New investment in Teaching and IT Facilities

28th April 2008 2:51pm - Return to press releases

A ?60,000 addition to East Riding College?s teaching and IT facilities opened this week at its Beverley campus.

A building on the Gallows Lane site has been refurbished and now features one room with 25 PCs and another lecture room with modern teaching facilities. It was previously used for art and design classes and as a staff gym but fell out of use over time.

The transformation was made possible thanks to funding from Yorkshire Forward and the Higher Education Funding Council for England
The majority of the College?s higher education programmes ? such as Media, Business, Pre-16 Teaching and Learning Support, and Early Childhood Policy and Practice foundation degrees - will be delivered in the new facility. 

John Doris, the college?s director of resources, said: ?This development will help the College to further improve its facilities, especially for higher education students.

?It also demonstrates that we are continuing to invest in our Gallows Lane site, even though we are planning to move to a new Beverley campus in the town centre in 2010.

?Students can be reassured we will always make sure we provide good quality facilities and will ensure our high standards remain throughout the relocation process.?

The opening of the new building means the College now has some 800 computers available for all students across its sites in Beverley, Bridlington, Carnaby and Hull.

For more information about East Riding College?s courses or any other queries, call 0845 120 0037.