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November 2010 Press Releases (67)

Little Explorers College Takes Root

Work has started on Derby College’s new day nursery, after school and holiday club at the Broomfield Hall campus.

Little Explorers will be a 54 place nursery, catering for children aged three months to five years and then older children after school and during the holidays. It is due to open in February 2011 – replacing the existing Little Learners nursery at the College’s Mackworth site.

The College nursery will be based in a new purpose-built £400,000 building in the… Continue

Added by Rebecca Hinds on November 30, 2010 at 13:57 — No Comments

Derby College Expands English Support

Derby College is expanding the range of community-based courses with the launch of two new courses aimed at improving local people’s job prospects.

The College’s ESOL team (English for Speakers of Other Languages) which is based at the St James’ Centre in Normanton, currently supports non-English speaking learners. Students who attend ESOL classes may also access ICT, Numeracy and Office Skills courses which develop learners’ employability skills.

The new, four-week… Continue

Added by Rebecca Hinds on November 30, 2010 at 13:51 — No Comments

Ben's Got Talent

Derby College Performing Arts Student Ben Thompson has clinched a contract with Derby Live that will see him performing on stage at Derby’s pantomime this Christmas alongside its star Neil Morrissey.

Ben (20), who lives in Spondon, has been hired as a stage manager for the Aladdin run at the Assembly Rooms, an understudy for the male characters in the show as well as supporting roles as a ghost and the magic carpet.

He has also had a… Continue

Added by Rebecca Hinds on November 30, 2010 at 13:48 — No Comments

Clothes Show Live say Yeah, Yeah, Yeah to shortlisting Harry’s Beatles-inspired image for national photo award

Second year South Essex College photography student, Harry Whitlock, 17, from Great Waltham, Chelmsford, has been shortlisted for the Clothes Show Live Young Fashion Photographer of the Year, with the winner due to be announced on Tuesday 7th December.…


Added by Dean Newman on November 30, 2010 at 11:39 — No Comments

Public Services students to help raise funds and smiles dressed as Peppa Pig for Wickford Lights switch on

Two considerate South Essex College students will be giving up their time to volunteer at a Christmas community event as part of their studies, as well as having recruited fifteen fellow students to lend a hand.…


Added by Dean Newman on November 30, 2010 at 11:33 — No Comments

West End College introduces the new ACCA NQF Level 7 Programme

West End College London (WECL) is in an ideal location and is an excellent choice for students wishing to study in the heart of the social and commercial hub of the capital. Our College offers a range of high quality vocational and academic courses since 2005 and prides itself on the cultural diversity of its student body, it too tries to respond to individual needs in the best way we can. In addition, our college offers both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the field of Business…


Added by West End College London on November 30, 2010 at 11:00 — No Comments

Loughborough University develops UK’s first online dyscalculia screener to reveal extent of ‘hidden’ disability in adult population

Imagine waking in the morning without being able to tell the time, or buying groceries and being unable to check your change. All seemingly simple mathematical tasks for most people, but for up to an estimated six percent of the UK adult population with dyscalculia, this is a daily…


Added by Louise Peto on November 29, 2010 at 10:52 — No Comments

Thurrock schools ‘hit the shops’ for retail day at Lakeside Training Centre

BTEC Retail Students from two Thurrock secondary schools spent a day at the Lakeside Training Centre, learning that there is more to a career in retail than shelf stacking.…


Added by Dean Newman on November 26, 2010 at 16:58 — No Comments

Playing at £10 million field of dreams inspires Football Academy students

South Essex College’s prestigious Football Academy were lucky enough to visit Stoke recently where they took the opportunity to train at the Stoke City FC indoor dome and then went on a tour of the Britannia Stadium, home of ‘The Potters’.…


Added by Dean Newman on November 26, 2010 at 16:19 — No Comments

Principal’s second visit of the year to Downing Street

West Nottinghamshire College principal and chief executive Asha Khemka OBE was welcomed at No 10 Downing Street by Prime Minister David Cameron last week in celebration of Diwali (16 November).…


Added by Rebecca Short on November 26, 2010 at 10:30 — No Comments

Barry College and Coleg Glan Hafren will transform into Cardiff & Vale College by August 2011

In September 2010, Barry College and Coleg Glan Hafren agreed to merge to create an

innovative new college by August 2011. This week it was announced that the name for one

of the largest and most exciting FE colleges in Wales will be Cardiff and Vale College.

Following the agreement to merge, one of the first decisions to be made was to establish a

name for the new college. The steering group for the new college, made up of

representatives from the…


Added by Chris Baker on November 25, 2010 at 13:33 — No Comments

Nottingham students in training with Squad UK

Two Nottingham students selected for Squad UK, which could see them compete at international skills event

Ben Billows, 20, and Markus Wernitznig, 19, from New College Nottingham (ncn) have been selected as members of Squad UK, with the hope that they will be ready to take on the very best from across the globe at the largest skills competition there is - WorldSkills London 2011, which will be held in October next year.

Ben, who is…


Added by Lucy Mulloy on November 25, 2010 at 11:08 — No Comments

International Day - A celebration of all cultures and nationalities at Sussex Downs College

International students at Sussex Downs College in Lewes staged a…


Added by Andy Walters on November 25, 2010 at 10:25 — No Comments

Hydroplane Champ Sets Sights on Marine Industry Career

A love of power boat racing has led one 17-year-old from Suffolk to set his sights on a career in the marine industry.…


Added by Karen Taylor on November 25, 2010 at 8:54 — No Comments

Students ‘feel the need for speed’ with talk about the 1000 mph land speed record attempt

With Essex being home of TV’s ‘Police Interceptors’ it has something of a reputation of a liking for fast cars and something with a bit of power under its bonnet. It’s fair to say then that a talk about the proposed record…


Added by Dean Newman on November 23, 2010 at 22:32 — No Comments

College takes centre stage in preparation for the People's Opera - Ludd & Isis

South Essex College’s Thurrock Campus was a hive of activity recently with the Royal Opera House operating a week of community based workshops and rehearsals for the forthcoming Peoples Opera ‘Ludd & Isis’, to be performed…


Added by Dean Newman on November 23, 2010 at 22:23 — No Comments

Let Fashion battle commence

It’s handbags at dawn as two teams of Fashion students from South Essex College are going head to head in a series of fundraising tasks for their end of year show next June, and there can only be one victor!…


Added by Dean Newman on November 23, 2010 at 22:15 — No Comments


60 Further…


Added by Lisa Gregg on November 23, 2010 at 17:07 — No Comments

Exceptional College students win national achievement award



Added by Victoria Lockwood on November 23, 2010 at 11:51 — No Comments

All in the name of science!

This month, young physicists studying at Central Sussex College’s…


Added by Victoria Lockwood on November 23, 2010 at 11:45 — No Comments

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