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Lowestoft College Facilities Under Spotlight

Lowestoft College’s engineering and maritime facilities were under the spotlight on Friday when Skills Minister Matthew Hancock had a tour of the specialist facilities.…


Added by Karen Taylor on February 26, 2013 at 10:48 — No Comments

Boatbuilder Heads to the US

A former boatbuilding student from Lowestoft College has been working as crew for a luxury motor yacht at a boatyard in…


Added by Karen Taylor on December 10, 2012 at 16:30 — No Comments

Student Plans Return to Michelin Starred Pub

A Lowestoft College catering student is making plans to put the summer holidays to good use, by lining up a second visit to a Michelin starred pub. 

17 year-old Callum Smith from Lowestoft was lucky enough to have a glimpse in to the world of top class dining by spending a week at the Hand and Flowers in…


Added by Karen Taylor on April 20, 2012 at 13:00 — No Comments

Students See the Scientific Side of Sport

Lowestoft College students got to see the high-tec side of the sporting world by visiting Buckinghamshire New University in High Wycombe.

The Level 3 Sport students explored the university’s revolutionary performance laboratory which uses top-of-the-range scientific assessments to put athletes’ strengths and weaknesses to the test. The session was led by Gary Peters, who regularly analyses top athletes including professional rugby players and has also worked with some of those who…


Added by Karen Taylor on February 27, 2012 at 15:17 — No Comments

New Facilities Opened

Lowestoft College’s newly refurbished engineering workshop and wind turbine training tower was officially opened on Friday (10 February) by Waveney MP Peter Aldous.

The new engineering workshop features state-of-the-art equipment which makes the College one of the leading engineering training centres for the region. The improvements were made possible thanks to a funding boost of £1.3million from University Campus Suffolk, the Local Strategic Partnership, the Skills Funding Agency and…


Added by Karen Taylor on February 22, 2012 at 8:53 — No Comments

Trip to Claridge's for Caterers

Many chefs dream of setting foot in the kitchens of some of London’s top restaurants, but for two Lowestoft College lecturers that dream was a reality.  


Chris Baker spent a few days working in the kitchens of Gordon Ramsay at Claridge’s, taking on a number of jobs ranging from working in the fish section to helping to prepare some of the restaurant’s desserts. Mr Baker is no stranger to Claridge’s as he has taken on work experience in the celebrity chef’s kitchens for…


Added by Karen Taylor on December 1, 2011 at 12:34 — No Comments

Student Hopes for Maximum Xposure

A Lowestoft College hairdressing student is hoping he has what it takes to impress at this year’s national finals of the Wella Xposure competition.…


Added by Karen Taylor on June 2, 2011 at 10:48 — No Comments

Apprenticeship Week Success

Lowestoft College celebrated National Apprenticeship Week with a range of activities.


The week was launched with a challenge which saw students…


Added by Karen Taylor on February 16, 2011 at 12:19 — 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

Dream Job For Lowestoft College Student


Added by Karen Taylor on June 2, 2010 at 7:58 — No Comments

Tutor Sets His Sights on Raising £10,000

A Lowestoft College lecturer has kicked off his fundraising and training campaign as he prepares to… Continue

Added by Karen Taylor on February 17, 2010 at 15:06 — No Comments

Student Says Goodbye to his Hair

A 23-year-old Lowestoft College student said goodbye to his hair when he has his head shaved for charity.…


Added by Karen Taylor on February 17, 2010 at 9:51 — No Comments

Students Make Their Vote Count

Students and staff have been making their vote count by helping to pick Lowestoft College’s entries for a national hairdressing competition.…


Added by Karen Taylor on February 17, 2010 at 9:41 — No Comments

Heats Send Sparks flying


Added by Karen Taylor on February 17, 2010 at 9:38 — No Comments

In at the Deep End!

Learners on the new Energy Skills Foundation Programme were in for a surprise when they were thrown in at the deep end of Lowestoft College’s environmental sea survival training tank.

The students are all on the year long course which runs at Lowestoft College in conjunction with the ECITB, Cogent and Skills for Energy East of England. The course, which is currently in its pilot year, has been set up in partnership with a range of partners and… Continue

Added by Karen Taylor on January 7, 2010 at 13:22 — No Comments

Lowestoft College becomes Knowledge and Technology Transfer Champion

Lowestoft College is celebrating after it was named as one of only nine Knowledge and Technology Transfer (KTT) Champions in the country.

The Suffolk-based college was chosen as the KTT champion for the Eastern Region. The KTT project will focus on engineering, applied science, and technology (STEM) subject areas.

As a champion, Lowestoft College will have to show the benefits of Knowledge and Technology Transfer and business innovation in Energy Skills and look at how the… Continue

Added by Karen Taylor on January 7, 2010 at 13:18 — No Comments

Principal’s Retirement Plans

Lowestoft College’s principal Gwen Parsons has officially announced she is to retire in August 2010.

Mrs Parsons joined Lowestoft College in 2002 making the move from Wolverhampton where she was Vice Principal at the city’s College. With a strong background in Education she has worked in the sector for almost 37 years and enjoyed a successful career at colleges in England and Wales, taking on many different roles ranging from Maths Lecturer,… Continue

Added by Karen Taylor on January 7, 2010 at 12:20 — No Comments

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