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June 2011 Press Releases (89)

Colleges lead way with Shared Services Appointment

Greenwich Community College and North East Surrey College of Technology (NESCOT) have appointed Anne-Marie Etan as ‘Senior Executive Director’ in what is believed to be the first shared service senior appointment in the FE and HE sector across two colleges.


Ms Etan has a wealth of experience in the FE/HE and financial sectors with previous senior executive roles with Croydon, Southwark and South Thames Colleges.


The focus of this trail-blazing shared service…


Added by Michael Robbs on June 15, 2011 at 13:11 — No Comments

Hairdressing Showcase at Mid Cheshire College

Hairdressing students at Mid Cheshire College recently put on a hugely successful hairdressing showcase to over 150 guests at the College’s Winsford Campus.


As part of the Planning and Implementation area of their course, the Extended Diploma Hairdressing students were asked to put on an event with zero budget. To…


Added by Mid Cheshire College on June 15, 2011 at 10:18 — No Comments

Peter Jones Enterprise Academy launches at NHC

North Hertfordshire College is set to launch the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy at the NHC Hitchin centre this September.

The Enterprise Academy was founded by Peter Jones CBE in 2008 to nurture young entrepreneurial talent through further education, where young people can develop their business…


Added by Sarah Wyman on June 14, 2011 at 14:34 — No Comments

Merger to create new flagship College

Bromley and Orpington Colleges are celebrating the news today that they have received Ministerial approval to merge. The decision is a real accolade and a recognition of the vision for the new flagship College with both Bromley and Orpington sites having recently benefitted from multi-million pound new estates.

The proposal, first announced last October, has received overwhelming support amongst those who took part in the consultation, including endorsement by local MPs, Jo Johnson,…


Added by FEnews on June 14, 2011 at 14:28 — No Comments

Cardiff and Vale College becomes incorporated and launches new logo

In August 2011, Barry College and Coleg Glan Hafren will merge to create Cardiff and Vale College or Coleg Caerdydd a’r Fro, one of the largest and most exciting further education (FE) colleges in the country. The creation of the new college, with a vision of being ‘Inspirational. Inclusive. Influential.’, is…


Added by Chris Baker on June 14, 2011 at 11:36 — No Comments

Students' film takes flight at Weston's Helicopter Museum


A film created by two Weston College students will be used to promote the town's famous Helicopter Museum.



Added by Tom Henry on June 14, 2011 at 11:09 — No Comments

City Of Salford Partnership Scoops Regional Construction Award

Salford’s Shared Apprenticeship Scheme gains commendation at the North West Regional Construction Awards 2011.


At the fifth annual North West Regional Construction Awards, which took place on Thursday 26th May at Chester Racecourse, Salford City Council and key business partners and training providers were awarded for the innovative Shared Apprenticeship Scheme in Salford.


The scheme, which was launched in 2009, is a collaboration between Salford…


Added by Salford City College on June 14, 2011 at 10:07 — No Comments

Sports stars of the future shine at South Essex College Sports Awards

Football, boxing and swimming shone as over 120 students attended South Essex College’s Annual Sports Award evening recently, which saw 18 awards presented ranging from Player of the Year for each of the 11 teams represented, to several specialist awards, each celebrating a range of deserving achievements.… Continue

Added by Dean Newman on June 13, 2011 at 14:24 — No Comments

The Toof is out there

Two BA (Hons) Digital Animation students from South Essex College are celebrating after a children’s book they illustrated has been published around the world.

Lea Stephenson, 21, and Emily Lewis, 22, both from Southend, were approached by their… Continue

Added by Dean Newman on June 13, 2011 at 14:21 — No Comments

Sport students pitch in to organise football tournament at Charlton Athletic stadium

Sport students from the Thurrock Campus of South Essex College recently travelled to The Valley, home of Charlton Athletic FC, to arrange a football tournament for a mental health football league as part of their enrichment studies.… Continue

Added by Dean Newman on June 13, 2011 at 14:16 — No Comments

Challenge of the robots

Transformers 3 may be hitting the big screen at the end of this month but a trio of battling robots, of a more down to earth design, will be slugging it out from across the three campuses of South Essex College in Basildon, Southend and Thurrock.

