THE new South Eastern Regional College (SERC) Ballynahinch campus situated on Church Street, has opened its doors to its first group of students.
A group of HNC Computing students have become the first students to study at the new, 795 metre square campus which represents an investment of over £2 million on education in Ballynahinch.
The campus marks the final phase of the redevelopment of SERC’s estate which has seen the construction of new campuses in Newcastle, Downpatrick, Lisburn, Newtownards and Ballynahinch.
With increasing demand and competition for Higher Education places, SERC is delighted to offer the Higher National Certificate in computing at this new facility, providing opportunities for the local community and those further afield in areas such as Downpatrick and Lisburn.
Student Dean Rainey said, “It is a lovely building, the atmosphere around the campus is very relaxing and the rooms are well equipped and comfortable. By having this course at Ballynahinch it has given me an opportunity to further my education and develop my IT skills which will hopefully lead to me gaining employment in the IT sector.”
Ken Webb, Principal and Chief Executive of SERC added, “This group of students are creating history by becoming the first people to study at the new Ballynahinch campus. We are looking forward to building on the rich history Ballynahinch has in providing first class education to the local community. We take great pride in our new facilities, with our redeveloped estate we are primed to deliver cutting edge education to the whole community.”
The College is in the process of developing a new and exciting part-time curriculum offering for the Ballynahinch campus which will be launched before the end of this year. A series of part-time courses will commence in the New Year, further details of which will be communicated when available.