Kaplan International Colleges are Well Met by Carnegie Village Monday 12th December 2011

KAPLAN, one of the world’s leading providers of education, has chosen Well Met Conferencing’s Carnegie Village at Leeds Metropolitan University as their accommodation of choice for their 2012 summer school.

Over 100 students and staff will be based at the venue from the 1st July to the 12th August 2012 enjoying full board accommodation in Carnegie Village encompassing all meals, class rooms, sporting facilities and the student’s union.

Kate Davis, Business Development Manager for Well Met Conferencing, said:
“Carnegie Village is in a league of its own in terms of student accommodation. As well as recently being awarded an AA 3* rating, the accommodation is spacious and flexible yet still incorporates a personal edge to give a home from home atmosphere.

“Dating back to before 1824 and set in 100 acres of beautiful parkland, Carnegie Village is the quintessential university setting, perfect for inspiring any event. And although situated in a stunning historical setting, the facilities are yet extremely modern, with exceptional amenities including free wifi, parking and some of the best sports and fitness facilities in the UK.

“The accommodation is also just a short walk from Headingley town centre which is buzzing with retail outlets and a famously vibrant nightlife.”

Sandra McCord, Operations Manager for Kaplan International Centres, said:
“I was initially looking for a venue in Manchester but Well Met provided us with a fantastic show-round and have an excellent history of hosting summer schools. The standard of accommodation and teaching facilities are high, the campus is safe and picturesque and the customer service of the Well Met team really made it an easy decision. The international reputation of Carnegie Sports facilities was also a major attraction.

“We are looking forward to heading north as we expand our summer school locations in 2012 and Leeds Met will be a superb addition to our existing portfolio of schools in London and the South West of England.”

Kaplan International Colleges are one of the world’s leading providers of English language courses and are committed to offering high quality education and student welfare at all of their schools. The summer school at Well Met in 2012 will involve young people from all over the world and will help them develop their English whilst experiencing the culture and environment of England first hand. Kaplan International Colleges are a member of English UK and accredited by the British Council.

For further media information please contact Victoria Sowerby, Bonner & Hindley Communications on 0113 243 4713 or email victoria@bandhcommunications.co.uk

For further details about Leeds Met’s Conferencing facilities please contact the conference and events team at Leeds Met on 0113 812 8555 or email .
conferences@leedsmet.ac.uk

Visit the website for Well Met Conferenceing here

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Notes for editors:

•Leeds Metropolitan University has 30,000 students and 3, 000 staff.
•The University has achieved its best ever Research Assessment Exercise results. Sports-Related Studies is in the top 6 institutions in the country with research rated at the highest levels of 4* and 3*.
•Leeds Met has been rated the top university in the UK for its language support, accommodation quality and learning spaces in the 2010 Autumn Wave of the International Student Barometer and sixth in the world for the quality of its lectures.
•The University’s award-winning learning environments include Broadcasting Place, voted the best tall building in the world in 2010 by the Chicago-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) and also winner of the 2010 Leeds Architecture Awards New Building category, the iconic Rose Bowl building, awarded Best Commercial Property Development in the 2009 Yorkshire Property Awards and the pioneering Carnegie Village student accommodation.
•Leeds Metropolitan is one of only a handful of UK universities to have been awarded the Carbon Trust Standard.