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Month: June 2016

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Three creative business pioneers and what we can learn from them

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

David Cameron recently announced that creative industries were the driving force of the UK economy. Design, music and film are just a few creative industries that cross cultural barriers by touching on interests and desires that are shared worldwide. There’s a lot we can learn from such an influential field. The skill and determination involved [Read more…]

Derby College Celebrates Peak Performers

Monday, June 27th, 2016

More than 200 people gathered for the 13th annual Derby College Peak Awards at the historic Roundhouse to celebrate the achievements of students across the organisation and at Merrill Academy, which is sponsored by the College. The awards were compered by sports commentator Andrew James and presented by representatives of local businesses who had sponsored individual [Read more…]

Archbishop of Canterbury Praises Derby College and Employers’ Partnership

Friday, June 24th, 2016

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has praised the partnership working between Derby College and regional employers to better prepare young people for the world of work. The Archbishop visited Derby College’s Roundhouse campus as part of a three-day tour of the city and county, accompanied by the Bishop of Derby Alastair Redfern. He met a [Read more…]

Rising Stars in Professional Construction

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

Derby College has a significant impact on many individuals, businesses and the wider community. We are committed to producing a talent pool equipped with the right skills and attitudes to meet the needs of employers. We are proud of our contribution to economic growth and social prosperity. By guiding our learners onto learning pathways that [Read more…]

Why you should continue learning as an adult

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

A study undertaken by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills suggests that engaging in continued education can have multiple benefits that impact all different areas of life. Adult learning doesn’t necessarily have to lead to a formal qualification to be beneficial. In some cases, the eradication of the pressure to achieve can amplify the [Read more…]

Bursary Awards For Derby College Students

Friday, June 17th, 2016

Two Derby College Art & Design students have won bursaries from Derby Decorative and Fine Arts Society to support their move into Higher Education. UAL Art Foundation Diploma students Callum Dowling and Maddie Raithby have won £400 and £200 respectively after being shortlisted for the annual Bryan Harris Bursary award – named after the Society’s [Read more…]

Show Garden Clinches Gold Medal

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Horticulture staff and students at Derby College have won a coveted gold medal at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2016 at the NEC for their unique plant border created to raise awareness of multiple sclerosis. The College teamed up with The Multiple Sclerosis Society, Derby and District Branch for the project and were sponsored by Plantscape in [Read more…]

Sean Treacy: Mechanical Engineering graduate promoted to CEO

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

“I knew from my early teenage years I wanted to be a part of Mechanical Engineering,” Sean Treacy told the Derby College Alumni Team. Today, Sean has forged an impressive career path for himself, with the support of a Derby College. “I achieved my ultimate career goal this year,” said Sean. Sean Treacy embarked on [Read more…]

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