NEW Student Services and Library unveiled at Cheltenham Campus
Gloucestershire College has unveiled the first in a series of impressive improvements to its Cheltenham Campus and opened its newly remodelled Student Services and Library.
The vibrant new home to the College’s friendly support teams is situated just outside Food Central Cheltenham Restaurant and promises to be an even better environment in which to provide frontline customer service and advice to all current and prospective students.
Created by Bristol-based design specialists, OEG Interiors, the inspirational, open plan Student Services space features a dynamic colour scheme of pink, white, yellow and grey, and a new self service area where students can browse the range of courses available at Gloucestershire College, and apply online with support from the team.
There are also comfortable seating areas and confidential one-to-one rooms, which provide a space for those needing a more in-depth discussion about their goals and the options available at the College to help them achieve success.
Student Services Manager, Sally Hobbs, said: “We are excited to welcome customers to the new Student Services office in Cheltenham and hope everyone enjoys it as much as we do!
“The response to the new look has been overwhelmingly positive, with staff and students saying it’s very stylish and vibrant. The office is more colourful, more inviting and puts Student Services at the heart of Cheltenham Campus. We look forward to welcoming current and new students to the new home of Student Services.”
Meanwhile the new Library, designed by the same company, features an equally vibrant and modern look, and is situated in the former home of Student Services. The new light and airy space features floor-to-ceiling windows, which create an inspiring place to study; a Creative Zone with a large group study table, surrounded by Macs; and a printing booth and drop-in PCs.
There will be an official opening for the Cheltenham Library on Tuesday 2 June, from 1pm to 2pm, when Principal Matthew Burgess will cut the ribbon and introduce staff and students to their new Library, alongside games and giveaways.
The relocation of Student Services and the Library is just the first step in several exciting enhancements being made to Gloucestershire College’s Cheltenham Campus, in time for the new academic year in September. Further improvements scheduled this summer include creating new classroom spaces; revamping the Sixth Form space and significant improvements to the Engineering facilities and workshops.
With the forthcoming closure of its satellite site at Kingsditch Industrial Estate, the College will be creating purpose-built workshops at Cheltenham Campus over the summer months, to accommodate Level 1 and Level 2 Brickwork, Painting and Decorating, and Plastering courses; creating a more inclusive learning environment for current and new full-time students on these courses.
Meanwhile, Motor Vehicle and all other Construction and Building Services courses such as Carpentry, Electrical Installation and Plumbing will be available to study at the nearby campus at Gloucester Docks.
For more information visit www.gloscol.ac.uk or call Student Services on 0345 155 2020.