Milton Keynes is getting closer to having its own University, courtesy of a new partnership between Milton Keynes Council and the University of Bedfordshire.
Both parties are working together to create the ‘University College Milton Keynes’, due to open its doors this September to deliver higher education courses from its base in Central Milton Keynes. Civic leaders, the Higher Education Board, business and the education sector have welcomed this important new development.
David Hill, Chief Executive of Milton Keynes Council, said: “Our long term ambition has been to provide face-to-face degree-level teaching to our growing communities, without the need for people to travel elsewhere. The announcement of University College Milton Keynes is a significant step toward this vision.
“The University of Bedfordshire is a like minded partner, and I am delighted we are working with them. It’s an excellent fit alongside the local higher education provision being developed by the FE College and that offered to students around the world from Milton Keynes by the Open University.”