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An award-winning Scots college has announced plans to close its West End campus as part of efforts to cut costs, as the further education sector battles funding challenges.

Glasgow Kelvin College said it was seeking to consolidate learning at its three larger campuses in Springburn, the East End and Easterhouse in the city.

It said the West End campus on Hotspur Street was replicating much of the curriculum offered at Clyde College’s nearby Anniesland Campus and the plans would reduce the “overall operating costs”.

College leaders said there would be “minimal impact” because the building accommodates 3 per cent of students overall and 5% who use the campus reside in the Maryhill and Hillhead catchment area.

They said there would be no reduction in the volume of learning opportunities available to students and said the plans will ensure “best use of public monies” by addressing any duplication of learning resources.

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