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March 2011 Press Releases (69)

Baroness Newlove Visits Salford Students

The Right Honourable Baroness Newlove speaks to students as part of the Peers In Schools programme.


Salford City College hosted a talk from a member of the House of Lords on Friday 18th March to encourage students to engage more with the political and parliamentary process.


Baroness Newlove met with students at the Eccles Sixth Form Centre of the college for an hour to talk about the work and role of the House of Lords.  This was…


Added by Salford City College on March 24, 2011 at 18:15 — No Comments

Gloucestershire College proves commitment to anti-bullying


Pictured (L-R): Jeff Price, Gloucestershire County Council with Fiona Quan, Student Leadership Manager and Daniel Gillingham-Hyett, Student Link Worker. 


Gloucestershire College has proven its dedication to looking…


Added by Michelle Louth on March 24, 2011 at 16:17 — No Comments

Functional Skills tour hits the road... on a boat!

Leading national qualification provider, NCFE, has announced a new event as part of its road show tour, designed to support the delivery of Functional Skills qualifications to colleges, training providers, schools and employers.


NCFE Functional Skills – ‘Step by Step Success’ events are free to attend and aimed at senior staff, curriculum planners and functional skills / key skills coordinators in the education sector. The next event will take place on HMS Belfast, in…


Added by Sarah O'Mahoney on March 24, 2011 at 16:00 — No Comments

College's commitment to the Port of Tilbury reasserted

Members of staff from South Essex College joined Jackie Doyle-Price MP at the recent Port of Tilbury annual awards to celebrate the achievements of the Port’s staff and pledge to continue to help train their future workforce.

The ceremony, held at the London Cruise Terminal, gives senior management at the… Continue

Added by Dean Newman on March 24, 2011 at 11:01 — No Comments

100 students brave the rain and raise over £500 for Red Nose Day with a sponsored Southend Pier walk

In aid of Red Nose Day over 100 students across the three campuses joined forces to raise over £500 as they took part in the Sponsored Southend Pier Walk.

The event was organised by the Further Education Sport Coordinators (FESCo) Team who set everyone the challenge of walking two, four or six miles to… Continue

Added by Dean Newman on March 24, 2011 at 10:54 — No Comments

Coleg Morgannwg students trade skills internationally

Business administration students at Coleg Morgannwg have been getting hands-on experience of running a company on an international level with the college’s Experiences Generating New Innovation (EGNI) programme.


EGNI is part of the Practice Enterprise Network (PEN) and enables students to set up a business, known as a practice firm, and trade with other virtual companies on an international level.


Coleg Morgannwg has a company called Clean Sweep which sells…


Added by Aled Gamble on March 23, 2011 at 16:44 — No Comments

Power Industry Academy launches to industry

Warwickshire College’s Rugby centre hosted over 40 power manufacturing delegates recently, as its state-of-the-art Power Industry Academy was officially launched to the industry.  The ‘Powering the Future’ business conference looked at how the industry can invest in skills to help meet the world’s future power industry needs.


David Edwards, CEO of…


Added by Joanne Lockyer on March 22, 2011 at 16:14 — No Comments

Ladies show the lads how it is done as they retain footy cup for second year

Winning the cup is hard but retaining the cup is said to be even harder! However, the South Essex College Ladies Football team stood up to the challenge and beat West Suffolk College by 4 goals to 1 in the British Colleges Sport East Region Cup Final.

South Essex College Ladies started the game in an extremely… Continue

Added by Dean Newman on March 22, 2011 at 15:27 — No Comments

Backing Science and Engineering to the future

South Essex College showed its support for National Science & Engineering Week last week by emulating the Back to the Future 2 poster at the Eastgate Centre in Basildon to highlight the range of careers in the science and engineering sector.

There may not have been a DeLorean on show but a sporty Ford… Continue

Added by Dean Newman on March 22, 2011 at 14:27 — No Comments

West Thames College Catering Students Taste Success!

