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February 2015 Press Releases (54)

CAVC student A-Jay is a UK Kudo champion

At Cardiff and Vale College student A-Jay Harrhy’s first attempt at entering the UK Junior Kudo Championships he managed the impressive feat of coming second.


Seventeen-year-old A-Jay from Sully, who is a Vocational Access student at CAVC, has been a keen participant in martial arts…


Added by Chris Baker on February 27, 2015 at 11:18 — No Comments

Uxbridge College and Brunel University volunteering day a success indeed

Good Deed Day 2015 proved a huge success with students and staff from Uxbridge College and Brunel University racking up more than 900 hours of volunteering and raising more than £500 for charity.

The mass volunteering event, the second of its kind, included a range of spontaneous and…


Added by liz Bellchambers on February 26, 2015 at 17:35 — No Comments

Student takes on Worlds Toughest Job

                      Student takes on world toughest job

Adventurous and independent is how 19 year old Aviation student  at Warrington Collegiate,  Stephen Greenall,  describes himself so it was no surprise when he announced one day to his tutors that he was going out to Canada to film for BBC3 Worlds Toughest Jobs.…


Added by Jenni Wood on February 26, 2015 at 11:03 — No Comments

Education professionals fail to secure data, finds new survey

Schools, colleges and universities often hold highly-sensitive information about pupils and staff yet in many instances this is not being adequately protected, according to a new survey by iStorage. The leading specialist in portable data storage and digital encryption has found that a concerning number of education professionals are not taking adequate steps to secure sensitive data, including personal details and exam results, when on the move. A…


Added by Holly Wale on February 25, 2015 at 14:29 — No Comments

Former Horticulture student sows seeds of victory

A former Horticulture student is celebrating his growing achievements after being awarded a City & Guilds Medal for Excellence.


Kevin O'Neill, who completed the Level 3 Diploma in Work-Based Horticulture at the College, received his medal in recognition of his outstanding…


Added by Caroline Jacobi on February 25, 2015 at 13:56 — No Comments

Oaklands Wolves lift Women’s National Trophy

Oaklands College’s Wolves women’s basketball team are celebrating after winning the Women’s National Trophy over the weekend (21 March). 

The Wolves were awarded the trophy after an impressive win against Oxford City Hoops of 73-54. 

The victory was built on organised defence and a balanced…


Added by Caroline Jacobi on February 25, 2015 at 13:53 — No Comments

Flourish: New Technology Facilitates Critical One-to-One Student Relationships

Pebble announces the launch of Flourish, the first personal learning system which addresses the critical one-to-one relationships students have with tutors and supervisors across education, research and the workplace.


Fostering One-to-One Relationships for Assessment, Feedback and Support


As the guided development space within the PebblePad learning technology platform, Flourish allows students to receive support from a tutor, mentor, supervisor…


Added by Catherine Dhanjal on February 25, 2015 at 11:28 — No Comments

New Professional IT Training and Test Centre launch at Uxbridge College, Hayes Campus

Uxbridge College in West London has many years’ experience in delivering vocational IT training. Last year the College was approached by Rackspace, the #1 managed cloud company, which has its UK base in Hayes, with a request to develop a professional training centre which would benefit both the current…


Added by liz Bellchambers on February 24, 2015 at 17:04 — No Comments

College apprentices win engineering scholarships

College apprentices win engineering scholarships


Four prestigious civil engineering scholarships have been awarded to College of North West London apprentices. 


Only six Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Quest Technician Scholarships are given out in the London and South East area each …


Added by Alaien O'Brien on February 24, 2015 at 15:10 — No Comments

Prime Minister’s Office, Downing Street, welcomes Stanmore Media students

Media students from Stanmore College were invited to attend a Reception with the Chancellor of Exchequer and Second Lord of the Treasury, George Osborne. Bob Blackman MP for Harrow East invited the five fortunate students as on a recent visit to the College with Nick Boles MP and Education Minister, both had been impressed by the College’s thriving media department.


