Royal opening for university building

A LANDMARK university building in Ipswich will be given the royal seal of approval next month when Prince Edward officially opens the site.

A NEW landmark university building in Ipswich will be given the royal seal of approval next month when Prince Edward officially opens the site.

His Royal Highness, The Earl of Wessex, will officially open University Campus Suffolk's Waterfront building on Thursday June 18.

The Earl will be met by the Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk, The Lord Tollemache, as well as senior members of UCS staff and local dignitaries.

The royal visit will coincide with the Suffolk Higher Education Convention, which will see more than 3,000 year 12 students from across Suffolk and Essex visit the building to find out more about higher education courses available to them.

The students will be able to talk to representatives from over 100 universities and training providers who will be exhibiting at the event.

During his visit, the Earl will be taken around the convention and given the opportunity to meet a number of students before officially opening the building.

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Professor Bob Anderson, pro vice chancellor and chief executive of UCS, said: “As an organisation we are very proud of the Waterfront building, it offers our students state-of-the-art facilities and is an excellent addition to the Ipswich Waterfront. We are looking forward to welcoming His Royal Highness to the building.”