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Jigsaw Training Named Official Apprenticeship Provider

Preston-based company Jigsaw Training has been named on the official apprenticeship provider register. Jigsaw Training is a specialist total training solutions company for the facilities management sector providing the complete package from training needs analysis through to the design, administration, delivery, management and evaluation of all programmes. The new register, published by the Department for Education (DfE) and the Skills Finding Agency (SFA) aims to ensure everyone embarking on an …Read More

UCLan Enters Global Ratings

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has entered a global rating for the first time in its history, enhancing its international reputation. As the University continues to attract students from across the world, Portergate’s newly opened accommodation, designed to meet the needs of every student, is ideal for those seeking a home away from home. The institution was named by U-Multirank, an online rating system that compares 1500 universities from …Read More

UCLan Rises in Student Experience Poll

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has risen eight places in the latest national league table assessing student experience. UCLan was ranked equal 51st in the Times Higher Education’s (THE) Student Experience Survey. Key areas of success for the University were support and welfare and good sports facilities. It was ranked 27th for its ‘centralised and convenient facilities’ and 20th for its library. The THE Student Experience Survey is a …Read More

Portergate’s Charity Champion!

Portergate has its very own superhero in the form of Steve Walker, the Risk and Facilities Administrator at Riverside House, Salford. Steve is attempting four impressive charity challenges over the next four months on behalf of the Kidscan charity. Kidscan help fund research into drug treatments and support programmes designed with children with cancer. Steve is a keen cyclist already and will be adding running and endurance walking to his …Read More

Apprentices the key to economic success

The announcement that almost £11million of funding will drive forward a significant expansion in training places and apprentices in key sectors of Lancashire’s economy is more good news for the county. Lancashire Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is behind this latest initiative which will support nine projects worth more than £34m across the county. The LEP says that its aim is to support a network of modern, high quality educational and training …Read More

Strengthening community links

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has unveiled plans to further strengthen its links with the local community. It’s a move that has been welcomed by Portergate as its £18 million Friargate student accommodation vision continues to take shape on the city skyline. The university has revealed plans to open a city centre shop providing a weekly menu of services and activities for the general public. ‘In the City’ is the name of …Read More

Salford is on the rise

Almost 5,500 new undergraduates began their degree courses at Salford in September 2015, according to the new figures highlighted by the university. And that makes it officially one of the fastest growing Higher Education destinations in the UK. The team at Riverside House welcomes both this news and the announcement of a new “prominent iconic gateway” to its main campus that has been revealed this month. Both highlight Salford’s growing national and …Read More

Making New Year resolutions that count

The countdown is on to Christmas – but before the party season kicks in now might be the time to look ahead to the New Year and put together some resolutions that will keep you in pocket in 2016. The team at luxury student accommodation Riverside House in Salford believe now is the ideal time for students to take stock of their situation and make some strong financial resolutions. With …Read More

Why the UK’s student accommodation market is top of the class

Record numbers of students in Manchester and Salford are looking for high quality accommodation like Riverside House – with demand continuing to grow across the two cities. And that increasing call for modern, luxury living spaces, which is being seen across the country, continues to drive investment in the UK’s student accommodation market, according to the latest research seen by Portergate Property Management. In fact, experts at real estate advisors …Read More

Volunteer and make a difference

The team at Portergate Property Management’s Riverside House in Salford are impressed at the way students are continuing to make a real difference in the local community through their volunteering efforts. Programmes such as the University of Manchester’s highly-acclaimed ‘Access All Areas’ programme are helping students really get involved in some worthwhile projects across the city. This impressive volunteering arm of the university’s Students’ Union continues to bring together a …Read More

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