Samantha Lauren King

  • Movers and Shakers: Edition 247

    Your weekly guide to who’s new and who’s leaving Paul Rolfe, Commerical director, Chichester College Group Start Date: May 2018 Previous Job: Managing director, Highbury Commercial, Highbury College Interesting Fact: Paul is a keen gym goer and has recently discovered spin classes. ____________________________________________ Nathan Runnicles, Chief financial officer, QA Group Start date: May 2018 Previous

    5.00 Jun. 11th, 2018 | Movers and Shakers

  • Cycling-themed five-course dinner served at college raises money for cancer charity

    A five-course fundraising dinner has been put on by catering students at Stratford-upon-Avon College to help rehabilitate children fighting cancer. Catering students and their lecturer, cycling enthusiast Dave Saul, themed the dinner around the Race Across America challenge, which sees cyclists ride through 12 states. Dishes on offer at the event, hosted at the college’s

    10.00 May. 28th, 2018 | Bulletin

  • Culinary skills learners win gold in regional heats of Young Seafood Chef of the Year 2018

    Two aspiring chefs have taken home a gold medal in a regional heat of the UK’s Young Seafood Chef of the Year competition. The culinary skills learners from Warrington & Vale Royal College, Mikolaj Mozul and Daniel Jones, beat out competitors from other colleges and universities. During the challenge, they all had to serve their

    16.00 May. 27th, 2018 | Bulletin

  • Film director Danny Boyle discusses his career with students

    Film director Danny Boyle has paid a visit to East Norfolk Sixth-Form College to discuss his illustrious career. Over 600 staff members and students gathered to hear from the man whose movie credits include Trainspotting, 127 Hours and Steve Jobs talk about his film industry career and the projects he’s currently working on, including his

    10.00 May. 27th, 2018 | Bulletin

  • Male suicide prevention support group set up at college

    Leeds College of Building has become the first UK college to partner with the male suicide prevention support group, Andy’s Man Club. As a result of the new partnership, the college will run weekly, drop-in support sessions open to male students, staff and the wider public over the age of 18. Andy’s Man Club was

    16.00 May. 26th, 2018 | Bulletin

  • President of Panama visits FE college to find out more about technical education

    Last week, the president of Panama paid a visit to Westminster Kingsway College to learn more about technical education, accompanied by ministers and business leaders, reports Samantha King. The college, which is a member of the Capital City College Group, is part of a consortium working with the Panamanian government and the UK’s Department for

    10.00 May. 26th, 2018 | Bulletin

  • Movers and Shakers: Edition 246

    Your weekly guide to who’s new and who’s leaving Martin Hottass, Managing director, City & Guilds Institutes of Advanced Technology network Start date: October 2018 Previous job: UK skills partner, Siemens Interesting fact: Martin speaks four different languages. ____________________________________________ Rebecca Stratton, Deputy principal, Itchen Sixth Form College Start date: May 2018 Previous job: Assistant principal, Woking College

    5.00 May. 28th, 2018 | Movers and Shakers

  • Chancellor of the exchequer faces a grilling from sixth-formers

    The chancellor of the exchequer faced a grilling from sixth-formers during a visit to Strode’s College. Philip Hammond, who is the MP for Runnymede and Weybridge, had over 80 students pressing him for answers about cuts to college funding, lowering the voting age to 16, Brexit and the government’s foreign policy. The chancellor also shared

    16.00 May. 20th, 2018 | Bulletin

  • Nine puppies rescued by lecturer and raised by her students

    Nine puppies taken in by a Reaseheath College tutor are being trained up by learners. The 11-week-old pups are all crosses between a Staffordshire bull terrier and an American bulldog, and were born shortly after their heavily pregnant mother was rescued by the Animal Lifeline charity. The college’s canine programme leader, Emma Caskie, fostered the

    16.00 May. 19th, 2018 | Bulletin

  • Four 5ft hare statues painted by Gloucestershire College students for annual Cotswold Hare Trail

    Four 5ft hare statues have been painted by Gloucestershire College students for the annual Cotswold Hare Trail. The trail places around 100 of the statues around towns and cities in the Cotwolds, all hand-painted by local artists and members of the community, and each sponsored by local businesses. For the first time this year, the

    10.00 May. 20th, 2018 | Bulletin

  • College challenges local young people to make a water heating system as part of STEM campaign

    In its campaign to get more people into STEM careers, Northampton College ran a competition challenging local young people to create a solar-powered water heating system from scratch, reports Samantha King. The week-long Big Rig challenge, held at the college’s Booth Lane campus, pitched eight teams made up of apprentices and school pupils against each

    10.00 May. 19th, 2018 | Bulletin