A group of 11 Level 2 and 3… Continue

Added by Dean Newman on June 13, 2011 at 14:14 — No Comments

Telford-based elearning specialist Pebble Learning wins the top award in Shropshire Business Awards 2011

Pebble Learning, creator of online personal learning space, PebblePad, won the Shropshire Business Awards 2011, beating off strong competition from other businesses in the area.

The company is based at the University of Wolverhampton’s e-innovation centre. PebblePad is used worldwide by organisations to aid the continuing professional development of staff and by universities on courses from dentistry and medical to education, to help students reflect on the work they are… Continue

Added by Catherine Dhanjal on June 13, 2011 at 13:41 — No Comments

College opens doors to future students

Newcastle-under-Lyme College (NULC) is holding an Open Day for current year 9/10 pupils on Saturday 25 June from 10am – 12 noon.


At the Open Day, potential students and their parents will be able to tour the College’s £60 million campus and…


Added by Helen Taylor-Yates on June 13, 2011 at 12:00 — No Comments

Distance Learning College Launch Charity Facebook Campaign

Distance Learning College and Training are donating £250 to charity, and we’d like our Facebook fans to help us decide where the money should go.

To take part and help raise money, visit our Facebook page at facebook.com/dlcandtraining to vote for your chosen charity from a list of six we’re supporting.

We’ll donate 50p for each vote received, up to an overall maximum of £250.

The charities…


Added by Charlotte Liversidge on June 13, 2011 at 9:14 — No Comments

Bursary Award For Derby College Student

A life-size Origami swan, created using hundreds of intricately folded pieces of paper, has earned a Derby College student a £300 bursary award from Derby Decorative and Fine Arts Society.

Art Foundation Diploma student Sophie Clouston (19) from Derby was one of five students based at The Roundhouse who were shortlisted for the Bursary award.

Their work, which ranged from fashion and decorative arts to illustration and Fine Art, was presented and judged by members of the… Continue

Added by Derby College on June 13, 2011 at 8:59 — No Comments

Derby College Sweep the Competitions Board

Derby College Beauty Therapy and Nail Technology students based at its Pride Park and Ilkeston sites have swept the board in two regional skills competitions.

Nail Technology Students Jessica Wesson (21) from Littleover, Jodie Allen (19) from Spondon and Suzanne Hvaal (43) from Hilton came first, second and third in the regional heats of the nail enhancements World Skills competition held at the British Beauty trade show at the NEC and Kristen Mabbott (19) from Littleover came first in… Continue

Added by Derby College on June 13, 2011 at 8:57 — No Comments

Adult Learning Champion Honoured with OBE for Services to Skills and Training

A champion of adult learning and founder of one of the UK's top five work-based learning organisations has received an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.


Forty four year old Adrian Holmes from Millthorpe, near Sheffield started his career in the adult learning sector in 1994 with local…


Added by Clive Purcell on June 13, 2011 at 8:43 — No Comments

Construction students refurbish the NHC Students' Union

The Students’ Union building at North Hertfordshire College’s Hitchin centre is currently being completely gutted and refurbished by construction students from NHC’s Stevenage Skills centre.

The idea for the refurbishment came from NHC Students’ Union President Elect, Jack Tomlinson. Jack explained: “We want…


Added by Sarah Wyman on June 10, 2011 at 11:56 — No Comments


A CATERING lecturer at Havering College of Further and Higher Education has been awarded a top accolade in recognition of his dedication to teaching.

Hospitality and Catering curriculum manager Nick Gunyon has been presented with a City & Guilds Medal for Excellence for his work delivering Level 2 and Level 3 NVQ Professional Cookery courses at the Havering College Quarles Campus in Harold Hill, Romford.…


Added by Havering College on June 10, 2011 at 8:00 — No Comments

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