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Princess Royal to visit Highbury College's new Campus

We are so pleased for our students, who will have a wonderful opportunity to showcase their skills before royalty

Highbury College Portsmouth will be rolling out the red carpet when it receives an important visit from Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal.

The royal visit, on October 22, will mark the official opening of the College’s new Highbury Campus, a £35 million centre housing state-of-the-art training facilities for vocational areas including media and journalism, art and design, automotive and engineering, hair and beauty, fashion, computing and animal care.

HRH The Princess Royal will be given a tour of the new Campus with opportunities to speak to students and staff in many of the subject areas. She will be shown some of the building’s most interesting features, including the glazed street with its shop-window effect classrooms which allow passers-by to observe the hands-on training as it happens.

Following this, Her Royal Highness will unveil a commemorative plaque to officially open the Highbury Campus.

Stella Mbubaegbu CBE, Principal and Chief Executive of Highbury College, says: “We feel very privileged to be visited by Her Royal Highness and we are certainly looking forward to showing her the realisation of our vision to make Highbury a world-class college with world-class facilities.

“We are so pleased for our students, who will have a wonderful opportunity to showcase their skills before royalty, an experience that does not present itself every day.”

The new Campus will mark the completion of the College’s multi-million pound redevelopment programme across its main centres. Students at the College have already seen great benefits from the opening of its Highbury Northarbour Centre, Southampton Road, Highbury City of Portsmouth Centre on Winston Churchill Avenue and re-opening of the Highbury Arundel Centre on Arundel Street.

For more information about the new Highbury Campus, please call Highbury College Portsmouth on (023) 9238 3131 or visit

For further details please contact:

Matthew Tanner
Highbury College Portsmouth
Highbury Campus (Room 0.127)
Tudor Crescent
Direct Line: +44 (0) 23 9232 8882