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…Continue
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(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…Continue
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Chanelle Hewitt and Jessica James, both 19 from Basildon and Annie Atkinson, 19, from…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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David Umpleby has joined the organisation as Head of Programme Delivery after a decade with KPMG.
During that time, the 35-year-old…Continue
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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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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