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March 2013 Press Releases (111)

Short Course Management Systems for Colleges and Universities

The UK short course market is extensive with numerous niche opportunities, many supported by the year on year increase in international students and delegates. The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) recently reported a 2% growth in non-UK students in Higher Education during 2012 and this seems set to continue in 2013.

 

With a minimum cost of 9,000 per year to attend university full time, no wonder the debate continues on the merits of vocational…

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Added by Audrey Clark on March 27, 2013 at 9:41 — No Comments

APPRENTICESHIP SUCCESS FOR SUTTON COLDFIELD YOUNGSTER

Birmingham-based Skillsfirst Awards, an awarding organisation that develops qualifications and apprenticeships, has put its knowledge into practice with the appointment of its very own apprentice – Emily Adkins.

The business, which has been running for nearly three years, needed to expand the team and, knowing the benefits apprentices can bring, decided to take on 18-year-old Emily. Skillsfirst Awards worked with the Birmingham office of national training provider Key Training to…

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Added by Sarah Cull on March 26, 2013 at 16:50 — No Comments

You're Hired! Apprentices in Lord Sugar Style Charity Challenge

 

You’re Hired! Apprentices in Lord Sugar Style Charity Challe nge

To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week a group of apprentices competed in a Lord Sugar style ‘The Apprentice’ competition to develop, market, and sell an edible product to raise money for charity.

The charity…

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Added by Gill Rogers on March 26, 2013 at 15:22 — No Comments

Unionlearn to hold youth unemployment conference with Robert Halfon MP

Unionlearn – the learning and skills organisation of the TUC – is holding a conference on “Helping Young People into work” (Wednesday 25 March). The event will be held at Congress House in London from 10.00.

 

Robert Halfon MP will be the keynote speaker at the conference. Mr Halfon has long been a campaigner on youth employment and has also written about ensuring better relationships between the Conservative Party and…

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Added by Emma Burnell on March 26, 2013 at 14:49 — No Comments

Running will ‘magically’ boost education and health, says college

Hundreds of people are getting ready for a six-mile run through West Ham next month that will raise funds for hard-up students.

The first Newham College 10K Run on Sunday 14 April aims to raise money for the Learning Revolution Trust (LRT), a charity that helps remove financial barriers to education faced by east Londoners.

Participants will also improve their fitness by running from West Ham Park to the Bow Flyover and back on Saturday 14 April.

The College’s Deputy Principal,…

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Added by Simon Hinds on March 26, 2013 at 12:30 — No Comments

Spring Awards Honour the Brightest and Best!

College students throughout Sussex have been honoured for outstanding academic achievement and personal development against the odds at the annual Spring Awards ceremony, run by FE Sussex on Thursday 21 March.…

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Added by Lisa Cole on March 26, 2013 at 10:30 — No Comments

Stanmore’s winner through to the ‘Show me wot you got’ London talent show finals

A medley of talent brought the house down at Stanmore College on Friday 22nd March, where the college hosted its annual talent show. Twelve acts ranged in variety from solo vocals to group vocals, dancing, rapping and even a poi act.

Sharon Ogo-Uzodike who performed a solo before dazzling the crowd with her dance medley along with fellow students Freya Jewett, Nadine Whyte-Linton, Chantelle Rowe and Celest Martins were crowned the winners on the day. Last year’s talent show…

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Added by Dharmini Mistry on March 26, 2013 at 9:42 — No Comments

Cambridge Regional College apprentice is keynote speaker on apprenticeships

Apprentice Courtney Anderson took centre stage when he delivered a talk on the benefits of apprenticeships to construction industry experts at Cambridge Regional College.

The Heating and Ventilation apprentice spoke alongside senior managers from major construction organisations at a Summit Skills…

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Added by Lynn O'Shea on March 25, 2013 at 11:28 — No Comments

A Director's Descent

 

On Saturday 23rd March on a gloomy, rain soaked day a small crowd gathered to watch Kelly Fletcher, the Director of Fletcher Consultancy, dressed in a tiger onesie abseiled down the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth, all for charity namely The Stroke Association.…

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Added by Jenny Li on March 25, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments

Students from Hereward step up to the Challenge and set their sights on national award success

A team of 18 to 19 year olds from Coventry is in the running for a prestigious national award after impressing judges in the first round of the Lloyds TSB Money for Life Challenge, a competition designed to inspire better money management skills.
The team of students from Hereward College, a residential and day student college catering for those with…
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Added by Hereward College on March 22, 2013 at 17:53 — No Comments

Hereward College Enjoy Day at St.Georges Park

Students from Hereward College in Coventry enjoyed an inspirational day at St George’s Park last week as they became the 100th College to sign up to Team 19 – the national college football programme…
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Added by Hereward College on March 22, 2013 at 17:51 — No Comments

Students from Hereward College talk about Chair4Life

Chair for Life is a new wheelchair designed for young people. The chair, has a seat which goes up and down, enabling disabled children to be at the same height as their friends.



