Archbishop of Canterbury visits FE students

The archbishop of Canterbury has visited students at North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College’s Nuneaton campus.

The Most Reverend Justin Welby, who married Prince Harry and Meghan Markle this weekend, visited the college as part of a four-day trip around Coventry and Warwickshire, and confessed to students he was “quite nervous” about his role in the wedding.

As well as finding out about learners’ experiences of college, the archbishop was privy to practical demonstrations in carpentry, hairdressing and catering, and even received a massage from a beauty therapy student.

“His visit was a fantastic opportunity for our students to showcase their talents, and to tell their stories to the archbishop,” said Marion Plant, the principal and chief executive of the college. “We hope that his visit has helped him to understand how well students at all levels can develop with the support of a strong college community. He certainly left us with a sense of deep encouragement and support.”