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December 2014 Press Releases (59)

BBC Countryfile filmed at Plumpton College, East Sussex in the SDNP.   The programme was on air : Countryfile,  BBC 1, Sunday 28 December 2014, 18:30-19:30. The programme featured Plumpton College, s…

BBC Countryfile filmed at Plumpton College, East Sussex in the SDNP.   The programme was on air : Countryfile,  BBC 1, Sunday 28 December 2014, 18:30-19:30.



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Added by sd on December 30, 2014 at 17:58 — No Comments

Bett Award Finalist BlueSky to showcase BlueSky Education, the leading online performance management solution for schools

BlueSky (stand D57), Bett Award Finalists in the ICT Leadership and Management Category, will be showcasing BlueSky Education, the leading online performance management, CPD and self-evaluation solution for schools.

The brainchild of managing director Denise Inwood, herself a former assistant head, BlueSky Education enables senior leadership teams to instantly access live data on the quality of teaching in their…

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Added by Livewire PR on December 23, 2014 at 17:00 — No Comments

College higher education: new report on quality and standards

http://www.qaa.ac.uk/publications/information-and-guidance/publication/?PubID=2882

 

Many students on higher education courses at further education colleges can expect a learning experience that exceeds UK expectations, says a new report from the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA).

 

However there are also a number of areas where…

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Added by Joanna Wynn on December 23, 2014 at 13:02 — No Comments

Uxbridge College Students Quiz MP

Students on politics and sociology courses quizzed MP Nick Hurd when he visited Uxbridge College.

The Conservative MP for Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner spoke to the group of around 70, encouraging them to use their vote and get involved in politics, and took questions for around an… Continue

Added by liz Bellchambers on December 18, 2014 at 12:18 — No Comments

National EQualities Award for Uxbridge College Children's Centre

Uxbridge College Children’s Centre is celebrating after achieving the EQualities Award.

A plaque was presented by Hilary Goddard, Regional Associate for the EQualities Award, to staff and families at the Centre in Hayes. Uxbridge College Children’s Centre is part of a network of…

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Added by liz Bellchambers on December 18, 2014 at 12:15 — No Comments

Students’ kiss it better

Students from Stanmore College have been involved in the ‘Kissing it better’ project with Watford General hospital.

 

The Kissing it better foundation work with NHS Trusts all over the UK and is currently working with Watford General hospital. They engage and inspire local communities to visit wards to lift patient’s spirits and improve their day to day life whilst in hospital. They have been working with colleges and students to incorporate this within enrichment and work…

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Added by Dharmini Mistry on December 18, 2014 at 8:53 — No Comments

Careers World Spring 2015 Is Now Available Online!

Just in time for the holidays, the latest edition of Careers World magazine is now available online at www.careersworld.co.uk. Additionally, you’ll also be able to access the appropriate Careers World Regional Guide for your area of the country. Copies of both publications will be shipped to schools, colleges and careers offices in the New Year, so you can check out all our amazing careers info in print as well!

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Added by Elliot Gardner on December 17, 2014 at 16:40 — No Comments

Young Enterprise students win regional competition

THE North Somerset Enterprise and Technology College’s (NSETC) Young Enterprise (YE) team won the Best Trade Stand award at recent South West regional heats for the Young Enterprise’s Company Programme initiative.

The team of 12 students, called Re-kindle, competed against other schools and colleges…

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Added by Tom Henry on December 17, 2014 at 12:04 — No Comments

Cambridge Regional College opens new Painting & Decorating department

A new purpose-built painting workshop, with its own two-storey house, has opened at Cambridge Regional College – enabling students and apprentices to…

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Added by Lynn O'Shea on December 17, 2014 at 11:18 — No Comments

College and industry support next generation of engineers

A Swansea-based, family-run firm has teamed up with Gower College Swansea to nurture the next generation of engineering talent.

GLT Exports, which manufactures fire, gas and emergency alarm systems, has employed four Digital Technology students fresh from the Tycoch campus to work in its city-based premises and put through a supportive training programme.

