Opening of University Centre Southport's New Building




Opening of University Centre Southport's New Building

On Tuesday 15 January, we were delighted to formally open our brand new University Centre Southport building, providing our Higher Education Students with high quality dedicated facilities, including a social learning space and modern, bright, spacious classrooms.

The centre was opened by Ed Fletcher, CEO of Fletchers Solicitors who are a key employer in the town and strong supporters of the College.  Ed spoke about how positive it was for Southport to have a higher education provision on its doorstep and how his company had benefitted from employing former students from a variety of degree courses studied there.

Ed Fletcher,CEO at Fletchers Solicitors cuts the ribbon to officially open the new building at the University Centre Southport.

Guests at the ceremony then heard from our Principal John Clarke and former student Julie Kenyon. Julie spoke passionately about how in her 40’s she had decided to totally change her career and return to higher education, and how the support and encouragement she had received at The University Centre Southport had empowered her to graduate with a BA (hons) in Criminology and Social Sciences, gain a 2:1 and now follow a rewarding and successful career in Youth Justice.

The event ended with a short performance from some of our University Centre’s HND Performing Arts students, including a very pertinent excerpt from Willy Russell’s “Educating Rita”.

The University Centre Southport offers a wide range of degree and HND courses, all available to study here in the town centre.  Degrees are awarded through our prestigious partners, the University of Cumbria and UCLAN, and our students benefit from smaller class sizes and a more nurturing learning environment. 

Our new building is now fully operational and if you are interested in having a look around or finding out more about what is on offer at our University Centre please contact our student guidance team who will be happy to help.



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