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June 2015 Press Releases (69)

Survey into FE Professionalism

Dear Colleagues



This professionalism survey is interested in the views of all those that work in the Further Education sector, including GFEs, Sixth Form Colleges, Tertiary Colleges, Adult Colleges, Charities and Private Training Providers. It captures information about your perceptions of your FE work and how you feel as a 'professional'.



The survey forms part of a PhD into FE professionalism, and is supervised by Professor Yvonne…

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Added by Paul Tully on June 28, 2015 at 15:58 — No Comments

Deaf and blind student sure hits a mean tennis ball

A student who is registered blind and deaf from South Tottenham has astonished his tutors by showing a remarkable talent for playing tennis.

Michael-Angelo Gomes took up the racquet this summer as part of a programme for students on …

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Added by Waltham Forest College on June 26, 2015 at 16:12 — No Comments

Catering and Hospitality Students Celebrated a Year of Success

Owners of local catering firms joined family and friends to celebrate students’ achievement at the annual prize giving ceremony held in the Mallinson Suite at the…

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Added by Waltham Forest College on June 26, 2015 at 16:05 — No Comments

Travel and Tourism Students Visit Paris

Level 3 year 1 and year 2 Travel and Tourism students accompanied by…

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Added by Waltham Forest College on June 26, 2015 at 16:01 — No Comments

College Students Support at the South-East Regional Adult Learners' Week Awards Ceremony

Student Ambassadors and Catering & Hospitality students from Waltham Forest College teamed up to provide a five star service at the Adult Learners’ Week Award Ceremony.…

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Added by Waltham Forest College on June 26, 2015 at 15:55 — No Comments

Waltham Forest College Celebrates Vocational Excellence

Waltham Forest College threw a summer festival entitled E17 Sun Fest to celebrate Vocational Qualifications day.

Hundreds of guests enjoyed a day of fun, food, music and performances in the sun on the grounds of the College.

Singer Tilly…

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Added by Waltham Forest College on June 26, 2015 at 15:47 — No Comments

South Essex College on Careers Explorer

South Essex College of Further & Higher Education purchased Careers Explorer in 2014 to provide careers advice and to help their marketing efforts across its three main campuses in Basildon, Southend and Thurrock. We have talked to Michael Bennett, Head of Marketing and Communications, about how they have been using Careers Explorer so far and about his thoughts on the product.

What persuaded you to…

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Added by Zlata Larsen on June 26, 2015 at 15:33 — No Comments

Petroc College: Supporting students with Careers Explorer

Petroc College of Further and Higher Education is one of the South West’s leading colleges with main campuses in Barnstaple and Tiverton. Since Petroc purchased Careers Explorer in December 2014, the system has proved very popular with its students – with over 1500 searches in the past five months.

We talked with Jackie Carlton, Careers Adviser at the College’s Job shop. In her role, Jackie is responsible for employer engagement as well as…

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Added by Zlata Larsen on June 26, 2015 at 15:31 — No Comments

Creative and Media Showcase at Bernie Grant Arts Centre

The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London’s Creative and Media learners End of Year Showcase impressed visitors to the Bernie Grant Arts Centre last night (Wednesday 24 June 2015).  From computer games and futuristic films, to photography, music technology, graphic design and painting – all forms of artistic endeavour were represented by the College’s exceptionally talented learners.



Melina Zachariou, studied Creative Media Production at Level 3 and is now going to…

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Added by Karen O'Connor on June 26, 2015 at 13:24 — No Comments

Uxbridge College dancers on stage for One Night Only in original showcase

Original dance numbers using jazz, contemporary, ballet, tap, urban and improvisation skills were performed as part of Uxbridge College’s 'One Night Only' show.

The showcase, involving 12 students on BTEC Level 3 performing arts courses at the college in West London, demonstrated the…

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Added by liz Bellchambers on June 25, 2015 at 16:58 — No Comments

Guinness World Record challenge comes to College of North West London

Aspiring ‘app’ designers from across London came to College of North West London’s Willesden campus last Saturday 13 June to take part in a ground-breaking attempt at record-breaking.

The ‘App-a-thon’ event, which was organised by The Chartered Institute of IT (BCS) together with the College, aimed to break the Guinness World Record for the number of people learning to write Android smartphone applications at the same time.

College of North West London was one of 55 locations…

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Added by Alaine O'Brien on June 25, 2015 at 11:17 — No Comments

Central Sussex College receives prestigious RAF Platinum Award

Central Sussex College was presented with the Royal Air Force Platinum Award earlier this month in recognition of the excellent quality of candidates from the College that have entered the Royal Air Force over the past five years. 

Work Readiness and Careers Manager, Carole Findon, and Public Services lecturer, David Hilton accepted the award…

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Added by Amy Ward on June 25, 2015 at 8:29 — No Comments

Student achievement recognised by local Rotarians

Two students from Central Sussex College’s Sixth Form Haywards Heath were honoured at the annual Rotary Youth Community Service Awards in April, run by the Haywards Heath Rotary Club.

The event saw Club…

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Added by Amy Ward on June 25, 2015 at 8:28 — No Comments

Minecraft brings learning to life

Media students from Central Sussex College’s Crawley campus have become just one of a handful of student groups in the UK to use MinecraftEDU to support their learning.

The popular building-block game has received a lot of press recently after it was announced that access will be given to every secondary school in Northern Ireland for…

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Added by Amy Ward on June 25, 2015 at 8:26 — No Comments

Apprentices take the biscuit

College of North West London and employees at United Biscuits were celebrating this week as they completed highly successful apprenticeships at the McVitie’s factory in Harlesden. 

In total, 39 employees at the renowned biscuit brand had been studying with the College as part of an 18 month-long course in maintenance engineering technology, but now, after much hard work and dedication from the employees, they’ve done it!

Their course was both practical and…

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Added by Alaine O'Brien on June 24, 2015 at 10:11 — No Comments

College event helps local residents explore their dream careers

The College of North West London opened its doors recently to help local residents discover their passions and find out more about their dream careers.

The open day, which saw over 200 people visit the College, included a huge range of activities for people to try. 

Guests got stuck into activities ranging from hair and fingerprint analysis for forensic science, learning how to network a computer, playing with robots, cake decorating and much, much more.…

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Added by Alaine O'Brien on June 24, 2015 at 10:03 — No Comments

Prince Edward creates unique commemoration to mark official opening of new Loughborough College Arts Academy

The personal Standard of His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex was raised at Loughborough College as he arrived to formally open the design-award nominated Arts Academy, before unveiling a unique commemoration he himself had created - in a private recording shrouded in secrecy.

 

The prince was greeted…

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Added by Elizabeth Udall on June 23, 2015 at 18:44 — No Comments

College Hairdressing students bring Avant-Garde to life

The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London’s Level 3 Hairdressing students took part in an Avant-Garde themed competition today (9 June) at the College’s Enfield Salon in a bid to win top of the range hairdressing equipment and products. 

Learners were challenged with researching different…

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Added by Karen O'Connor on June 23, 2015 at 10:27 — No Comments

College showcases the best in Health, Social Care and Early Years education to local school children

The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London welcomed a group of 22 students from Northumberland Park School on Wednesday (17 June) for a morning of practical activities designed to give them a taster of what the Health, Social Care and Early Years professions are all about.

The morning…

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Added by Karen O'Connor on June 23, 2015 at 9:29 — No Comments

The Awards Keep Coming for Talented Omid

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Added by Elizabeth Byrne on June 22, 2015 at 15:14 — No Comments

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