Ex-Students to Open College; EDUCATION: Ceremony Marks Launch of Pounds 53m Initiative
Byline: Lucy Lynch
THREE former students are among those who will formally open City College Coventry's new pounds 53 million buildings.
Lawyer Maya Ali, design consultancy boss Salim Bhayat and successful IT and English student Carol Bloxham will declare the college in Swanswell Street, Hillfields, Coventry, formally open. They will be joined at the ceremony by chairman of the college governors Warwick Hall and director general of the British Chambers of Commerce David Frost.
The college opened to students last year but this Friday will see the official opening.
Previously students were based in ageing buildings in The Butts and Tile Hill. The move to Swanswell Street is part of the creation of a learning quarter. The next phase will be a building to house a city academy to replace Sidney Stringer School in Cox Street, Hill-fields. Part of the academy will be next door to the college.
And the college will be one of the academy sponsors. …