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Schools Open Day for Pupils at Downpatrick SERC Campus
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ON Wednesday 6 March, South Eastern Regional Colleges’ Downpatrick campus welcomed hundreds of school leavers when it opened its doors to the public for its annual open day.

The day provided an opportunity for prospective students and their parents to discuss with lecturers future courses of study, subject information, funding, careers and progression advice.

Potential students and families were invited to tour the excellent facilities on the campus which houses state of the art construction facilities and workshops, IT suites, library, hair and beauty therapy training facilities and professional salon, music suite, culinary arts suite, student cafeterias and licensed restaurants.

Visitors were also treated to a range of demonstrations. Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy students provided complimentary nail painting, updos and demonstrations, promoting the high level of skill and technique developed studying at the College.

Ken Webb, Principal and Chief Executive, at SERC said: “The Open Day was a great success and we had an overwhelming amount of visitors. There is a fantastic range of Further Education opportunities available at the College and today has been a valuable opportunity for staff and students to meet and discuss the options.

“Many locals visit each year, however, this year we welcomed prospective students who travelled from as far as Saintfield, Newcastle and Castlewellan to find out more about what we have to offer.”

The College is accepting applications for all full-time courses. Further information is available online at

SERC provides a range of full and part time courses designed to give students ‘the edge’ through industry projects and a range of work placements.  To find out how SERC can help you ‘get the edge’ call 0845 600 7555, visit or find us on Facebook, search: South Eastern Regional College.