The 00s

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The 00s

2001

Karten CTEC Centre opens for staff and students. Thirty people sign up for National Star’s first adult continuing education and training courses.

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The 00s

2001

Elizabeth House in Gloucester opens after extensive refurbishment. It provides additional community-based accommodation for 27 students.

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The 00s

2002

National Star Centre College of Further Education is rebranded as National Star College.

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2004 Cotswold

2004

Student residences Cotswold and Malvern are extended and modernised.

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The 00s

2004

A milestone for the future expansion and reconfiguration of the Ullenwood site is reached when the neighbouring Ullenwood Manor Farm is acquired.

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The 00s

2005

Creative and Performing Arts students embark on a trip to New York.

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The 00s

2006

The first LiftTraining (Learning Independence for Travel) programme is developed in Gloucestershire.

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Cleeve

2006

New accommodation, Cleeve, is built as the first phase of the Star Appeal development, which is launched to raise £7.7 million for major redevelopment.

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The 00s

2007

Planning permission is secured for the future development of the former Ullenwood Manor Farm site to help meet the increasing needs of students.

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The 00s

2009

National Star launches its new advocacy service for students, run by former student, Rich Amos.

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Becky's story

Becky’s story

Becky, who has cerebral palsy, came to National Star in 1998 to pursue her love of drama and increase her independence.

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Pete's story

Pete’s story

Pete’s experiences at National Star from 2000 to 2003 developed key life skills and helped shape his future as a disability campaigner.

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