New uni to reveal first prospectus
UNIVERSITY Campus Suffolk (UCS) is set to unveil its new prospectus next week, it has been revealed.The 2007 brochure will be launched at Sudbury Upper School on Thursday by Richard Lister, Director of Operations at the university.
By Danielle Nuttall
UNIVERSITY Campus Suffolk (UCS) is set to unveil its new prospectus next week, it has been revealed.
The 2007 brochure will be launched at Sudbury Upper School on Thursday by Richard Lister, Director of Operations at the university.
It is the latest step in the multi-million pound scheme, which is set to welcome its first students in September next year.
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UCS has recently appointed a finance manager and company secretary to ensure the project's “firm financial foundation” for years to come.
Richard Quinton, deputy director of finance at Suffolk College, has joined the UCS team, the latest in a line of professionals and specialists now working on the initiative.
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Mr Quinton, a former student at Chantry High School, said he was excited to be helping put “Suffolk where it belongs on the map” as the UCS project develops.
The 38-year-old, of Andross Close, Ipswich, said: “This is an excellent project for the county and town. My job is to set up the financial processes like payroll, payment schemes, and controlling and monitoring of income and expenditure.
“We will plan to ensure that when student contracts join UCS from Suffolk College we will have two separate organisations.
“It is great to be involved with this project right from the start and lay firm financial foundation for years to come.”
Mr Quinton, who trained as an accountant while working for the post office, joined the staff of Suffolk College in 2000.
In 2003 he was promoted to deputy director of finance role and is now on an informal secondment to UCS.
He added: “It will be a big challenge and UCS will become a big business.”
With millions of pounds of funding now in place, the UCS project is now planning its first buildings to be built in 2007.
Mr Quinton, who sits on the UCS executive team, said UCS academic backer - the University of East Anglia - is currently looking after the project's bank accounts.
He said: “We are looking to establish our own bank accounts and to organise our own finances within the next few months. I am hoping to have everything ready for financial autonomy by the start off the new academic year in August.”