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December 2011 Press Releases (76)

Launch of Kidderminster Academy is a big hit

Photograph shows: Birmingham Metropolitan College Principal and Chief Executive, Dr Christine Braddock CBE and Kidderminster College Principal and Chief Executive, Andy Dobson welcome The Risk to the new Academy at…


Added by Shobby Patel on December 14, 2011 at 10:06 — No Comments

West Thames College Steps Back in Time!

Makeup students sent Spring Grove House back in time on 7–8 December with an incredible display. The students painstakingly recreated the makeup, hair and fashion from an era of their choice for a spectacular photo shoot.

Visit facebook.com/WestThamesCollege to see the fantastic…


Added by West Thames College on December 13, 2011 at 11:30 — No Comments

Mesma: Sector-led software streamlines learning and skills self-assessment

A new piece of software -designed by learning and skills professionals for learning and skills professionals - aims to let local colleges and training providers spend more time educating and less time completing paperwork.

Web-based application Mesma – developed by a Gateshead company of the same name – takes the Ofsted-driven self-assessment process which colleges and training providers undertake annually into their…


Added by John Hart on December 13, 2011 at 9:30 — No Comments

Chief Executive of Careers Wales North West is new President of the Institute of Career Guidance

Sarah Finnegan-Dehn, the Chief Executive of Careers Wales North West,  has been appointed as President of the Institute of Career Guidance – the UK’s largest membership body for career guidance professionals. She was installed at the Institute’s annual conference in Brighton on 4 November and will serve for a year.

Sarah takes on this role at a tough time for the profession. Across the UK public sector cuts are affecting the availability of career guidance services to people of all…


Added by Anne Nicholls on December 12, 2011 at 20:09 — No Comments

Hayden crowned STAR learner

Photograph shows: STAR learner Hayden Mills with ceremony host, ITV weather girl, Emma Jesson and Birmingham Metropolitan College Principal and Chief Executive, Dr Christine Braddock CBE…


Added by Shobby Patel on December 12, 2011 at 15:44 — No Comments

SLC Student Joins USA Soccer Programme

A talented football player, 18 year old Jacob Fremmer is taking his skills to the next level by joining the Men’s USA Soccer Clients when he moves to a US college in Autumn 2012. Jacob is a natural right side midfield player for South Leicestershire College’s Academy of Sport. Nick also plays soccer for Kibworth Town FC First X1. Jacob is currently in his second year of a Level 3 Sports course.

SLC's Academy of Sport offers exciting opportunities to students aged 16 - 19…


Added by Angela Baxter on December 12, 2011 at 15:43 — No Comments

SLC Student Wins BCS Regional Squash Finals

SLC students dominated the British Colleges Sport (BCS) East Midlands Regional Squash Finals, on Monday 5th December.  Although they proved to be the strongest players taking part in the tournament, Hallam Robson (Extended Diploma Public Services Yr2) unfortunately met Luke Parker (Extended Diploma Sport Yr1) in…


Added by Angela Baxter on December 12, 2011 at 15:18 — No Comments

Caring Keira nets Gateshead College’s top student award


Photo caption: Gateshead College’s Student of the Year winner Keira Ramshaw (left) with her coach Paul Baker, who nominated her for the award




Added by Andy Bruce on December 12, 2011 at 15:02 — No Comments

West Thames College host Safe in London Week

West Thames College ran a host of Staying Safe in London activities from 5–9 December. Activities included road safety workshops, health drop-ins, a drug advisory service, a crime prevention workshop and a Stop Smoking service. The week ended with an Isleworth Campus versus Feltham Skills Centre football tournament to promote community cohesion.



Added by West Thames College on December 12, 2011 at 11:30 — No Comments

College partnership launches new A-level programme

An exciting new partnership between two south Wales colleges is widening post -16 student options, by bringing a brand new Advanced Level provision to Rhondda Cynon Taff, which will be delivered at a new £40m campus in Nantgarw.

