Lenny Henry's college visit
ONE of Britain's top comedians and television stars will join in with the official opening of the town s first university campus next week.
ONE of Britain's top comedians and television stars will join in with the official opening of the town's first university campus next week.
Lenny Henry will help celebrate the event at Weston College's new facility, off Loxton Road, on Monday.
The comedian is due to meet both staff and students during his tour of the state-of-the-art campus.
He will also talk to students about his life and education, and work with broadcast media students in the college's industry-standard television studio.
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The £13million University Campus, which opened in September, houses a variety of departments including Weston College's art, media and design music and sixth form departments.
College principal Dr Paul Phillips said: "We now have some of the best and most progressive facilities in the region and we are extremely proud of the courses we deliver.
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"Lenny Henry is one of Britain's best-known and loved celebrities. He recently completed an Open University degree and is a great role model for our students.
"We will be delighted to welcome him to the college and show him the further education opportunities now available to people in Weston."
Higher Education courses at Weston College are carried out in partnership with Bath Spa University, the University of Bath and the University of the West of England.