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The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Telegraph - By ADAM UREN adam.uren@pe­ter­bor­oughto­day.co.uk

IT LOOKS like the next school year is go­ing to be a suc­cess­ful one for Peter­bor­ough Re­gional Col­lege.

It has been a busy month for the col­lege, in Park Cres­cent, as it held the lat­est of its se­ries of open evenings on June 9, as well as launch­ing its new part-time course guide.

Thanks to these, the col­lege is look­ing for­ward to a bumper in­take come Septem­ber, as more than 3,500 ap­pli­ca­tions for places on its full­time cour­ses have been sub­mit­ted.

Open evening vis­i­tors got their first chance to have a look at the new £8.5 mil­lion Uni­ver­sity Cen­tre Peter­bor­ough, at the col­lege site,

The cam­pus, part of the Anglia Ruskin Uni­ver­sity, has been hailed as a ma­jor step in bring­ing a full uni­ver­sity to the city and is of­fer­ing a range of un­der­grad­u­ate cour­ses.

Spokesman Lynsey Buck­ing­ham said open events al­ways gen­er­ate in­ter­est in the col­lege.

She said: “We had a very busy open evening, with around 700 vis­i­tors com­ing through the doors.

“The new Uni­ver­sity Cen­tre was also open, giv­ing vis­i­tors the op­por­tu­nity to look around and get valu­able ad­vice and in­for­ma­tion on the higher ed­u­ca­tion cour­ses it has avail­able.”

As well as the demon­stra­tions from full-time stu­dents in the arts, travel and tourism, con­struc­tion, hair­dress­ing and new me­dia de­part­ments, there was plenty on of­fer from the part-time cour­ses as well.

The col­lege is of­fer­ing short leisure and vo­ca­tional cour­ses in sub­jects rang­ing from lan­guages to ba­sic dress mak­ing, In­dian head mas­sage and ba­sic car main­te­nance.

More aca­demic cour­ses in­clude qualifications in hu­man­i­ties and so­cial sci­ence, as well as a BTEC Na­tional in foren­sic and med­i­cal sci­ence.

Ms Buck­ing­ham added: “Hun­dreds of places are avail­able for cour­ses that start in Septem­ber, al­though peo­ple can­not en­rol un­til July 12.

“That said, we have had a lot of in­ter­est in our part-time cour­ses and it’s worth not­ing that we will also be tak­ing peo­ple on in the New Year as well.”

For more in­for­ma­tion on how to en­rol on part-time cour­ses, visit www.peter­bor­ough.ac.uk.

Pic­ture: Paul Franks

IN­TER­EST: Louise Price (right) of­fers course ad­vice to Vic­tors Rezceris and Ag­nese Gu­dre at the Peter­bor­ough Re­gional Col­lege open evening. (METP-09-06-10PF229)

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