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August 2013 Press Releases (49)

Richmond upon Thames College's Student Union looking forward to new term

With the new term fast approaching, the College's new Student Union are excitedly preparing for a busy year ahead. Elected towards the end of the summer term, the SU ensure that all students have a voice in college affairs by representing them on committees and in meetings.

Newly elected president of the Student Union,…

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Added by Richmond upon Thames College on August 30, 2013 at 15:00 — No Comments

College invests in student apprenticeships

Stanmore College believe that students should be given the chance to gain experience in the working environment, whilst continuing their studies, and have therefore invested in the student apprenticeship programme.

 

The College has been hiring student apprentices for a few years, and it has had significant success with some students having been taken on as permanent members of staff at Stanmore College.

 

Student apprenticeship vacancies are announced just before…

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Added by Dharmini Mistry on August 30, 2013 at 9:29 — No Comments

accross College Appoints New Chair Of The Board Of Governors

Accrington & Rossendale College has appointed a new Chair of The Board of Governors at its meeting on July 9th 2013.  Former Accrington & Rossendale College student Brian Stephenson will take over the Chair from August 1st 2013.

Brian will replace the outgoing Chair, Dr Mike Lee, who has served as chair of Governors for 6 years.  College Principal, Sue Taylor commented on the appointment, “Brian has been a Governor at the College for 13 years and…

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Added by Gordon Coates on August 29, 2013 at 10:48 — No Comments

Finding those elusive work based learners!

Directory of Learner Finding Agencies launched 

If you are a training provider with funding for work based learners, you may wish to use the services of a Learner Finding Agency. Finding a…

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Added by Amanda Sayers on August 28, 2013 at 14:30 — No Comments

Successful Stanmore alumni student to study fully funded PhD

Stanmore College alumni student, Ravi Shah, has been offered a place to study a fully funded PhD in engineering at an internationally leading university, due to his success and academic excellence.

Ravi attended Stanmore College from 2005-2007, where he studied A levels in mathematics, physics and chemistry. On completion of his further education studies, Ravi enrolled at King’s College London, in September 2007, to study (BEng with Honours) Mechanical Engineering.

During his…

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Added by Dharmini Mistry on August 28, 2013 at 8:06 — No Comments

Best ever GCSE results for Uxbridge College in 2013

Staff and students at Uxbridge College are celebrating their best ever year of GCSE results in 2013.



Highlights include:

• A significant improvement in high grade, A*-C, pass rates compared to a downward national trend - overall 66.4% high grades A*-C (up from 52% last year), and…

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Added by liz Bellchambers on August 23, 2013 at 16:16 — No Comments

Newham College’s GCSE passes are on the up

GCSE students at Newham College passed almost all of their exams and achieved a 99% pass rate.

One hundred and sixty-five teenagers sat exams at campuses at Stratford and East Ham and almost half (49.3%) achieved grades A to C.

The College’s passes this year’s are around five percentage points higher than last and bucks a small national downward trend.

Deputy Director of the College’s Stratford Campus, Francesca Adedeji said:

“We’re delighted that we are improving…

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Added by Simon Hinds on August 22, 2013 at 15:13 — No Comments

Young actors perform Shakespeare at Stratford Young actors perform Shakespeare at Stratford Young players perform at Straford Wednesday 21st August 2013

Silent Shakespeare

                        Stratford- upon- Avon, home to Shakespeare, welcomed Warrington Collegiate Performing Arts students, who took to the stage with a new version of Romeo and Juliet at The Dell, the Royal Shakespeare Company’s (RSC)  Open Air Theatre.

This was Shakespeare with a diff…

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Added by Jenni Wood on August 21, 2013 at 14:06 — No Comments

New Evening Courses Available in Feltham

To meet growing demand from the local community, West Thames College will be offering new evening training courses for adults from this September. The new courses in professional cookery, bricklaying, carpentry and joinery and painting and decorating will be taught at the college’s Feltham Skills Centre in the de Brome Building on Boundaries Road, Feltham.

