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Derby College teams up with Eurocamp

A new Travel and Tourism course includes a six-month internship in France with Eurocamp

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Solihull College & University Centre to lead on AoC project

Outstanding Teaching, Learning and Assessment (OTLA) project to focus on women in engineering

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Tom Kerridge & Claire Clark

TV chef Tom Kerridge opens patisserie Academy at Milton Keynes College

The Claire Clark Academy opened last week amongst a crowd of professional chefs

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Students shine with career-focussed digital project

Harrow College students work with homeless charity on books for children

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Fantasy author Marcus Alexander inspires students to Read Ahead

The Keeper of the Realms series author shared tales of his life travelling the world, including eating grasshoppers....

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Northern Lights and shooting stars

Barnsley Sixth Form College students saw some magnificent sights on a recent trip to Iceland

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Inspiring the HE students of the future

Salford City College launches a new Community Hub aimed at doubling numbers entering HE

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Wigan & Leigh students interview David Dimbleby ahead of BBC Question Time

Students shadowed members of the BBC and took part in a script rehearsal for Thursday's broadcast

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Jonathan Young

Barnsley College launches new Non-Destructive Testing apprenticeships

Industry experts Lavender International are pioneering two new apprenticeships with the college

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Colleges are making a real economic impact

Research into the economic impact of WCG shows a massive £705.8m contribution to the regional economy each year

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Oliver Wise

Cabinet wins unique award for Oliver

Former apprentice at Petroc, Oliver Wise, wins furniture design Medal for Excellence

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Staff and students get on their bikes

Barnsley College students and staff are putting in the miles by supporting the Tour de Yorkshire (TDY) 2017 route

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Employment support service relaunched by Harrow College

The service, called Employer Services and Employability, develops employment opportunities and new skills

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Derby College Apprentice heads for Young Shepherd finals

Mike Bosworth (23) wins a place in the finals of the National Shepherd Association’s competition

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Pershore students scoop silver medal for spectacular show garden

Horticulture students scooped silver at the Young Gardeners of the Year Awards at the Ideal Home Show

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Apprentice Brodie gets on the bus to secure employment

Solihull College & University Centre student joins Promotion and Events Specialists Commbus

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Team GB diver says "This girl can"

Former Uxbridge College student and Team GB diver returns to inspire students

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Derby College students support Ramathon

Public Services students will be turning out in force to help organisers of the annual Ramathon in June

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Waltham Forest College students enter Big Ideas Challenge

Water pump developed for third world in attempt to win People's Choice Awards

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Keylie Carlile, Barnsley College, International Women's Day

Barnsley College celebrates International Women’s Day

"Be Bold for Change" theme for college's commitment

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Good Deeds Day with Brunel and Uxbridge College

Some 150 students from Brunel University and Uxbridge College took part in this year’s Good Deeds Day

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Macauley Shaw

Apprentice of the Year named by Building Communities

J Tomlinson gas engineer (and Derby College student) Macauley Shaw wins the title

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Amber Godsall, Niamh Williams and Heidi Humphreys

Shrewsbury College student reaches national design final

A fashion student is heading to the NEC in Birmingham for a fashion design competition.

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Josh Goldsworthy with students

Aspire Hair & Beauty launches at Solihull

Wella stylist Josh Goldsworthy invited for masterclass demonstration

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All JCC applicants accepted on Pathway to Healthcare

Brand new partnership for Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College

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Sports rehabilitator inspires students

Sina Ghami of boxer Anthony Joshua’s team visits Uxbridge College

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New radio station launched by Harrow College

HC Radio went live this week

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Pershore College launches agri-tech revolution

Leading the way in agri-tech with the support of Worcestershire LEP

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St Brendan's Sixth Form College

Glowing OFSTED report for St Brendan's

Sixth Form College is officially rated GOOD

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Katrina Ho

Solihull College Apprentice gains ICE scholarship

Reward for all Katrina Ho's hard work

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Launch of Bedford College's Advance Engineering Centre
Launch of Bedford College's Advance Engineering Centre

