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Grand opening of the Social Learning Zone and United Arab Emirates campus

September 4, 2008

We have just received the following announcement from Mark Allanson, Director of External Affairs at the University of Bolton regarding the grand opening of the Social Learning Zone and our new campus in Ras al Khaimah, UAE later this month.

“I am delighted to tell you that it will be a Royal opening. HRH The Earl of Wessex will formally open the new £2.5 million student development here and witness the simultaneous unveiling of a commemorative plaque, via satellite link, at the University’s new £1 million campus in Ras al Khaimah, UAE.

As part of his visit The Earl will see an exhibition to showcase the University and visit the new Students’ Union facilities.

The focal point of the opening event will be the new Social Learning Zone, in the former textile hall, adjacent to the Student Information Centre and Eagle Mall.
It will create a  bright, spacious environment giving students space to study in a traditional library setting or in a relaxed atmosphere with access to the latest wireless technology, enabling them to work in groups online and in networks. It offers seating for 200. It also includes:
a mezzanine floor Students’ Union with bar and social facilities.
a new all-day, every-day computer access room.
new Students’ Union offices and advice centre.

The development also includes a new library entrance which leads into the Social Learning Zone.

We are expecting 150 guests – partners, stakeholders and friends of the University.”

We will keep you posted on this momentous event as we receive more information. Keep watching this space!