Our campus in Cranford is based in a modern, spacious building, which offers excellent teaching and learning facilities for our students and staff. The campus teaching and learning resources comprise: classrooms, lecture theatres, library, technical and engineering laboratories, a canteen and student common areas; visual aids such as overhead projectors, televisions, video recording and editing equipment; photocopying and printing facilities and range of software applications to support delivery of a wide range qualifications.
The college library contains a full range of continuously updated textbooks relevant to the courses offered by the college. The college also has full text electronic resources, including major academic and professional journals which can be searched globally. Additional electronic resources are available for students studying on University of Derby degrees. These resources can be accessed remotely by students when they are not in college allowing increased flexibility in use. The Library managed by a professional librarian, with extensive industry and academic experience, who is available to help students locate essential information, develop information handling skills and exploit the wide range of resources to the full.
For those students who require computers there are desktop and laptop computers available for use. The latter can be used anywhere on the campus. Our computing facilities offer a selection of graphics, deign, multimedia, animation and CAD software; engineering simulation software and programming languages. Students have free access to computing facilities and Wi-Fi. The College also runs its own web mail server and Intranet for students and staff. We continually upgrade and develop our computing facilities to keep up with the developing technology for the benefit of our students.
Our highly qualified and experienced lecturers are one of our greatest assets. They deliver a varied portfolio of qualifications in a range of study majors. Our lecturers have teaching, as well as, professional experience in their specialist subject areas. Low student to faculty ratio means that lecturers are able to give individual attention to our students. We are proud to keep our classes relatively small. You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and practical laboratory sessions, depending on your study major. Your studies will be supported by field trips, visits to exhibitions, career fairs and guest speakers from the industry and professional bodies. You will be assessed through individual and group projects, case studies, oral presentations, written and examinations.
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