Minister’s Fact-Finding Tour

Liberal Democrat Communities Minister, Andrew Stunell visited Stoke on Trent College’s state-of-the-art Lifestyle Building as part of a tour of the city.

He viewed the £11 million facility at the Cauldon Campus, with a guided tour by students from the College’s Access To Learning and ESOL courses Greeted by 40 students in total, Andrew held a quick talk with the learners, before being shown around the site.

At the heart of the city’s regeneration agenda, the Lifestyle Building  is the first building in the University Quarter programme to be completed.

It provides industry-leading training in child studies, beauty and holistic studies, hairdressing, health and social care, hospitality and catering.

The Minister saw the facilities enjoyed by hair and beauty students – which are among the best in class in the UK.

They include luxury hair salons and a top of the range beauty centre, featuring a sauna, dry flotation tank, monsoon shower, and hydrotherapy and steam baths.

Sarah Robinson, Principal, said:

“It’s great that the Communities Minister visited the College to listen to the views of the students and see first-hand the new buildings at Stoke on Trent College.”

The Lifestyle Building also includes a restaurant and kitchens for catering students to fine tune their skills.

Restaurant and hairdressing and beauty services inside the facility are available to the public at discounted rate, giving students the opportunity to use real-life customers and experiences to gain a real education of value to employers – and as a platform for further study.

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