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March 2012 Press Releases (103)

Habia call the Thurrock Campus home for skills networking event on the hair and beauty industry

Habia, the government appointed sector skills body and industry authority for hair, beauty, nails, spa therapy, barbering and African type hair, visited the…

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Added by Dean Newman on March 30, 2012 at 15:00 — No Comments

Whatuni.com Releases Revolutionary Grade Search Filter and Comparison Bar for UK Degree Courses

Every week, 1,000 prospective university students are searching for courses with entry requirements of AAB and above using Whatuni.com’s groundbreaking new entry requirements course filter.

With tuition fees at an all-time high, there’s no doubt that students paying up to £9,000 a year for their degree will arrive at university with higher expectations than ever…

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Added by Helen True on March 30, 2012 at 14:54 — No Comments

FE Undergraduate Research Presented at National Conference

Two degree students from Blackpool and The Fylde College have become the first from a Further Education College to present at the prestigious British Conference for Undergraduate Research at Warwick University.

Joanna Cinis and Shanaz Dawood, both students on the BSc (Hons) Project Management, delivered presentations at the annual event and spoke before an audience of leading academics and university students.

Shanaz was presenting about new innovative theories around…

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Added by Louise Facey on March 30, 2012 at 13:49 — No Comments

Bovingdon dad switches plumb City job for plumbing to spend time with family



HE had a prestigious job in the City of London, a Mercedes-Benz, a company credit card, free meals out and weekends at golf and horse racing entertaining clients.…

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Added by Kornelia Shanley on March 29, 2012 at 16:54 — No Comments

Unique apprenticeship support scheme launched by TBG Learning

A unique support scheme to help apprentices stay in employment has been launched by a leading training provider.

TBG Learning, part of the third sector Rehab Group, helps around 30,000 people into employment or achieve qualifications each year and has now launched an Apprentice Assistance Programme.

The programme, run in association with the Positive People Company (PPC), offers support and guidance to all TBG Learning…

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Added by Advent Communications on March 29, 2012 at 14:49 — No Comments

Industry week gives students edge in competitive jobs market



They are the future stars of industry in the south and this week they joined forces to learn more about life in the workplace.…

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Added by Laura Downton on March 29, 2012 at 14:03 — No Comments

Cardiff and Vale College students commemorate the Falklands conflict

It was once a dance floor. Now it is a memorial and tribute to each of the dead of a conflict that took place 30 years ago in April.

 

Apprentices from Cardiff and Vale College reclaimed the wooden floorboards from a project they are involved with and transformed them into a cross for each of…

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Added by Chris Baker on March 29, 2012 at 10:24 — No Comments

Torch Relay Place for Derby College Student

Derby College student Pennelope Allman (18) has been chosen to take part in one of the region's Olympic Torch Relays in recognition of her fundraising work for Loughborough children's hospice, Rainbows.



Pennelope, from Ashby-de-la Zouch is studying…

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Added by Derby College on March 29, 2012 at 8:20 — No Comments

Unemployed young people at all time high

Unemployment amongst young people 16-24 is currently at over 20% which is the highest it has been since 1992. This is against a backdrop of redundancies being made across the country particularly in the public sector. The public sector has shed over 400,000 jobs in recent years, up until recently the private sector has compensated for this reduction in jobs by recruiting almost half a million workers.

 

However the deepening crisis in Europe and the loss of confidence among UK…

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Added by Nicola Allman on March 28, 2012 at 15:00 — No Comments

Cardiff and Vale College and St David's Catholic Sixth Form College announce intention to form unique alliance

This week, Cardiff and Vale College and St David’s Catholic Sixth Form College announce their intention to work towards a unique strategic alliance to benefit learners across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. This alliance brings together the area’s two largest colleges to provide increased…

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Added by Chris Baker on March 28, 2012 at 10:29 — No Comments

Swindon College Automotive students raise funds for charity!

