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October 2011 Press Releases (90)

HR experts address business delegates..

More than 50 delegates from businesses across the Wakefield District were recently welcomed to the Thornes Park Campus for a seminar organised by staff at Wakefield College.


The hour-long seminar, presented by Sarah Wood, an expert in Employment Law at Chadwick Lawrence LLP, looked at practical aspects of the disciplinary procedure. Sarah emphasised the need for accurate records, appropriate documentation and an awareness of an organisation’s own procedures.…


Added by Wakefield College on October 31, 2011 at 13:50 — No Comments

Hairdressing student has a fairytale ending!

On Monday 31st October, Swindon College’s Level 2 Apprenticeship Hairdressing students took part in a competition to create hairstyles with a ‘Fairytale’ theme. They had an hour and a half to produce their interpretation of the theme on their models, complete with makeup and clothing to suit.

Maria Sly, a Lecturer in the College’s Hairdressing Department, said:

“These apprenticeship students are in their secon…


Added by Swindon College on October 31, 2011 at 11:58 — No Comments

Spook-tacular debut novel for former Publishing lecturer

Former Media and Creative Arts Publishing lecturer at the College, Syd Moore, has just unleashed her debut novel, a modern twist on the classic ghost story from Harper Collins.

The first of a fantastic two-book deal, The Drowning Pool is the perfect tale of terror, just in time for Halloween and is… Continue

Added by Dean Newman on October 31, 2011 at 9:24 — No Comments

Low budget horror filmmaker raises the dead but keeps film students’ aspirations alive in the classroom

By day Pat Higgins, course leader for BTEC Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production (TV & Film), teaches students at the Thurrock Learning Campus in Grays, but by night he robs graves and is a bit of a demon with a chainsaw, all in the name of art obviously as he is a successful low budget horror… Continue

Added by Dean Newman on October 31, 2011 at 8:53 — No Comments

ncn kick-starts The Big Conversation at Nottingham Forest

New College Nottingham’s (ncn) key stakeholders are playing a part in shaping the future direction of the College through The Big Conversation: Supporting Nottingham’s Future, which was launched at Nottingham Forest Football Club in October.


“I feel it is…


Added by Nicola Grimshaw on October 28, 2011 at 10:37 — No Comments

Skills Minister hears ncn’s vision for the region


John Hayes MP, Minister of State for Further Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning visited New College Nottingham (ncn)  and learnt about its vision to become a leader in the sustainable technologies agenda within the East Midlands.


Amarjit Basi, ncn…


Added by Nicola Grimshaw on October 28, 2011 at 10:05 — No Comments

Prospective Higher Education students get creative

Nearly 50 prospective Higher Education students got creative at the College earlier this week as they took part in a series of practical workshops aimed at showcasing our Media and Creative Arts degree related courses.

Featuring both Further Education students from the College and students from schools such as…


Added by Dean Newman on October 28, 2011 at 8:30 — No Comments

Public Services students get a lesson in counter-terrorism

Public Services students from South Essex College got an insight into the counter-terrorism work of Essex Police, as representatives from the Special Branch visited the College.

Held at the Basildon Campus, over 140 Level… Continue

Added by Dean Newman on October 27, 2011 at 14:30 — No Comments

Athletics legend Kriss Akabusi celebrates Graduation Ceremony with Lambeth College.

Former Olympic and World Champion athlete, and now inspirational speaker Kriss Akabusi joined over 250 proud students on Saturday 22nd October from Lambeth College as they donned traditional academic attire to celebrate their achievements at the annual Lambeth College Graduation Ceremony.



Added by Maria Duffy on October 27, 2011 at 11:05 — No Comments

Fareham College trains stewards with Southampton Football Club

Students from Fareham College who are studying the Understanding Stewarding at Spectator Events (USSE) qualification have been reaping the rewards.

The qualification has been run in partnership with Southampton Football Club, and training takes place at St Mary’s Stadium. On the course, students learn about customer service and crowd control as well as first aid and fire awareness. The partnership gives students the unique opportunity to complete work experience on match days.…


Added by Stephanie Hall on October 27, 2011 at 9:47 — No Comments

College governor brings new business focus to training

Gateshead College has appointed Ivan Jepson as a new governor.


