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October 2009 Press Releases (29)

Shuttleworth joins Bedford College

Excellent times ahead as Shuttleworth joins Bedford College

The Chief and Deputy Executive Directors of Bedford College Ian Pryce and Dave Pridmore met with Shuttleworth staff on 7th September to talk about the excellent times ahead.

Bedford College Principal Ian Pryce highlighted the areas of synergy between Bedford and Shuttleworth - both are strong in the areas of science and technology, both have tremendous connections with… Continue

Added by Sue Gough on October 8, 2009 at 9:04 — No Comments


TEACHERS are being offered a new range of high-quality, vocational training courses to help prepare their learners for the realities of working life.

The largely practical courses are run by industry experts for delivery staff in performing arts and media.

Rather than concentrating on theory, as many courses do, teachers are expected to take part in a series of exercises reflecting industry practice – which they can then take into the classroom.

The day-long… Continue

Added by Paul Smith on October 7, 2009 at 15:13 — No Comments

Honorary Life Membership of the Association for Learning Technology awarded to Professor David Hawkridge of The Open University and University of Leicester

Outstanding contribution to the field of learning technology

Seb Schmoller, Chief Executive of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT), said, “ALT awards Honorary Life Membership only occasionally, and only to individuals who have made an outstanding and sustained contribution to the advancement of ALT’s aims for the… Continue

Added by Catherine Dhanjal on October 7, 2009 at 12:30 — No Comments

Bradford School of Arts & Media Student Showcases her Talent at National Convention

Talented graphic student, Amanda Smith from Bradford School of Arts & Media at Bradford College will showcase her work at a Seasonal Anime and Manga Convention later this month.

The biennial convention, titled ‘Fuyucon’ attracts hundreds of art and design students, professionals and enthusiasts each year. This year the convention is being held in Northampton between 23rd and 25th October.

Amanda, who is currently enrolled on the second year of a National Diploma in… Continue

Added by Gemma Dunn on October 6, 2009 at 8:11 — No Comments

Young learners awarded for hard work and commitment

FOUR dedicated young people were commended for their hard work on Wednesday (September 30) as they picked up Learner of the Month Awards in Southampton.

The teenagers, who are studying on City Training (part of the City College Group)’s Entry to Employment programme, City Horizons, were presented with certificates and gift vouchers by Principal and CEO of Southampton City College, Lindsey Noble. Each were honoured for their commitment to the E2E programme, which helps 16 to 18… Continue

Added by Laura Downton on October 5, 2009 at 17:18 — No Comments

Central Sussex College GENErates money for Jeans for Genes

Central Sussex College was awash with denim on Friday 2nd October as staff raised £150.00 for Jeans for Genes Day 2009.

Staff from the College’s Crawley, Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill and East Grinstead campuses donned their favourite pair of jeans for the day to show their support for the charity Jeans for Genes.

Jeans for Genes aims to change the world for children living with genetic disorders. Genetic disorders… Continue

Added by Victoria Lockwood on October 5, 2009 at 14:30 — No Comments

UK Consumers say Schools Failing to Make the Mail Marketing Grade

Harlow, UK, 29 September 2009: Schools achieved poor results when rated by consumers on their effectiveness at using direct mail in their marketing initiatives, but universities and colleges get higher marks on their postal communications, according to a UK survey by mailstream technology firm Pitney Bowes.

Schools placed eleventh out of 17 sectors in the survey of 2,000 UK consumers, which asked respondents to rank which smaller business groups used direct mail most effectively.… Continue

Added by Pitney Bowes on October 5, 2009 at 10:28 — No Comments

Harvard Kennedy School selects SharePointLMS as their new LMS (Learning Management System)

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Harvard Kennedy School selects SharePointLMS as their new LMS (Learning Management System)

New York, September 29, 2009: The Harvard Kennedy School of Government (HKS) has chosen SharePointLMS as their new LMS platform to deliver their courses and training modules to their students online.… Continue

Added by Paul Andringa on October 4, 2009 at 23:48 — No Comments

Students support celebrity chefs

Celebrity chefs including James Martin, Brian Turner and James Tanner utilised the services of New College Nottingham (ncn) Hospitality & Catering students at the first Nottingham Food & Drink Festival in September. The talented student chefs assisted in the preparation of food for cookery demonstrations throughout the event in the city’s Old Market Square.

The celebrity chefs gave the students advice on working in the… Continue

Added by Lucy Mulloy on October 1, 2009 at 12:19 — No Comments

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