‘University-type experience’ from Leeds City College

The college is transforming its College House into university centre for undergrad study, courses and degree-level apprenticeships

The College’s Higher Education (HE) offer is expanding every year, with a broad range of Foundation Degrees and an increasing number of top-ups to full BA and BSc (Hons). The courses are designed with input from employers to make sure they are relevant to today’s job market.

The refurbished University Centre will provide a relaxed, supportive and adult learning environment for higher education students, away from the main body of college students.

It will include a designated HE study area combining individual and silent study areas, along with a learning zone with wifi access. There will also be group study rooms and one-to-one study areas. Students will be able to relax in the HE social space that will contain break out areas and kitchens.

Jo Tyssen, HE Business Development Manager at Leeds City College, said: “Due to the increase in our degree level provision, we wanted students to have their own space and create a university type experience. Our courses suit individuals from all sorts of backgrounds and with varying circumstances, providing options which can, and do, fit around existing work and life commitments.

“The new University Centre will provide excellent tutor support, generous bursary and scholarship schemes, lower fees (£6,750 full-time and £3,375 part-time), strong partnerships with employers and extensive work experience opportunities. Smaller classes also means that students will be able to benefit from one to one support from tutors, allowing them to reach their full potential.”

For more information, visit leedscitycollege.ac.uk/he

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