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Month: February 2016

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Broomfield Hall Lambing Sunday

Friday, February 26th, 2016

Visitors at an open day at Derby College’s Broomfield Hall campus in Morley on Sunday March 13 between 10am and 3.30pm will have the chance to meet the new-born lambs and other animals who are cared for by students at the College. Broomfield Hall’s working farm and animal unit will be open throughout the day where [Read more…]

Derby College Celebrates Higher Education Successes

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Higher Education students at Derby College came under the spotlight at an awards ceremony at the Roundhouse to celebrate their success. As well as certificates for completing their courses at the College, there were several special awards, sponsored by the Derby College Students’ Union (DCSU) which were presented by President Charlie Baker. Four students were [Read more…]

International Date For Derby College Student

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

A student at Derby College has been selected to play for her native Latvian table tennis national team in the world championships in Kuala Lumpur next week. Diana Rusinova (19) came to the UK from Latvia with her family in 2012 and is studying Travel and Tourism at Derby College’s Roundhouse campus in Pride Park.  She [Read more…]

Construction and Engineering Skills Addressed by Latest Academy Launch

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Derby College has launched the risual Autodesk Academy at the Roundhouse to upskill teachers and students in the latest Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology software. IT software and hardware has been installed in a dedicated learning suite at the College to support the study programmes for further education and higher education Professional Construction and Engineering staff [Read more…]

Cook Off Challenge For College Students

Friday, February 19th, 2016

Catering and Hospitality students at Derby College and Buxton and Leek College went head to head in a Cook Off challenge held at Derby College’s Engine Shed training restaurant at the Roundhouse, Pride Park. The students worked in pairs from each College and had two hours to prepare two portions using set ingredients including chicken, [Read more…]

Former Pupil Returns to Merrill Academy

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

A former pupil has returned to Merrill Academy in Allenton as part of a team from Barclays Plc who are coaching young people on key employability skills. Dominic Saneria left the school in 2003 and progressed onto Derby College where he studied IT. He started working life at EGG and now works for Barclaycard in [Read more…]

Derby College Expands Learning for Leisure Programme

Friday, February 12th, 2016

Derby College has expanded its ‘Learning for Leisure’ programme of short evening courses aimed at enabling people to take up a new hobby. There are currently two courses underway – DIY Home Plumbing and Pottery which are both aimed at those with little or no previous experience. The Pottery classes, held at the College’s Joseph [Read more…]

Local bricklayer in training to be the best in the world

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

A former Construction apprentice at Derby College has won a place in Squad UK for WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017. Zack Lysaczenko (21) from Chellaston is now in with the chance of representing the UK construction industry on the world stage after excelling in the finals of the WorldSkills UK skills competitions in Birmingham. WorldSkills is [Read more…]

NCS Gears Up For Community Support Programme

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Community groups and individuals are being invited to apply for support from young people taking part in the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme this summer. This year just over 1,000 young people will be taking part in a four-week NCS programme over the summer holidays. National Citizen Service (NCS) is a flagship government programme that provides [Read more…]

Derby College Students Learn Coaching Skills From Football Maestro

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

Derby College Sports students recently had the chance to learn coaching and football skills from football legend Roy Keane during a visit to St George’s Park – the FA’s national football training centre in Staffordshire. The visit was organised by Burton-on-Trent based pharmaceutical company Clinigen Group as part of their partnership with the League Managers’ Association [Read more…]

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