Facilities

Eat. Drink. Recharge

The-Brazz

The Brazz

The Brazz is the college’s informal dining area. It is open to staff, students and members of the public. It’s a great place to meet for snacks, beverages or a full meal.

Prices vary and are engineered to be friendly to student budgets!

The Brazz serves refreshments such as:

  • Soup
  • Hot meals
  • Jacket potatoes with a variety of fillings
  • A selection of sandwiches
  • A selection of desserts
  • Coffee, tea and soft drinks

The Brazz Opening Times:
Monday – Thursday, 8am – 2pm
Friday, 8am – 1:30pm
No booking required.

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Oasis Café

Oasis Café’s modern design, offers the ideal atmosphere to relax and enjoy a selection of coffees, hot chocolates, juices and smoothies.

Oasis Café has a large variety to choose from, such as:

  • Muffins
  • Croissants
  • Hot paninis
  • A variety of sandwiches
  • Sausage rolls… and much more!

Oasis Café Opening Times:
Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 3:30pm

The Academy Bar and Restaurant

The Academy Restaurant provides great service and delicious food.

In addition to lunch and dinner the Academy Restaurant is perfect for:

  • Conferences
  • Business Meetings
  • Social Events
  • Special Occasions

The Learn Zone

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SUAC Learn Zone is a purpose-built Library and Learning Resources Centre where you can use computers, borrow books, DVDs and videos, photocopy and scan, and learn to present your work professionally.

The Learn Zone’s facilities cater for different styles of working and include group work, quiet study and silent study areas. There are also specialist subject librarians and IT advisers to help you to find information and master the technology.

Resources in the Learn Zone currently include:

  • Around 22,700 books, 1000 e-books and 23 print journal titles which are updated on a fortnightly, monthly or quarterly basis, with access to several hundred more via internet subscription
  • Large screen PCs for students with learning difficulties or visual impairments
  • Web Access Skills Centre
  • Shop where you can buy textbooks and stationery

Opening Hours:
Monday – Thursday 8:30am – 5pm
Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm

Accessibility

Main Campus

The College is on a compact, level site. It has recently completed a programme of works to ensure that its buildings comply with the requirements of the DDA. All areas of the College are accessible to students with restricted mobility and classes will be scheduled to meet the access needs of students with disabilities.

The college has:

  • Marked car parking spaces for students/staff with physical disabilities
  • Ramped wheelchair access to all main teaching block ground floor entrances
  • Lifts giving access to all floors of A, B, C, E, F, G and K blocks
  • Toilet facilities throughout the College for students with disabilities
  • Concrete stairways marked with luminous yellow edging highlighting stair edges
  • Staircases with visual and tactile material to depict stairways
  • Automatically opening doors are located at the entrance to blocks A, B, C, D, E and G and into the library
  • A minicom facility at Reception for incoming and outgoing telephone calls
  • A loop system is in place around the reception desk, at the cashier’s window, at the library desk and at the desk in the media department
  • The Student Support office is in Student Services on the ground floor of G block
  •  Reception, Oasis Cafe, The Brazz, Academy Restaurant and The Zone are all located on the ground floor
  •  Evac Chairs for each stairwell

Platform One Restaurant, Rugby College

Training facilities and restaurant situated at Rugby College.

  • Marked car parking spaces for learners/staff with physical disabilities
  • Toilet facilities for learners/staff with disabilities

Further information

In addition to the above, the College welcomes information on technology or equipment which would be useful for students with learning difficulties or disabilities and, within budget restrictions, will endeavour to help to provideappropriate equipment.  The college seeks to comply with the provision of the DDA as it applies to Colleges of Further Education.

Performing Arts

performing-arts

The College has an outstanding reputation as a centre for drama, theatre, music and dance.

The facilities are among the best in the country. A suite of rehearsal and dance studios and a studio theatre complement our extensive performing arts spaces.

A dedicated team of technical staff is on hand to assist you with all your production and assignment requests.

Stratford-upon-Avon College has a close working relationship with The Royal Shakespeare Company.

Birmingham Hippodrome is delighted to be working in partnership with Stratford-upon-Avon College on many creative initiatives and projects.

The College is a Founder College of The National Skills Academy for Creative & Cultural.

Hospitality and Catering

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Stratford-upon-Avon College is the first college in the country to achieve the Training Quality Standard with excellence in hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism, in recognition of its outstanding work with employers.

Stratford-upon-Avon College is a recognised centre of excellence in hospitality and catering and boasts world-class facilities and state-of-the-art equipment. Platform One and The Academy Bar & Restaurant are excellent training centres for catering students to develop their culinary skills. With its outstanding links to industry and specialist staff, the college’s hospitality and catering students are often recruited by top London hotels.

Our focus is on the provision of high quality education and training for the region’s workforce in the hospitality and catering industry. We are committed to developing, maintaining and sharing the highest standards of good practice in all areas of our business.

We work actively with other providers, employers, young people, adults and stakeholders to achieve mutual goals and aspirations.

Music and Media

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We have a fabulous music production suite which includes:

  • Digital and analogue recording suites
  • A suite of music practice rooms

These enhance our other facilities which include:

  • iMac computers running Logic music software
  • Rehearsal rooms equipped for band work
  • In-college performance spaces
  • Access to off-site venues including Cox’s Yard

The number of students seeking a place on music courses at the College is increasing rapidly, which is not surprising considering our industry-standard facilities, experienced tutors and excellent industry links!

All of our media facilities at the College are industry standard.

They include a digital television studio, digital radio studio, digital audio and visual editing suites, mobile visual edit suite, digital stills editing suite and photography darkroom. These facilities can be accessed until 9.00pm, Monday to Thursday. Technical staff are available to give help and advice. You will also be able to borrow portable media equipment overnight and at weekends. The New Theatre at the College now has a multi-camera, digital television digital recording system which can be used to record shows to a very high standard. It can also be used as a live audience television studio. Stratford-upon-Avon College works closely with local, regional and national media organisations.

“I was most impressed with your facilities and also with the competence and professionalism of your students, who were a great credit to you.”

David Reynolds-Lacey
David Reynolds-LaceyCEO of Big Centre Television

Vocational Facilities

  • Car Engine

At Stratford-upon-Avon College, we have a range of facilities perfect for vocational courses.
These include:

  • A fully equipped Motor Vehicle workshop including diagnostics and tyre fitting bay.
  • Fully equipped engineering and electrical workshop.