Cambridge Regional College
Cambridge Regional College (CRC) is a large, Further Education Institution situated in the history town of Cambridge which is 45 miles northeast of London with excellent rail links to the capital. The College provides education and training opportunities for 4,000 full-time students from 15-18 and 9,000 part-time, 19+learners, many of whom are in workplace. The College also welcomes over 1,000 international students from 54 countries each year.
The College has recently undergone an exciting redevelopment that has increased the size and facilities at our Science Park Campus enormously. From September 2009 all of our main subject areas are now based at this campus allowing students to utilize the most of up-to-date and purpose-built facilities to support their studies.
CRC’s place in the city, region and country
The City of Cambridge has an expanding population and is the centre of many high technology industries, many of them based at the Cambridge Science Park near our Science Park Campus. The surrounding area is primarily rural and is served by number of schools, village and community colleges which offer full-time education. Cambridge’s long history as a university town means that it is rich in amenities with excellent shops and libraries as well as a range of recreational facilities. CRC complements other institutions in the locality and contributes to an education system which, in term of high quality, diversity and choice, is probably unmatched in the country.
Cambridge lies within easy reach of Stansted, Luton and Heathrow airports and is just over one from London by car or train. This cosmopolitan centre provides a stimulating environment for foreign students. Not only is there a lively university student population, Cambridge is also one of the most progressive centers for business in Europe.
A wide variety of modern and traditional cultural activities are on show all year round including concerts, stage plays and art exhibitions. The colorful Cambridge market is a key feature of the central square and the city boasts two major shopping centers, The Grafton Center and the recently developed Grand Arcade.
Cambridge offer a wide range of clubs and societies, covering the arts, entertainment, performance and sport, together with a wide range of social and cultural events and festivals including the annual Strawberry Fair and Cambridge Folk Festival. In Cambridge you can sail, row, play tennis, volleyball and squash, follow material arts, fly, dance, climb, canoe, box, go-kart, and drive – the list of activities is endless and offers something for everyone.
Further afield in the surrounding East Anglian countryside there are many places of interest to visit. The Fens to the North and Norfolk broads offer a haven to some of Britain’s lesser-known birds, whilst the famous market towns of Lavenham, Sudbury and Bury St Edmunds further east take visitors into the heart of Suffolk – the agricultural heartland of Britain.
CRC’s learning environment, equipment and facilities are amongst the very best in the country.
We encourage students to use our extensive learning resources, IT suites and video conferencing facilities independently and to work on assignments and develop research and study skills using the Internet, CD-ROMs, interactive videos or one of more than 700 computers available at CRC.
Our excellent sports facilities include a modern sports center, with squash court and a fully equipped fitness suite. A full program of activities includes over 20 teams competing in most major sports. Student facilities include cafeterias and restaurants, while the College has an active Students’ Union which arrange social activities and outings both in the UK and overseas throughout the year.
CRC has a dedicated staff base and a broad range of service to meet all your needs including networked computed suites, a well stocked learning resource center, English language support, student services, ongoing career guidance, several food and refreshment outlets and some of the best teaching staff I the UK.
Our teachers are flexible and innovative professionals with considerable teaching experience.
We provide specialist support for students with visual/hearing impairments, or who are disabled or dyslexic and, wherever possible, offer additional tuition with adapted learning materials and individual support.
CRC provides help and support to International Students – both before they arrive and during their time at the College. The International Office offers information, advice and guidance on a range of issues that maybe of concern to International Students. These service include.