University Campus Aylesbury Vale


Date: 10th Oct 2016

New students have praised the professional surroundings and facilities at University Campus Aylesbury Vale, which is led by Bucks New University and Aylesbury College, as it completes its first year in operation.

The Campus has opened its doors to its second intake of students, with more than 200 students joining over 100 returning for their second year. Nina Fugslang, Nikki Williams and Rebecca Cusworth are studying a one-year Level 3 Access to Higher Education qualification with Aylesbury College and said the campus was ideal for their needs.

Nina said: “I have lived in Aylesbury for three years so I have seen this campus take shape and grow and studying here I can say it is a good, professional environment in which to study.”

Nikki has come to her qualification as a mature student after previous roles including a teaching assistant and said she was already inspired to pursue further study.

She added: “I have enjoyed meeting the other students and this campus is a great place for us to settle in. Everyone on the course is over 18 so the business-oriented feel of this campus suits our needs.”

Rebecca said she had her sights set on going to university to study occupational therapy. She said: “The course itself is very interesting and it’s good to be among the first to use this bright, new campus.”

Access Coordinator, Rebecca Loak, added: “The setup of the building and the Access to Higher Education course is fully preparing our learners for higher education by empowering them to flourish and excel during their time with us.

“Learners have space at University Campus Aylesbury Vale to relax, engage in conversation, study and ultimately share their passion to learn.”

Ian Harper, Chief Executive of University Campus Aylesbury Vale, said welcoming the new students alongside the returning students and tutors had been very enjoyable.

He said: “It’s been good to see the breakout areas put to their intended use for group work, informal study and relaxation between sessions.

“The number of students we now have has created a lively atmosphere around the campus and I’m particularly pleased to see students using the campus outside their core lecture hours.

“The vision for the campus was always to create a modern, relaxed and professional study environment and feedback from our students and tutors suggests we have achieved that.”

Picture caption 1: (Left to right) Students Nina Fugslang, Rebecca Cusworth and Nikki Williams.

Picture caption 2: A class taking place at University Campus Aylesbury Vale.

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