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The FRA is Hosting Virtual Open Days


29th January 2021

Why you should attend an FRA Virtual Open Day?

Thinking of applying to the FRA, but unsure of the next steps? Attending one of our open days can be a great way to learn more about our leading fashion college. We run regular open days throughout the year, which are designed to answer any questions you may have and get you excited to study at the FRA.

We’ve recently switched formats and turned our Open Days into a completely virtual experience. This means you can learn about the FRA all from the comfort of your own home!

Still not sure if you want to attend? Here are just a few more reasons to attend an FRA open day.

Watch a Virtual Tour of our Building

See where you’ll be studying and get inspired! We know sometimes it’s tricky to imagine the reality of something from a website so we’ve created a video that lets you look around the building. You’ll be able to see all the communal areas and the different rooms you will be studying in come September. Our building underwent a huge £2 million makeover, which includes a new Mac suite in the Digital Hub, dedicated quiet zones to study in, an extensive specialist library, a new technology suite, hot desks and an exclusive pop-up shop, designed to introduce students to a real-life retail environment.

Can’t wait for a Virtual Open Day? Watch our Virtual Tour here.

If you are wanting to come and visit us in person, don’t worry. We will do our best to organise tours in the future safely and under the government guidelines at that time.

We are based near Soho, and easily accessible by public transport: we’re close to Oxford Street, Tottenham Court Road, and Goodge Street tube stations as well as national rail stations so once you are able to visit, you’ll be able to get to us easily.

How does a Virtual Open Day Work?

You may be wondering, how does a Virtual Open Day work? While it can’t be the exact same experience as coming to the FRA in person, we’ve created the best online alternative possible. You’ll be sent a link via email that brings you to our Virtual Open Day landing page. Here, you’ll be able to attend live sessions for each of our courses, ask questions of all our departments and have a chance to talk to current students.

Learn More About Our Tutors

At the FRA, we consider our tutors and course leaders to be our greatest asset. Before becoming teachers, many worked in the fashion retail field themselves (many still do). They come from disciplines like design, buying and visual merchandising, travelling the world and working alongside some of the world’s most-recognised brands. As a result, they have a huge amount of knowledge and experience to share with students.

By attending a virtual open day, you’ll ease any nerves by putting faces to names. You’ll find out more about your course of interest and the teaching style of our tutors. Our tutors will walk you through all the information you’ll need for the course and you’ll watch videos from our principal as well as videos from past students on their experience at the FRA. If you aren’t sure which course you want to apply for, you’ll have the opportunity to watch recordings of all the session back after the Open Day.

Live chat with Students and our Departments

You’ll also have the opportunity to live chat with students who are currently studying with us. This is your chance to ask all of those burning questions, from study tips to accommodation and logistic.

You may also have questions that would be better directed to the different departments available for Live Chats. Find out about the support we offer with our Fees and Funding, Admissions, Student Services and Career services teams. They’ll be able to answer any questions and tell you what is available at the FRA for you.

Don’t leave anything out: what’s the best thing about studying at the FRA? How challenging are the modules? What are their future career prospects? You may have questions about funding, costs, and lifestyle that you can’t find the answers to anywhere else. Asking the questions and learning from people who are doing your intended course and working at the FRA will allow you to visualise the full experience you could have if you study with us.

What Are You Waiting For?

Find out if the FRA is right for you without leaving your home! You’ll be able to see the building, learn more about our courses and talk with students and staff to help make your decision. We can’t wait to welcome you to the FRA and tell you all about what we offer and how we can help you get your dream career in the fashion industry.

Register for our next Virtual Open Day!


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