CU Scarborough

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CU Scarborough is a Higher Education institute owned and governed by Coventry University. CU Scarborough launched in 2015 and currently operates in the North Yorkshire coastal town, Scarborough.[1]


The first cohort of students studied classes in Scarborough Spa,[2] before moving into a £14 million purpose-built campus in Scarborough.[3] Facilities include a mock law court.[4]

CU Scarborough is part of the Scarborough £50 million education and sport campus, with the neighbouring Sports Village operated by Everyone Active, offering an Olympic Legacy swimming pool, a four-court sports hall, a multi-activity room, 60-station fitness suite and a community football stadium home to Scarborough Athletic Football Club.[5]


CU Scarborough currently offers a diverse range of subjects. Students can study degree programmes, Foundation Years, Access to Higher Education courses or Degree Apprenticeships.[6]

Degree subjects include:

  • Adult Nursing
  • Business Management & Leadership
  • Computing Science
  • Counselling: Integrative Theory & Practice
  • Cyber Security
  • Early Childhood Development & Learning
  • Electro-Mechanical Engineering
  • Health & Social Care
  • Law & Practice
  • Policing
  • Primary Education & Teaching Studies
  • Public Health & Community Studies

Foundation Year subjects include:

  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Health & Social Care

Access to Higher Education courses are available in a range of courses, allowing people to re-enter education after time away, without traditional qualifications.[7]

  • Health & Human Sciences
  • Social Sciences


In 2018, students at CU Scarborough celebrated their first graduation ceremony at an event held in the Grand Hall, at Scarborough Spa. Sir Alan Ayckbourn, CBE, received an Honorary Doctor of Letters (Hon DLitt) in recognition of his impact on theatre in Scarborough and his contributions to the creative industries.[8]


  1. ^ "New Coventry University campus to open in Scarborough". BBC News. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Scarborough Spa confirmed as launchpad for CUSC". Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Ground is broken in preparation for £14m purpose-b..." Retrieved 10 January 2017.
  4. ^ "The Campus". Coventry University. Archived from the original on 21 July 2015.
  5. ^ "Scarborough Sports Village celebrates one year since its door opened - Everyone Active". Everyone Active. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  6. ^ "University and County Council team up to build local careers". North Yorkshire County Council. North Yorkshire County Council. Retrieved 11 September 2018.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: others (link)
  7. ^ "Prestigious Award For Scarborough Students". Yorkshire Coast Radio. 20 August 2018. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  8. ^ "Honorary Degree for Scarborough Playwright". Yorkshire Coast Radio. 9 July 2018. Retrieved 11 September 2018.