 

On the 26th March 2012, on a glorious sunny day, students from Swindon College took part in a community challenge together with Tesco in Ocotol Way, Swindon to raise funds for Tesco's charity of the year, Cancer Research.

Twelve Automotive students set up their stand…

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Added by Swindon College on March 27, 2012 at 11:00 — No Comments

Smiles all round for new Dental Nursing apprenticeship launch

Alliance Learning and Dentrain Professionals Ltd have launched a new Dental Nursing Apprenticeship which will help address the shortage of qualified dental nurses in the region. 

 

Young people enrolling on the apprenticeship programme will combine paid on-the-job training with study towards the Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing. On completion of the Apprenticeship students will be able to register with the General Dental Council – a legal requirement for anyone wanting to…

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Added by Rachael Smith on March 26, 2012 at 12:46 — No Comments

Media students LA Story hits Hollywood

As far as great starts to a trip to Hollywood go you probably don’t get much better than spotting Gary Oldman at LAX, which is exactly…

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Added by Dean Newman on March 26, 2012 at 12:41 — No Comments

Derby College Students to Marshall Olympic Torch Relay

More than 120 students from Derby College will be working with official security personnel and Derbyshire Police to ensure the safety of participants and spectators of the Olympic Torch Relay through Derby on Friday 29th June.



Students, who have all undergone stewarding and door supervisor training as…

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Added by Derby College on March 26, 2012 at 10:49 — No Comments

Sport Relief at Broomfield Hall

Equine and Dog Grooming students at Derby College's Broomfield Hall have raised more than £170 for Sport Relief.

Activities included a horse and hound relay won by a team including students Dominic Hicks-Meer (19) from South Normanton, Serena Fisher (20) from Ilkeston and Naomi Oldfield (19)…

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Added by Derby College on March 26, 2012 at 10:35 — No Comments

Apprenticeship provider asked by council to run major new Essex training centre

Prospects Learning Foundation, a charitable vocational learning and apprenticeship provider, has been chosen to run a new £6.3 million training centre for young people on Canvey Island in Essex.

 

Plans for the new centre had been under threat after a local college…

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Added by Aidan Relf on March 26, 2012 at 10:14 — No Comments

Mile of Fun for Staff and Students at Uxbridge College

Girls with moustaches, vertical swimmers in goggles and hats, backwards runners, somersaulters, rollerskaters, and a human centipede were among those taking part in Uxbridge College’s Sport Relief effort.

The Sport Relief mile attracted hundreds of students and members of staff from the college in West London.

Fancy dressers included a pair of female students Beth Whittall, 16, and Georgina Donohoe, 17, dressed as the runners from the 118 commercial, complete…

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Added by liz Bellchambers on March 26, 2012 at 9:41 — No Comments

Rare feat for Fashion students

L-R: Lucy Severe, Vicky Fry and Eve Diakowicz

Staff and students have been celebrating the news that three students from one Fashion class have got into a prestigious university.

 

Lucy Severe, 18, Vicky Fry, 21, and Eve Diakowicz, 17, who are all studying BTEC Level 3 Fashion and…

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Added by Stephanie Hall on March 26, 2012 at 8:00 — No Comments

West Thames College Business Student Joins BBC Radio 5Live for Budget Special

On Wednesday 22 March, West Thames College student Kasjan Stocki was invited to London to take part in a live BBC radio broadcast. The second-year business student spent four hours on Shelagh Fogarty's (pictured above) BBC Radio 5Live show for a Budget 2012 special, broadcasting live from the famous College Green located in the shadows of…

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Added by West Thames College on March 23, 2012 at 16:16 — No Comments

Foster Carer have pamper day at Swindon College!

Foster Carers from across Swindon were invited into Swindon College for free pamper day held on Thursday 22nd March. This event was organised by Swindon College as part of the community cohesion initiative in conjunction with Swindon Borough Council.

This initiative was…

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Added by Swindon College on March 23, 2012 at 11:48 — No Comments

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