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June 2011 Press Releases (89)

Savage cuts to careers service put young people's futures at risk - survey findings


Devastating cuts to the careers service in England are putting the futures of young people at risk, says a report entitled Uncertain futures by the Institute of Career Guidance (to be published at the end of June). Based on a survey of members, it shows not only the extent of redundancies within the careers service, but also the impact this is having on the provision of essential careers guidance to young people at a critical time in their lives.

The survey of members…


Added by Anne Nicholls on June 30, 2011 at 21:58 — No Comments

College Hosts 24-Hour Touch Rugby World Record


Members of the community take part in world record Touchathon, in aid of The Christie.


On Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th June, over 800 people met at Salford City College, Eccles Sixth Form Centre to take part in a world record…


Added by Salford City College on June 30, 2011 at 13:15 — No Comments

Hats Off to West Thames College's Class of 2011!

West Thames College’s Higher Education students graduated in style on the evening of Wednesday 29 June with a grand ceremony at the Isleworth Campus. 140 excited students donned mortar boards and gowns and were applauded by their families, friends, lecturers and special guests as they collected their…


Added by West Thames College on June 30, 2011 at 12:30 — No Comments

The Fairy Jobmother lands at South Essex College

South Essex College, along with several other venues and iconic locations around Southend, featured on Channel 4 earlier this…


Added by Dean Newman on June 29, 2011 at 9:57 — No Comments

Independents’ Day 2011 – Your high street needs you!



On July 4, 2011 across the country, the public will be encouraged to buy at least one item from their local, independent shop to keep the high street alive.


Skillsmart Retail and the National Skills Academy for Retail have teamed up with independent…


Added by Andy Walters on June 28, 2011 at 12:00 — No Comments

Brooklands College Students Shone at VQ Day Awards Ceremony

Brooklands College celebrated the fourth annual VQ Day on June 22nd by presenting students with ‘Outstanding Student Awards’ at an Oscars-style event held at the College’s Weybridge Campus.

Special Guest Max Clifford told the students about his own path to success and then presented over 30 students with their well-deserved awards. Home grown live entertainment was provided by dance students from the Performing Arts department and the ‘The Away Team’…


Added by Lucy Evans on June 27, 2011 at 14:01 — No Comments

Gordon makes it a Double Win!

Gordon Barr, an Assistant Principal at North Hertfordshire College has won a second prestigious business award, the Global Business Excellence Award for…


Added by Lisa Gregg on June 27, 2011 at 10:09 — No Comments

Student achievements shine at Celebrating Success evening

Nearly 160 students were shortlisted from over 8,000 from across all three campuses of South Essex College of Further and Higher Education in Southend, Basildon and Thurrock in an evening celebrating outstanding students.

The deserving students come from a whole range of courses, including BTEC…


Added by Dean Newman on June 24, 2011 at 15:30 — No Comments

College works with Momentum to recognise its high Customer Service promise



Sussex Downs College is proud to be working with Momentum Services Ltd, who provide Eurostar, the high-speed passenger train operator which links the UK and the continent, with a full on board and business lounge service in London, Paris and…


Added by Andy Walters on June 24, 2011 at 12:07 — No Comments

Army Major grabs ‘atten-shun’ as he presides over end of year Public Services awards

Major Neil Wilson faced a packed Performance Pod of Uniformed Public Services students from both the Basildon and Southend Campuses as he congratulated them on their past year of success in their end of year awards ceremony.

Some of the students might even find Major Wilson in charge of them one day if they decide on a career in the Armed Forces, or they may decide to go into the Fire Brigade, Police or one of the other Uniformed Public Services professions.

Major Wilson…


Added by Dean Newman on June 24, 2011 at 10:30 — No Comments

Students put their best feet forward in end of year dance showcase

Over 40 Performing Arts students from South Essex College took to the stage recently as they starred in their end of year show at the Towngate Theatre in Basildon.

