BUILDING WORK BEGINS AT DUNKIRK SITE OF NOTTINGHAM UNIVERSITY ACADEMY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

After years of controversy and doubt about its future, construction work has now started on the old Dunkirk Fire Station site which is destined to become the Nottingham University Academy of Science and Technology (NUAST).

As its 2014/2015 prospectus states, the Academy’s aim is to ‘... deliver the best engineering, IT, science education and life skills for our future engineers, entrepreneurs and innovators’.

Initially, the Academy, which is due to open in September 2014, will offer places to students, aged 14 to 16 and living within a 25-mile catchment area, who are ‘... passionate about engineering, science and information technology’. Its co-sponsors are Nottingham University and the Djanogly Learning Trust, working in partnership with Toshiba and Central College, Nottingham. The venture has support from employers which include Boots, Experian, Rolls, Royce and Siemens, with whom the Academy has been working to develop its curriculum, and who will also help the Academy to achieve its ambitions.

The NUAST website (www.nuast.org) has more information about the Academy, and the 2014/2015 Prospectus (1.7 MB) can be downloaded here:

NUAST-Prospectus-2014-15.pdf