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January 2015 Press Releases (50)

Employer Engagement Survey - Get your voice heard

Participate in our short survey for marketing and business development professionals in further education “The state of Employer Engagement in Further Education” and get your voice heard.

The demands on employer engagement teams are increasing, the technology available now wasn't a few years ago.

What professionals such as you think about the current state and what challenges you face? Participate and help us challenge how things are done.

The results will give you an…


Added by Zlata Larsen on January 30, 2015 at 16:48 — No Comments

Cardiff and Vale College Art students combine to hold their own exhibition in Cardiff Bay

Foundation Degree Art students from Cardiff and Vale College have organised ‘Combination’ – an exhibition of their work in Cardiff Bay art venue Craft in the Bay.

The exhibition features work in textiles, ceramics and graphic design and will run at Craft in the Bay until March 19th. Many of…


Added by Chris Baker on January 30, 2015 at 16:01 — No Comments

French apprentices pay a flying visit to Cardiff and Vale College

A group of 43 French Aeronautical Engineering students recently came to Cardiff and Vale College to brush up on their English skills and get a taste of the UK Aero industry.

The students, aged between 16 and 25, were from the MFR IMAA College in Cruseilles, France. They have chosen a career in an…


Added by Chris Baker on January 30, 2015 at 15:39 — No Comments

Further Education Sustainability Summit – 24 March 2015

The Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC) and Association of Colleges (AoC) bring you a one day Summit focusing on embedding sustainability into a college context.

The EAUC acknowledges the need for a more…


Added by Fiona Goodwin on January 29, 2015 at 9:56 — No Comments

Improving Maths Skills across the Vocational Sector

New CPD for FE and Skills practitioners teaching maths in vocational courses

The Education and Training Foundation has commissioned and funded a new series of free at point of delivery, professional development workshops to enhance mathematics capacity across the further education and training sector. The sessions are being delivered by the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) and are open to tutors, teachers and trainers…


Added by Nicola Hern on January 28, 2015 at 9:30 — No Comments

Apprentice e-learning designers to visit Learning Technologies show

Caption: Barnsley College's e-learning apprentices

Aspiring e-learning designers from across the country will be visiting the Learning Technologies Show taking place at Olympia, London this week from 28-29 January.


These young students are currently doing their…


Added by Nicola Malcolm on January 27, 2015 at 16:57 — No Comments


A top choreographer travelling from China has spent his first days in the UK at Loughborough College selecting a group of dancers to perform for an audience of thousands.


The former principle dancer with the Beijing Dance Company Rong Tao will work with a range of schools, colleges, community…


Added by Elizabeth Udall on January 27, 2015 at 12:05 — No Comments

Burnley College saves four days a month in man hours after implementing Advanced’s software

Burnley College is saving around four days a month in reduced man hours after implementing finance management and integrated electronic workflow software from Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced).  The College, which has 7,000 students, has already started to see benefits since implementing OpenAccounts and eBIS at the start of the academic year.

Advanced was selected following a tendering process involving six other software providers.



Added by Advanced Computer Software on January 27, 2015 at 11:02 — No Comments

Enterprising Aramark brings catering to life for students

Aramark, a global provider of food, facilities management and uniform services, has brought the worlds of catering and hospitality to life for Chichester College students in an annual ‘Enterprise Day’.


The event saw a senior Aramark team deliver business insights, skills-share workshops, interactive sessions and quizzes to 185 students studying at the college for a range of qualifications from level 1 to Level 5 in Hospitality, Catering and Tourism.  The aim was to boost…


Added by Graeme Buck on January 27, 2015 at 10:14 — No Comments

Vocational education and training- in four minutes

Watch a new video, produced by the Education and Training Foundation, filmed at the 2014 Vocational Education and Training (VET) conference. The film outlines what is meant by ‘Vocational Education and Training’, and raises what happened when different parts of the sector were brought together to discuss the future agenda. It also showcases some great vocational training in action.

Watch the video now! …


Added by Rachel Malic on January 26, 2015 at 15:30 — No Comments

Access to latest education improvement planning software a click away at new Mesma website

Photocaption: Mesma’s new website improves access to the latest improvement planning and self-assessment software

Improved access to a range of advanced, cost effective improvement planning and self-assessment software is available at online specialists Mesma’s…


Added by Andy Bruce on January 26, 2015 at 12:37 — No Comments

One in a million

One in a million

                        A lecturer at Warrington Collegiate has reached over a million hits on his YouTube channel. Rory Lees-Oakes, Senior Lecturer in Counseling set up his YouTube channel give  lectures in counseling and psychotherapy for his students to enhance their classroom studies, but it quickly became popular across the world and now Rory is seeing with hits from the USA, Australia, New Zealand India and Japan to name a few!

Rory comments, “It’s…


Added by Jenni Wood on January 26, 2015 at 10:58 — No Comments

City of Bristol College students cook up a storm with award winning chef

Cookery students at City of Bristol College recently worked with a top Bristol chef as part of a catering master class, creating a gourmet meal for 50 guests.

The menu, devised and cooked by Matt Lord and College students, included: Butternut squash and pumpkin veloute, Somerset pigeon and sweet onion tart, beetroot and juniper cured seat trout and rump of Nailsea lamb and custard tart, poached rhubarb and ginger ice cream. 

Adrian Kirikmaa, Restaurant and Kitchen…


Added by Samantha Jackson on January 26, 2015 at 10:44 — No Comments

Cambridge University helps Prince's Trust students at Cambridge Regional College

Cambridge University’s Clare College has joined forces with the Prince’s Trust at Cambridge Regional College to offer work experience to young people – helping to boost their job prospects.

Clare College Finance Manager Jackie Lince instigated the connection after attending a CRC…


Added by Lynn O'Shea on January 23, 2015 at 22:00 — No Comments

College’s hair and beauty students are a cut above the rest at MoneyWise Job Fair

The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London attended the ‘MoneyWise Job Fair 2’ last week (13 and 14 January) to advise on courses, apprenticeships and traineeships, as well as offering free hairdressing and beauty treatments to visitors. Held at the beautiful Decorium in Wood Green,…


Added by Karen O'Connor on January 23, 2015 at 15:48 — No Comments

Careers guidance in schools: Fail to prepare, prepare to fail

Careers guidance in schools: Fail to prepare, prepare to fail

By: Adrian Oldfield, Chairman at ZootAlore

Published: Friday, January 23, 2015 - 11:09 GMT…

Added by Adrian Oldfield on January 23, 2015 at 11:39 — No Comments




THE OUTSTANDING achievements of Weston College students, staff and business associates were honoured at a gala ceremony this week (January 21)

The annual ‘Celebration…


Added by Tom Henry on January 22, 2015 at 17:10 — No Comments

College learners are the most satisfied in London

The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London has the most satisfied learners in London, and that’s official - according to the latest FE choices 2013/14 student satisfaction survey. The College topped the list with an incredible 89% of students saying they are satisfied.  This…


Added by Karen O'Connor on January 21, 2015 at 14:16 — No Comments

Teacher of the Year

An IT Teacher from The College of North West London has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award for his excellent teaching. Ali Sharif is one of a handful of teachers across the UK to be nominated for a Times Educational Supplement (TES) award for ‘Teacher of the…


Added by Alaine O'Brien on January 21, 2015 at 12:02 — No Comments

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