Coleg Morgannwg and St. David’s College have formed a strategic alliance to provide 22 A-level subjects to students in the Rhondda Cynon Taff and surrounding area. An official launch evening took place at Coleg Morgannwg’s Nantgarw campus to…


Added by Aled Gamble on December 12, 2011 at 11:05 — No Comments

Cooking is no fire challenge to Newham students

Newham College catering students took part in a cooking and safety challenge at a massive UK fire brigades’ contest at the Excel Centre.

Over two days, Hospitality & Catering Level 3 students and tutors demonstrated kitchen safety skills while hundreds of fire fighters competed in the UK Rescue Challenge London 2011.

Students used a mock-up kitchen and cooked real food donated by the Co-op to demonstrate how to avoid fire hazards and pitfalls.

They showed the…


Added by Simon Hinds on December 12, 2011 at 10:29 — No Comments

Newham women footballers take local college championship

Newham College’s women 5-a-side footballers triumphed over four rivals to win the Female East London FE College Championship.

The team beat Leyton Sixth Form College 3-1 in the finals recently hosted at Hackney Community College.


Triumphant team, left…


Added by Simon Hinds on December 12, 2011 at 10:12 — No Comments

International businessman says Newham College can go global

- Past student ‘comes home’ to today’s college


A former Newham student who became a millionaire at 24 has pledged to be an advocate for Newham College’s business initiatives.

Chair of the multi-million pound Bance Group, Dave Bance has become an Enterprise Ambassador for his ‘old college’ after meeting with Principal Denise Brown-Sackey and other top managers, on Friday 2 December.

He studied at what is now the College’s Stratford Campus and was then West Ham…


Added by Simon Hinds on December 12, 2011 at 9:59 — No Comments






Added by Adrian Oldfield on December 9, 2011 at 16:32 — No Comments

Linguistic App brings numbers fluency to students of all ages

Students everywhere can now rely on the 12N app to translate numbers and currencies from their iPhone, iPad  or Android, and practice writing, hearing, understanding, and speaking numbers from 1 to 999,999,999 in 120 languages.

Vicsgames, an educational software service company, developed 12N an intuitive learning tool to help students learn numbers and currencies in 120 languages. The app

 uses a unique digit to text to speech feature to facilitate the comprehension, the…


Added by Fabienne Reynolds on December 9, 2011 at 12:32 — No Comments

Harry Serves Up Bhangra for Breakfast

West Thames College photography student Harry Kalsi performed live on BBC Breakfast on Thursday 8 December as part of bhangra drumming act The Dhol Foundation. His appearance followed hot on the heels of the group's recent success at this year's Royal Variety Performance, where they became the first Asian band to play at the…


Added by West Thames College on December 9, 2011 at 11:30 — No Comments

Degree students have an ‘attachment’ to high profile child development speaker

Degree and Foundation Degree students from the Faculty of Health Care and Public Services at South Essex College packed into the lecture theatre of Southend Library to hear the eminent Sir Richard Bowlby talk about his and his esteemed father’s theories about Attachment Theory, which looks into childhood attachment…


Added by Dean Newman on December 8, 2011 at 10:00 — No Comments

Industry skin specialist delivers workshop to Beauty students

A representative from worldwide skincare company Dermalogica visited Beauty students at the Basildon and Thurrock Campuses of South Essex College last week.

As Dermalogica is stocked at the Beauty Acadmies across the three campuses, product specialist, Jen Kelly, conducted a three hour workshop on skin…


Added by Dean Newman on December 7, 2011 at 13:30 — No Comments

A Super Display at Clothes Show Live!

During 2-7 December, West Thames College were at the Clothes Show Live at Birmingham NEC. Throughout the event, our Specialist Makeup students and staff performed demonstrations for the public and amazed with their period makeup and bodypainted Superhero creations.…


Added by West Thames College on December 7, 2011 at 11:30 — No Comments

Shipley College Offers Chance to Discover New Talents and Stand Out to Employers

Shipley College is offering people the chance to sample a range of new skills – from Indian Head Massage to creating computer animations – at a free open evening this week.

The College’s latest Adult Guidance Evening takes place on Thursday, 8th December and incorporates Have a Go activities,…


Added by Shipley College on December 7, 2011 at 10:57 — No Comments

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