One of the students, Tom Eynon, has been shortlisted for a national Apprentice award and another, Sean Sarsfield, was the…

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Added by Allison Lowe on December 16, 2014 at 11:38 — No Comments

8th Effectively Working with Trade Unions Conference

Developing strong and effective relationships with trade unions is a top priority for employers in the UK today, with high profile strikes and industrial action claiming the headlines over the last year. Strained communication and mistrust between unions and both the public and private sector workforces means that organisations are still struggling from the aftermath of the breakdown and are attempting to rebuilt their reputations and balance their…

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Added by Laura Moran on December 16, 2014 at 9:25 — No Comments

New college team set to drive apprenticeship training

Gateshead College has strengthened its commercial training operation with the creation of a dedicated new sector-based business-to-business team.

 

Headed up by Paul Gough, director of business development, the team will be promoting tailor-made training solutions, particularly focused on new entrant and adult apprenticeships that will enable employers to secure their future workforce skills.

 

Joining Paul Gough will be business development managers Andrea…

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Added by Andy Bruce on December 16, 2014 at 8:49 — No Comments

GLOBAL DIGITAL RECORD DEAL FOR WESTON COLLEGE MUSIC STUDENTS

TWO talented Weston College Foundation Degree Music Production students have been signed up by a record company in a global digital deal.

James Browne, 21, of Weston and Jake Redman, 19, of Clevedon, of the band ‘Leviathan’, will see their first dance music single released in February called…

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Added by Tom Henry on December 15, 2014 at 15:21 — No Comments

10th Annual Pandemic Planning Conference for Business - Ebola Focus

There couldn’t be a better time to ensure that your organisation has the right legal,…

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Added by Laura Moran on December 15, 2014 at 13:16 — No Comments

4th International Student Recruitment Conference

After its success in previous years, the conference is set to take place again in London on 25th February 2015. With a wealth of professionals in attendance including higher education practitioners, legal experts and industry specialists - this is not an event to be missed. You will hear from;…

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Added by Laura Moran on December 15, 2014 at 13:15 — No Comments

KEELEY’S CARD CAPTURES CHRISTMAS AT WESTON COLLEGE

CHRISTMAS came early for graphic design student Keeley Bird, who won a competition to design Weston College’s seasonal greetings card.

The 17-year-old former Worle School student was presented with her prize, a cheque for £50, by College Principal and Chief Executive, Dr Paul…

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Added by Tom Henry on December 15, 2014 at 12:57 — No Comments

College’s Football Academy is taking the league by storm

The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London’s Football Academy First Team has made it through to the next round of the AoC Sports Premier Cup after winning against the previously unbeaten Waltham Forest First Eleven, 3 – 1 on penalties, in November (26 November).  Run in…

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Added by Karen O'Connor on December 15, 2014 at 9:48 — No Comments

The Pie's the Limit!

Christmas is a time for giving – a kind, forgiving, charitable time – and Bolton College staff and students have been getting in the festive spirit by donating 250 boxes of mince pies to those most in need.

 

Although Christmas is a season to indulge and…

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Added by Beth Collett on December 12, 2014 at 16:43 — No Comments

Graduates celebrate in style

Over 180 Barking & Dagenham College graduates, watched by their proud friends, family, VIPs and members of staff, received their degrees on the weekend at the College’s Higher Education Awards & Graduation Ceremony.

Principal and CEO, Cathy Walsh OBE, gave the…

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Added by Alaine O'Brien on December 12, 2014 at 16:35 — No Comments

Students donate to Food Bank

Students collect for Salvation Army Food bank

Kind hearted students studying Performing Arts at Warrington Collegiate, on hearing that 2,000 families could go hungry in Warrington this Christmas, decided that they could do something to help.  They collected items for the Salvation Army Food Bank and dressed in Christmas jumpers they presented their contribution to Salvation Army volunteers, Dave Urmston and Amy Dutton, who are busy putting together food hampers for…

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Added by Jenni Wood on December 12, 2014 at 15:11 — No Comments

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