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May 2015 Press Releases (59)

BMet College Fellowship awarded to Jaguar Land Rover’s Head of Community Relations



Photograph shows: Les Ratcliffe receives his Fellowship from BMet Principal, Andrew Cleaves


Birmingham Metropolitan College (BMet) has presented a Fellowship Award to Les Ratcliffe, Jaguar Land Rover’s Head of Community Relations. Les leads the…


Added by Shobby Patel on May 29, 2015 at 12:53 — No Comments

Course attracts learners from across the north west

College attracts learners from across the northwest

Advanced apprentices studying for the NVQ Diploma in Decorative Finishing in Painting and Decorating at Warrington Collegiate are a brush stroke away from a new career.

Ian Murray, Lecturer in Painting and Decorating at Warrington Collegiate…


Added by Jenni Wood on May 29, 2015 at 12:50 — No Comments

Aviation students take the train

Aviation students take the train

Students studying Aviation at Warrington Collegiate gained valuable skills and knowledge on a week-long work experience placement with Virgin Trains. The six students were selected after a rigorous interview process earlier in the year.…


Added by Jenni Wood on May 29, 2015 at 7:43 — No Comments

Students tackle Mount Snowdon for Cancer Research UK

Students at Cambridge Regional College took on the challenge of Mount Snowdon to raise £1,000 for charity.…


Added by Lynn O'Shea on May 28, 2015 at 16:04 — No Comments

Transforming the image of care home cooking

Trainee chefs at New College Nottingham (ncn) have been treated to a cooking demonstration by top care home chef Preston Walker, who is helping to transform the image of care home cooking across the sector.

Preston performed a cooking demonstration at ncn Clarendon on 22nd May…


Added by Nicola Grimshaw on May 27, 2015 at 15:33 — No Comments

Charity dinner raises funds for St Rocco's

Charity Dinner raises funds for St Rocco’s

 A charity dinner for St Rocco’s Hospice raised over £2300. Ticket sales alone amassed £1000 with over £1300 raised by the raffle. The brainchild of students studying for the HNC in Business at Warrington Collegiate, this was the biggest charity event the group have ever planned.  St Rocco’s was the chosen charity as it is close  to the hearts of the students and their families and  is currently entering  its fourth decade of …


Added by Jenni Wood on May 27, 2015 at 13:41 — No Comments

New IOE publication argues that further education is vital to the future of the economy

A new UCL Institute of Education (IOE) publication, to be launched at a conference on 4 June by Lord Boswell of Aynho, argues that Further Education (FE) needs to be given greater prominence in education policy and debate in order to alleviate the growing skills shortage in the UK.

‘The Coming of Age for FE? Reflections on the past and future role of further education colleges in England’, charts the progression of the sector in the 21 years since the 1992 incorporation act –…


Added by Jon Waldren on May 27, 2015 at 12:56 — No Comments

Kidderminster Academy student, Emma’s made up by her rosy win


 photograph shows: Aspiring bridal make-up artist, Emma with her trophy.


A student make-up artist is blushing with joy for herself and the model bride she worked on during a nationwide beauty competition. Emma Bartholomew took part in the MUA (Make-Up Artist) Awards for…


Added by Shobby Patel on May 27, 2015 at 12:56 — No Comments


New York Times Best-selling author - and former Uxbridge College student - Tony Lee topped the bill as special guest at the College’s Six Book Challenge celebrations.

Tony talked to a packed room about his two stints at Uxbridge College and his career as a graphic novel and screenwriter,…


Added by liz Bellchambers on May 26, 2015 at 15:04 — No Comments

Three little pigs at college

Three little pigs in action

Warrington Collegiate hosted a Brickwork session with a difference. The students are all 5 and 6 year olds from St Andrews CE Primary School who visited the college with their teacher, Mrs Andrea Gorman, to find out about Brickwork. Their interest stemmed from the story, ‘The Three Little Pigs,’ which they are reading at school.…


Added by Jenni Wood on May 26, 2015 at 15:01 — No Comments

Students awarded free AAT distance learning with Premier Training

Earlier this year Premier Training offered one lucky student the chance to study the AAT Accounting Qualification for free through a sponsorship programme. Designed to increase opportunities for those looking to gain a professional qualification but who faced significant barriers, financial or otherwise, to do so. It was open to anyone over the age of 16 and no…


Added by AAT on May 26, 2015 at 9:00 — No Comments

Waltham Forest College Support National Dementia Week

Students and staff from Waltham Forest College raised nearly £700 for Alzheimer’s Society


Waltham Forest College is the first London College to become a…


Added by Waltham Forest College on May 22, 2015 at 17:13 — No Comments

Cardiff and Vale College team are Vale Boccia champions

A team of Vocational Access students from Cardiff and Vale College have won the Vale of Glamorgan Adult Boccia Championships.


The Killers, made up of captain David Harrison from Cardiff, Matthew Pearce from Dinas Powys, Christopher Richardson from Barry, Abbie Bennett from Barry and…


Added by Chris Baker on May 22, 2015 at 14:12 — No Comments

Cardiff and Vale College's Caroline is Learner of the Year

Former Cardiff and Vale College student Caroline Read has been named Learner of the Year at a prestigious awards ceremony for Further Education students.


Caroline beat off competition from colleges all over Wales to win the Colegau Cymru Award at its annual conference in…


Added by Chris Baker on May 22, 2015 at 12:06 — No Comments

Music as medicine makes for a winning design by BMet student, Deja


 Photograph shows: Deja Brown is congratulated by Matt Rogers of Dapper Fox Media.


Student artists at Birmingham Metropolitan College had just over an hour to get their creative juices flowing in order to respond to a design brief set for them by a local…


Added by Shobby Patel on May 21, 2015 at 10:47 — No Comments

Ungraded Observations? But how will you know if you've still got it?

There’s been a lot of debate about graded…


Added by Deborah McVey on May 21, 2015 at 9:33 — No Comments

College students secure top university places

College students heading for top universities

Warrington Collegiate is delighted to announce that students in the Health and Social Care department have been accepted into some of the top and most exclusive universities in the country. The College offers a range of Health and Social Care qualifications from the Introductory Certificate at Level 1 through to the BTEC Extended Diploma with progression to university or the HNC in Health and Social Care at the college’s own Centre…


Added by Jenni Wood on May 20, 2015 at 11:45 — No Comments

Blind Dave says thanks to training company - for his Saharan meal deal

After making history as a blind athlete completing the Marathon Des Sables Blind Dave Heeley took the chance to say thank to the Sandwell company that footed his food bill for his epic adventure.

The marathon man and avid West Bromwich Albion fan, who has raised thousands for charity, was sponsored by Oldbury business BCTG who covered the £500 cost of food for the six-day challenge.

“Things have been so hectic since I got back from the Marathon Des Sables, and then the London…


Added by Jane Williams on May 19, 2015 at 16:05 — No Comments

Students promote healthy lifestyle choices

Students promote healthy lifestyle choices to college students

Sports students at Warrington Collegiate are keen to make sure that their generation doesn’t become the ‘heart attack’ generation of tomorrow. Students studying the HND in Sports and Exercise Science have put their studies into action providing health checks for staff and students on Health and Wellbeing Day at Warrington Collegiate.…


Added by Jenni Wood on May 19, 2015 at 15:37 — No Comments

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