New £850,000 classrooms to cope with application rise
PUBLISHED: 14:24 05 August 2014 | UPDATED: 14:24 05 August 2014
A RISE in applications for higher education courses has prompted Weston College to spend £850,000 on six new classrooms.
The new rooms are at the University Campus in Loxton Road and will benefit students who will study on contemporary art, photography, maths, English and early years degree courses.
Director of higher education, Anthony Murray, said: “Demand for higher education places is increasing and we need more accommodation.
“We now have 800 students, 22 foundation degrees and 10 honours top-ups in partnership with Bath Spa University and the University of the West of England.”
Degree students also have their own dedicated University Centre at Knightstone Campus in the town centre. The £800,000 space with natural materials includes lecture theatres, open study area, welfare and support rooms, plus science laboratories.