Flying Start: settling in to your higher education studies

Flying Start is our programme of workshops designed to get you set for the coming academic year in higher education at B&FC.

Workshops range from managing your studies to understanding all the different ways B&FC can help support your degree-level success.

They offer practical and inspiring online study resources and activities to help you settle in to your degree-level course.

Flying Start is hosted by our friendly and helpful HELMs (Higher Education Learning Mentors) - here to help you to make the most of your student experience while developing the skills you need to thrive in your future career. 

How the units work

Each unit has its own Microsoft Teams channel.

You’ll be able to find resources and activities in the Files area of each channel, and read and complete these in your own time.

Each day, there will be a HELM available in the channel at 1pm for a group discussion about the topic.

You’ll be able to chat to other students and the HELMs, share tips and ask questions.

You can do this via the text boxes or your microphones/ cameras.

Sessions and dates

We'll publish more information about the next Flying Start series in the next few months.

Contact us

Got an idea for a Flying Start workshop - or need more information?

Email HELMinfo@blackpool.ac.uk.