College Campus and Facilities
The College is located in a close proximity to Notting Hill Gate and Holland Park underground stations.
The facilities around the campus are excellent and include public libraries, shops, supermarkets, restaurants, cafeterias, theatres, hostels, banks, cinemas and public parking provision.
The campus learning resources comprise: library, technical laboratories (biology, science, engineering, computing and graphic design); visual aids such as overhead projectors, televisions, video recording and editing equipment; photocopying and printing facilities; a finally range of software applications.
The college is open from 8.00 to 20.00 Monday to Friday and 9.00 to 16.00 on Saturdays (except for college and statutory holidays).
Library and Learning Resources
The college library is managed by a professional librarian and contains a full range of continuously updated textbooks for all the courses offered by the college. There are also a large number of texts relating to study skills such as project research and essay and dissertation writing.
The college also has a collection of some 1000 academic, trade and professional journals available electronically and in full text; they are searchable individually and as collections. Additional advanced specialist resources are available for those students proceeding to study for honours degrees.
Knowledgeable and approachable library staff are available to assist students in locating material and developing research skills that will be of assistance in their studies.
In addition to our on-campus library students will also be assisted in obtaining memberships with local libraries to access their extensive collections. The Notting Hill Gate and Kensington & Chelsea libraries are within walking distance from our campus. List of local libraries is provided below:
Computer laboratories and laptops, which can be loaned for private use, are available to our students for the independent study and research.
Our computing facilities offer a selection of art, graphics, multimedia, animation and CAD software; engineering simulation programmes and programming languages. Students have free access to computing facilities and Wi-fi.
The College also runs its own Web Mail server and Intranet for students and staff.
We continually upgrade and develop our computing facilities to keep up with the developing technology for the benefit of our students.
Refreshments such as tea, coffee, cold drinks and snacks are available on campus.
We are situated in an area well provided with a wide variety of popular supermarkets, chain food outlets, restaurants, bars, cafeterias and sandwich shops. These offer traditional English, Italian, French, Asian and Mediterranean menus.
Health clubs, leisure centres and swimming pools are located near the college. Information on sport facilities, as well as, the guidance on obtaining their membership is provided.
In addition, several health clubs, leisure centres and swimming pools are located near the college. Information on sport facilities as well as the guidance on obtaining their membership is provided.
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Teaching and Learning
Our highly qualified and experienced lecturers are one of our greatest assets. They deliver a varied portfolio of qualifications in a range of study majors. Our lecturers have teaching, practical, as well as, professional experience in their specialist subject areas.
Low student to faculty ratio means that lecturers provide individual attention to our students. We are proud to keep our classes relatively small!
You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and practical laboratory sessions, depending on your study major.
Your studies will be supported by field trips, visits to exhibitions, career fairs and guest speakers from the industry and professional bodies.
You will be assessed through individual and group projects, case studies, oral presentations, written and time constrained assignments.
Support is provided in the following areas:
- Academic writing
- Study skills
- English as a Foreign Language
- Student progress
- Money and funding
- Safety and Security
- Immigration advice for international students
- Applying for further study
- Counselling - an independent and confidential service available to all students who may wish to discuss problems associated with their studies or who just simply wish to talk about personal matters.
English as a foreign language support classes focusing on academic writing, English for academic purposes, as well as, research and study skills are available free of charge to all registered students.