The 42-year-old, who lives in Hexham and is communications manager for Northumbrian Water, joins as the college looks to expand the commercial experience and expertise of its 16-strong Board of Governors, which is responsible for strategy and the management of resources.


The move comes as the college continues to develop its business services which are designed to meet the training needs of…


Added by Jo Baron on October 27, 2011 at 9:33 — No Comments

Mobile Apps – we’ve got a course for that!

Newcastle College has launched an innovative new higher education qualification in developing mobile applications across all mainstream platforms - believed to be the first college-based higher education qualification of its kind to be offered in the UK.

The FdSc in Software Applications Development has been created in response to the huge growth in the mobile technologies sector driven mainly by the development of smartphones and the growth in consumer mobile applications.



Added by Nichola Taylor on October 27, 2011 at 8:49 — No Comments

Ford UK developing leadership skills with Acua programme

The achievements of future leaders at Ford UK have been celebrated after the latest group of its aspiring managers successfully completed an innovative development programme.


Bosses selected around 40 potential leaders to take part in the programme, which has been designed and led by business development organisation Acua.


And having completed the eight-month programme, they have now been recognised at an…


Added by Advent Communications on October 26, 2011 at 16:40 — No Comments

City of Bath College among UK’s top ‘gay-friendly’ employers

Stonewall, the internationally-respected lesbian, gay and bisexual charity, has included City of Bath College in a list of top ‘gay-friendly’ companies in the UK.

The College is included in the charity’s new ‘Starting Out’ brochure – a careers guide for lesbian, gay and bisexual people.

The guide, which includes employer profiles, is distributed through the country to universities, secondary schools, careers services and lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) groups. The College… Continue

Added by Matt Smith on October 26, 2011 at 14:12 — No Comments

Eastbourne’s Jobs Fair is just one week away

Branded as Eastbourne’s Big Week of Work this job’s fair, aimed at anyone wanting to get back into work, will take place at Eastbourne Town Hall in Grove Road from Monday 7 November to Friday 11 November.



Added by Andy Walters on October 26, 2011 at 12:44 — No Comments

Beauty students learn about a career on the waves

Beauty Therapy students from the Basildon Campus got an insight into life at sea this week when a recruitment manager from a world-class cruise liner company gave a talk at the College about career opportunities within the organisation.

Steiner is the largest and most renowned company that operates spas at sea. Donna Allan, Steiner’s Regional Recruitment Manager, spoke to the students about the recruitment process, qualifications, training and visa information as well as answering any… Continue

Added by Dean Newman on October 26, 2011 at 11:30 — No Comments

iPortal presentation at Hereward College

O n the 15th of November the iPortal will be brought to Hereward College. The iPortal™ is a wheelchair accessory that connects to an iPhone or iPod touch to display wheelchair information in real time.
The presentation will be made by a representative from Dynamic Controls, the creators of the iPortal,…

Added by Hereward College on October 26, 2011 at 10:30 — No Comments

Salford City Fairtrade Steering Group scoops national award for Fairtrade campaigning excellence


The Salford City Fairtrade Steering Group, which consists of representatives from Salford City College, Salford City Council and the University of Salford, was presented with the runner-up Best Outreach and Networking award this month by Fairtrade…


Added by Salford City College on October 26, 2011 at 9:25 — No Comments

Go ahead punks, have your day

As part of their subcultures project, the whole of Year 1 BTEC Extended Diploma Fashion Design recently came into the Southend Campus dressed in the style of punks. The brief will also see students making their way to Camden to explore the world of punks first hand and the alternative street style that it has become… Continue

Added by Dean Newman on October 25, 2011 at 10:30 — No Comments

Comprehensive review of all qualifications by Habia and Awarding Organisations

One of the most comprehensive reviews of qualifications ever undertaken is to be conducted by Habia and its Awarding Organisation Forum.

The review will take the form of a questionnaire allowing training providers delivering hair and beauty qualifications across the whole of the UK to comment on every individual level and unit of NVQs, SVQs and VRQs. The results will be used to inform the development of the content and structure of all hair and beauty qualifications in the… Continue

Added by Mark Phillips on October 25, 2011 at 9:49 — No Comments

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