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July 2015 Press Releases (46)

CONEL College celebrates Prince’s Trust End of Team Presentation at Alexandra Palace

The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London celebrated the end of Team 9’s Prince’s Trust Programme last week (22 July) at Alexandra Palace with a ceremony attended by friends, families and senior representatives from Haringey Council and Haringey Police Service.

The VIPs included…


Added by Karen O'Connor on July 31, 2015 at 15:01 — No Comments

Warrington Collegiate Principal appointed as a Trustee of the Tim Parry Jonathan Ball Foundation for Peace

Nichola Newton, Principal and Chief Executive of Warrington Collegiate, has been appointed as a Trustee of the Tim Parry Jonathan Ball Foundation for Peace.

Warrington Collegiate and the Foundation have always enjoyed a good relationship, with both staff and students…


Added by Jenni Wood on July 31, 2015 at 13:48 — No Comments

Next year's Cardiff and Vale College students get a taste of their new £45m City Centre Campus

More than 300 of the students who will come to Cardiff and Vale College in September have been given a sneak Discovery Day preview of the College’s £45m new campus in the heart of the city centre.

The students, who will study A Levels, Hair, Beauty & Complementary Therapies or Creative courses in…


Added by Chris Baker on July 31, 2015 at 9:13 — No Comments

Ambulance service award for life-saving voluntary work

Cambridge Regional College security manager Russ McPherson has been recognised for his life-saving emergency responder voluntary work with the East of England Ambulance Service.

His 10 years of volunteering service was marked with the presentation of an award in appreciation of his “outstanding contribution and years of service given to the ambulance service.”

Russ, a Cambridge city councillor, used his skills to save the life of a man who collapsed with a heart attack…


Added by Lynn O'Shea on July 28, 2015 at 10:22 — No Comments

Future Tech Studio School Appoints new Principal

FTS appoints new Principal

Following an extensive national recruitment exercise, Future Tech Studio School (FTS) is delighted to announce the appointment of Gail Stonier as the new Principal, building on the vision and success of the school’s first year.

Gail says, “I’m…


Added by Jenni Wood on July 27, 2015 at 13:53 — No Comments

Data reveals FE is popular choice for second career

23 July 2015


The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) commissioned ICF Consulting to collect and analyse data to understand the existing provision of Initial Teacher Education (ITE), and the characteristics of trainee teachers.


The aim of the project was to gather and examine information on ITE provision from June 2014 to March 2015 for entry to the FE sector. 


The report draws on national data to describe the current delivery of ITE…


Added by Lee Armitt on July 24, 2015 at 15:09 — No Comments

Jody’s hairdressing career’s in cruise control



Photograph shows: Jody is cruising


An apprentice hairdresser is swapping salon clients for holidaymakers after being offered the role of a lifetime on the high seas. Jody Taylor has been recruited by spa operators, Steiner, who provide on board spa…


Added by Shobby Patel on July 22, 2015 at 10:59 — No Comments

Cambridge Regional College lecturer shortlisted for Bafta YGD award

An inspirational lecturer at Cambridge Regional College has been shortlisted for a Bafta YGD award after being nominated for the honour by his students.

Michael Warburton, who teaches computer games development and launched the college’s innovative Rizing Games company, will be walking down the…


Added by Lynn O'Shea on July 21, 2015 at 10:30 — No Comments

Waltham Forest College Host Exciting Taster Day

On Tuesday 7 July, over 300 students attended the College's Taster Day held at the Forest Road and Lockwood Way sites.

The day kicked off with a warm introduction from the Principal, Penny Wycherley, followed by students being escorted by…


Added by Waltham Forest College on July 20, 2015 at 14:00 — No Comments

Pupils get Digital Savvy on Digital Clickz Day at Waltham Forest College

Year 10 pupils from Holy Family Catholic School and Sixth Form enjoyed a fun and engaging workshop on social media at Digital ClickZ event held at the College.

