STUDENTS at Cornwall College Saltash took time out from their studies to get involved in the Freshers' Fair.
Held in the cafeteria, it gave students a chance to get to know each other and learn more about what the year ahead may offer.
Exhibitors at the day, organised by the Student Services team, included the Students' Union, Drive Safe, the K3 Young People's Centre and the College Volunteer Kenya project.
Tom Rehaag, from Cornwall Council's road safety team, said he relished the chance to speak to students.
"It's great to talk and raise awareness of not just drink- driving but drinking as a pedestrian too," he said.
Business student Lewis Jackson, from Plymouth, described the Drink Aware challenge, which simulates the effects of alcohol on reactions, as "a real eye- opener. I've certainly learnt a lot today and had a great time doing it."
Throughout the day free pasties were laid on, while the more daring could brave the rain and dine al fresco at the barbecue.
Students' union president Joe Vinson said the day was a great success.
"Everyone's had fun today and many have signed up for a range of activities," he said.
"The CCSU's had lots of people asking questions about what we do and what they can do for us, which was great."