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Being a student at Carshalton College...
As a student at Carshalton College you will be busy with lessons, but be warned, your social life is about to get a whole lot busier too!
New for 2010 our exciting Pulse Health and Fitness Centre
opened in September 2010. Students have exclusive use of the sports hall during the day. The hall can be used for a variety of sports, including badminton, netball, 5-a-side football and basketball. The hall provides an exciting venue for entertainment events such as concerts, dance demonstrations and award ceremonies.
The student common room is available for all students plus a fully equipped games room with table tennis and a pool table.
Students will be able to take up membership to access all the fitness centre facilities although swimming sessions and use of the fitness machines and dance studios will be arranged as part of course timetables.
Our team of staff runs a weekly programme of Enrichment activities. All students as part of their programme of study are required to participate in at least one of these activities. Activities range from Professional Face and Body Art, learning how to play the drums or getting involved in the student magazine. You are free to try them all.
If sport is more your thing then you can fill some of your spare time joining the basketball or football teams, having a go at trampolining or playing badminton. This is a great opportunity to make new friends with other students and learn some new skills. The College is always on hand to assist you with a range
of extra-curricular activities. This can be anything from helping you get work experience to helping with your university applications.
As a full-time student you can apply to become a member of the Carshalton College Student Union. Elected Student Union Officers get together to discuss current issues and plan student events. Trips to Theme Parks,
Dance Nights, BBQs and Fundraising make an appearance on the annual events calendar. An NUS card
costs just £10 and will entitle you to a number of discounts such as the cinema and music.
The common room
As you can see, there is a wide range of recreational and sporting activities waiting for you, or you can just chill out in the Common Room, listen to music, watch TV or have a go on the Nintendo Wii, Xbox or PlayStation.
Travel to Carshalton College
Carshalton College is well served by public transport and in addition there are excellent transport links to the College.
Carshalton Station is 3 minutes' walk from the College. There are regular services from Balham, Cheam, Clapham Junction, Dorking, Epsom, Ewell, Horsham, London Bridge, Sutton, Victoria and Blackfriars (Thameslink).
The College is served by the following bus routes
151 - Wallington / Worcester Park
157 - Crystal Palace / Morden
127 - Purley / Tooting
Via Mitcham Junction tram link.
via Motorway access
Exit junction 7 of M25 onto A23 or junction 8 of M25 onto A217
Car Park fee £2.00 per visit, stay subject to spaces being available
The Carshalton Ponds which are in the centre of Carshalton village are a key part of the Carshalton Area and are surrounded by a park and attractive and interesting buildings including the Honeywood Heritage Centre and the Water Tower both of which are open to the public. Carshalton has its own busy parade of shops, pubs and restaurants as well as its own theatre, The Charles Cryer Studio Theatre which shows frequent theatrical and musical productions.
There are plenty of sporting activities in the Carshalton area including two football clubs, two large sports centres, (including Pulse Health & Fitness) and a golf course open to the public as well as numerous other sporting & fitness activities.
In Sutton & Croydon, the two biggest towns to Carshalton there are large shopping centres, restaurants, pubs, bars and clubs, bowling, cinemas and plenty options to keep everyone entertained.
Carshalton is a suburb of the London Borough of Sutton and is located within 2 miles from Sutton town centre, 5 miles from Croydon centre and just over 10 miles to central London. There are excellent transport routes from Carshalton with two railway stations (Carshalton & Carshalton Beeches) operating trains into London Victoria (in around 25 minutes), London Bridge and Thameslink stations including Blackfriars, Farringdon and Kings Cross St Pancras. The closest London Underground station is Morden.
There are numerous estate and letting agencies in the Carshalton area who have details of local properties to rent. In addition our student support services are able to offer advice.
An average monthly rent in a shared house varies between £350-450 per month. For a studio or one bedroom flat, monthly rents start from £450 month to approximately £700 per month.