The future of engineering in Bedfordshire unveiled

Bedford College's new advanced engineering centre opened at Cardington Airfield

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UCB music students get smart

University Campus Barnsley students are causing a stir as the Danny Smart Band

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Apprenticeship Levy business breakfast Swindon College

Support for Apprenticeship Levy business breakfast

Huge response to Swindon College initiative from local employers

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Ryan Barber, HE student of the year, Derby College

Derby College celebrates HE Successes

Awards ceremony held at the Roundhouse to celebrate success

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Harrow College's 100 Club poster

Monthly 100 Club rewards attendance

New student incentive scheme proves popular at Harrow College

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Lucinda Coxon at the Danish Girl premiere. Eric Charbonneau/REX/Shutterstock

Award-winning screenwriter meets Derby College students

Derby-born Lucinda Coxon discussed The Danish Girl and other career highlights

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HRH the Duke of Kent with Brooklands College students

Brooklands College Ashford Campus officially opened

... by HRH The Duke of Kent

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New Generation of Apprentices at Solihull College & University Centre

QuickCode Labs(QCL) is creating a new generation of apprentices

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Barnsley College Public Services and Sports students

Royal Marines first for Barnsley College

15 female students undertake RM training in historic move

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Carl Lomas, MBE, chairman of Institute of Couriers, Colin Gordon, System Training Director, Christopher Histed, Master of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists, Tracy Aust, principal, Steve Curran, leader of Hounslow Chamber

Nothing stops the move to West Thames College...

£3 million investment in new facilities and workshops at the Skills and Logistics Centre unveiled

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Lewis Williams

Engineering student Lewis a heavyweight success

A Warwick Trident College engineering student is juggling his studies with a blossoming boxing career

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Brett Jim with JLR team

Jaguar Land Rover joins up with College for training

Shortfall of qualified auto electricians prompts successful partnership with Solihull College

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Derby College sports academies nurture young talent

Sports Academies in golf, cricket, football and basketball on offer at Derby College

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L-R Alex Clark, Jaguar Land Rover apprentice, Angela Joyce, Group Principal and CEO at WCG, Robert Halfon MP, Jo Lopes, Head of Technical Excellence at Jaguar Land Rover, Chris White MP

Minister sees apprenticeships in action

Minister of State for Apprenticeship and Skills, Rt Hon Robert Halfon MP, visits Warwick Trident College

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Judges (L-R): Julian Cobourne, Aviva; Fran Beasley, Hillingdon Council; Alex Ballinger, Uxbridge Gazette; Victoria Cohen, Uxbridge College; Tina Herculis for Aviva; Clara Clark, Uxbridge College

Students' art chosen for office development

Uxbridge’s £30m Belmont office development showcases student's work

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Darton College pupils at Barnsley College

Darton College to Barnsley College

Year 9 pupils welcomed to college study day

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Jamie Coleman demonstrates

Students fundraise and gain experience

Petroc's catering students work with Saunton Sands Hotel chefs

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Members of Blossoms are interviewed at Salford City College

Blossoms perform secret gig at Salford City College

Media and music students enjoy private gig as part of BBC Introducing

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Leyton Sixth Form College Class of 2016 at their Achievement Awards celebration

Leyton Sixth Form College the best...

.....for academic and vocational achievement amongst London sixth form colleges

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Teaching team at Solihull College & University Centre: (L-R) Idris Sidique, Lorraine Mathers, Claudine Barnes, Clare Longstaf, Andrea Rathbone & Keri Lanyon

Student satisfaction awards for University Centre

Solihull College & University Centre has received a number of awards from its partner university Oxford Brookes.

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Harrow College students at Heath Robinson Museum in Pinner
Harrow College students' installation at Heath Robinson Museum in Pinner

Architecture students share skills in the community

Architecture, Interior and Product design students from Harrow College have been broadening their experience

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D M & Co Director Dominic Murphy with his apprentices from Solihull College and University Centre

Apprentices succeed at local Estate Agents

Estate agents D M & Co are working with Solihull College to offer apprenticeships.

