Scotland's First Minister opens Campus
Nicola Sturgeon officially opened the new Riverside Campus on 26th October 2015. The campus forms the first phase of the massive £228m City of Glasgow College project.
As well as nautical studies, teaching, catering and student accommodation facilities, Riverside Campus includes a marine engineering workshop featuring Scotland's first shipping simulation suite which will allow 10,000 students a year to experience operating at the bridge of a super tanker, utilising nautical chart rooms and running a ferry-sized ship's engine. The Marine Skills Centre also has its own jetty and free-fall lifeboats.
Accompanied by College Principal Paul Little, Ms Sturgeon described the new facilities as "world class" before meeting with college staff and students during a tour of the campus.
The City Campus site at Cathedral Street in Glasgow, which is currently under construction, is due to be completed in the Summer.