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Outside Westmister – Winchester
18 May, 2009, 1:42 pm
Filed under: News, Outside Westminster

Outside Westminster – Sparsholt College, Winchester

Nick Clegg today visited Sparsholt College, Winchester to see the work the college has been doing in the teaching of agriculture, animal management, forestry, construction, environment, equine studies, countryside management, horticulture, and public services.

9.05 – Nick arrives in Winchester and is taken to Sparsholt College by Mark Oaten, MP for Winchester & the Meon Valley and Martin Tod, PPC for Winchester.

Nick visited the college to highlight the importance of further education in providing vital opportunities for both full time and part time students, and hope for young people during this recession.

Nick was told that there are more than 1,400 full-time students and 6,000 part-time enrollments in Sparsholt College with a 32% rise in applications in the past year, however, they have seen that funding cuts are affecting the college.

The tour of the college included the Aquatic studies centre where Nick was shown multiple fish species in various stages of development by the students learning to care for them. He was then taken to the forestry training site, followed by the animal management centre (all pictured).

13.00 – Nick arrives back in Westminster

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