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January 2016 Press Releases (16)

Three ways your college is wasting money (and you didn’t even know it)

By Holger Bollmann, Director at HE/FE payments specialist, WPM Education

The outlook for further education (FE) colleges is not bleak, but it is far from rosy. In 2014, the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition authorised spending cuts of around 20%. Emboldened by its recent electoral victory, the government has introduced further reductions in budget; the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) announced that public sector…

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Added by Holger Bollmann on January 31, 2016 at 17:31 — No Comments

FILM, TV AND STAGE PROFESSIONALS OFFER LOUGHBOROUGH COLLEGE STUDENTS INSIDER ADVICE

Professionals from the worlds of film, television and stage have this week been offering Loughborough College students an insider view of their industry.

 

An agent with a worldwide management company, an actor from some of TV’s top-rated shows and a theatre director who also works in feature films…

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Added by Elizabeth Udall on January 29, 2016 at 12:04 — No Comments

Cambridge Regional College backs police campaign for more Specials on the streets

Cambridge Regional College has become one of the first colleges in the country to partner the county’s police force in a campaign to increase the number of Special Constables on the streets.

The college, which already encourages student members of its innovative Police Academy to volunteer as Specials, has joined the Employer Supported Policing initiative to inspire staff to become Special Constables. …

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Added by Lynn O'Shea on January 29, 2016 at 10:00 — No Comments

Apprenticeships 4 England Awards 2016 Finalist announced

The countdown to the most prestigious event in the Apprenticeships4England calendar begins today with the publication of the finalists for the Apprenticeships 4 England Awards 2016

The Awards celebrate the achievements of quality training providers, employers and new for this year The awards for organistions…

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Added by FEnews on January 29, 2016 at 10:00 — No Comments

Hull Gives Warm Welcome to Leading Apprenticeship Providers - New 3aaa Academy Open in City Centre

The Ofsted Grade 1 National Training Providers have officially opened the doors to their new academy in the exciting city of Hull, where they aim to bring exciting new career opportunities to young ambitious people and thriving businesses in the local area.

 

The new 3aaa team have wasted no time in bringing life changing opportunities to the young zealous people of Hull, with them already…

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Added by Robert Collins on January 29, 2016 at 9:24 — No Comments

Students travel five thousand miles for first ever Loughborough College international winter school

This week may mark the launch of the first ever Loughborough College International Winter School but the welcome has been warm for the students who have travelled almost 5,000 miles to attend.

 

Only hours after touching down in the UK, 45 school pupils from China were being greeted by Vice Principal…

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Added by Elizabeth Udall on January 28, 2016 at 18:41 — No Comments

Fantastic Feedback from Employers Hiring CONEL Apprentices

The College of Haringey, Enfield and North London’s Employer Survey 2015 found overwhelmingly positive results about the service the employers are receiving, as well as the high value in which they hold the quality of apprentices that the College provides.

CONEL contacted 120 employers in December 2015 and is using the feedback gathered to improve and expand services to meet employers’ needs and to celebrate the successes the survey revealed.  Almost 90% of…

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Added by Karen O'Connor on January 28, 2016 at 14:00 — No Comments

TOP CHOREOGRAPHER SELECTS ELITE COMPANY OF LOUGHBOROUGH COLLEGE DANCERS FOR MAJOR PERFORMANCE

A top choreographer has selected an elite company of Loughborough College dancers for a one-off performance in front of an audience of thousands.

 

Rong Tao has travelled to the UK from China and spent several days at the College before announcing the six talented students he will be working with over…

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Added by Elizabeth Udall on January 27, 2016 at 15:30 — No Comments

GB star athlete inspires students at Cambridge Regional College

Sporting champion Lesley Owusu proved an inspiration to students when she visited Cambridge Regional College as part of an initiative to encourage more FE students to take up sport.

The elite British sprinter delivered an inspirational talk to students before joining two new groups – the Secretly Sporty…

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Added by Lynn O'Shea on January 27, 2016 at 10:14 — No Comments

BOLTON COLLEGE AND BOLTON COUNCIL UNITE TO LAUNCH NEW COMMUNITY LEARNING WEBSITE

Bolton College has joined forces with Bolton Council to design, develop and launch a brand new website dedicated to Community Learning for adults in Bolton.

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Added by Beth Collett on January 27, 2016 at 9:50 — No Comments

Male student lands dream job in Hair Salon

Level 2 Hairdressing student Oliwier Opolski, was offered a paid position at ‘The Salons’ in Walthamstow Village after impressing salon owner Paul Miller, on a one day work…

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Added by Waltham Forest College on January 22, 2016 at 17:18 — No Comments

Cambridge Regional College Sport students appointed to new FA Youth Council

Two Cambridge Regional College Sport students are playing a key role in a new initiative to give young people a voice in the future of football.

Holly Hayes and Andrew Robb, both award-winning volunteers in the community, have joined a new Youth Council launched by Cambridgeshire FA to help…

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Added by Lynn O'Shea on January 18, 2016 at 11:00 — No Comments

MEDICAL AND SECURITY SERVICE MITIGATES RISK FOR ORGANISATIONS SENDING ​INDIVIDUALS ABROAD

An innovative travel risk management programme - INtrinsic - has been launched for insurers and organisations, such as FE centres, sending ​individuals ​abroad: providing a full range of medical and security services via a single contact point. 

The INtrinsic…

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Added by katie Hughes on January 8, 2016 at 8:59 — No Comments

Empowering student creativity and greater collaboration with Crestron solutions

The connected world we live in is having a profound impact on traditional teaching methods with education establishments increasingly deploying 1:1 and BYOD policies. At BETT 2016, Crestron will be demonstrating how its solutions inspire students and create an educational experience that goes beyond the interactive panel.

 

Visitors to Crestron’s stand C404 will be shown how laptops and smart devices have taken over from the traditional use of pen and paper transforming…

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Added by Myra O'Connell on January 7, 2016 at 9:51 — No Comments

Crestron now shipping ultra-simple, low-cost huddle room and classroom presentation solution

Crestron introduced a new low-cost HDMI® switcher and extender pair that perfectly fills the need for a reliable, professional presentation solution for small meeting rooms, huddle rooms, and classrooms. Intelligently designed and Crestron engineered to the highest DM® standards, the HD Scaling Presentation Switcher & Extender (HD-MD-400-C-E) has all the features system integrators want, at a…

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Added by Myra O'Connell on January 4, 2016 at 16:14 — No Comments

Mesma’s the key to change at national apprenticeship provider

Above: Key Training’s Rosie Ross uses Mesma to be better prepared for Ofsted inspections 

Key Training, one of England’s largest providers of 16-19 apprenticeships is better prepared for Ofsted inspections after boosting its self-assessment and improvement planning…

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Added by Charlie Brooks on January 4, 2016 at 11:00 — No Comments

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