Station Plaza is situated in the town centre, directly next to Hastings train station. Its large, light-filled atrium is part of 22,000 square metres of study spaces and social zones. Classrooms are equipped with the most up-to-date resources and each one has an interactive whiteboard. Students have 24/7 access to lessons and learning resources from home via wiki, podcasts and teacher / student blogs. Station Plaza also houses IT suites, a gym, performing arts and dance studios, an art gallery, a coffee shop, a training kitchen, a professional hair salon, a restaurant, a learning resource centre and audio-visual / media equipment.
Less than a mile from Hastings town centre, this brand new site has 7,000 square metres of realistic working environments, workshops and ‘live build’ areas, where students build, wire, plumb, fit-out and decorate a full-size house in the central atrium. Students have access to the latest equipment and digital technology, a sports pitch, diner and coffee shop. The site is adjacent to Ore Valley train station, with Hastings town centre just one stop away.
To celebrate Women in Engineering Day on Saturday 23rd June, we caught up with Engineering Apprentice, Lilly James, to ask her about her job and course, and to hear her thoughts about being a woman in the industry.