Centre brings ‘Uni feel’

A new Higher Education (HE) Centre has been officially opened by Shrewsbury Colleges Group (SCG); showcasing the work and social areas that the HE students have been enjoying for the past three months. What was once the art school at London Road Campus was redesigned and renovated to house the Darwin Building (Public Services, Sport and Outdoor Activities department) and HE Centre.

The new centre has five classrooms, study rooms and a kitchen space. It also features a modern computer suite equipped with iMacs and high-tech IT equipment and high-tech laptop rental and charging lockers. The project received a £209,079 investment from the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership and Midlands Engine.

HNC Fashion and Textiles student Sam Shoulder says, “The new centre has really good facilities and plenty of computers to help with our coursework. This building makes it feel more like a university.”

HE lead Helen Fellows adds, “It’s been my ambition since joining SCG in 2013 to have a dedicated teaching and social space on campus for our HE students. This project has realised this ambition and will enhance our students’ experience going forward. Students and staff were involved in the design of the HE Centre and helped shape the space.”

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