Anglia Ruskin University’s University Centre in Harlow will help raise skill levels and increase opportunities for local people and business. Facilities include state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities, a 96 seat lecture theatre, conferencing facilities and computer suites.
The University Centre opened in 2010 with six degree courses and about 100 students. We now have 12 degrees and over 200 students, with further expansion planned.
Harlow College Principal Colin Hindmarch said:
“With the physical infrastructure in place, momentum will grow exponentially for the higher education programmes we will have on offer. The project is part of the national HEFCE programme to raise skill levels and increase participation by people with little or no experience of higher education, and is one of a range of initiatives to address these priorities. Its distinctiveness lies in making HE available in areas not already well served with relevant HE.”