This included a presentation on SBTV, an urban music channel founded by young…


Added by Waltham Forest College on July 20, 2015 at 13:45 — No Comments

Schools must address data gaps to embrace education technology revolution, says Advanced Learning

Schools must address significant gaps in their data and embrace cloud-based solutions to benefit from a revolution in education technology over the next decade. These are the findings of a new white paper commissioned by leading software provider Advanced Learning (Advanced) in association with one of the world’s foremost education experts, Professor Stephen…


Added by Advanced Computer Software on July 20, 2015 at 10:19 — No Comments


Students are turning to the internet to fund their dreams as a college becomes the first in the country to launch its own crowdfunding platform.

Barnsley College is the first FE college in the UK to create a crowdfunding site which allows its students to ask members of the public to help them achieve their business goals. BCKickstart encourages budding entrepreneurs to put details of their business online so they can ask potential investors to donate cash to help them develop their…


Added by Catherine Ball on July 17, 2015 at 13:26 — No Comments

Dr Who special effects whiz sets students a space ship challenge

Animation students from Barking & Dagenham College got the chance to learn from creative employers and leaders in the hi-tech world of TV and film 3D visual effects and take part in a speed 3D modelling challenge – with one student…


Added by Alaine O'Brien on July 15, 2015 at 10:40 — No Comments

Cambridge Regional College hosts Kiel apprentices visit

Cambridge Regional College has been hosting construction apprentices from Germany as part of an international project to share ideas and working practices.

The visit, the first of its kind for the college and its European visitors, was organised through Erasmus, the EU initiative behind exchange programmes for university students.…


Added by Lynn O'Shea on July 15, 2015 at 10:30 — No Comments

James Bond Star Presents Awards at College of North West London

Freerunning Parkour pioneer and James Bond star Sébastian Foucan joined a crowd of students, staff, family and friends at the College of North West London’s annual Student Awards ceremony on Wednesday July 8th.


Awards were presented to over thirty students in a range of subjects from Accountancy, Beauty and IT to Engineering, Construction, Plumbing and ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages.)


Guest Speaker Foucan, who has also toured with…


Added by Alaine O'Brien on July 14, 2015 at 11:05 — No Comments

Prince's Trust Team at BMet College helps children explore the great outdoors through nursery makeover



Photographs show:  Prince’s Trust Team 106 bask in glory of their garden work


Children at a Birmingham nursery will have more fun this summer after one of their gardens received a makeover from learners on a Prince’s Trust programme. The group, called Team 106 and…


Added by Shobby Patel on July 14, 2015 at 10:30 — No Comments

Sussex employers find their perfect match

Engineering students from Central Sussex College experienced speed dating with a difference, when they met with seven local engineering employers on Tuesday 23 June.

The ‘speed meet’ event held in the College’s brand new Corporate Suite at the Crawley campus, saw…


Added by Amy Ward on July 13, 2015 at 15:30 — No Comments

Enterprising students enter the Dragon's lair

Local students entered the dragon’s lair last month when they presented ‘Elevator Pitches’ for their business propositions to a panel of four esteemed local business people during an event modelled on the hit BBC television show, ‘Dragon’s Den’.

The event, held at Central Sussex College’s Crawley campus, was the culmination of months of workshops, mentoring and activities delivered as part of the College’s 3E (Enterprise, Employment and Entrepreneurship) initiative.…


Added by Amy Ward on July 13, 2015 at 15:30 — No Comments

Conel’s first ever Graduation ceremony celebrates Access to University and Higher Education achievers

The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London’s Access to University and Higher Education students celebrated the end of a brilliant year with a graduation ceremony in July at the College’s Tottenham Centre hosted by College Governor, the Reverend Nims Obunge. The Ceremony, which is the first…


Added by Karen O'Connor on July 13, 2015 at 15:07 — No Comments

Army puts on action-packed training day for Cambridge Regional College students

The Army pulled out all the stops to help students at Cambridge Regional College in their end of year ‘exams’ – putting on a series of tough challenges including blindfolded assault courses and mock bomb disposal tests.



Added by Lynn O'Shea on July 13, 2015 at 11:00 — No Comments

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