Investment in the Future
We’ve Recently Invested Over £70million in a Campus Redevelopment Programme
Bishop Burton College’s campus redevelopment programme has included extensions to the high-tech science laboratories, construction of a new state-of-the-art Learning Resource Centre (LRC), purpose-built Sport and Fitness Centre and Olympic-standard Equine Arena, plus a range of new farm buildings.
More than £5.5million has been invested in the new facilities including the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) Centre, the Humber Energy Centre and the Technology and Skills Centre. The new facilities offer unparalleled access to the latest in modern technology and enable the College to respond to skills shortages in the region and beyond.
The UK makes up only 1% of the world’s population, yet we produce 10% of the world’s top scientific research. Because of this we should aspire to be the leading national and international centre for renewable energy. STEM graduates have the potential to earn amongst the highest salaries of all new recruits yet we continue to face difficulties in training sufficient people both to work in and teach the STEM subjects.
Here in the East Riding, young people will have the chance to develop the skills they need at centres of excellence like Bishop Burton that will offer the very best in teaching and learning, and will contribute hugely to the region’s up-skilling.
Graham Stuart, MP for Beverley and Holderness
The £2million STEM and Humber Energy Centre building provides state-of-the-art teaching resources, including virtual simulators and precision farming technology, and enables the College to teach students skills that are highly sought after in the local economy.
We are the only college in the UK to hold Centre of Vocational Excellence status in both agriculture and equine. The College operates a commercial, 360 hectare farm with cattle, sheep, pig and arable units and an indoor and outdoor animal management centre.