FE Week Reporter

  • Diversity in Challenging Times

    An inspiring conference succeeds through collaboration Partnership working at its best was evident recently when the Women’s Leadership Network (WLN) and the Network for Black Professionals (NBP) delivered yet another successful conference – Diversity in Challenging Times. Following on from last year’s joint event, the WLN and the NBP designed and created another inspirational and

    20.42 Jun. 9th, 2011 | Events

  • FE wears the cloak of invisibility at education festival

    The second annual Sunday Times Education Festival was held at the much lauded Wellington College on the Surrey / Berkshire border at the weekend. As we drove past the Maseratis, Porsches and Bentleys we realised that we had to drive on, a bit further to the delegates’ car park. From an exhibitor’s point of view

    9.00 Jun. 30th, 2011 | News

  • FE Week Crossacronym

    Across 1. A ‘voice of further education’ since 1996 3. Shane Chowen led to campaign to keep it 5. Quickly scrapped whilst waiting for Wolf 7. Prepare to be inspected, at all times 10. £31m in 2011-12 via Skills Funding Agency 11. Australian import based on GTA model 12. The opposite would be in work

    21.11 Jun. 9th, 2011 | Fun

  • Bristol launches a national 'first'

    City of Bristol College is offering a new nationwide Apprenticeship programme in pharmacy skills. The programme is the first of its kind to be delivered by the College and is aimed at meeting General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) requirements that come into force this summer. The new programme includes two separate routes: an Apprenticeship suitable for

    20.37 Jun. 9th, 2011 | Bulletin

  • Project Inspires Olympic Chief at Loughborough

    Saleha Williams, Head of the Inspire Programme at the London Organising Committee for the Olympic & Paralympic Games visited Loughborough College to take in the fifth Flames: Lighting the Way festival. More than 180 children from four Loughborough schools joined with pupils from local high schools to take part in the festival, which focuses on

    20.34 Jun. 9th, 2011 | Bulletin

  • NCH campaign to support young people

    North Hertfordshire College has launched a new campaign ‘NHC Support Young People’ which aims to support young people through education into rewarding employment. NHC wants local employers to pledge their support by signing up and offering work-related opportunities including apprenticeships, work experience, work placement, research projects, or setting up a student-run commercial enterprise. With youth

    20.32 Jun. 9th, 2011 | Bulletin

  • Flower Power for Bicton College

    Lots of colleges (and journalist Jan Murray) attended a rather damp Chelsea Flower show 2011. Two of you lovely colleges shared your students’ successes with FE Week Two Bicton College floristry students won Young Florist of the Year medals: Charlotte Murrant, studying a Level 3 Diploma won a Silver-Gilt and Lauren Curry, studying for a

    20.27 Jun. 9th, 2011 | Bulletin

  • Hotting up at The Grimsby Institute

    The Grimsby Institute has unveiled the HETAS Solid Fuel & Biomass Training Centre, the first phase of the brand new Engineering and Renewable Energy Centre, which will offer some of the foremost training of its kind in the United Kingdom. This new facility, based at the Institute’s Nuns Corner Campus, is the first training centre

    20.30 Jun. 9th, 2011 | Bulletin

  • Cornwall students get skin cancer advice

    Students and staff on college campuses in Cornwall are being offered on-the-spot skin tests to alert them to the risks of too much sunshine. The county has nearly twice the English average of malignant melanoma cases. Cornwall had 31 cases of malignant melanoma per 100,000 people between 2006 and 2008, the South West Public Health

    20.19 Jun. 9th, 2011 | Bulletin

  • Peter Jones Enterprise Academy launches at South West colleges

    High profile businessman Peter Jones, of Dragons’ Den fame, is set to launch his Enterprise Academy in the South West after Cornwall College, which also includes Duchy College, was named as the country’s second regional hub. The Enterprise Academy was founded by Peter Jones CBE in 2008 to nurture young entrepreneurial talent through further education,

    20.21 Jun. 9th, 2011 | Bulletin

  • Harlow College Bids for UTC

    Plans for a new university technical college (UTC) for Essex were submitted last week. Harlow MP Robert Halfon has been working closely with Harlow College to prepare a bid to bring a UTC to Harlow. The bid has has been publicly backed by a number of organisations. These include Harlow and District Chamber of Commerce,

    20.23 Jun. 9th, 2011 | Bulletin