Dignitaries help finalise bid for new research centre in Berkeley28th October 2015
Guests and dignitaries attended an event at Berkeley, Friday 16 October, to support the final details of SGS College's joint application with the University of Gloucestershire to the Local Enterprise Partnership (Gfirst) to create an Advanced Renewables Research Centre (ARRC) at the site.
A range of people were invited including employers such as Ecotricty, local MP Neil Carmichael, and the Department for Energy and Climate Change. The event included a keynote from speaker, Ray Noble, from the Renewable Energy Association, and site tours from SGS College's Andy Slaney, Chief Operations Officer and Tom Beasley, Head of Projects and Implementation. The event ended with workshops focussed on renewable technologies.
The valuable feedback gathered from employers and subject experts will help shape the ARRC application prior to its final submission at the end of the year.
The SGS Berkeley GREEN Campus, where the ARRC will be built, will open in September 2016 after a refurbishment of existing buildings on the Berkeley Nuclear Power Station site is completed and transformed into a purpose built training centre.
Being developed over the next five years, SGS Berkeley Green campus will incorporate education, training, and business start-up and research facilities and will focus on the development of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
For those interested in studying at Berkeley GREEN the Campus will be open to the general public for the first Open Event, Saturday 14 November, 10:00 – 14:00, where people can take a tour of the site and facilities and discover the courses that will be on offer.