Students at the University Centre at Blackburn College are to benefit from a boost in renewed social spaces and technological offering due to a refurbishment project worth £210,000.
Supported by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), the University Centre at Blackburn College has developed the refurbishment project in order to address the desires of their student body, utilising the results of the National Student Survey 2017 in a “You said, we did” campaign.
David Dobson, Head of Finance at Blackburn College said: “We are delighted to be able to implement this project and provide our students with exactly what they need in order to fulfil their best potential.
“The refurbishment plans have been tailored to what has been identified as key areas of importance to our students, through the results of the National Student Survey 2017.
“The project will allow for the provision of extra technological support for students in the classroom through interactive whiteboards, computers and laptops. In addition to this we are improving social spaces to promote healthy wellbeing and social inclusion.
David explained: “Students will benefit from the addition of Clevertouch interactive screens, 34 laptops and 32 desktop computers and two lapsafe charging trolleys. Classrooms will also be refurbished with the addition of new whiteboards, pin boards and clip frames and upgraded classroom furniture.
“The first phase of the project has already been implemented with the introduction of new sofas within the café at the University Centre at Blackburn College and we are looking forward to implementing the rest of the project across the coming academic year.”