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Have your say on new UTC
11:00am Monday 26th August 2013 in News
THE public consultation period for the new South Wiltshire University Technical College (UTC) has been extended until the end of September.
The new college is hoping to attract a substantial number of students from the Andover area.
This follows the recent announcement that the opening date for the UTC, which will provide specialist technical education for 14-18 year-olds, has been revised to September 2015.
The UTC will serve the whole sub-region and recruit students from across South Wiltshire, West Hampshire, north east Dorset and Southampton to its Salisbury site, currently used as a police station.
The public consultation allows local residents to express their views and help shape the new institution.
The UTC has set up a special page on its website with information about its education vision, working day, curriculum offer, proposed location and admission arrangements.
There is a link from the page that goes to a survey where residents can have their say.
UTC project manager Gordon Aitken said: “We have already had 150 responses, which is great, but we want as many local people as possible to take part and the delayed opening allows time to extend the survey period.
“In particular we would love to hear from potential students.
“Now that we have had to delay the opening until 2015 it is more important than ever that we get a strong consultation response to show the Government that public support is undiminished.”
The survey is at wiltshire-utc.
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