Dec 06 2017

From Sunday 7 January, for a trial period, there will be secure 24 hour access through the back gate.  The gate has a swipe card system which will allow 24 hour access for authorised students and staff only, lighting and CCTV have also been upgraded to keep you safe and secure.  

This is a topic our students have been passionate and vocal about, and in consultation with the Students’ Union, we are pleased to be able to make this change for our students. 

When using the gate it’s essential that we all remember our neighbours. Our relationship with the local community is an important one; we trust that all students will continue to act respectfully and sensibly, when using this access route. We will be monitoring the impact of these changes throughout the trial period. If the impact, on our neighbours, is too high we will be forced to review this decision.

From now until Sunday 7 January, the gate will be open during the following times:

Sunday to Thursday - 6.45am to 11.15pm

Friday and Saturday - 6.45am to 12.45am

On 7 January, the trial period will then begin and access will be granted 24 hours a day with the use of a College card.