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September 2013 Press Releases (67)

Ground-breaking ceremony for 'visionary' new UTC Cambridge

The new University Technical College for Cambridge marked a key moment yesterday with a ground-breaking ceremony attended by Cambridge MP Julian Huppert and Cambridge University Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education, Professor John Rallison.…


Added by Lynn O'Shea on September 30, 2013 at 10:30 — No Comments

Turning Applications into Enrolments

Turning Applications into Enrolments

October 2013

It is a marketer’s dream to have all the contact details of potential customers who have expressed an interest in a product or service.  This is precisely what student application data is.   It is one of the most valuable assets that a…


Added by John Wilford on September 30, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments

IAC surveys industry apprentices

Calling all industry apprentices – the Industry Apprentice Council (IAC) needs your help!

The IAC, which was founded and funded by EAL and IMI Awards, is running a survey of the wider apprentice community.

It would like to hear from as many apprentices as possible to help shape their…


Added by Sam Schofield on September 30, 2013 at 9:44 — No Comments

Students Get Their Jeans on for Charity

Staff and students donned denim and celebrated Jeans for Genes Day on Friday 20 September.

BTEC Health and Care students organised the fundraising activities. They encouraged staff and students to wear their jeans and donate £1 to charity. The students also ran an information stand throughout the week to raise awareness of genetic disorders.…


Added by West Thames College on September 27, 2013 at 9:39 — No Comments

OFSTED success for Alliance Learning

Alliance Learning, one of the leading independent training providers in the North West, has achieved impressive results in its most recent OFSTED inspection and report. The July 2013 report states that the training provider has moved up from a Satisfactory, Grade 3, in 2010 to a Grade 2 in 2013 - an impressive performance, achieved over the space of 3 years.

A delighted Paul Cocker, Alliance Learning Operations Executive, said of the result, “This is a huge achievement for us here at…


Added by Rachael Smith on September 26, 2013 at 16:15 — No Comments

Taff Housing builds on skills with Cardiff and Vale College

Taff Housing Association has teamed up with Cardiff and Vale College to offer apprenticeships to two students from the College.

The new apprentices will be joining Taff Housing Association’s Maintenance team who are in the process of improving the energy efficiency of the Tenants’ homes, which…


Added by Chris Baker on September 26, 2013 at 10:27 — No Comments

Cardiff and Vale College working with regional FE colleges to support budding social entrepreneurs

Cardiff and Vale College is to co-ordinate a new dynamic support programme for budding social entrepreneurs. CAVC will work with Further Education colleges throughout south east Wales and UnLtd to deliver FE Pioneers – a unique model that invests directly in students.

This investment takes the…


Added by Chris Baker on September 26, 2013 at 10:25 — No Comments

College spends more than £1 million on building work for the new term

Weston College has spent more than £1 million improving and extending facilities in time for the new term.

The work has been carried out over the summer at the Knightstone, South West Skills (SWS) and University Campuses and has been welcomed by students and staff as the new term gets underway.…


Added by Tom Henry on September 25, 2013 at 14:28 — No Comments

Local college contender for top digital award

South Leicestershire College has been shortlisted for a Digital Entrepreneur Award, the UK's only national awards dedicated to internet entrepreneurialism. 


The college is a contender for Social Media Campaign of the Year Award. Their campaign focused on celebrating student successes whilst maintaining a strong brand and streamlining workflow.


Digital Co-ordinator, Ellen van Aken said: “Our immediate goal was to create a safe digital environment that…


Added by Angela Baxter on September 25, 2013 at 13:40 — No Comments

Student poll to reveal top teen reads for 2013

WILL it be Harry Potter or Hamlet which comes top of the teenage book list for students at the City Of Stoke on Trent Sixth Form College?


With the Stoke Reads pilot project revealing 40 per cent of the city's three-year-olds start school with literacy levels below the national standard, the college has decided to give literacy a kick by launching its…


Added by Kerryanne Clancy on September 25, 2013 at 9:11 — No Comments

X Factor Star honours Uxbridge College students

UXBRIDGE COLLEGE students were honoured for their achievements with awards presented by former X Factor star Ashley John-Baptiste.

Ashley, who was part of the X Factor band The Risk and mentored by Tulisa Contostavlos, spoke about his life, performed an original song,…


Added by liz Bellchambers on September 25, 2013 at 8:41 — No Comments

College implores education sector to put entrepreneurial attitude at its heart

Lesley Graham, Vice Principal Curriculum and the Learner Experience at Barking & Dagenham College spoke at the Third National Entrepreneurship & Enterprise Conference, in central London last week, to tell delegates from the education and business…


Added by Wow! Marketing on September 24, 2013 at 13:39 — No Comments

Singer relaxes at college salon before album launch


Singer-songwriter, Juliette Ashby, visited Barking & Dagenham College’s salon last week.


The artist, who has been singing since the age of four and recorded her first song when she was just eight years old, received star treatment at the salon,…


Added by Wow! Marketing on September 24, 2013 at 12:55 — No Comments

Cardiff and Vale College triple signing - three Cardiff City Football Club players enrol for English tuition

Cardiff City Football Club and international players Gary Medel of Chile, Uruguayan Maxi Amondarain and French Kévin Théophile-Catherine have signed up to Cardiff and Vale College for English tuition.

The three players follow in the footsteps of Kim Bo-Kyung, who already attends a course to…


Added by Chris Baker on September 24, 2013 at 11:02 — No Comments


Ford and its national dealer network have been announced as the South East regional winner for the Macro Employer of the Year category in the National Apprenticeship Awards 2013.


The winners across the region were announced during visits to each of the finalists in their workplaces by Vic…


Added by Holly Forrest on September 24, 2013 at 10:20 — No Comments

Former college student awarded STEM enterprise scholarship

Former Stanmore College student, Mayur Patel, has been awarded King’s College London’s prestigious STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) enterprise scholarship worth £30,000.


King’s College offer this scholarship to 30 students each year who are due to start their undergraduate degree with them in the autumn. The College supports the UK’s knowledge economy agenda by encouraging access to STEM subjects at undergraduate level through the enterprise…


Added by Dharmini Mistry on September 24, 2013 at 9:57 — No Comments

Acting principal appointed for new UTC Cambridge

A leading scientist and educator has been appointed to head the new UTC Cambridge, a specialist science college for 14 to 19 year-olds which will open in September 2014.

Melanie Radford, who has been in the forefront of teaching and training in the UK and overseas, will take up her new job as…


Added by Lynn O'Shea on September 23, 2013 at 11:30 — No Comments

Natalie follows in Manager's footsteps

Natalie follows in boss’s footsteps

                        22 year old, Hairdressing student, Natalie Hough, from Old Hall, is celebrating after following her dream and securing a Hairdressing Apprenticeship with hairdressing salon, Rebecca Christina, in Bewsey, Warrington. A former Advanced Apprentice herself at Warrington Collegiate, salon owner, Rebecca Rotherham was keen to pass on her expertise and experience to a Natalie.…


Added by Jenni Wood on September 23, 2013 at 7:47 — No Comments

Historic Eel Pie Island mural recreated by Richmond upon Thames College student

A mural once found in Twickenham’s historic Eel Pie Island Hotel has been recreated by Richmond upon Thames College art student, Sarah Blackwell, for an exhibition celebrating the island’s unique place in music history.

Sarah Blackwell, currently studying an Art & Design Foundation Diploma at…


Added by Richmond upon Thames College on September 23, 2013 at 7:00 — No Comments

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