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October 2 2014.

Students currently in Year 9 or Year 11 and their parents are invited to attend one of a series of open evenings in Newhaven, Brighton and Eastbourne to find out more and meet the principal designate of UTC@Harboursdie, Jonathan Clarke.

UTC@harbourside aims to offer an outstanding academic and technical education focused on science, engineering, technology, maths and computing. The college will specialise in the skills in demand from the growing marine engineering and environmental technology sectors in the region.

Students can join at the start of their GCSE courses at age 14, and also for post 16 courses, both starting in September 2015. Applications are open now.

Open evening dates
Tuesday, 7 October, 6.30-7.30pm, Newhaven Enterprise Centre, Denton Island, Newhaven, BN9 9BA

Monday, 20 October, 6.30-7.30pm, Huxley Lecture Theatre, University of Brighton, Queensdown Road off Lewes Road, Brighton, BN2 4GJ

Thursday, 23 October, 7-8pm, Hillbrow Lecture Theatre, University of Brighton, Hillbrow Campus, Denton Road, Eastbourne, BN20 7SR

Tuesday, 4 November, 7-8pm, Hillcrest Community Centre, Hillcrest Road, Newhaven, BN9 9EA.

Jonathan Clarke is also talking to 15 and 16 year olds at post-16 option evenings at schools in Newhaven, Brighton, Eastbourne, Lewes, Haywards Heath, Peacehaven, Hastings and Hassocks.

For details and to register for any events visit You do not have to register for the open evenings, but it will be helpful if you do.

The historic marine and carpenters’ workshops at Railway Quay, Newhaven, two minutes from Newhaven Town railway station, are being converted to create the state-of-the-art college building.

Jonathan Clarke said: “UTC@harbourside will appeal to students with ambition who enjoy finding out how things work, who care about the environment, who like to use maths and science to solve real-life problems and who want to make a difference to the world in which we live. We’ll be working with employers to create interesting projects and help our students develop the skills they need to pursue fulfilling careers in any field. The open evenings are a chance for young people and their parents to find out about the exciting opportunities UTC@harbourside has to offer.”