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July 2012 Press Releases (88)

Principal role at the greatest show on earth

A COLLEGE principal about to retire has pulled off a spectacular surprise for students and staff by playing the role of a medieval peasant in the Olympic Opening Ceremony.

Noel Otley – who officially steps down as Principal of Havering College of Further and Higher Education in Hornchurch on August 31 – was in the “green and pleasant land” sequence watched by up to one billion people worldwide plus an 80,000-strong stadium audience.

A quick rerun on BBC iPlayer reveals Mr Otley…


Added by Havering College on July 30, 2012 at 14:12 — No Comments

Star Cambridge Regional College beautician Katie chosen for UK WorldSkills squad

Top young beautician Katie Wright, who trained at Cambridge Regional College, has won a place in the elite UK squad for WorldSkills – the biggest international skills competition in the world.…


Added by Lynn O'Shea on July 30, 2012 at 13:38 — No Comments

Students from Waltham Forest College Take Part in Olympics Opening Ceremony 2012

Three students from Waltham Forest College were amongst the thousands of dancers who thrilled a global audience during the Olympics Opening Ceremony 2012 on Friday 27th July 2012. L-R Wilza Mendez (art and design), Iva Palujnskait (ESOL) and Kenzo Liwasa, (Business Studies). After rigorous auditions and months of rehearsing and hard work in secret, they were elated to be part of this magnificent event. 
Kenzo who lives in Leyton said: "This was once in life time experience and…

Added by Waltham Forest College on July 28, 2012 at 17:44 — No Comments

West Thames College Students Honoured at Awards Ceremony

(L-R) Principal Marjorie Semple, Ania Szmudzka (Determination Award), Eleanora Crewe (Contribution to the College Award), Mohamed Abdulsatar Aden (Academic Achievement Award) and guest speaker John Hegley.

On Thursday 28 June, the achievements of over sixty outstanding students were celebrated at West…


Added by West Thames College on July 28, 2012 at 8:00 — No Comments

Hair's to the Olympics!

Three lucky hairdressing students from South Essex College have been given a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of an elite team of style specialists at the Olympic Games.

Chanelle Hewitt and Jessica James, both 19 from Basildon and Annie Atkinson, 19, from…


Added by Dean Newman on July 27, 2012 at 11:50 — No Comments

Ecoisland Secures HTP Apprentice with Government Grant

Ecoisland, the organisation working to make the Isle of Wight a fully sustainable island within the British Isles, is one of the first…


Added by Chevaan Seresinhe on July 27, 2012 at 10:14 — No Comments

New High Street Bank Joins Uxbridge College Scheme

Britain’s first new High Street bank in over 100 years, Metro Bank, has joined forces with Uxbridge College to become their latest Employer Champion.

The Employer Champion scheme at the College in West London provides opportunities for both students and businesses through a range of partnership activities.

Employers contribute in many ways, including  providing work experience and giving guest talks, and  advising on the content of assignments and ‘branding’ the work with their…


Added by liz Bellchambers on July 26, 2012 at 15:53 — No Comments

Travel & Tourism student lands ‘magical’ job at Butlins


Added by Dean Newman on July 26, 2012 at 15:30 — No Comments

Olympic Ceremony Roles for Uxbridge College Students

Three Uxbridge College students have been chosen to take part in costume-making and fitting for the Olympic opening and closing ceremonies.

The students on the Production Arts Design qualification have been assisting the Olympic and Paralympic wardrobe department in the run up to…


Added by liz Bellchambers on July 26, 2012 at 15:00 — No Comments

Photograph shows: Azhar Siddique and Nick Holzherr meet prospective apprentices and entrepreneurs   Nick Holzherr and Azhar Siddique from BBC’s The Apprentice promoted apprenticeship opportunities an…

Photograph shows: Azhar Siddique and Nick Holzherr meet prospective apprentices and entrepreneurs


Nick Holzherr and Azhar Siddique from BBC’s The Apprentice promoted apprenticeship opportunities and enterprise to local students and job seekers at…


Added by Shobby Patel on July 26, 2012 at 14:00 — No Comments

Prizes for health and education student trio

Photograph shows: L to R – Director of Health and Social Professions, Paul Cornick congratulates prize winners Deborah Moffat, Emma Hayward and Simone Anderson.

An aspiring nurse, midwife and primary school teacher each won a kindle after…


Added by Shobby Patel on July 26, 2012 at 13:56 — No Comments

East London’s largest college to promote ‘community businesses’

Newham College’s support for entrepreneurs is set to include help for businesses that make profits for the community rather than their owners.

Senior College managers want to expand their business classes to include ‘social enterprises’ that use their profits to achieve a social goal.

East Ham Campus director, Geoff Crook invited the chief executive of Social Enterprise UK, Peter Holbrook, to the College on 20 July to discuss how he could help.

He told Mr Holbrook: “We…


Added by Simon Hinds on July 25, 2012 at 17:53 — No Comments

TBG Learning appoints leading industry figure as Head of Programme Delivery

Training and recruitment organisation TBG Learning has attracted a leading industry figure to fill a new role.


David Umpleby has joined the organisation as Head of Programme Delivery after a decade with KPMG.


During that time, the 35-year-old…


Added by Advent Communications on July 25, 2012 at 7:54 — No Comments

Hereward college students enjoy work placement in North Warwickshire!

A group of students from Hereward College have enjoyed a one week work placement at Atherstone Leisure Complex.
The College specialises in teaching young adults with physical disabilities and learning disabilities and Manager of the Leisure Complex, Claire Lodge lectures there on BTEC and NVQ sport qualifications.  She offered placements…

Added by Hereward College on July 24, 2012 at 15:09 — No Comments

Hereward College and the NMC partner up

The Neuromuscular Centre (NMC) Midlands is a charity which aims to set up a centre in the West Midlands area, where adults with neuromuscular conditions can access regular physiotherapy and support. There is an existing centre in Cheshire, which is the inspiration behind this project, although the two centres will operate as separate…

Added by Hereward College on July 24, 2012 at 15:05 — No Comments

The Hereward Festival

It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to the Hereward College Festival which will commence on Monday, 18 June 2012

The Hereward Festival presents a unique opportunity for us to work together and showcase the very best of what our students are capable of, through an exciting and diverse mix of performances, exhibitions and celebrations from all…

Added by Hereward College on July 24, 2012 at 15:01 — No Comments

The Forum is already helping ‘build’ success for young people

When it opens in Autumn 2013, The Forum Southend-on-Sea will be a focal point for learning and reading with its joint public/ academic library and teaching spaces. However, it is already delivering on success as a forum for future skills…


Added by Dean Newman on July 24, 2012 at 12:47 — 1 Comment

Two Warrington Collegiate students selected for Squad UK

Two Warrington Collegiate students selected for Squad UK, which could see them compete at international level

The world’s greatest names in sport may be taking centre stage at the Olympics this month, but the National Apprenticeship Service today announced that  two local ‘skills stars’  from Warrington Collegiate have earned a place in Squad UK for an international skills competition – WorldSkills Leipzig, July 2013. 18 year old Rianne Chester, from…


Added by Jenni Wood on July 24, 2012 at 10:37 — 1 Comment

What professionalism really means: Expansive and restrictive learning environments

A model of the type of learning environment learners or apprentices inhabit when they are engaged in work based-learning has been developed by Lorna Unwin and Alison Fuller.

Their model presents a continuum from ‘expansive’ to ‘restrictive’ learning environments and it has caught the imagination of those shaping opinion in the sector.

A seminar paper published by the IfL…


Added by FEnews on July 24, 2012 at 8:09 — No Comments

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