Students, Georgina O’Sullivan, Leila Dadjooyi, Ariana Campbell, Andrei Hulub and Stephanie Adesanya, were…


Added by Dharmini Mistry on February 24, 2015 at 12:14 — No Comments

Latest research data will be presented at UK NARIC Emerging International Markets seminar

The latest research data on international student recruitment markets will be presented by UK NARIC at its London seminar on 13 March - Emerging International Markets.

Other key speakers include John Mountford of the AoC; Janet Ileva, HEFCE; Michael Peak and Liz Shepherd, British Council; and Lucy Lenkova of Harrow College on international partnerships.

The seminar looks at key emerging markets around the world, with background briefings on these countries and…


Added by Steve Miller on February 24, 2015 at 11:54 — No Comments

Cardiff and Vale College calls out to budding aeronauts and builders

Calling all budding aerospace engineers and the constructors of the future – Cardiff and Vale College would like to hear from you!


To mark National Engineering Week, CAVC is holding special competitions for Year 10 school pupils from across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. High Schools from…


Added by Chris Baker on February 24, 2015 at 9:54 — No Comments

New partnership aims to help tackle IT skills shortage in Greater Manchester

It has been widely reported that Greater Manchester as a whole is experiencing a worrying skills shortage in the IT and digital sectors which is hampering business growth in the region.

A new partnership between two of the North West’s leading Apprenticeship providers, NowSkills and Alliance Learning, aims to help fill this gap, by recruiting and training the IT professionals of the future and supporting Greater Manchester in its journey to becoming a leading digital…


Added by Rachael Smith on February 23, 2015 at 20:58 — No Comments

Minister pledges more cash for college’s back- to- work programme

Work and Pensions Minister Iain Duncan Smith was given a lesson on how to repair railway track when he visited…


Added by Waltham Forest College on February 23, 2015 at 17:00 — No Comments

Protocol Now Offering Non Academic Recruitment Service


Protocol the FE sector’s leading recruitment agency for academic staff, is now providing non-academic recruitment services following an uplift in enquiries over the past few months. 

Protocol has gained its reputation within the…


Added by FEnews on February 20, 2015 at 13:29 — No Comments

Childcare course supports parents returning to education

Childcare course supports parents returning to education

                        A group of young parents are benefitting from a childcare course tailored around their needs to help them return to education, training or employment.

  This ESF funded project, supported by Warrington Borough…


Added by Jenni Wood on February 19, 2015 at 11:39 — No Comments

Student hair salon and training centre to be unveiled at Oaklands

Hairdressers of the future will be able to learn the skills they need to be a cut above the rest when Oaklands introduces new hairdressing courses in September.

The courses will run from the start of the next academic year at the Welwyn Garden City campus, home of the Oasis Beauty Salon, where the…


Added by Caroline Jacobi on February 18, 2015 at 11:00 — No Comments

Is it time politicians stopped setting the skills agenda?

If you listen to the election rhetoric being spouted by the Tories and Labour, its clear that neither side has a clue about how bridge the skills gap and support young people into work .

What concerns me though is that politicians don't seem to understand at which point an intervention is critical, not just for the young people concerned but for employers struggling to fill vacancies from the apprentice talent pool.

Labour are pledging a guaranteed apprenticeship if young…


Added by Adrian Oldfield on February 17, 2015 at 22:44 — No Comments

Cumbria Intelligence Observatory renews their contract for Labour/Insight for 2015

We are delighted to announce that Cumbria Intelligence Observatory has renewed their license of Labour/Insight for 2015. Cumbria Intelligence Observatory has been using Labour/Insight since 2013. The aim of the Observatory is to bring together high quality research, information and intelligence on a wide range of themes including the economy, demographics and skills.  A variety of partners are involved including the County Council (which leads the Observatory), the Local Enterprise…


Added by Zlata Larsen on February 17, 2015 at 14:59 — No Comments

Beauty Students Create Dream Image

Beauty Specialist Students Get Creative with Their Dream Image at Waltham Forest College


A group of students on a …


Added by Waltham Forest College on February 17, 2015 at 8:25 — No Comments

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