Students from the Level 2 and Level 3 Performing Arts (Dance) course showcased… Continue

Added by Dean Newman on June 23, 2011 at 16:30 — No Comments

Trafford College Summer Open Day Success

Trafford College opened the doors to its £25 million new build this weekend with a community festival, attracting huge crowds with a celebratory day of entertainment.


Trafford College’s ‘Future Fest’ took place at the new-look Altrincham Campus on Saturday 18 June with over 1500 people in attendance.


Visitors were entertained with music performances on the Key 103 Music Stage from the College’s music students, a big wheel and face painting to keep the children…


Added by Carly Wilde on June 23, 2011 at 15:24 — No Comments

Fashionably Great: Catwalk show at college showcases future fashion talent

Judging by the high standard of this year’s Fashion Show, one thing is for sure, South Essex College is definitely in this season. For a moment you could have been forgiven for thinking that it was Paris or New York Fashion Week as over 40 fashion talents of tomorrow had their work make its way down the catwalk at this… Continue

Added by Dean Newman on June 23, 2011 at 12:59 — No Comments

Ground Breaking for New Hartford Campus

Mid Cheshire College's vision of a £7.5m performing arts and sports building is on its way to becoming a reality. Chair of Governors, George Studd visited the Hartford Campus to act as guest of honour in a “ground-breaking” ceremony at the site.

College Principal John Reilly said:

“Everyone at the College is really excited about the new build at the Hartford campus. In twelve months time we will have a… Continue

Added by Mid Cheshire College on June 23, 2011 at 10:25 — No Comments

Students Dig In At Ordsall Hall

To celebrate national Vocational Qualifications Day, foundation level students applied their horticultural skills at Ordsall Hall.


Salford City College celebrated Vocational Qualifications Day (VQ Day) on Wednesday 22nd June, when they put their vocational skills to…


Added by Salford City College on June 23, 2011 at 8:49 — No Comments

Backing film to the future: double award winners set to take the film world by storm

It had the golden statues, a red carpet, even the obligatory goodie bags, but this wasn’t the Oscars, it wasn’t even Hollywood, it was the Odeon cinema, Southend.

The cinema played host to a night of film screenings and awards for film and media students from South Essex College, many who even turned up suited… Continue

Added by Dean Newman on June 22, 2011 at 14:30 — No Comments

Award Win for Shipley College Apprentice


A student at Shipley College has been named a Learner of the Year at the West Yorkshire Work-Based Learning Awards following a successful apprenticeship with the college.


Talented Nichole Tinnion, aged 17, has…


Added by Shipley College on June 22, 2011 at 13:51 — No Comments

NHC Student Governors shortlisted for the National Leading the Learner Voice Awards

NHC Student Governors Tom Golds and Dan Watkins have been shortlisted for the Leading Learner of the Year award in the national Leading the Learner Voice awards.

Dan, as NHC’s Student’s Union Sabbatical President and Tom, as NHC’s Student Governor, sit on the North Hertfordshire College’s Board of…


Added by Sarah Wyman on June 22, 2011 at 8:22 — No Comments

Business leaders back City of Bath College’s industry-relevant courses

Leading business people from Bath and the South West have praised the business courses offered by City of Bath College.

This backing comes as Further Education Colleges throughout the country celebrate VQ Day today (22nd June) – an event which recognises the contribution that Vocational Qualifications make to the lives of students and the economy.

City of Bath College recently launched The Bath Business School - a re-branded and revamped version of the College’s…


Added by Matt Smith on June 22, 2011 at 7:44 — No Comments

West Thames College Students Get Creative!

West Thames College's Creative Arts Week drew to a close on Friday 17 June after a spectacular five days of performances, art displays and fashion shows across the Isleworth Campus.

The celebrations kicked-off on Monday 13 June with a double bill from the HND Dance and Performing Arts students, who…


Added by West Thames College on June 22, 2011 at 0:00 — No Comments

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