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Celebrating the official opening of our new building

Posted 23 October 2015
The University of Sheffield International College celebrates the official opening of its new home

On 14th October 2015, we hosted a ceremony to commemorate the opening of the new International College, which is already teaching students from over 45 countries across the globe.

The ceremony started with comments from some of the key people instrumental in getting the University of Sheffield International College ready. A ribbon was cut as a symbol of the significance of the move where over 700 students now study.

Study Group's Managing Director, James Pitman said: "I'd like to welcome our new colleagues at the University of Sheffield International College. We've opened new teaching spaces with brand new learning facilities and will have 1,000 students here next year - a real achievement for all."

With four floors of state-of-the-art learning technology and study zones for independent learning, International College students are encouraged and expected to work flexibly and actively engage with their subjects.

"This will be a partnership with the student, one that leads them to success through hard work," said Paul Cawley, International College Director.

The facilities within the building include:

  • A University-standard lecture theatre
  • Science Labs for physics teaching and developing practical lab skills
  • A range of classrooms with different furniture from traditional board-facing seating, to some with round tables for group work to other 'no chair' rooms for total flexibility – where discussion can move quickly with wheelie chairs
  • Study Zones which are intended for student and staff use between classes including power sockets and mobile charging points to encourage students to bring their laptops in and work in the College and to use their phones as a resource for learning.

Followed by a reception in the College, the event was an opportunity to celebrate the hard work that has gone into getting the College ready to welcome students from around the world in its brand new home.