sports teams and our High Achievers+ Programme and much more.

Applicant Taster Day Invite

Carmel+ Activities

In order for you to prepare for the day and answer any queries you may have, we have provided answers to some Frequently Asked Questions below. We hope this information is helpful to you. If you can’t find the answer to a question you have, please contact our Admissions Team who will be pleased to help you – admissions@carmel.ac.uk

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get to College?

You will need to make your own way to college on Taster Day. Public bus/train timetables and routes are available via service providers’ websites.

Public Buses (payment required on the bus)

From Liverpool via Toll Bar or Rainhill – visit arriva.co.uk for timetable and routes

From Rainford / Eccleston / Kirkby / Knowsley / Prescot / Platt Bridge / Haydock / Ashton / Golborne / Rainhill / Sutton / Parr / Earlestown – visit merseytravel.gov.uk for timetable and routes

College Buses – (For Taster Day you will not need to show a bus pass)

Widnes (2 buses) Widnes Bus Routes and Timetable for Taster Day

Warrington (4 buses) ASDA Westbrook, Kingsway, Grappenhall and Croft – Warrington Bus Routes and Timetable for Taster Day 23

*For September our college bus service routes will be updated. Check our student transport web page for updates.

By car

If you are being driven to college, please be aware, the gate at the top of the driveway will be closed for safety reasons.  You can use the West Park Rugby Club car park next to the college as a safe drop off point.  The college postcode for SAT NAV use is WA10 3AG. If you need special access down the main drive, please email admissions@carmel.ac.uk in advance.

What do I do on arrival?

You can arrive any time between 8:30 and 9.00am.  When you arrive you will be welcomed by staff who will show you where to go to register. You will be given a voucher for a free breakfast item to use either before your first lesson or at break time.

How do I know where to go?

Your timetable will show room numbers for each lesson, but please don’t worry there will be lots of staff and student ambassadors around to help and guide you in the right direction.

What do I need to wear and bring?

There is no dress code at Carmel, please wear whatever you feel most comfortable in.  You just need to bring a pen and some paper and money for snacks/drinks/lunch and bus fares.

Please bring a sports kit to change into if you would like to take part in competitive sports including Netball, Football, Rugby and Basketball. There are changing rooms with showers available.

What happens at lunch time?

There will be a hot and cold meal deal offer available for £3.00. We also have gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options available. Both cash or card are acceptable. Alternatively, you are free to go off-site to any local shop, there is a Subway, Spar and Co-op all close by. You can also bring your own packed lunch if you prefer.

We want your Taster Day experience to be as fun and enjoyable as possible. We have arranged live music and outdoor activities including giant board games, soccer shoot out, table tennis and lots more.

You will also have the opportunity to attend talks or speak to staff and students about enrichment and any other information you would like.

When will I get my timetable?

You will receive your personal timetable by Saturday 1st July via text link, please make sure you let us know if you have changed any of your contact details.

What if I can’t access my timetable?

Speak to any member of staff on the day or come to a registration desk where this will be resolved for you.

What happens if I want to change my subjects?

If you would like to make any changes to your subject choices, please email admissions@carmel.ac.uk  by Friday 23rd June to help with our timetable planning.

I have medical/additional needs, what should I do?

You will have been asked about this at your interview so we more than likely will have a record of your particular needs. If you need to tell us about any specific requirements you have, please email admissions@carmel.ac.uk

On Taster Day, our Additional Learning Support Manager, Clare Dawson, will be located in the library. Students can speak to Clare about any of their support needs for the first time or chat about information they have already shared with us. Our Care Assistant, Sarah Jones, will also be available on the day to chat to any students who want to discuss their medical needs.

Where do I go if I’m feeling anxious?

Our Chaplaincy room is the base for our student ambassadors so there will always be a friendly face available here to help you.

What time can I leave?

Taster Day will finish at 3.15pm.