This is the first time the Skills Centre has opened its doors in the evening. It is hoped that this flexible approach will provide…

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Added by West Thames College on August 21, 2013 at 10:21 — No Comments

Richmond upon Thames College launches new sports massage course

An exciting new sports massage course at Richmond upon Thames College is to be taught by the former masseuse to a host of well-known celebrities including singing superstar Usher and former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell. Karen Smith, a successful personal fitness trainer, will begin teaching the new Level 3 Sports Massage (Soft Tissue…

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Added by Richmond upon Thames College on August 20, 2013 at 16:08 — No Comments

Need Business Ideas or Guidance for Your Startup?

For entrepreneurs from past decades,  doing business deals with scouting for a strategic office location, conducting pen-and-paper studies, acquiring licenses from the government, promoting offerings though printouts, developing human relations skills and sending customer service telegrams.

The Internet made some of the above-mentioned business activities sound French. Some modern day business owners do not even know how telegrams work as a customer service tool.

Thanks to the…

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Added by Chris Aligo on August 20, 2013 at 14:19 — No Comments

Gemili impresses sporting legends at world championships

 

Former Barking & Dagenham College student, Adam Gemili, has impressed the sporting world by running a sub 20-second finish in the 200m semi-final at the World Championships in Moscow.…

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Added by Wow! Marketing on August 20, 2013 at 10:41 — No Comments

Apprentices offer online advice to GSCE pupils

A team of top industry apprentices has made itself available to help GCSE pupils during results week.

The Industry Apprentice Council (IAC), which was founded and funded by awarding organisation EAL, will take questions from pupils in the midst of making life-changing decisions about their future.

The IAC will be available through their official Twitter and…

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Added by Sam Schofield on August 20, 2013 at 8:50 — No Comments

Lights, Camera, Action, Warrington Collegiate goes viral

 Lights, Camera, Action

                        Warrington Collegiate is the college of the future. So says the You Tube hits from a 20 second film made about the college, aimed at young people who have just taken their GCSEs. Viewing figure  are soaring daily as more and more people click on the Youtube clip ‘ Breakfast Boy’ shot on location and on college premises.

Mike Ignatius, Student Liaison Officer at Warrington Collegiate says, “When we put the idea to the…

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Added by Jenni Wood on August 20, 2013 at 7:43 — No Comments

A Level pass rates increase again at Cardiff and Vale College with more A* grades than ever before

 

A Level pass rates have once again increased at Cardiff and Vale College (CAVC), with more A Level learners gaining A* grades.

 

95% of full-time learners studying A Levels at the College have succeeded in gaining their qualifications with many now progressing on to university and higher…

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Added by Chris Baker on August 19, 2013 at 13:40 — No Comments

A Level students from under-represented groups win university places

Newham College students became the first in their family to go to university after hearing their A Level results.

Ronnie Ile and Annamaria Drago, both 20, were among others whose results got them into higher education.

Ronnie, from Ilford, was overjoyed at gaining a place at Greenwich University after gaining an A-star grade in Business Studies, a C in Law and an A in her AS Sociology.…

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Added by Simon Hinds on August 19, 2013 at 11:51 — No Comments

Careers World Magazine has Results Day Covered!

16/8/13

Careers World Magazine has Students Covered!

Careers World Magazine has always provided quality careers advice and guidance to its readers via its tri-annual publications.  At this time of year, a time when students are checking grades and making the next step, the focus is on results day.

As students gathered to nervously open their results, Careers World was standing by to assist those who hadn’t a clue what to do next, as well as ensure those with a…

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Added by Elliot Gardner on August 16, 2013 at 15:58 — No Comments

Uxbridge College Students Celebrate increased pass rate in 2013

Students and staff at Uxbridge College in West London were celebrating an improved success rate in this year’s A level results, with passes at grades A*-E reaching 99% - up a point from the previous year.



Individual success stories included students getting into the first…

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Added by liz Bellchambers on August 16, 2013 at 10:20 — No Comments

Central Sussex Colllege celebrates best A Level pass rate ever!

 

One day on and staff and students are still celebrating at Central Sussex College's Sixth Form Haywards…

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Added by Victoria Lockwood on August 16, 2013 at 8:50 — No Comments

Local student awarded £1,500 bursary

 

Barking & Dagenham College student, Kelsey Connor (22), from Dagenham has been chosen to receive a bursary award of £1,500 by the Helena Kennedy Foundation.

 

The Foundation provides financial bursaries and other support services to students from the…

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Added by Wow! Marketing on August 15, 2013 at 16:19 — No Comments

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