As well as the state of the art facilities in its vocational areas, Kendal College has excellent central facilities to help you to make the best of your time at the college and study more effectively.
Main Site Campus
The Learning Centre
The Learning Centre is the ‘information hub’ of the College, containing both traditional and modern resources to enhance your learning. It is a place where you can study, read in your own time and have access to the latest journals and magazines. There is a virtual learning environment (VLE) packed with learning resources for College courses and used for course communication between student and tutor.
The Learning Centre provides a quiet environment for study with knowledgeable and supportive staff to help. The team provides support for learning and study by delivering a programme of workshops for individuals and small groups.
Alison Neate – Learning Facilitator
Clair Haynes – Learning Facilitator
Learning Centre Opening Times
Monday – 8.30am – 9.00pm (staffed until 8pm)
Tuesday – 8.30am – 9.00 pm (staffed until 8pm)
Wednesday – 8.30am – 9.00pm (staffed until 6pm)
Thursday – 8.30am – 5.00pm (staffed until 5pm)
Friday – 8.30am – 5.00pm (staffed until 4pm)
Monday – Thursday 8.30am – 5.00pm
Friday – 8.30am – 4.00pm
- Various learning software
- Printing facilities
- Document finishing facilities
- Help sheets and handouts
- On-line courses
Supported Study Zone – Area that is booked out by members of staff for use with students with 19 computers.
General Study Area – 36 computers in groups of 6 for use for students.
Group Study Areas – Tables for individual or group study.
Higher Education Study Area – Silent Study Area with PCs.
For students studying on degree-level programmes there is access to the University Centre. This is equipped with PCs where you can access university VLEs (Virtual Learning Environments), WiFi network access, quiet study booths, relaxed reading areas and the HE library.
The Restaurant & Cafés
The College has a café which provides food throughout the day, with hot breakfasts, lunches and evening meals also available. The Café also features comfy sofas, a large balcony and vending services, including bean to cup coffee machines and snacks. Our restaurant provides lunchtime and evening dining throughout the year, with seasonal menus and fine dining experiences cooked by hospitality and catering students.
Arts & Media Campus
The new state-of-the-art Wildman Street Studios compromises two-storey building houses a large ground floor performance space with an atrium the full height of the building to offer new and exciting production opportunities. It has been specially designed to host theatre and events and has top of the range technical support and equipment. The development also includes state-of-the-art design studios and a new art gallery. Outside, a fully landscaped courtyard space with seating and power will enable outdoor performances.
The construction of the Wildman Street Studios alone costs £2.9m but it ties in with a further £1m revamp of the existing Allen Building, which has already benefitted from extensive sound-proofing, a new sound recording studio and music editing suite, new photography studios, dark room and a café.
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