What is the proposal about?
The central element of this proposal is to consult on the closure of the College’s Castlereagh Campus and consolidate curriculum provision onto the existing campuses in Titanic Quarter and Millfield, with non-teaching staff provision moving to the Springvale campus.
In doing so, the College will provide its staff and students with equity of provision on campuses that are stimulating, fit-for-purpose, sustainable, and equipped to meet the needs of teaching and learning in support of the Department for the Economy’s 10X Strategy.
Why is this proposal being considered now?
Recently, the College’s Governing Body (volunteer members who are appointed by the Minister for the Economy and are responsible for the strategic oversight of the College) was presented with a range of options relating to the future of our Castlereagh Campus. These options were presented because a recent survey found the Campus requires major repair or replacement, and that to carry out such work will cost some £10M.
When considering these options, the Governing Body also considered several other important factors, including recent large cuts to our college budget, a trend of lower student numbers, the need to ensure our students and staff enjoy the same standard of facilities for teaching and learning across all our campuses, and the need to ensure the sustainability of the wider College.
After considering all those factors, the Governing Body decided to launch a 12-week consultation process on a proposal to close the Castlereagh Campus.
You can view the proposal documentation and supporting information below:
Castlereagh Campus Consultation Document
Equality Screening Form
Summary Condition Survey