Welcome to Higher Education at Easton and Otley College. We hope you find the information here useful and supportive to aid your decision process in deciding on a higher education programme; whether it is sport, animal, equine, ecology, garden design or even zoology. Our College has offered Degree programmes validated by the UEA (top 1% of universities globally) since 2008.
As a student of Higher Education, you will be expected to become a part of 'the science of your subject area', this is achieved naturally by exploring and interpreting the latest related information and research. HE students are also asked to integrate themselves into the wider HE community through taking part in 'extracurricular' activities, maybe those activities organised by our own Students' Union, if not the UEA’s.
The Further Education Commissioner and Minister for Skills and Apprenticeships has recommended that City College Norwich (CCN) should take over the operation of the Easton campus, which includes all of the Higher Education provision. The proposed merger is dependent on due diligence, public consultation and the agreement of creditors. Subject to this, CCN will formally merge with the Easton campus of EOC on 1st January 2020.
Students currently enrolled on HE programmes at Easton, including those enrolled in the 2019/20 academic year, will continue on their existing programmes of study, under existing UEA rules and regulations, and Easton and Otley College HE policies, until the completion of their course.
Assuming the merger does proceed, City College Norwich will review all HE programmes to ensure that they still meet the needs of students, employers and stakeholders. It is possible therefore that courses on these Higher Education pages may be subject to change or amendment and if this is the case applicants will be notified of any changes at the earliest possible opportunity.
For further information, please see the College Merger FAQs for students and applicants (https://www.eastonotley.ac.uk/news-and-events/news/college-merger)
We’re #OfSRegistered. That means we meet the @officestudents requirements for course quality, academic standards, student support, student protection and more. For more information see www.officeforstudents.org.uk/the-register
We hope that you will find all the information you need on the website. Do not hesitate to get in contact with one of the team if you still have unanswered questions.
Term Dates 2019-2020
Semester 1: 16th September 2019 – 13th December 2019
Semester 2: 27th January 2020 – 8th May 2020
Semester 1: Assessment Weeks – 6th – 24th January 2020
Semester 2: Assessment Weeks – 11th - 22nd May 2020
View our Higher Education courses here.
Higher Education students have full access to our very own and newly formed Students' Union which encourages all students from all subject areas to take part in the wider student community.
In addition to this, our students have full access to the University of East Anglia's SU: University of Easton Anglia's Students' Union. Again we encourage students to engage in the wider University community too.
Active participation of students into our Union and also programme committees is very much encouraged. There are multiple opportunities throughout the academic year to get involved.
During the Induction period, programme areas will nominate a programme representative
Autumn Programme Committee Meeting to be attended by all programme representatives
Winter Student Forum where all students are invited
Spring Programme Committee Meeting to be attended by all programme representatives
Summer Programme Committee Meeting to be attended by all programme representatives
It is not only programme representatives who can get involved, all students are encouraged to support the EOC Students' Union, and they can do this by getting involved with clubs and societies. If there are no clubs or societies that suit, then feel free to set one up!
For more information, please contact 01603 732378
Access to HE
Access to Higher Education diplomas provide an opportunity for adults without relevant UCAS points or qualifications to gain entry to Higher Education programmes. This intensive 1 year (or 2 years part-time) course provides you with a supportive and adult environment in which to study towards entry into higher education or to advance your career.
Click here to view our Access to HE courses.
Yes, you can speak to the College Admissions Team on 08000 224556 who can provide general course choice advice and guidance or you can drop in to one of our Course Advice Days.
Course Advice Days are normally held on Saturday morning's from 9am-12pm. They provide an excellent opportunity to speak to course tutors, find out more about the courses we offer, have a tour of the facilities and speak to Student Services about any non academic questions like transport or bursaries. Dates are advertised on our website. Course Advice Day
We also have our campus open days, known as a 'Big Day Out' which take place in the summer term. Both campuses and facilities are available for you to explore, speak to tutors and students, watch demonstrations and have a go at activities. If you like what you see you can also make an application on the day. Details on the Big Day Out will be advertised on our website nearer the time
For students resident in England and aged 18 and under on 31 August, before they are due to start their course in September, then your full time course fees are fully funded. For students aged 19 and over, and those looking to study a short course, please contact the College Admissions Team for more details on 08000 224556.