Our next planned Taster Days are:
Taster Days 1: 20th -21st November 2018
Taster Days 2: 5th – 6th February 2019
Taster Days 3: 21st – 22nd May 2019
Are you interested in experiencing what it would be like to be a full-time student at Mattersey? Perhaps you’ve read the prospectus, looked at the website, or chatted with past students, but there is nothing quite like the experience of spending some time at the college for yourself. ‘Taster Days’ are an excellent opportunity to do just that. The college opens its doors and invites you to be our guest, to come and stay for the night and see what being at Mattersey is all about – especially if you are considering a full-time course.
So what does the ‘Taster Day’ experience involve?
- Stay overnight in the Residential Centre on the Tuesday evening.
- Sit in on a Mattersey lecture given by one of our excellent teaching faculty.
- Join with the student body, faculty and staff at our Main Event on Wednesday morning.
- Spend some time exploring God’s word in our new Research Centre.
- Network with our present students who are passionately getting ready for God’s call upon their lives.
- Take opportunity to chat with faculty and staff about our courses, student finance, international missions trips and church placements.
- Enjoy all meals and accommodation provided, free of charge, during the stay.
If you are interested in booking a place, or if you have any further questions, please chat with us on 01777 817663 or contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
We looking forward to meeting you!
Here’s what some of our first year students have said about their experience of Taster Days:
Personally, I really enjoyed the Taster Day. I liked how we were able to integrate with the students and weren’t kept separate. Doing that enabled me to ask students what Mattersey was really like from their point of view. I also really enjoyed going to Main Event on Wednesday morning, that was a big influence on my decision. Ultimately, the thing that won me over was the community feel and how everyone was so friendly. I think for taster students, the main thing is to see authenticity, so just letting them be part of a normal Mattersey day is important.
Hannah Flynn, 1st Year Student BA in Biblical Studies and Theology
The Taster Day was very welcoming and well structured. It helped to have a good schedule! It was also great to have the chance to speak to current students. The hospitality was good too – teas coffees etc.
I decided to come really because on my Taster Day I asked God two questions. Was it Mattersey and was it this year? And as you know the answer is got to both questions was yes!
Sarah Hulbert, 1st Year Student BA in Biblical Studies and Theology
As someone who was considering coming to Mattersey to start with the Taster days massively helped me in making my final decision. I felt so at home because it wasn’t fake. There was no mask over the Taster Day. Every student and staff member was genuine and that is still proven to be true. Everyone was so welcoming and willing to answer questions.
Having people around to ask questions and to spend time with really helped me get a feel for student life. My taster days were amazing.
Jessica Carpenter, 1st Year Student BA in Biblical Studies and Theology.
If it wasn’t for my experience on the Taster Day I would not be at Mattersey now. The encouragement and support I received from students and staff at Mattersey was amazing, as soon as I entered the door it felt like I was at home. Also, my experience at Wednesday’s Main Event and the lecture I attended confirmed that Mattersey is what God wanted for me and it is the greatest choice I have ever made.
Kenneth Davidson, 1st Year Student BA in Biblical Studies and Theology