The Mayor of Hillingdon, Councillor Mary O'Connor and Sue West, Dean - Students, Quality & Programmes at Bucks New University, were among guests at the Hayes Community Campus. Photo courtesy of the Uxbridge Gazette.Members of the community gathered at Uxbridge College’s Hayes Community Campus to find out more about its latest achievements and plans and to contribute their own ideas.Representatives
Members of the community gathered at Uxbridge College’s Hayes Community Campus to find out more about its latest achievements and plans and to contribute their own ideas.
Representatives from community groups, business organisations, charities, universities and Hillingdon Council attended the 'Our Future, Our Plans' event on Tuesday 7 June. The guest of honour was the Mayor of Hillingdon, Councillor Mary O’Connor.
Guests attended a reception in the campus’s newly refurbished Quad area which has turned an unused outdoor space into an attractive area for meeting and socialising.
They were also served canapés prepared by students in Revisco (formerly Lifestyles), the campus’s training restaurant for catering and hospitality students.
Laraine Smith, Principal of Uxbridge College, spoke about the College’s latest news and plans including: becoming the top college in London for educating young people for the fourth year running; projects to help unemployed adults back into work; and the College’s work with employers including British Airways, Renaissance London Heathrow Hotel, QPR Football Club, Cisco, and The Mall Pavilions.
Ms Smith said: “It was great to see such a wide range of visitors from the local area at the Hayes Community Campus, and as ever I was delighted to have the chance to tell them about Uxbridge College’s many plans and achievements. There is so much going on here that people don’t always know about – particularly our work with employers – and I hope this has helped spread the word about how much we have to offer.”