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Harrow College students at Amazon Fashion

Students visit global e-commerce powerhouse

IT Career College students visit Amazon Fashion Studio

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Ben Lamb, Declan Emmerson & Daniel Pare
Angela Joyce & Harpreet Kaur Hundall
The Warwickshire Colleges Group Apprenticeship award winners
Daniel Pare

WCG hosts first ever apprenticeship graduation ceremony

Apprentices, employers, family and friends celebrated at WCG’s first ever Apprenticeship Graduation ceremony.

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Alice in Wonderland at Derby Theatre, photo by Robert Day

Students shadow theatre professional

Derby College students gain a unique insight into the production process behind Derby Theatre’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’.

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Fall and Autumn at Derby College's Animal Unit

Prickly Pair Join Animal Unit at Derby College

Animal Care learners at Derby College have welcomed two new residents recently.

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Uxbridge College graduates 2016

Boost to uni and job prospects thanks to Uxbridge College

Celebrating HND and HNC successes

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Andrea Westwood with the cake she baked for South Yorkshire Community Foundation

College helps Andrea rise to the challenge

Barnsley College supports ex-student to celebrate 30 years of her community.

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Remembrance Day 2016 at Shrewsbury College

Remembrance Day at Shrewsbury College

College staff and students gather for Remembrance Day.

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Shrewsbury College students at the Louvre

Bon voyage to Art & Design students

Students from Shrewsbury College recently hit the art galleries of Paris.

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Philip and Andrew Oliver
Games Art graduates
Warwickshire Colleges Group graduates 2016
WCG graduate Eve Hurley

Historic Warwick hosts first ever graduation ceremonies

The county town Warwick was the venue for graduation ceremonies for the first time as Warwickshire College Group (WCG) graduates.

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Lock it or lose it bike campaign

Lock it or lose it!

Lancaster & Morecambe College’s (LMC) Fabrication and Welding students have been involved with a recent “I love my bike” safety awareness campaign.

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Waltham Forest College graduation 2016
Waltham Forest College graduation 2016
Waltham Forest College graduation 2016
Waltham Forest College graduation 2016

"I can, I will"

Whenever Colette Scotton struggled to juggle her studies at Waltham Forest College with family demands, she'd say: “I can, I will.”

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Year 11 progression events attract 1700

The newly formed Shrewsbury Colleges Group welcomed around 1,700 visitors including over 530 students to their Year 11 Progression Events, held at Shrewsbury Town Football Club recently.

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Barnsley wins soapbox derby

Barnsley College is celebrating winning the ‘Most Creative Cart’ in the first Soapbox Derby organised by Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.

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Artwork by Amy Austin

Exhibition at Ironbridge Fine Arts Gallery

Art students from Shrewsbury College will soon see their work on display at a top Shropshire art gallery.

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Barnet & Southgate College students Nair Cabra, Najat Debakk and Kailee Caldor with Patrick Cameron (standing) and in chair centre: Elena Pozniakaite

New salon is a cut above....

Celebrity hairdresser Patrick Cameron visited the brand new Colindale campus of Barnet and Southgate College recently to officially open the ‘Wella Centre of Excellence’.

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Rail Minister Paul Maynard MP (front centre) with representatives from Derby College and Rail Forum East Midlands

Rail Minister welcomes Employment and Skills Academy

Rail Minister Paul Maynard MP has welcomed the launch of a new Rail Employment and Skills Academy in the East Midlands.

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Jack Morley
Daniel Gwynn
Shelby Sutton

Bursary prize for top construction students

Three construction apprentices from Central College Nottingham have been selected to receive unique scholarships offered to just 30 apprentices across the Midlands each year.

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Helen Leigh, Salford City College

USA scholarship for sports student

Helen Leigh, former student of Flixton Girls School, has received a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to study in America on a scholarship and be a part of the rowing squad.

