Be prepared, be organised, be Bury College ready for your first day.

Remember to be on time for your first lesson and make a good first impression. To help you prepare for your college course, research useful books and articles you could be reading before you start in the next academic year.

It’s ok to be nervous - remember it’s everyone’s first day.

Curriculum Resources

Please select your chosen pathway below to discover a range of useful resources to get you Bury College ready.

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What to bring on your first day

  • Our Pass
  • Money for lunch or a packed lunch
  • Bury College lanyard
  • Your timetable
  • Basic stationery (pens and notepad)
  • Remember to be prompt and make a good first impression
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During your time at Bury College you won’t be required to wear a uniform like you did at school. Some courses will require you to wear certain protective equipment or clothing, however this will vary depending on your course.

You can find out more in the ‘Curriculum Resources’ section at the top of this page.

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Be Ready to Learn

To ensure that our students have the best possible learning experience, we have devised some ‘Be Ready to Learn’ guidelines to make sure you are well prepared for joining us in the next academic year.

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Lunch Times

Lunch time at college is a time for you to socialise with friends and relax. Your timetable is individual to you, therefore your lunch time may vary from day to day.

You are welcome to leave the college campus and enjoy the range of food outlets in Bury Town Centre.


You can also bring your own lunch or we have lots of canteens across the college for you to buy your lunch and snacks. These include:

  • A Level Centre Canteen
  • Woodbury Centre Bistro
  • Woodbury Centre Costa Express
  • Millennium Centre Canteen
  • Millennium Centre Shop
  • Prospects Centre Canteen
  • Beacon Centre Costa

If you receive free school meals at school you will be able to receive free school meals at college.

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