On Wednesday 16 March,VRQ Catering students from the Feltham Skills Centre earned an incredible haul of medals, merits and certificates at Wessex Salon Culinaire 2011. Held during the Hotel and Catering Show in Bournemouth, Salon Culinaire is the largest culinary competition of the year and attracts over 700… Continue

Added by West Thames College on March 22, 2011 at 13:00 — No Comments


INFORMATION on healthy eating and health awareness has seen Weston College awarded ‘Healthy College’ status by the Department of Health through the Excellence Gateway in conjunction with Learning and Skills Improvement Service.

Following its long-term commitment to health and wellbeing services the College joins just 37 Further Education Colleges across the UK to hold this nationally-recognised title, and is only one of two in the South West.

Student Services Co-ordinator Gary Farr… Continue

Added by Tom Henry on March 21, 2011 at 15:13 — No Comments

West Thames College Celebrates Science & Engineering Week 2011

In March, West Thames College students took part in a range of visits, talks and activities for National Science and Engineering Week – a programme of science, engineering and technology events held across the UK to promote discussion, knowledge and career…


Added by West Thames College on March 21, 2011 at 13:00 — No Comments

Wakefield College Rugby stars set for final

Wakefield College’s Rugby League stars are gearing up for a clash with their counterparts from Hull College after reaching the final of the Yorkshire Colleges Cup. The final will see the winning team secure a quarter final spot in the national competition where the best college teams in the country compete.

The College’s team has been in blistering form this season, brushing aside a number of local colleges in convincing… Continue

Added by Wakefield College on March 21, 2011 at 12:38 — No Comments

Prince's Trust Fundraising Bid at Derby College

A group of young people from Ilkeston are busy raising money to support their work to create a wildlife garden at a local junior school.…


Added by Derby College on March 21, 2011 at 9:54 — No Comments

Harrogate Show Gold Bid for Derby College

Horticultural students at Derby College’s Broomfield Hall land-based studies campus are hoping to clinch another coveted gold medal at this year’s prestigious Harrogate annual flower show (April 14 to 17) with a garden inspired by Prince Charles’ Highgrove estate and featuring a tribute to the forthcoming Royal wedding.

Broomfield fought off stiff competition from eight other colleges last year to win the top prize with their garden was entitled ‘After the Evening News’ and designed…


Added by Derby College on March 21, 2011 at 9:42 — No Comments

Spring Awards success for City College

With three winners and a runner-up to its credit, City College Brighton and Hove has been celebrating outstanding success in this year’s FE Sussex Spring Awards, recently hosted at the Brighton Hilton Metropole. As ‘lead College’ in this year’s celebrations, the College provided fine dining service and also staged a dynamic entertainment segment incorporating acting, street dance and live music which received much praise on the night. In the prestigious ceremony, major players in the…


Added by Brian Bell on March 20, 2011 at 14:00 — No Comments

Spring Awards success for City College


With three winners and a runner-up to its credit, City College Brighton and Hove has been celebrating outstanding success in this year’s FE Sussex Spring Awards, recently hosted at the Brighton Hilton Metropole. As ‘lead College’ in this year’s celebrations, the…


Added by Brian Bell on March 18, 2011 at 13:30 — No Comments

VGTA at Barry College honoured at Careers Wales awards ceremony

VGTA at Barry College has been honoured for its excellence in training young people at a special careers awards ceremony.


Careers Wales Cardiff and Vale held its annual Most Valued Partner Awards at the Vale Hotel Resort and Spa, for organisations which made an outstanding contribution to Careers Wales activities throughout the previous year. 


Careers Wales Cardiff and Vale provides free, impartial careers information, advice and guidance for all ages. The…


Added by Chris Baker on March 17, 2011 at 16:11 — No Comments

Derby College Hosts Building Challenge

Staff from major builders and plumbers merchants from throughout the UK took part in a building challenge recently, organised by the Institute of Builders Merchants.

Thirty six staff from nine companies took part in the challenge day at Derby College’s Johnson Building in Pride Park where they were set tasks to complete including bricklaying, plastering, painting and plumbing. The overall winners was the team of four from Ridgeons of Cambridge.

The annual event is organised to… Continue

Added by Derby College on March 17, 2011 at 11:12 — No Comments

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