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Solihull College and University Centre Apprentices

100 in 100 reached ahead of target

Solihull College & University Centre reaches 100 in 100 ahead of target - for the second year running.

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Catherine Treanor

Former Apprentice promotes role of women

A former Derby College Motor Vehicle apprentice has delivered a keynote speech at an international conference – highlighting the initiatives needed to encourage more women and girls into the industry.

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Tiffany James

College supports Tiffany’s sporting dream

Tiffany James, current British record holder for Inline Skating Marathon, is juggling her time by studying for an HND at Solihull College & University Centre.

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Yousef Fouda, Victoria Martin-Deacon and Angela Joyce

Awards for Rugby College students

Rugby College students have been celebrating their achievements at a special awards ceremony at the college.

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Westminster Kingsway College students celebrate
Westminster Kingsway College students Lara Parizotto Kochem and Hawanatu Kanu

Results Day 2016 at Westminster Kingsway College

Nearly 2,000 Westminster Kingsway College students have collected their results, celebrating a successful year at the central London College.

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Students collect their results at Joseph Chamberlain College

Best ever results for Joseph Chamberlain

Joseph Chamberlain College in Birmingham is celebrating its best ever A-level results this year. For the third year running, the pass rate at A-level is 99% with more students than ever achieving grades A*, A and B.

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Richard Huish College Class of 2016

Richard Huish class of 2016 celebrate

Richard Huish College students will be celebrating today after an incredibly successful year of A Level and BTEC results. The Class of 2016 achieved an A*to C pass rate of 80%. The overall A Level pass rate is again an excellent 99%.

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Waltham Forest College's Double & Triple star students

Double and Triple stars honoured at WFC

Results day is about more than A Levels. Waltham Forest College celebrates another great year of results.

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Horseball
Horseball

Donna heading for Horseball World Cup

Moreton Morrell College equine course manager Donna Allen and her horse Roo have been selected for Team GB’s Horseball squad for the World Cup in Portugal next week.

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Students create video for ‘Chin Up, Son’ release

Talented TV and Film students from South Essex College are making waves in the music industry producing a video for Southend’s next big band, The Silver Medal.

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Prince's Trust & Waltham College team with care home residents

Care Home garden gets Prince’s Trust facelift

Community projects are a key part of the Prince’s Trust programme, and Waltham Forest College’s team “The Unstoppable” found their project at Sanctuary Care’s Parkview House Care Home in Edmonton.

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Delegates from Changzhou Education Bureau with Solihull College and Council representatives

Chinese delegation visits Solihull College

Solihull College & University Centre’s Woodlands Campus in Smith’s Wood recently welcomed a senior delegation from Changzhou, China.

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Lyn Surgeon

Dawn of a new era as Shrewsbury Colleges merge

August 1st saw the merger of Shrewsbury College and Shrewsbury Sixth Form College to form the new ‘Shrewsbury Colleges Group’.

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South Cheshire College's catering team

Academy Restaurant and Deli awarded highest AA College Rosettes

South Cheshire College’s Academy Restaurant and Deli is celebrating after being awarded Highly Commended AA College Rosette and named a Centre of Excellence for Service.

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Westminster Kingsway and City and Islington Colleges form new Group

Westminster Kingsway and City and Islington Colleges have merged to form a dynamic and ambitious new Group on 1 August 2016.

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Salford City College Foundation Department's

Salford City College host their own Olympics!

The Foundation Department have held their annual athletics day: the weather wasn’t quite as hot as Rio but it was a lovely sunny enjoyable day in Manchester.

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Derby College ESOL students with their cheques for charity

Fundraising efforts rewarded

A group of Derby College adult learners whose first language is not English have won a prize for their fund raising efforts.

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City College Nottingham's Salon Central

"Most Wanted" college salon

Central College Nottingham’s hairdressing salon, Salon Central, has been named a finalist in the “Best Local Salon” category of national hairdressing competition – the Most Wanted Awards.

