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Month: October 2017

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 Simon Arnold: Derby College made it possible for me to go to university

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Simon Arnold studied Business and Finance at Derby College before becoming an Innovation Co-ordinator for Nottingham Trent University. He credits his time at Derby College for giving him the chance to get a university degree and give him the skills he needed to achieve his goals.   Here’s what Simon had to say to our Alumni [Read more…]

Jack Simpson: Engineering student finds success after Derby College

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Jack Simpson studied a HNC (Higher National Certificate) in Manufacturing Engineering at Derby College. He is now a successful CAD Designer. Here is his story.    Finding the right path    “While everyone back in the school days always knew they wanted to be an architect, graphic designer or become a doctor; I was one [Read more…]

Partnership Project Tackles Skills Shortages

Monday, October 9th, 2017

Derby College has teamed up with colleagues at Gateshead College to launch a research project into the skills shortages and limited engagement in Construction degree courses. The BRIDGE project has been supported by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEGCE) Catalyst Fund and has been prompted by a Construction Skills Network report which has highlighted [Read more…]

National Date For Derby College Student

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

A mature learner at Derby College has reached the national finals of the Skillbuild competition which will be held at Birmingham’s NEC in November (16 – 18). Haralds Jonans (37) from Chaddesden is originally from Latvia. He is one of more than 20 deaf learners who attend Derby College – supported by signers in the [Read more…]

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