Both campuses offer a friendly welcome and an adult learning environment for all students. Although each campus has it's own unique personality and atmosphere both enjoy the same high quality facilities and services.
Most subjects enjoy their own learning space and specialist resource. Art, Design and Photography, for example, have light and space in abundance, Science and Languages enjoy their own laboratories, Media their own editing suite and Film Studies benefits from its own 52 seat Cinema. The Travel Shops are run by staff and students as fully operational travel agencies.
The impressive facilities for the Performing Arts includes fully equipped theatre spaces with retractable seating, rehearsal spaces and, at Marple, a large dance studio and music suite.
The purpose built Student Centres at both campuses are real hives of activity and accommodate a number of activities and functions which include Curriculum Administration, Senior Tutors, Student Liaison, Learner Records and Employer Liaison. Tutorials, seminars and other meetings are held and the Careers area is particularly busy during university applications time.
The Heartbeat Award refectories and snack bars offer a wide range of food and drink in a healthy and friendly social environment. The various student lounges and seating areas contribute to the adult, relaxed atmosphere.
Both campuses have extensive grass pitches for both training and matches. In addition, Cheadle has an all weather playing surface and at Marple the nearby Woods Lane complex offers quality pitches as well as a Pavilion for changing and social functions.
The Leisure Centre at each campus consists of a large well equipped Sports Hall, Fitness Suite, changing rooms and extensive playing fields. External bookings are possible at both locations. The large Sports Hall caters for the majority of indoor sports and the bright and attractive Fitness Suites have a range of cardiovascular and resistance machines providing students the opportunity for a full work out.
Both campuses are fully accessible for wheelchair users.
A further £1.5m upgrade at Cheadle is now ongoing and the Buxton Lane site at Marple now benefits from new windows and heating.
At Marple the joint planning application with ASDA to significantly redevelop the Buxton Lane site has been shelved. Alternative plans are now being considered.
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