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Richard Huish College sports staff

Sport at Huish wins national award

Richard Huish College has beaten off competition from around the country to win an award for its outstanding sport provision.

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Will wins My Rode Reel

New College Swindon student, Will Royal, has won the ‘My Rode Reel Young Filmmaker award 2016’, the world’s biggest short film competition.

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Gerson Adao, star of the NIke Euro 2016 ad, at Barnet & Southgate College

Starring role in Euro 2016

The boy who swapped bodies with football legend Christiano Ronaldo in the Nike TV advert is a student from Barnet and Southgate College.

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Shrewsbury College apprentices Molly Ashelford and Becky Joyce

Shrewsbury College raises over £8,000 for charities

As the academic year draws to a close, Shrewsbury College students have more than exam results to celebrate.

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South Cheshire College 2016 student awards winners

Red carpet awards ceremony

Actor, writer and comedian Simon Bird, best known for his roles in Friday Night Dinner and as Will in The Inbetweeners, travelled to Crewe recently to celebrate student success at South Cheshire College’s glamorous Awards Evening.

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Designs at Waltham Forest College's Total Look hair and beauth show

Fantasy, flowers and surrealism

Waltham Forest College’s Learning Resource Centre recently played host to the annual Total Look Hair and Beauty Show and Competition.

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Winstanley students recognised by The Royal Society

Budding biologists rewarded

Budding scientists from Winstanley College were rewarded for their extra-curricular work in Biology this month.

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Wirral Met Principal Sue Higginson, James Whittaker of Peel Holdings and the Mayor of Wirral plant a tree at the opening of the Wirral Waters campus

Wirral Met officially launches new campus

Wirral Met College welcomed James Whittaker, Group Development Director, to officially launch its Wirral Waters Campus on Friday 24th June 2016, supported by five students representing different specialisms in Construction and the Built Environment.

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Uxbridge College Principal and students celebrate 50 years of the college

Golden celebrations for Uxbridge College

Fifty years of success were celebrated with a golden anniversary tea concluding Uxbridge College’s half-centenary year.

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Beauty therapy students apply airbrush tattoos to young visitors at South Cheshire College's community day

Crewe College Community Day Success

Families from across the region enjoyed a day of fun and excitement at South Cheshire College’s biggest-ever Community Day.

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Racing cars at Tresham College's motorsport centre

National College for Motorsport £1.5m expansion

The National College for Motorsport will be opening a brand new purpose built £1.5m facility based at the heart of British Motorsport Racing at Silverstone in September 2016.

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A view of the clouds from 100,000 feet taken by South Cheshire College's camera

Students are on cloud nine

Engineering students have released a camera into near space to capture planet earth from above.

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Andrew Balmer (L) and Haydn Lisney (R)

Shrewsbury College students top of the form in National Competition

Shrewsbury College has once again triumphed in the regional heats of the annual CITB (Construction Industry Training Board) Skill Build competition.

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Barnsley College, catering, Queen's 90th birthday

Students cater for Queen's birthday

Six Barnsley College Catering students have recently spent the week at Windsor cooking for the Queen, her family, friends and acquaintances during the annual Royal Horse Show.

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The Sixth Form College Farnborough, Royal Academy of Music

Making music with the Royal Academy

Music scholars from The Sixth Form College Farnborough recently joined forces with postgraduate students from The Royal Academy of Music (RAM) for a collaborative day of masterclasses, workshops and joint rehearsals.

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Guildford College, Eagle Radio

Guildford College revealed as new location for Eagle Radio

Guildford College is delighted to announce that local media company Eagle Radio has relocated its company’s HQ and staff of 40 to the Guildford College site on Stoke Road.

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Westminster Kingsway College
Westminster Kingsway College

Westminster Kingsway College’s new Victoria Centre opened

The official opening of Westminster Kingsway College’s redesigned Victoria Centre took place on Monday 23 May 2016.

