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Month: July 2016

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Adult Learners’ Fundraising Efforts Win Charity Recognition

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

A group of Derby College adult learners whose first language is not English have won a prize for their fund raising efforts. The English and Maths learners, based at the St James Centre in Normanton, recently organised a bring and buy sale which raised £437 for the Ruth Hayman Trust. The national charity, which provides educational [Read more…]

Student Awards

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Derby College learners who are studying Higher Education programmes and who have contributed to student life through the Derby College Student Union have been recognised at an awards evening. The Derby College Students’ Union FE & HE Celebration Event was held at the Roundhouse with certificates presented to the learners nominated. The Animal Management HE [Read more…]

Volunteers Appeal For Derby College’s Broomfield Hall

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Derby College is appealing for volunteers to help restore the historic gardens at the Broomfield Hall campus after it secured a £4,000 grant to further improve the campus grounds and boost its appeal as a visitor attraction. The support from the Stanley Smith (UK) Horticultural Trust will enable the horticulture team at Broomfield to help restore [Read more…]

Summer Learning At Derby College

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

Derby College has launched a summer programme of fun seasonal courses aimed at adults and children. The daytime class programme includes pottery for children and then adults, theatre skills for aged ten to 15 and then 16 and above. Evening courses are then available in cycle maintenance and repairs, holiday Spanish and sewing. Prices start from [Read more…]

A career in accounting

Monday, July 18th, 2016

Statistically speaking (pardon the pun), it’s never been a better time to start a career in the industry most-likely to take on graduates. According to research by, the accounting industry is expected to be the biggest recruiter of graduates in 2016, a number which has increased 34% since 2006. What’s more, along with banking [Read more…]

Derby College’s Pioneering Employer Academy Programme Celebrates Success

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Derby College’s Employer Academy programme, which has attracted widespread acclaim, has celebrated its first anniversary with a number of students progressing into jobs and apprenticeships. There are 14 established Employer Academies involving a wide range of businesses and students from across the College curriculum – particularly in priority vocational areas highlighted by D2N2. The Derby College [Read more…]

What can you do with a second language?

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

More than two thirds of adults in the UK cannot speak a foreign language, according to The British Council. Your language skills could put you at a huge advantage in today’s global job market. Whether you’ve already got a second (or third, or fourth) language under your belt, or are considering taking a language course, [Read more…]

Derby College Apprenticeship and Jobs Fair – Monday July 11

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

A wide range of jobs and apprenticeships will be on offer at an information day on Monday July 11 at Derby College’s Roundhouse campus in Pride Park between 12 noon and 2pm. The free event includes information about a wide range of full and part time jobs as well as apprenticeships available to start in the [Read more…]

What is SEO marketing? (A beginner’s guide)

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

The first in a series of articles helping you get up to speed with SEO for your business, blog or cause. If you think you don’t need to know about SEO marketing, think again. Search engines are the ultimate in targeted marketing. They direct people who are looking for what your website has to offer [Read more…]

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