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December 2012 Press Releases (54)

Uxbridge College’s £6.5m building boost

A traditional ‘ground breaking’ ceremony has been held at Uxbridge College to mark the start of a £6.5m build.

The development at the college in West London will house engineering workshops and a larger refectory, and add two floors of classrooms and staffrooms for Health & Social…


Added by liz Bellchambers on December 21, 2012 at 17:07 — No Comments

College helped me find a new life, say troubled young people

Twelve young people, mainly from East London, spoke of finding self-confidence and a new direction in their lives following a 12-week programme.

Participants on The Prince’s Trust and Newham College’s personal development programme spoke from the heart to special guests during an end-of-course event at East Ham College on 20 December.

Local MP Stephen Timms and Superintendent Leroy Logan MBE marked the turn around in the young people’s lives by giving them course completion…


Added by Simon Hinds on December 21, 2012 at 16:21 — No Comments

Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College proudly announces the £1.9m RAISE initiative

The College is pleased to announce that it will be leading a wide-ranging partnership of organisations to deliver a ground breaking project that will help unemployed and economically inactive residents of Hammersmith and Fulham into employment.


Entitled Raising Aspiration and Inspiring Success in Employment (RAISE) the two year project is jointly funded by the Hammersmith & Fulham Council and the European Social Fund (ESF).


As a learning organisation…


Added by Bernadette James on December 21, 2012 at 12:22 — No Comments

Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College supports Crisis at Christmas 2012

The Crisis charity helps homeless people across the UK by delivering life-changing services and campaigning for change. The annual “Crisis at Christmas” campaign has provided vital services for homeless people over the Christmas period for over 40 years.


The number of homeless people has increased the last couple of years and Crisis is expecting over 3,000 guests across its nine “Crisis at Christmas” centres in London this Christmas. The centres will be staffed by volunteers…


Added by Bernadette James on December 21, 2012 at 12:20 — No Comments

Joinery students at Warrington Collegiate experience the real world

Joinery students at Warrington Collegiate experience the real world

Carpentry and joinery students spent a week in the real world as they built two offices on the mezzanine floor for staff at Manchester Working Ltd based in Warrington. This was as a direct result of the work placements that Manchester Working Ltd has previously offered the students.

Manchester Working Ltd has been so impressed with the calibre of the students that Warrington Collegiate sent both in terms…


Added by Jenni Wood on December 19, 2012 at 16:23 — No Comments

Talented Accountancy Apprentices put Warrington Collegiate on the map

Counting on Success

Talented Accountancy Apprentices at Warrington Collegiate are celebrating after a whole host of major competition wins in 2012. With both local and national awards including medals in the prestigious WorldSkills International Competition Warrington Collegiate is firmly on the map as a place for excellent teaching and learning.                      

The latest win proves that Warrington Collegiate Accountancy Apprentices are among the top trainees…


Added by Jenni Wood on December 19, 2012 at 16:01 — No Comments

Cosmopolitan magazine shortlists Stanmore media student

A Stanmore media student, who designed a blog as part of her coursework, was shortlisted for the Beauty Bloggers Award by Cosmopolitan fashion magazine.

Student, Kendal Sergeant, who studies media, created a beauty blog as part of her academic studies where students develop their own approach to networked documentary and apply independent learning skills to create an active space online. The blog is active for a term and the student has to regularly comment and update the content,…


Added by Dharmini Mistry on December 19, 2012 at 14:42 — No Comments

Festive Fundraining at Warrington Collegiate for Claire House Hospice

Festive Fundraising for Claire House

Enterprising students created a real festive feel at Warrington Collegiate at a grand Christmas Market for staff and students to launch their fundraising appeal for Claire House Hospice which provides care and support for children and young people with life limiting, life threatening illnesses.

The Level 3 Childcare students  worked together to plan the event,   arranging  a wide variety of stalls and Christmas treats including…


Added by Jenni Wood on December 19, 2012 at 14:34 — No Comments

Long-serving member of Weston College staff wins surprise award

A long-serving Weston College staff member has won a major award for her work in the field of Higher Education (HE).

Gill Wilmot, Curriculum Manager for Access to HE, has scooped the Keith Fletcher Access to HE Memorial Prize for her work in helping to attract thousands of students to Weston.…


Added by Tom Henry on December 19, 2012 at 11:50 — No Comments

Uxbridge College students record their views on development of Hayes

Uxbridge College students record their views on development of Hayes

Young people from Uxbridge College shared their hopes for the regeneration of Hayes at a conference at the Old Vinyl Factory - the former EMI factory in the town.