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Derby College, Broomfield Hall, gardens

Restoring gardens to former glory

Derby College’s Broomfield Hall has secured a £4,000 grant to further improve the campus grounds and boost its appeal as a visitor attraction.

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Richard Huish College, medical students

Aspiring medics set sights on uni

A record number of students aspiring to become doctors have been offered highly sought after places at University.

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Brooklands College, construction, building

Building Britain's future

Christian Hatherall-Good, lecturer in Construction at Brooklands College attended the Building Britain’s Future event hosted by Derby College and Amanda Solloway MP for Derby and featuring Hodgkinsons Building Ltd on 3rd May at Westminster.

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Winstanley College
Winstanley College

It Snows in Kendal

Students perform in National Theatre Connections Festival.

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Uxbridge College engineering students win Transport for London challenge

A team of Engineering Students from Uxbridge College have won a London-wide competition run by Transport for London (TfL) and sponsored by Cleshar.

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Kendal Museum
Restoration work at Kendal Museum

Look forward to the past at Kendal College

Students interested in starting or progressing careers in the cultural heritage sector, from archaeologists to museum and gallery assistants and curators, will soon be given a head start at Kendal College.

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Keir Martland, Maddy Walls, Manisha Sitpura, Ben Lucas and Michael Barr who all received awards at Winstanley College's Annual Award ceremony
17 year old Natalie Halliwell  from Tyldesley with her parents receiving the award for Outstanding Progression

Winstanley College celebrates achievement

Proud parents, staff, governors and, of course, students, gathered at Winstanley College on Thursday 21st April, for the annual Awards Evening.

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Derby College
Derby College

Local Artist Teams Up With Children For Bean Project Launch

Derbyshire artist Victoria Brown is working with pre-school children at Derby College’s Little Explorers Nursery at Broomfield Hall in Morley on an arts project which will culminate in an exhibition of work at RHS Tatton Park in July.

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Former Derby College Student Named Electrical Apprentice of the Year

Former Derby College Electrical student Mitchell Shore has been named Apprentice of the Year for 2016 by national training provider JTL.

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Derby College praised by Ofsted Inspectors

Derby College has been praised by Ofsted as ‘a valued resource for the city of Derby and the county of Derbyshire’ following a recent inspection.

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The team celebrate
Part of the winning design

Garden Gold for Pershore students

Horticulture students from Pershore College scooped a prestigious gold medal for the second year running with their spectacular urban garden in the Young Gardener of the Year Awards at the Ideal Home Show in London.

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Apprentices from leading employers share positive experiences

As part of National Apprenticeship Week, Harrow College, Capgemini and The Careers & Enterprise Company hosted a special event to give young people information and guidance into a future career through apprenticeships.

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Students deliver healthy living message

Sports students teamed up to deliver a day of activities to promote healthy living at South Cheshire College.

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Lord David Blunkett opens new college Construction Centre

Lord David Blunkett officially opened Barnsley College’s new Construction Centre, also known as the CUBE, in a ribbon cutting ceremony on 11 March..

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The first trainees hit the streets

Veolia Academy delivers Camden jobs with WKC

The first graduates of the ‘Veolia Academy for Street Cleaners’ have now taken to the streets of Camden to begin a new career in the recycling and waste industry.

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Jobs & Apprenticeship Fair takes centre stage at Kendal College

Around 60 different businesses will be at Kendal College next Thursday 17th March to support the College’s Jobs & Apprenticeship Fair.

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Jamie's briefcase project

Jamie follows in tutor's footsteps

A creative college student is following in his lecturer’s footsteps after completing a photography project with a difference.

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(l to r) back row: Jack Arthur, Benedict Macleod, Liam Edwards, Ryan Pringle and Chris Garner. Front row: Lily Pollock, Annabel Maidment, Millie Brunton and Eliza Weetch

Richard Huish College students destined for Oxbridge

Nine high achievers from Richard Huish College have their sights on Oxford and Cambridge Universities after receiving offers from the elite Universities.

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