The University of Wolverhampton is officially launching its new centre in Stafford this weekend with a packed family community day.
The new regional learning centre, known as University of Wolverhampton in Stafford (UWiS), is based within the Staffordshire Place complex in the town centre.
It will offer a range of courses, advice and guidance, business support and networking. The centre will be made up of two teaching rooms, social learning and meeting spaces.
It opened its doors to the public this week and on Saturday 25 November it will stage a community day between 10am and 3pm.
Featuring a host of free family activities, it will include balloon modelling, Christmas crafts, face painting, drinks tasting sessions, fingerprint keyrings and the chance to handle tarantulas and insects.
There will also be short performances of Stafford Gatehouse’s pantomime and a chance to win tickets.
Jackie Dunne, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Lifelong Learning, said: “We’re delighted to be opening our doors right in the heart of Stafford. It’s a great location and site.
“We have been working in Stafford for a number of years now and the ambition was to have a more permanent location from which to operate and we have found it at Staffordshire Place.
“We hope that plenty of people will come down and join in the activities on Saturday and find out more about what we will be offering. We’ve felt very much part of the community here ever since we arrived.
“We’re excited that from the start of December we’ll be offering a range of free taster courses and then from January undergraduate, postgraduate and professional development courses.”
A series of free taster High Education sessions are being run during December giving people a chance to sample subjects such as chemistry, teaching, forensic science, children’s nursing and geography.
The centre will start delivering undergraduate and postgraduate distance learning courses from January 2018. These will be in Business Management, Human Resources Management, Business Administration (MBA), Marketing, Military History and Masters by Research.
There will be Continuous Professional Development courses in marketing and computer science and short courses in writing, poetry and play writing.
General opening hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm but courses will run at scheduled times that may fall outside of these.
For more information and a full list of available courses visit www.wlv.ac.uk/about-us/university-of-wolverhampton-in-stafford/ email UWiS.firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01902 321000.