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Collabco behind digital campus for Wakefield college


CAPA College (Creative and Performing Arts College) in Wakefield has rolled out its digital campus, before its even got planning permission for its buildings.

Using Collabco’s myday software, the newly-opened FE college, can remain in communication with its students during the period of transition.

“As a Creative and Performing Arts College we need to be able to physically come together to rehearse, perform and learn, but we are currently in temporary accommodation with plans to move into our purpose-built campus in the centre of Wakefield in 2020,” explained Sarah Williamson, marketing and communications officer, CAPA College.

“The digital campus is vitally important to laying the infrastructure of the college and will allow us to transition more easily and smoothly to our new premises when that time comes. We currently have 105 full-time students who enrolled in September 2018, but our intake will grow, and we will have multiple academic years – not just a first year to accommodate too.”

 Adam Smith, business development manager of Liverpool’s Collabco added:

“In this scenario the digital campus is absolutely central to the college environment – it’s not an afterthought or playing second-fiddle to the physical campus, it’s the beating heart of the new college and its infrastructure and working.

“It’s a testament to the forward-thinking management team that it has been able to unite students and staff and eradicate the siloed thinking that so often blights FE colleges from achieving all they should collectively as a brand – there is cohesiveness because students and staff have everything they need at the swipe of a finger.”

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