Background information

The University is committed to continuing the Vaughan ethos to provide courses for adults through part-time learning opportunities. This will be the fourth premises that Vaughan activities have occupied in over a century of adult learning provision in Leicester. This move brings adult learning right into the heart of the University.

Adult education provision is currently split between the University's Vaughan College site in the City Centre and on the University campus some two miles away. The move to bring all teaching and research onto the University campus is in keeping with the University’s strategy to enhance educational provision for all students regardless of their learning mode  (ie. full time, part-time, distance learning).

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 the main campus. The costs of maintenance and repair of the city centre building are high - money that could be better spent in enhancing our student experience.

The University is committed to adult education provision and we wish to be 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.

The future of the building in the city centre when it is vacated is yet to be determined and will be discussed with other interested parties.

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