From September 2018, courses in travel, tourism and culinary arts will be relocating to Highbury Campus in Tudor Crescent. The move, which has been welcomed by students, will enhance the student experience and will provide easier access to the extensive cross-college opportunities for enrichment.

Learning enterprise Chimes, will also be relocating to Highbury Campus. In 2017, the student run fine dining restaurant relaunched as a pop-up catering enterprise, offering top quality special event catering.

Rob Strachen, Sector Lead for Culinary Arts added: “The expectations of employers and the catering industry as a whole has changed in the past few years. There has been a definite shift in the industry, from traditional fine dining restaurants to a boom in street food retailers, pop-up restaurants and delivery-focused enterprises. Chimes will remain an essential part of the way we deliver our culinary arts courses, preparing our student for the modern catering environment.”

As a result, the sale of the former Highbury City of Portsmouth Centre (HCPC) to the University of Portsmouth has been agreed.

Principal of Highbury College Stella Mbubaegbu CBE said: “After many happy years and thousands of successful students we are delighted that HCPC will continue to be used as an educational facility.”

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  • Date 02/08/2018