The Renfrew Group who specialise in motorbikes were asked by the NHS to come up with the design prototype which is hoped to go into full production.



The design firm from…

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Added by Hereward College on March 22, 2013 at 17:49 — No Comments

Charity brings financial world to east London

Finance students from Newham College are receiving special lessons from executives from top banks and firms in the UK.

Lessons are part of a two-year programme recently kicked off between the College and the business-led education charity, Career Academies UK.

The College organised mentors from top firms to meet sixteen students aged 16 to 19 at the East Ham Campus.

The mentors are from companies including JP Morgan, HSBC, Lloyds, BT, Citi Group, Commerzbank, BP, BT, and law firm…

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Added by Simon Hinds on March 22, 2013 at 16:30 — No Comments

Warrington Collegiate tutor wins gold in her first ever cake decorating competition

College tutor wins gold

Ruth Potts, who teaches Cake decoration classes at Warrington Collegiate, was thrilled to win Gold in the competition at Cake International, the Sugarcraft, Cake Decorating & Baking Show at Event City at the Trafford Centre.

Delighted with her…

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Added by Jenni Wood on March 22, 2013 at 16:17 — No Comments

Twelve Accrington & Rossendale Students Set For Germany Trip of a Lifetime

Twelve painting & decorating students from Accrington & Rossendale College will be heading off to Bocholt to take part in an exchange which will see them work for German employers for three weeks in May and live with local families who have agreed to host the students.

Head of the painting & decorating section, Phil Burgess explained, “Our painting & decorating students have a great reputation and have shown how good they are on a national scale by the sheer…

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Added by Gordon Coates on March 22, 2013 at 16:03 — No Comments

Skills Minister: Graduations 'rightly' recognise apprentices

Skills Minister, Matthew Hancock, championed graduations as ‘rightly’ recognising business apprentices with celebrations usually reserved for university graduates this week.

He applauded the first national graduations for raising the profile of apprenticeships, where he wants the option of an apprenticeship to be the ‘new norm’ for young people.

Graduations give apprentices their first chance to celebrate their apprenticeship at national, prestigious ceremonies in London and…

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Added by Natalie de Freitas on March 22, 2013 at 12:07 — No Comments

AoC Chair presents Chesterfield College with national Beacon Award

AoC Beacon event

 

Following Chesterfield College's success in winning the prestigious AoC  (Association of Colleges) Award for Innovation in Further Education, the Chair of the AoC Carole Stott visited its Infirmary Road campus this week to present the award and…

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Added by Chesterfield College on March 21, 2013 at 15:46 — No Comments

Stanmore student takes to the stage in TeenStar competition

Stanmore College Performing Arts’ student, Savannah Gevell, has sailed through the auditions of a teenage singing competition, TeenStar, and will compete in the regional finals before heading to the grand finals in the O2 arena, if selected.

 

TeenStar is a new national singing competition specifically for teenage singers; whether they are part of a duo, a vocal group, a rapper or a solo artist. The overall competition winner will be given a main cash prize of £5,000 to spend…

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Added by Dharmini Mistry on March 21, 2013 at 10:18 — No Comments

Students’ Hair-raising success at National Hair Competition in Blackpool

 

Students’ Hair-raising success at National Hair Competition in Blackpool

Five talented…

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Added by Michele Hollywood on March 21, 2013 at 9:39 — No Comments

Knitwear trend setter exhibits his designs

 

•           London’s first major exhibition in over 20 years on the work of international textile artist, Kaffe Fassett

•           Exhibition dates 22 March – 29 June 2013

 

Over 100 designs by an artist who put colour into knitwear are on show at Newham College’s fashion museum from 22 March.

The Fashion and Textile Museum (FTM), near London Bridge, is presenting ‘Kaffe Fassett – A Life in Colour’, a celebration of over five decades of work of one of…

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Added by Simon Hinds on March 20, 2013 at 17:00 — No Comments

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