College Students Graduate in Style with First Class Degrees

College Students Graduate in Style with First Class Degrees

Four of the first cohort of students on Walsall College’s Level 6 BSc Computing course are celebrating after graduating with first class honours degrees!

The college, which has offered a range of Access to HE, HNC and HND courses for a number of years, started offering full degree level courses, in Fashion, Photography and Graphic Design for the first time in its history in 2014, after forming a partnership with Birmingham City University (BCU). Business and Computing programmes were introduced last year.

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Record number of students expected to accept university places following A level results

Students and staff at Newcastle-under-Lyme College (NULC) are celebrating A level results success today after this year’s results are announced.

Over 350 students sat A level exams earlier this summer, with 24 subjects reporting a 100% pass rate and an overall pass rate for NULC of 97.55%.  Subject areas with a 100% pass rate include: accounting, business studies, dance, English language, English language/literature, film studies, French, further mathematics, geography, German, government and politics, graphic design, history, ICT, media studies, music, music technology, physical education, product design, Spanish, textiles, theatre studies and use of maths.

A total of 151 A* and A grades were awarded across a wide range of subject areas, with 287 B grades and 308 C grades also achieved.   Strong performing subject areas included film studies, where 70% of students achieved A*-B, graphic design where 68.75% of students achieved A*-B and photography where 62% of students achieved A*-B.

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NSC Holding Advice and Guidance Event

NSC Holding Advice and Guidance Event

Principal Jackie Doodson (Front, Centre) with NSC staff and students celebrating their success at this year’s Annual Awards

Three North Shropshire College (NSC) campuses will be holding an Advice and Guidance Event open to everyone considering enrolling at the College on a full, part-time or leisure course this September. The Oswestry, Shipley and Walford campuses will be open on Wednesday 31st August from 4pm to 8pm, where the College’s talented and experienced lecturing staff will be on hand to discuss qualifications and options open to school leavers and adults looking to start a course this September.

As well as lecturing staff, there will be staff from the College’s Student Services Department available to discuss travel and financial support options that are available. It is not too late to apply for courses starting this September and take the first steps to shaping your future!

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Students Celebrate Outstanding Vocational Success

Students Celebrate Outstanding Vocational Success

L-R: Lucy Jones, James Bate and Courteney Steen

A-level students are not the only ones celebrating their success at the moment, as many students on vocational courses are also receiving their results and certificates.

BTEC Level 3 Students at Walsall College have achieved outstanding results with high levels receiving distinctions and merits.

Walsall College’s courses have been designed with significant input from employers to ensure students graduate with the skills and knowledge to give them a head start in the workplace or prepare them for university. They are a vocational alternative to the academic route offered by A-levels, giving students hands on skills and knowledge in their chosen industry.

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New Loans Scheme to Help More Adults Access Further Education

Adults looking to get back into work, change career or get a promotion by going back into education, but have been held back by their finances, can now apply for an advanced learning loan to help with the cost of their course fees at Walsall College.

A new scheme now allows any UK resident aged 19 or older and looking to enrol on a level 3 course or above, including QCF Certificates and Diplomas and Access to HE courses, to access funding.

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COLLEGE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT READY FOR UNIVERSITY SUCCESS

COLLEGE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT READY FOR UNIVERSITY SUCCESS

Stratford College International Foundation Programme student Muying Lin (left) with the College’s International Business Development Officer Xiaoli Dutton

An international student at Stratford-upon-Avon College is set for undergraduate success having excelled on the Stratford International Foundation Programme.  Muying Lin, 17, from Jiangmen, Guangdong Province in China, is due to enrol at Lancaster University in September to study Human Resources Management.

Muying’s exemplary attitude to learning impressed her lecturers so much she was awarded Outstanding International Student of the Year at this year’s College Student Awards Ceremony.

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NSC Walford’s Brand New 4×4

NSC Walford’s Brand New 4x4

Walford Farm Manager Richard Aldis (Right) with Ian Sutton (Left), Shukers Sales Executive

Walford Farm Manager Richard Aldis has recently bought a brand new 4×4 farm vehicle from Shukers in Shrewsbury, the jointly branded vehicle is a great addition to Walford Farm. Walford Farm is part of the Walford Campus of North Shropshire College (NSC) and provides education for full-time students, residential students and part-time students undertaking legislative tests and short courses. The Farm also boasts a meeting room above the dairy which is utilised by tutors at College as well as external training providers and commercial businesses.

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