Transfer of Vaughan College Adult Education Provision to University site

Posted by pt91 at Jul 04, 2013 02:00 PM |
Statement from Professor Mark Thompson, Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor

The University is discussing with staff, students and unions the transfer of Vaughan College teaching and administration from a satellite building to the main campus.

Vaughan College, which is part of the University’s adult education provision,  moved to its present city centre site in the sixties and will now relocate to the University.  This will be the fourth move Vaughan College education has made in its history.

I have written to staff and students and am arranging to meet University staff at Vaughan to discuss the move in greater detail. Colleagues will also discuss the move with other groups that use the facilities. As a courtesy to them, it is not possible to disclose further details before we have talked to them.

The University is committed to adult education provision and we wish to make it clear that the Vaughan tradition of adult education is not ceasing- activities will transfer to the main University site where adult education provision will be provided alongside all our other teaching provision.

A review of the University’s Estate Strategy indicates that the building in St Nicholas Circle, where Vaughan teaching currently takes place, does not meet the needs of the current function – this can be better achieved on main campus  and would be in keeping with the University’s commitment to enhance the student experience by providing access to the breadth of facilities on the main site, rather than at a satellite building.

The future of the building in the city centre when it is vacated is yet to be determined.

Professor Mark Thompson

Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor

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