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New College Stamford


You don’t have to go away to university to get a great qualification!   So here are FIVE reasons why you should choose New College Stamford…  1. Fewer financial worries When surveyed, at least 75% of our university level course students said they had chosen New College Stamford because it was their local college and so made it less expensive than going away to university.  2. Small tutorial classes Our small class sizes and supportive staff mean you can be assured of a learning environment where you matter. You’ll have easy access to your tutors who are all well-qualified with industry-related experience.  3. Support when you need it Making the commitment to study is a major one but we are highly experienced in helping students keep on track. We can provide you with information and advice on benefits, grants and loans, support funds for financial emergencies, confidential counselling and professional careers guidance.  4. Facilities We offer state-of-the-art facilities, our services are modern and all readily available for our university level students. We’ve also recently invested in a new multi-million pound state-of-the-art Sports Centre – Borderville.  5. Easy travel Access to the College is quick and easy from across the region with excellent rail and road links from the north, south, east and west. Cheap rail fares from Leicester, Cambridge, Peterborough and Oakham are all available. Our own College buses can also help you get here!

You will find plenty of resources at New College Stamford from the traditional library to high specification computers. Everywhere is user friendly and well-stocked with everything you need to assist you with research and gathering of materials for assignments.  The Learning Resource Centre The Learning Resource Centre (LRC) provides everything needed to support your studies. It includes over 15,500 catalogue items including books, periodicals, magazines, newspapers, DVDs, cameras and more. Students also have access to a wide range of online resources including e-books and e-journals. The area offers a range of study spaces, with dedicated group and silent study rooms, and access to bookable computers including a dedicated computer zone for university level students.   Information Technology We offer outstanding IT facilities. We have a total of over 1200 computers across the College, purely for student use. The IT Zone and LRC together have 68 computers available to students whilst computer suites in each department are tailored to your needs, and mobile laptop suites deliver greater flexibility for staff and students. Our Creative Arts Centre has a specifically equipped life drawing room, photographic studio, 3D workshops and Apple Macintosh suites.  Food and Drink The Refectory is open from early morning until mid-afternoon serving fresh meals, snacks and drinks at very reasonable prices. There is also the Bistro – a bright and airy space that provides the perfect spot for a lighter meal or catch up with friends over coffee and cake. The Gallery Restaurant is a great alternative, away from the hustle and bustle and offers a more formal dining experience Wednesday to Friday lunchtimes. Freshly baked pastries, cakes and breads are also available from The Gallery Shop. The Penny Lane Shop is run by our Skills for Work and Living students, and sells newspapers and magazines as well as a broad range of Fair Trade confectionery. It’s great for a daytime treat or a last minute gift.   Chill Out You can also chill out and chat to friends, play table football and discuss ideas with the Student Union team who are located nearby.

 

 

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