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March 2013 Press Releases (111)

Newham’s university holds ceremony for east London achievers

Newham University Centre (NUC) will hold its first formal graduation ceremony from 5pm to 9pm on Thursday 7 March at East Ham Campus.

Seventy students will be recognised for successfully completing courses in leadership and management, counselling, combined studies, education studies and the Postgraduate Certificate in Education.

The Centre is the higher education faculty of Newham College and is based in Stratford.

The keynote speech will be given by educationalist…


Added by Simon Hinds on March 5, 2013 at 10:04 — No Comments

College students recreate tragic tale of local man…

Performing Arts students from Wakefield College often deal with high impact productions that are full of drama, romance and tragedy. However their latest piece, Drunk.Punch.Love has an added poignancy and aims to highlight the effects of drunken violence. The College’s HND Theatre and Dance students are…


Added by Wakefield College on March 5, 2013 at 10:02 — No Comments

Student Entrepreneurs in Harrow & Brent vie for the title of ‘Company of the Year’

More than 200 pupils from Harrow and Brent have been meeting the challenge of growing youth unemployment by running their own real companies for a year as part of a scheme run by the UK’s leading enterprise education charity.

They’re now set to take their companies head to head as they compete in Young Enterprise’s ‘Harrow & Brent Area Final’ at Stanmore College on Wednesday 20th March.

The students who win the top prize of ‘Company of the Year, Harrow & Brent’ will go…


Added by Dharmini Mistry on March 5, 2013 at 9:38 — No Comments

Top Essex cricketers see east London students win new contest

Students from Newham beat off three teams to become one of the South East’s best school and college 6-a-side cricket teams.

Newham College’s team beat Leyton Sixth Form College by 56 runs at the Inaugural London & Essex Indoor Cricket finals at Essex County’s club in Chelmsford, recently.

Newham team captain, Mahatir Kaffurudeen, said: “The lads did fantastic. It means a lot to us to represent the college against some of the best teams in London and now Essex…


Added by Simon Hinds on March 4, 2013 at 22:03 — No Comments


The latest figures released by the Data Service, an independently managed organisation established and funded by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and supported by the Skills Funding Agency, have shown Spirit Pub Company’s apprenticeship programme continues to achieve excellent results, following last year’s Good Ofsted grading.

Spirit’s results are 27% higher than the national average for apprentices completing and passing their training by the agreed deadline, with…


Added by Charnwood Training Group on March 4, 2013 at 22:01 — No Comments

'Pioneer' Principal needed for University Technical College Cambridge

The search has started for a Principal to head the new University Technical College for Cambridge – a ground-breaking innovation in education for 14 to 19 year-olds pioneered by Cambridge Regional College and Cambridge University Health Partners.

The successful applicant for the role will help “change the face of education”, leading a college which will specialise in Biomedical and Environmental Science and Technology in outstanding purpose-built facilities, says UTC project…


Added by Lynn O'Shea on March 4, 2013 at 16:46 — No Comments

Waltham Forest College do the Harlem Shake

Staff and Students from Waltham Forest College have created their own version of the now infamous 'Harlem Shake' and all in the name of Comic Relief. £180 was donated to the charity and the students and staff members can be seen sporting Red Noses in the video. The main cohort of the dancers were students from the College’s ESOL and Public Services provisions who were eager to take part. ‘The students were having a great time dancing’ commented Stella Flemming, Head of ESOL and Skills for…


Added by Waltham Forest College on March 4, 2013 at 16:28 — No Comments

Fairtrade and Sustainability Festival at Cardiff and Vale College

Cardiff and Vale College is holding a special programme of events to promote all elements of sustainable development and global citizenship with a Welsh flavour as part of Fairtrade Fortnight.


Fairtrade concerns better prices, decent working conditions and fair terms for farmers and workers in the…


Added by Chris Baker on March 4, 2013 at 15:40 — No Comments


Weston College is celebrating its status as market leader in the delivery of apprenticeships by organising two events to mark National Apprenticeship Week (March 9-16)

In the last year the Weston-super-Mare based College has seen a 300 per cent growth in employer work placements, which has resulted in lots of vacancies  as young people look for alternatives in a tough job market. Employers have also found them to be a very useful way of training 'on-the-job', with 90 per cent of…


Added by Tom Henry on March 4, 2013 at 11:44 — No Comments

Grays futures start here: Construction under way at the new Thurrock Campus

The traditional ground-breaking ceremony has marked the start of construction on the new Thurrock Campus in Grays which is set to open in September 2014.

Main contractor, Skanska, is now on site working to complete the £45 million project which is helping to…


Added by Dean Newman on March 4, 2013 at 10:03 — No Comments

Students’ understanding of professions restricting their career choices

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has released new research today revealing that students are shying away from careers in new professions such as public relations, instead opting for more established industries such as medicine, finance or law due to a lack of information about the modern, growing professions.


The CIPR report entitled ‘Future Perspectives’ examined 16-18 year olds perceptions’ of public relations, and also looked at factors affecting career…


Added by Kim Roberts on March 1, 2013 at 12:30 — No Comments

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