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December 2013 Press Releases (41)

Weston College students wowed by Google's HQ

A GROUP of Weston College degree students enjoyed a glimpse into the future when they visited Google’s hi-tech headquarters in London.

The five BSc Applied Computing students visited the media giant’s multi-coloured offices after a connection was made to the company by student Thomas Osborne.…


Added by Tom Henry on December 20, 2013 at 10:34 — No Comments

Loughborough College space students meet astronaut and You Tube star

Students from Loughborough College’s pioneering Space Engineering course were captivated by tales of adventure and social media stardom in orbit when they met former NASA astronaut Colonel Chris Hadfield.


The astronaut shot to fame earlier this year when his You Tube performance of David Bowie’s ‘Space…


Added by Elizabeth Udall on December 20, 2013 at 9:38 — No Comments

Students host Mayor’s Christmas party

The Mayor of Barking and Dagenham, Councillor Hardial Singh Rai, chose Barking & Dagenham College as the venue for his Christmas Party last weekend (Saturday 14th December).…


Added by Wow! Marketing on December 19, 2013 at 15:43 — No Comments

Fee-fi-fo-fum: Students help create pantomime magic

A group of students from Barking & Dagenham College are working with Polka Dot Pantomimes to help put on the classic pantomime ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ at the Broadway Theatre.


Nineteen students in total have been working with the production company.  Nine of the students have been helping behind the scenes with the lighting, set design, props, and stage management.  In addition students are also performing on…


Added by Wow! Marketing on December 19, 2013 at 14:50 — No Comments

You can bank on it!

Barking & Dagenham College students interested in a career in banking were given the chance to find out all about the industry when they were joined by Metro Bank recently.

The presentation and workshop was organised so that…


Added by Wow! Marketing on December 19, 2013 at 14:47 — No Comments

Stanmore College welcomes students from Kazakhstan - Best Practice visit

Tuesday, 17 December saw twenty-three students and three members of staff from a number of different schools in Kazakhstan visit the College. The students were from form years 10 to 12, the visit forming part of a week’s educational trip to London.  Having spent time discovering the range of activities and…


Added by Attracta Rafter on December 19, 2013 at 14:00 — No Comments

Hugh Baird College helps graduate engineer career with Jaguar Land Rover


A graduate of Merseyside further education college Hugh Baird is looking forward to a long and successful career in the engineering and manufacturing sector after securing a place on a prestigious apprenticeship programme with Jaguar Land Rover.

Sean Reece studied the NVQ Diploma Level…


Added by Sam Pinnington on December 19, 2013 at 13:06 — No Comments


Budding designers from Kensington and Chelsea College will be leaving their creative touch on a local landmark as part of a very special make-over project.

Students on the College’s Ceramics, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Jewellery and Glass courses have been tasked with a live project to help redevelop local landmark, Golborne Bridge and its surrounding area. The project, known as the Golborne Heritage Corner Bridge Project, is being led by professional designer Toby Laurent…


Added by Lisa Haridas on December 19, 2013 at 10:57 — No Comments

BMET sportsmen and sportswoman set to repeat success at national college championships



Photograph shows: BMET Sport’s qualifying team


Christmas has come early for 61 learners from Birmingham Metropolitan College’s BMET Sport Academy as they have qualified for the British Colleges Sport…


Added by Shobby Patel on December 19, 2013 at 10:50 — No Comments

Cardiff and Vale College joins up with Vale4Africa


Jonathan Pearson, Cardiff and Vale College’s Teaching and Learning Leader for Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship (ESDGC) has been appointed trustee of local charity Vale4Africa.


Vale4Africa is an organisation that supports community and education…


Added by Chris Baker on December 19, 2013 at 9:08 — No Comments

Students enjoy House of Lords masterclass from Lord Hunt


Birmingham Metropolitan College welcomed Lord Hunt of Kings Heath back to their one of their campuses to lead a masterclass with some government and politics students. Lord Hunt, who attended the official opening of their city centre-based Matthew Bolton Campus in May 2006, met around 40 AS Level…


Added by Shobby Patel on December 18, 2013 at 14:46 — No Comments

Winner and every finalist in national Young Driver of Year from Loughborough College

Loughborough College student Sennan Fielding has been named 2013 Racing Steps Foundation Motor Sport Association Young Driver of the Year – and every other finalist who joined him in the running for the prestigious prize is also a College student.


All five drivers shortlisted for this…


Added by Elizabeth Udall on December 18, 2013 at 13:04 — No Comments

Hugh Baird College community outreach pilot hailed great success

Students at Hugh Baird College in Merseyside have given local women a taste of luxury to mark their completion of a life skills course and a new community outreach project.

The six-week course was run by the SHE Project, based at the Venus Centre in Bootle,…


Added by Sam Pinnington on December 18, 2013 at 8:59 — No Comments

Bootle based L20 Hotel School hosts UK leading culinary competition

The L20 Hotel School, part of Bootle-based Hugh Baird College, is the toast of the town after hosting one of the UK’s leading culinary events to celebrate the nation’s hottest chefs.

Close to 100 guests were treated to a stunning menu at the Pro Chef Dinner…


Added by Sam Pinnington on December 18, 2013 at 8:47 — No Comments

BMET in the running for TES FE Provider of the Year award

Photograph shows: The Greater Professional Services Academy (GBPSA) has been one of many initiatives developed by Birmingham Metropolitan College over the last year.




Following an unprecedented year of…


Added by Shobby Patel on December 17, 2013 at 14:42 — No Comments

Leadership and management training at Cardiff and Vale College recognised for its high standards

Cardiff and Vale College has been recognised for the high standards of its leadership and management courses with a national quality award.


CAVC has been granted the Leadership & Management Wales (LMW) quality award. The award reflects the College’s ability to progress and pursue best practice in leadership and management development.


LMW has established the award to help build a community of training and education providers who recognise the importance of…


Added by Chris Baker on December 16, 2013 at 15:57 — No Comments

A blooming success

Barking & Dagenham College students turned market stall holders recently after winning the chance to sell their products at Hoxton market.


The students got the chance to be at the market after they won a Community Links competition at the College.  Community Links is…


Added by Wow! Marketing on December 13, 2013 at 16:34 — No Comments

Gold safety award for Warrington Collegiate

 Gold Award for Warrington Collegiate

 Staff and students will be pleased to hear that Warrington Collegiate is making the college a safer and healthier place.  Gary Lindsay, Health and Safety Officer at Warrington Collegiate travelled to the CardiacSmart Awards at the Reebok Stadium, Bolton, to pick up a Gold award in recognition of the College’s  dedication to raising awareness of heart health, basic life support as well as installing  four defibrillators and…


Added by Jenni Wood on December 13, 2013 at 11:57 — No Comments

Cambridge Regional College apprentices star at The Skills Show

Star Cambridge Regional College apprentices Martyn Lee and Lewis Bourne have won Bronze and Highly Commended in the Skills Show 2013 – the Olympics of the skills world.

The two proved themselves among the country’s top talents in a tough three days of testing in the WorldSkills UK finals at the show, watched by thousands of visitors to the event at the NEC in Birmingham.

Apprentice plumber Martyn narrowly missed out on the top position to take Bronze, behind two…


Added by Lynn O'Shea on December 13, 2013 at 10:33 — No Comments

Kidderminster College announce it intends to join NCG

Kidderminster College today announced it intends to join NCG, one of the largest and most successful education and training groups in the country. 

The College announced earlier this year it was seeking a suitable partner. It received proposals from a number of organisations interested in linking up, and has…


Added by Caroline Anderson on December 13, 2013 at 9:50 — No Comments

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