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April 2010 Press Releases (59)

FE Online active citizenship course launched to engage learners in Fair Trade

On Tuesday 4 May People & Planet are launching a free, online, active citizenship course for Level 1 and above Further Education learners. Learners who take part in the 'Write to React on Fashion' course will explore the connection between clothes they wear and poverty and human rights issues around the world. They will take positive action by creating a short online video asking their college, friends or family to…


Added by Emma Cockburn on April 30, 2010 at 14:20 — No Comments

Nelson and Colne College Hairdressing students bring glitz and glamour to Lancashire

With a local reputation for excellence in the hairdressing Industry, Nelson and Colne…


Added by Sarah Forrest on April 30, 2010 at 14:11 — No Comments

Darlington College Identifies Greener Targets With Dynistics Dashboards

College Aims to Initially Reduce Printing Output By 5%…


Added by Megan Codling on April 29, 2010 at 14:13 — No Comments

Bloodhound SSC Engineers inspire next generation of Scientists at South Thames College

A representative from the Bloodhound SSC (Supersonic Car) Engineering Adventure attended South Thames College’s Merton campus yesterday to enthuse budding Engineers and Scientists about why their skills are needed in today’s…


Added by South Thames College on April 29, 2010 at 11:05 — No Comments

Highbury student outshines rivals at WorldSkills UK regional beauty competition

A budding beauty therapist from Highbury College Portsmouth took home the gold in a WorldSkills UK South East competition.

Student Kirstie Cripps' polished performance put her in first place in the intermediate section of the WorldSkills UK regional beauty heat, which also attracted competitors from Andover, Bournemouth and Poole, Chichester, Northbrook and Sussex Downs Colleges.

Completing a manicure,…


Added by Leanne Couchman on April 29, 2010 at 9:00 — No Comments

Plaque Visit

The great great nephew of the famous architect of The Roundhouse and other landmark railway buildings will visit Derby College on Tuesday May 4 to unveil a plaque in his ancestor’s memory.

Mr David White will tour The Roundhouse and surrounding buildings – which is now the College’s iconic £48 million vocational campus – and then unveil the specially-commissioned plaque.

Francis Thompson designed The Roundhouse, built in 1839, as well as Derby Railway Station and 26 other… Continue

Added by Rebecca Hinds on April 29, 2010 at 7:41 — No Comments

Chris could be crowned Learner of the Year

A Coleg Gwent student is crossing his fingers after being shortlisted for a Colegau Cymru Learner of the Year award in recognition of his progress since he started at Pontypool Campus in 2008.

18 year old Chris Evans from Ponthir, Newport, an Independent Living Skills (ILS) student, has made it down to the final few out of hundreds of nominations for students at colleges across Wales. Chris, his family and his tutors are hoping that his passion for learning,…


Added by Kim Spurr on April 28, 2010 at 11:50 — No Comments

Student numbers soar at Bicton College

There has been a huge increase in the number of students planning to attend part-time and full-time courses at Bicton College in the next academic year. Although places are still available on many of the land-based College’s courses, the number of placement offers already accepted by new students for 2010/11 has risen by 64% compared to the same period last…


Added by Bicton College on April 28, 2010 at 9:04 — No Comments

Learning IT SKills Helps Visually Impaired Man Restore Confidence

Steve Shepherd, aged 57, from Nottingham, has found learning IT skills has helped him cope better with losing his sight. His dedication and commitment to learning is being recognised with a Regional Senior Learner Award as part of Adult Learners’ Week 15 - 21 May 2010.

Steve wanted to gain nationally recognised IT and computer qualifications to get back into work, having been unemployed since losing his sight two years ago as a result of diabetic retinopathy. Steve enrolled on to ITQ… Continue

Added by Rebecca Hinds on April 28, 2010 at 8:08 — No Comments

Union Learning Agreements Signed

Derby College has joined forces with the Communications Workers Union and the United Road Transport Union in two separate agreements to provide essential skills training for their members.

More than 2,000 Derbyshire CWU members and non members will benefit from a wide range of job-specific NVQ qualifications as well as literacy, numeracy and IT short courses delivered either at work or at College over the coming year.

A two-year… Continue

Added by Rebecca Hinds on April 28, 2010 at 8:04 — No Comments

College Nursery Establishes Forest Roots

Derby College’s pre-school nursery has become the first in the city to launch a bid to become a Forest School ahead of its move to a new countryside setting at Broomfield Hall land-based college campus.

The nursery will move from its current base at Prince Charles Avenue in Mackworth and re-open at Broomfield Hall as Little Explorers this summer in a purpose-built centre that is convenient for all Derby College sites across Derby, Ilkeston and… Continue

Added by Rebecca Hinds on April 28, 2010 at 8:00 — No Comments

diggin up the past

YOUTH volunteers from ETEC Development Trust are digging into a project to renovate an historic part of Houghton-le-Spring.…


Added by Judith Dunn on April 27, 2010 at 14:37 — No Comments

Jaspersoft Enables Enhanced Student Administration and Support for the University of East London

Ruling out Oracle and Microsoft, Jaspersoft’s iReport was chosen for its simplicity, productivity and intuitiveness

Dublin, Ireland & London, UK – April 27th 2010 - Jaspersoft, creator of the world’s most widely used business intelligence software, today announced that the University of East London (UEL) has chosen its software to enable enhanced student administration and support.

With a growing number of students, the University… Continue

Added by Claire Booty on April 27, 2010 at 10:25 — No Comments

Impressive appointment for Southampton City College tutor

Annie Thompson, Counselling and Psychotherapy Training Coordinator at Southampton City College, has been appointed as Covenor of the British Association for the Person-Centred Approach (BAPCA).…


Added by Laura Downton on April 26, 2010 at 14:30 — No Comments

New managing director to spearhead college employer training growth

Gateshead College has appointed its first managing director of business innovation and development to strengthen the training services and expertise provided to employers.…


Added by Andy Bruce on April 23, 2010 at 15:29 — No Comments

HRH The Duke of York opens International Study Centre at the University of Huddersfield

Last week, HRH Prince Andrew, The Duke of York, officially opened the University of Huddersfield’s International Study Centre (ISC). The…


Added by Study Group on April 23, 2010 at 11:42 — No Comments

Real life experience for budding Southampton artists

More than 10 aspiring artists put together an exhibition of their work at Southampton’s Civic Centre this week (April 19 to 23).

The artists are all students at Southampton City College and have worked for months to produce the work, which will contribute to their…


Added by Laura Downton on April 23, 2010 at 11:20 — No Comments

Rising stars at South Thames win second place in regional heats for World Skills UK

If you thought the X Factor had already claimed the UK’s rising stars, think again. On 22 April South Thames College hosted regional heats for the World Skills UK Popular Music Competition. World Skills UK are quality assured skills competitions aiming to encourage people across the UK to excel…


Added by South Thames College on April 23, 2010 at 10:37 — No Comments

Diners find arty appetite at City College

During the forthcoming Brighton Festival, City…


Added by Brian Bell on April 23, 2010 at 8:30 — No Comments

Students learn about runny yoghurt and rainbows!


Added by Victoria Lockwood on April 22, 2010 at 15:02 — No Comments

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