‘Our Hayes, Our Future’ gave…


Added by liz Bellchambers on December 18, 2012 at 17:50 — No Comments

Ed Milliband visits South Thames College to highlight the importance of English language on immigrant integration

Labour leader Ed Milliband met English language students at South Thames College today during his visit to South London to unveil his English language strategy as part of an initiative to improve social integration in Britain.  …


Added by Debbie Shahrum on December 17, 2012 at 18:23 — No Comments

MP Tristram Hunt sets the scene for student ambassadors

Stoke-on-Trent MP Tristram Hunt will deliver a special talk to students from Stoke-on-Trent College and the City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College who are setting off for South Africa

 The Labour Party politician will give them an insight into the history of Cape Town, a task he’s well qualified for as outside of Westminster Mr Hunt has written several historical books and is a senior lecturer in modern British history at Queen Mary, University of London.

 Mr Hunt said:…


Added by Kerryanne Clancy on December 17, 2012 at 16:17 — No Comments

College students smash east London table tennis teams

Four Newham College students won a round of local table tennis matches recently to qualify for the English finals.

A team with Samuel Olayiwola, Rana Miah, Andrews Adjei and: Damilola Junaid, all aged 18 and 19, beat Leyton Sixth Form College to top the Under 19 Boys East London Schools Team Championships held at Morpeth School, Bethanl Green.

They will go on compete in the English Schools Table Tennis Association’s Butterfly Jack Petchey Zone Finals at Redbridge Leisure Centre…


Added by Simon Hinds on December 14, 2012 at 15:42 — No Comments

College student wins medal in first big match

A Newham College teenager with a passion for judo took silver in a London-wide college competition.

Andrei Iordache Catalin, 16, from East Ham won the medal in the London Universities and Colleges Senior Open Championship, Young Men Under 20s category.

Held last month at the University of East London’s SportsDock, the day-long series of contests featuring different levels had 336 entries, from over 60 universities, colleges and sixth forms.

After several fights under his…


Added by Simon Hinds on December 14, 2012 at 15:24 — No Comments

ncn student is a model citizen

New College Nottingham (ncn) student Maxine Robinson has met with ministers at Number 10 Downing Street to share her experiences of the government’s flagship National Citizen Service (NCS) scheme. She also won an Enterprise Award for her fundraising efforts during a project to makeover a nursing home garden…


Added by Nicola Grimshaw on December 14, 2012 at 11:56 — No Comments


A message from Professor Brian Cox was just one of the highlights for students selected for a brand new Space Engineering programme launched by Loughborough College in association with the National Space Academy who were invited to Westminster this week.



Added by Elizabeth Udall on December 14, 2012 at 10:00 — No Comments

Warrington Collegiate win top award at FE First Awards

Gold for Warrington Collegiate

Staff at Warrington Collegiate are celebrating after scooping gold at the FE First Awards for their Apprenticeship Marketing Campaign earlier this year. The award recognises team work, the efficient use of resources including budget as well as celebrating excellence in marketing.…


Added by Jenni Wood on December 13, 2012 at 16:27 — No Comments

Amelia Wins Richmond upon Thames College Christmas Card Competition

Art and Design student Amelia Jones was celebrating this week after winning the Richmond upon Thames College (RuTC) Christmas card competition. Her design, themed around the college’s student identification badge, was chosen by a panel of judges as the stand-out submission ahead of 40 other fantastic entries. It will now…


Added by Richmond upon Thames College on December 13, 2012 at 16:04 — No Comments

Sixth Form College students grill shadow minister

STUDENTS at the City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College had a chance to grill Shadow Secretary Stephen Twigg about education issues.

The Education Secretary took part in a Q&A session with students at the college in a special visit last week, accompanied by Stoke-on-Trent MP Tristram Hunt.

 Mr Hunt said: “This visit is a great chance for the shadow education minister to see some of the innovative developments in education that are happening across…


Added by Kerryanne Clancy on December 13, 2012 at 15:38 — No Comments

Stoke on Trent College - helping students into work

Hundreds of students at Stoke on Trent College will be given a fast track to valuable employment opportunities  thanks to a ground breaking partnership with REED NCFE. 


Recruitment giant REED has teamed up with national…


Added by Kerryanne Clancy on December 13, 2012 at 15:34 — No Comments

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