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  • Co-creator of The X Factor and founder of Card Factory return to their former college

    Two high-powered alumni of Kirklees College have returned to their former stomping grounds in Huddersfield to talk about their careers journeys. The co-creator of The X Factor, Siobhan Greene, and Dean Hoyle, who founded the greeting cards chain Card Factory, both paid a recent visit to their former college. The pair returned as guest speakers

    16.00 May. 6th, 2018 | Bulletin

  • Sixth-form teams up with local charity to deliver lessons on self-esteem

     A sixth-form college has teamed up with a local charity to deliver lessons on self-esteem. City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth-Form College partnered with the domestic abuse and social inclusion charity Arch to run its ‘Girl Power’ programme, which covered topics such as consent, life goals, self-confidence and relationships, for female students aged 16 to 19. Seven

    10.00 May. 7th, 2018 | Bulletin

  • Movers and Shakers: Edition 243

    Your weekly guide to who’s new and who’s leaving Wes Johnson, Chair, The Lancashire Colleges (TLC) Start date: March 2018 Previous job: Principal, Lancaster & Morecambe College (ongoing) Interesting fact: Wes is a passionate Nottingham Forest fan and regularly makes the 300-mile round trip to support his team. Paul Simpson, Executive director for human resources

    5.00 May. 7th, 2018 | Movers and Shakers

  • ESOL students deliver geography education to their peers

    Seventeen current ESOL learners at Uxbridge College have given presentations about their countries of origin to fellow learners as part of an annual event celebrating the college community. Students from Afghanistan, Eritrea, Kurdistan, Somalia, Syria, Egypt and Vietnam shared their experiences of growing up outside of the UK, and taught their peers to say hello

    16.00 Apr. 29th, 2018 | Bulletin

  • Safety device inspired by Grenfell reaches finals of innovation challenge

    A trio of business students from north London have reached the finals of a national innovation challenge with a safety device inspired by the Grenfell Tower disaster. Their invention, called the “safety Jumping Bag”, is a giant airbag that lets people jump from high buildings without injuring themselves, and can be deployed in situations such

    10.00 Apr. 30th, 2018 | Bulletin

  • Aspiring sports coaches gain a qualification in anti-doping

    Forty sports students at City College Norwich now have a qualification in anti-doping. The group successfully completed UK Anti-Doping’s accredited adviser course alongside their college studies. They covered what doping is, the value of clean sport, and how sport performance can be enhanced safely and legally through a healthy diet and the right nutrition. Typically

    10.00 Apr. 29th, 2018 | Bulletin

  • Female college staff host 'empowering women' event for students

    Students learned about the career journeys of female staff at Bradford College during an “empowering women” event. Speakers included college governors, senior leaders and teaching staff, who shared the challenges they faced in their careers, and how they overcame them. The college’s assistant principal Anita Lall shared her story of not being able to speak

    16.00 Apr. 28th, 2018 | Bulletin

  • Movers and Shakers: Edition 242

    Your weekly guide to who’s new and who’s leaving Denise Jelly, Principal, Barnsley Sixth-Form College Start date: March 2018 Previous job: Head of faculty for sixth-form, GCSEs and International, Nottingham College Interesting fact: Denise once performed an Irish dance for royalty at primary school, but can’t remember if it was for Princess Margaret or Anne. ____________________________________________

    5.00 Apr. 30th, 2018 | Movers and Shakers

  • Inter-college event gets students designing new eco-classrooms

    Students from Chichester College and Crawley College have come together to brainstorm ways of developing an eco-friendly classroom, reports Samantha King. A cross-college event saw over 50 learners from courses including engineering, design, motor vehicle, aeronautical and science work together in seven teams to design a new, futuristic classroom for Chichester College’s Brinsbury campus. The

    10.00 Apr. 28th, 2018 | Bulletin

  • Maritime lecturers hailed as heroes after saving family in crisis

    A group of maritime teachers put their lifesaving skills to the test when a standard survival exercise was interrupted by an emergency. The group, including one student, from Blackpool and the Fylde College’s Fleetwood nautical campus rushed to the rescue of a family whose daughter and five-month-old baby, still in its pram, fell into a

    10.00 Apr. 22nd, 2018 | Bulletin

  • Movers and Shakers: Edition 241

    Your weekly guide to who’s new and who’s leaving Mike Lee, Training development manager, BSRIA Start date: March 2018 Previous job: Regional operations manager, Carillion Training Services Interesting fact: Mike is a member of fundraising group Lions Club International, and this year will help run the biggest fireworks event in Berkshire, with over 8,000 spectators. ____________________________________________

    5.00 Apr. 23rd, 2018 | Movers and Shakers