Cypriot students have been shown a university vision for the future when they visited the offices of the University of Central Lancashire Cyprus (UCLan Cyprus), the island’s first British University.
Youngsters and teachers from Larnaka based Progress Institute visited the multi-million Euro development on 21 March 2012 to hear the exciting plans for the country’s newest Private University.
The 16 to 18-year-old public school students, who currently study a range of school and university entry subjects along with English language qualifications, were treated to in-depth presentations, videos and a question and answer session.
Among the subjects in which the 30 students showed an interest included business, law, computing, mathematics and english language.
Dr Lee Chatfield, Rector of the Cyprus Campus, said: “This was a fantastic chance to explain to applicants the opportunities to gain a UK recognised degree qualification in Cyprus.
“We were delighted the Institute, teachers and students travelled to join us and showed so much enthusiasm for the first exciting chapter in UCLan Cyprus’ development.”
The new campus will provide students from Cyprus, the UK and other European countries, and from outside the EU with access to a UK Higher Education experience. UCLan and UCLan Cyprus will work together to ensure the operational management and academic quality of all programmes.
It is envisaged student numbers will grow towards 5,000 within five years, while a broad range of academic subjects will be offered, building on UCLan’s strengths and local demand.
Work is currently on schedule at the Campus and it will be ready to welcome the first cohort of students in October 2012.
Dr Chatfield added: “The great work being done to extend our global brand is paying dividends across Cyprus. More and more students are coming to hear about what the Campus can offer them, our Admissions team is dealing with enquiries and a database is being created to allow us to contact interested students.”
The development received its official educational licence, from the Cypriot Ministry of Education and Culture, in February 2012.
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