First step for united Havant & South Downs College

August 1, 2017

Today marks the uniting of Havant Sixth Form College and South Downs College to become Havant & South Downs College (HSDC).

Tuesday, 1 August, is the first step of an exciting partnership which will provide outstanding further education for future students by building on existing strengths of both colleges.

The brand new multi-campus College has been born from two successful education establishments to form a College that will provide a varied range of high quality education and training to young people and adults across South East Hampshire and West Sussex.

The multi-campus HSDC will provide students with:

· Double the expertise– learning with leading subject and industry professionals

· Twice the choice– over 150 courses, 80 partnerships with universities and vibrant links with business and industry

· Dual campus– designed to raise students’ aspirations and meet their learning and lifestyle choices

· Digital innovation– learning through two pioneering ventures: Google and Microsoft

Mike Gaston, Principal of Havant & South Downs College, said: “The next step you take could shape the rest of your life: we want to help you make sure it is the right one.”

“Recent events have marked the start of a bright new future for further education in our area.”

“The merging of Havant Sixth Form College and South Downs College means two campuses, one College, but most importantly, one incredible journey for our students.”

The new College creates the ultimate student journey; encompassing the right courses and programmes, lifestyle and employability opportunities to guide students through their studies to reach their aspirational goals.