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Boston College Receive £511,364 in Funding from Office for Students

A Boston College Engineering Learners using IRB 1100Following successful bids for funding, Boston College has received a total of £511,364 capital funding from Office for Students (OfS), as part of the distribution of their capital grant.

This funding will enable the College to invest and develop a ‘Future Factory’ incorporating automation, robotics, and virtual reality to ensure that students and employers have access to the latest resources within a bespoke, flexible learning space. The capital funds will also be used to enhance the College’s current engineering and digital facilities to incorporate automation and robotics, keeping up to date with sector-informed resources for growth and innovation.

The projects supported by the funding will include dedicated space within the College’s new Mayflower building, due to open in 2024 – which will reflect pedagogical approaches in higher education, promoting hybrid and self-directed learning, peer-led groups and enabling part-time, flexible study.

Following the announcement, Claire Foster, Boston College Principal and CEO said, “In the wake of recently published data on educational levels in Boston, we are delighted that the College has been given this money by the Office for Students. This significant injection of cash will help us to continue to improve our facilities for people studying degrees and higher level technical qualifications locally. The Town Fund supported Mayflower – opening in 2024 – will be a beacon on hope for employers and the community to realise the ambitions for Boston providing the key to economic growth and prosperity through skills and education.”

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