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University Preparation Programme

The location of The College makes vibrant activities an integral part of anyone’s stay. Hastings is the home of Europe’s largest indoor skateboard and BMX centre and the College arranges activities at this centre for students who want to try these energetic and alternative sports. In addition we are only 90 minutes from London and excursions to the theatre, museums and Christmas shopping are regularly on offer.


We encourage students to involve themselves in events outside of the classroom as this is where they can truly find different aspects of themselves.


Many students volunteer to help local charities, do manual work at the Buckswood outdoor activity centre or volunteer to captain the College Football team which is part of a local 6-a-side league.  There are two sports centres and a swimming pool less than a 10 minute walk from the College and students are encouraged to enrol at one of these centres during their stay. For those not interested in sport we also run the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA) course each Easter term to help build students confidence in public speaking and join events at the Royal Society of Arts as well as courses at the London Academy of Trading.