FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: What does this mean for Crewe in the future?
A: Crewe has a proud heritage of Higher Education and maintaining the campus as an academic setting will help keep Crewe on the map – especially with its brilliant location at the heart of the UK’s road and rail infrastructure, not to mention the possible potential of HS2. The new health science campus will boost the local economy with investment in the local supply chain, and the plan is to improve local health provision with third year placements in hospitals and GP surgeries across the region.
We intend to promote a local first supply chain, and our plans are to invest directly in hospitals and the NHS. Inevitably, there will be an increase in jobs on-site as the venture grows, mostly filled locally.
We’re also delighted that besides supporting student and staff wellbeing on the campus, Unique Children’s CIC will also be investing – firstly in programmes local to Crewe – to promote physical and mental well-being of children.
Q: As this will be a health science campus, will medicine be part of the curriculum now or in the future?
A: Obviously, a health science campus provides for, and covers, many different disciplines – just like any higher education establishment – so we will be looking to provide a range of medicine, health science and healthcare courses which have an international and UK demand.
Q: In that case, which courses will be on offer?
A: At the moment, we are looking to offer bioscience, and podiatry courses but we will be introducing other courses in the future. Our plans are developing quickly and we expect that the range of courses on offer will increase over the next few years.
Q: As this is an independent university, what will the cost of the courses be?
Q: What's going to happen in terms student accommodation?
Q: Can you explain why you think that this is a good post-Brexit deal?
Q: Will this have an impact on local jobs and will there will be any opportunities?
Q: What courses do the University of Buckingham offer at Crewe
Q: Where will your students come from?
A: The quick answer is that as an international business our students will come from anywhere in the world.
Q: Why are you aN INDEPENDENT university?
A: We are an independent university because, unlike many other establishments, we don’t receive any government funding at the moment. As such, a proportion of our fees have to be used to secure placements with GPs, clinicians and hopsitals, primarily in the North West.
Q: Who is your press contact?
A: Our press contact is Steve Houghton at Redbrick Communications.
Q: Are there going to be any structural changes to the campus?
A: We are not planning on any major developments but after the first two years we will start looking at any internal changes that we may need to make. Obviously, we will keep people informed of any significant plans, but at the moment we are not planning any changes that will have an impact on the local environment around the campus.
Q: So how many students will there actually be?
A: At the moment, numbers are still being finalised. The college has a large capacity, and so we will be planning on growing in size over the next few years.