Samantha Lauren King

  • Archbishop of Canterbury visits FE students

    The archbishop of Canterbury has visited students at North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College’s Nuneaton campus. The Most Reverend Justin Welby, who married Prince Harry and Meghan Markle this weekend, visited the college as part of a four-day trip around Coventry and Warwickshire, and confessed to students he was “quite nervous” about his role in

    10.00 May. 21st, 2018 | Bulletin

  • Movers and Shakers: Edition 245

    Your weekly guide to who’s new and who’s leaving David Gartland, Principal, Abbeygate Sixth Form College Start date: September 2018 Previous job: Principal, Lowestoft Sixth-Form College Interesting fact: David is a keen Newcastle United supporter. ____________________________________________ Tim Hulme, Executive director resources and organisational development, East Sussex College Group Start date: May 2018 Previous job: Interim

    5.00 May. 21st, 2018 | Movers and Shakers

  • Graphic designers take part in challenge to design a new skateboard

    A student’s skateboard design will go into production after she won a graphic design competition. Yang Hang (pictured centre), a first-year graphics student at Halesowen College, won after learners were asked to design something that raised awareness of an ongoing global issue, from plastic waste to equality, to animal experimentation and diversity. The competition was run

    16.00 May. 13th, 2018 | Bulletin

  • Brickwork students work on restoring medieval dry stone walling

    Level two brickwork students have been learning how to restore and rebuild medieval dry-stone walling. The team of learners from Lancaster & Morecambe College have been working on a five-mile stretch of dry stone walling at High Hampsfield Farm in Lindale, which has sections that date back to the middle ages, including a lime kiln.

    10.00 May. 14th, 2018 | Bulletin

  • Myerscough College emerges victorious at the 2018 Northern College Climbing Competition

    Arboriculture students from Myerscough College’s Preston campus have won prizes in the 2018 Northern College Climbing Competition. The team of level three BTEC students won £500 of arboriculture equipment for their college, impressing judges with their speedy tree-climbing in both of the competition’s categories: climbers with less than one year’s experience, and climbers with less

    10.00 May. 13th, 2018 | Bulletin

  • Theresa May launches renewable energy training facility

    The UK’s first renewable energy training facility based at an FE college has been declared open by the prime minister. The Energy Centre at the Berkshire College of Agriculture was officially opened by Theresa May on April 27. The facility has been developed by the college in partnership with biomass company LC Energy, and will

    16.00 May. 12th, 2018 | Bulletin

  • Horticulture students team up with war veterans to create Chelsea Flower Show garden

    A team of horticulture students are working alongside war veterans to create a garden for this year’s Chelsea Flower Show, reports Samantha King. The ‘Force for Good’ garden is being designed and created by learners from Sparsholt College in partnership with the charity Help for Heroes. It will document the journey of recovery faced by

    10.00 May. 12th, 2018 | Bulletin

  • Movers and Shakers: Edition 244

    Your weekly guide to who’s new and who’s leaving Ann Turner, Interim principal, Moulton College                                                 Start date: April 2018 Previous job: Principal, Myerscough College                 

    5.00 May. 14th, 2018 | Movers and Shakers

  • Langley College students meet Pixar co-founder in VR

    Gaming and IT students came face-to-face with the co-founder of Pixar during a lesson with a difference, reports Samantha King. The group of students from Langley College, part of the Windsor Forest Colleges Group, wore virtual reality headsets and were transported into a virtual classroom, where they met the Oscar-winning animator Loren Carpenter, beaming in

    10.00 May. 5th, 2018 | Bulletin

  • Public services student leads project to help Birmingham’s homeless population

    A public services student is leading a new project to help Birmingham’s homeless population. Nineteen-year-old Luca Buratti, a student at Stratford-upon-Avon College, has taken on the role of project leader in a scheme to turn a double-decker bus into a mobile shelter for rough sleepers. The project is being run by the Rotary Club of Birmingham

    10.00 May. 6th, 2018 | Bulletin

  • Britian's hedgehog experts convene at Hartpury College

    Experts in Hedgehog care gathered at Hartpury College for an event promoting the animals’ welfare. The Hedgehog Rehabilitation Symposium event attracted over 90 delegates from more than 35 different organisations, including wildlife hospitals and the British Wildlife Rehabilitation Council, who shared their tips on how to care for wild hedgehogs. Sessions included presentations on the

    16.00 May. 5th, 2018 | Bulletin