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Month: July 2017

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Derby College joins National Training Partnership to support world-class career opportunities in rail

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

The National Skills Academy for Rail (NSAR) has announced the launch of the National Training Partnership, a new skills initiative to help solve the growing demand for new talent across the rail sector. The National Training Partnership will bring together NSAR’s newly formed National Network of Colleges and Training Providers, the Training Alliance and Quality [Read more…]

Benefits of learning a musical instrument

Friday, July 21st, 2017

  “Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without,” said Chines philosopher, Confucius.   The benefits of learning a musical instrument can bring huge benefits to your mental wellbeing, quality of life and so much more. If you’ve ever thought about trying out a music course but have never got round [Read more…]

Best apps for returning to study

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Want to work smarter, not harder? Try using these apps to maximise your productivity. From clever study tools to timesaving hacks, these top apps for studying will have you covered both inside and outside the classroom.   IStudiez Lite/Pro What is it? A class and homework planner Why is it so helpful? This app is [Read more…]

How your testimonial can directly help a student

Friday, July 21st, 2017

  Filling out our short testimonial form is one of the quickest and easiest ways you can make an impact on our current and future students.   Why? Because it shows the impact our courses can have using a real-life example, and can inspire someone to sign-up to a course, make a change, and go [Read more…]

How to write a non-fiction e-book

Friday, July 21st, 2017

  A new series on self-publishing e-books. Coming soon: How to market your e-book | The most successful self-published business books Last time, we told you the wealth of opportunities there are in making money writing and self-publishing your own e-book.   Self-publishing on platforms like Kindle mean that you don’t have to rely on a book deal, [Read more…]

Budding Authors and Actors close third Derby Book Festival

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Students from Derby College who are recent arrivals to Derby from across the world have compiled a book of stories about the land of their birth, family memories and personal challenges. The book was officially launched at the final event of this summer’s third Derby Book Festival. The 28 young people, whose first language is [Read more…]

Sameer Hussain: Learning to code with Derby College 

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Sameer is a Junior Developer for Sytner, the UK’s leading prestige car retailer and the No.1 Sunday Times’ Big Company to Work For.   Now on his way to achieving his career goal of becoming a Senior Developer, Sameer spoke to our Alumni team about how Derby College inspired his love for coding and helped get [Read more…]

Welding Success For Local Apprentice

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

A local apprentice has gained a medal in her first welding competition – hosted for the first time at Derby College’s Engineering Academy in Ilkeston. Rosie Dales (25) from Ilkeston has joined her father and grandfather in the family firm Dales Fabrications in Crompton Road Industrial Estate as an apprentice welder and attends Derby College’s [Read more…]

Construction Students Win Record Medal Tally

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

Construction students at Derby College won their largest tally of medals in the regional Skillbuild competition held recently at Leicester College. Twelve Colleges from the Midlands and Yorkshire regions entered 77 students into the different competitions which included set tasks in Brickwork, Painting and Decorating, Joinery and Plastering. Derby College entered nine students from its [Read more…]

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