New facilities for students unveiled

MPs Ian Lavery and Ronnie Campbell, with chair of governors Jacqui Henderson, and prinipal Marcus Clinton.
MPs Ian Lavery and Ronnie Campbell, with chair of governors Jacqui Henderson, and prinipal Marcus Clinton.
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A new student space has been unveiled at a college campus in the county.

MPs Ian Lavery and Ronnie Campbell officially opened the new social space, jobs, enterprise and help hub at Northumberland College’s main campus in Ashington.

This latest investment, in the region of £500,000, comes after the college officially launched new facilities at Ashington and at its Kirkley Hall campus in Ponteland earlier this year.

The facilities include a common room, student association base, job hub with drop-in computers and Wi-Fi access so that students may conduct job search and receive support with job or work experience applications, there’s also a new help hub that’s been created to provide improved confidential support with course information, advice on student loans and other learning support services.

Principal Marcus Clinton said: “We are committed to providing outstanding facilities to our students.

“We are also launching a new Enterprise10 scheme, which has ten main themes to engage students in an entrepreneurial ethos.

“A key theme is promoting work experience, so the job hub was crucial. We will shortly launch new student-run retail outlets that will showcase student talent too.”

At the end of 2014, other new facilities that opened included a hair and beauty salon, restaurant and professional kitchen, advanced engineering and construction skills centres at Ashington, plus new learning resource centre and workshops at Kirkley Hall.