Duke to visit college site

This Is Wiltshire: Duke to visit college site Duke to visit college site

THE Duke of York will visit the Univesity Technical College site in Swindon today.

Prince Andrew will meet the UTC board of directors in the morning before the group is joined by headteachers from secondary schools across the town. Sponsors and partners of the college, including UTC Swindon directors from Johnson Matthey Fuel Cells and Oxford Brookes University, will also be attending.

After meeting key stakeholders, the royal visitor will be shown around the college site at the former railway works by principal Angela Barker-Dench before meeting students.

Angela said: “This is another historic moment for UTC Swindon. “This college is going to be iconic in the world of engineering, equipping young people with the skills to pursue careers in engineering in all its diverse forms. “His Royal Highness has a passion for engineering, manufacturing and apprenticeships. “His core values and beliefs regarding skills in the workplace coincide directly with what UTC Swindon will be doing.”

As patron of the Baker Dearing Educational Trust, the duke encourages wider support from parents, businesses and other stakeholders. He supports enterprise-focused education and helps providers promote the opportunities they offer.

The duke’s visit comes two weeks after the founder of the Baker Dearing Educational Trust and former Home Secretary, Lord Baker of Dorking , was shown around the UTC site. UTC Swindon will occupy a new, £10m state-of-the-art facility.

It will cater for 600 students aged 14 to 19. Students can apply for places by emailing info@utcswindon.co.uk or by downloading the application form from www.utcswindon.co.uk. For more information call UTC Swindon on 07990 601 516.

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9:25am Mon 10 Feb 14

The Jockster says...

And how is "air miles Andy" getting to Swindon- helicopter perchance?
And how is "air miles Andy" getting to Swindon- helicopter perchance? The Jockster
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11:09am Mon 10 Feb 14

sj1983 says...

The Jockster wrote:
And how is "air miles Andy" getting to Swindon- helicopter perchance?
his helicopter is in faringdon park being cleaned in and out for £10
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: And how is "air miles Andy" getting to Swindon- helicopter perchance?[/p][/quote]his helicopter is in faringdon park being cleaned in and out for £10 sj1983
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11:17am Mon 10 Feb 14

FLOGGITLAD says...

no helicopter, I expect he came on the gravy train of life, that he and others lead....(must go, luncheon to attend)..
no helicopter, I expect he came on the gravy train of life, that he and others lead....(must go, luncheon to attend).. FLOGGITLAD
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11:22am Mon 10 Feb 14

Arrowfield says...

why is the town 'braced' for his visit? I frankly could not give a monkeys
why is the town 'braced' for his visit? I frankly could not give a monkeys Arrowfield
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1:47pm Mon 10 Feb 14

street2000 says...

Arrowfield wrote:
why is the town 'braced' for his visit? I frankly could not give a monkeys
Me neither. He'd better move his chopper before they have his blades away.If aint screwed down................
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[quote][p][bold]Arrowfield[/bold] wrote: why is the town 'braced' for his visit? I frankly could not give a monkeys[/p][/quote]Me neither. He'd better move his chopper before they have his blades away.If aint screwed down................ ................. street2000
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