Left to Right: IT Student, Gareth Gavin, Maths lecturer Wayne Young and IT student Daniel Sayers with the component parts of the Plickers application
Two BTEC Level 3 IT students at North Shropshire College (NSC) are part of the nationwide CAE Student Digital Champions program. Daniel Sayers and Gareth Gavin were asked to evaluate a new teaching application called ‘Plickers’, they saw how useful it could be for lecturers at the College. Daniel and Gareth approached Maths lecturer, Wayne Young, to present their findings. The result was a flurry of ideas and ways in which the application could be put to work in a college-wide program of activities.
The ‘Plickers’ application enables a lecturer to ask a group of students a question, each student has a QR Code, which is unique to them, on a card which has four possible answers A, B, C or D. Each student responds with an answer and the smart phone app records and monitors the results by student, by question.
Bright sparks from City of Wolverhampton College will be aiming for success when they compete in the finals of a national welding competition next month.
A team of four engineering apprentices who are studying for Level 2 and 3 qualifications in manufacturing, fabrication and welding at the college’s Paget Road campus will be competing in Weld-Off 2016 in Tamworth on May 11.
The competition – run by Morris Site Machinery – aims to identify top talent among young welders aged 16-26 and will require participants to demonstrate their technical skills to by producing a welded piece of metalwork on the theme of God Save the Queen, in honour of Her Majesty’s 90th birthday. Continue reading
Performing arts students from Heart of Worcestershire College are preparing to say ‘I do’ to their latest venture as they take to the stage in the end of year musical comedy ‘The Wedding Singer’.
Access to Higher Education (Access to HE) Students at North Shropshire College’s (NSC) Oswestry Campus are in the final stage of planning for their health promotion event, the event is the last part of the students’ assessment and will be open to members of the general public as well as NSC students. The event will be on Wednesday 3rd May from 10am until 1:15pm, the stands will be featuring Mental Health Awareness, Healthy Eating, Sexual Health Awareness and Alcohol Awareness.
Diners in Wolverhampton wanting to tuck-in to tasty meals cooked by students at City of Wolverhampton College have just a few weeks left to book a table before its restaurant closes for the summer holiday.
Students studying for cookery and hospitality courses will be dishing up two and three course meals in the college’s city centre Academy restaurant at lunchtimes from Tuesday to Friday until June 17, and Thursday evenings until June 16.
Lunch dishes on offer include lamb tagine and couscous, beef carbonnade, and roast pork with apple sauce, followed by desserts such as Dutch apple tart, sticky toffee pudding, and fruit meringues.
Dinner menus include a South American evening on May 5, Scandinavian supper on May 12 and a North African meal on May 19, as well as a range of traditional dishes on offer during June. Continue reading
Heart of Worcestershire College is excited to announce the return of their annual summer event Festival at the Fountains.
Heart of Worcestershire College is excited to announce this year’s Show me HoW event, at the College’s Peakman Street campus in Redditch.
Taking place on Saturday 14th May, from 11am to 3pm, the free event promises to be a fun filled day out for all the family. Activities throughout the day include: live music, face painting, bouncy castle, BBQ, Raspberry Pi robot demonstrations, try a trade and much more.
The event will also feature a number of external exhibitors including: Worcestershire County Council, Libby Mae’s Little Angels, Saving Hearts Foundation, Cubs, Bloodwise and Helping Hands.
Speaking about the event, Head of Marketing Anne Daniel, said:
“Show me HoW is a great opportunity for families of all ages to have a fantastic day out, try their hand at something new and to see first-hand the wide variety of courses we have on offer here at HoW College.”
For more information about the College please visit howcollege.ac.uk