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C’EST FANTASTIQUE! FRENCH STUDENTS’ ‘BIENVENUE’ TO SCHOOL PUPILS

Pupils and teachers from Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy enjoyed a French experience when they came to Central Sixth for a Taster Day. AS and A Level French students led activities in class and showed the group around the college. The pupils had to identify advertising campaigns and key words from students’ foreign language descriptions. OSCA’s Acting Curriculum Leader of … Continued

BRITAIN’S BEST!

Britain’s Best 2015 – Winners! And the winners of the National Hairdressers’ Federation Britain’s Best competition are… HAIR UP – GLAMOROUS NIGHT ON THE TOWN STUDENTS & TRAINEES First: Emilijana Veseli – Sandwell College, West Bromwich Third: Muzghan Rahimi – Sandwell College, West Bromwich NAIL ART OPEN TO ALL First: Nadia Shayler – Sandwell College, West … Continued

EMPLOYERS AND COLLEGE IN JOBS PARTNERSHIP

Employers from the social care sector joined forces with Sandwell College and Job Centre Plus to showcase career opportunities on offer. The Care to Make a Difference event, hosted in the college’s employer engagement suite, featured 247 Professional Health, Black Country Partnership for Care, BMET, Charter Care, Home Instead, icare, Mears Care, Our Care, Radis Community Care, Seva Support, Skills … Continued

PUBLIC SERVICES STUDENTS PAY RESPECTS

The Public Services department led the remembrance service to commemorate Armistice Day, lining up in the atrium to observe the two minutes’ silence at 11am.  

CONSTRUCTION STUDENTS HELPED ONTO CAREER LADDER BY COUNCIL

A group of construction students at Sandwell College are being helped onto the career ladder by Sandwell Council. Thirteen carpentry and painting and decorating students have been offered work experience placements by Sandwell Council managers, who have significant industry links in the construction trade. The students will now go on to work with local employers, … Continued

CENTRAL SIXTH POETRY WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Well done to the winners of the Central Sixth 2015 Poetry Competition. First place – Sanjeet Bhachu (A Level Maths, English Literature & Psychology) Desdemona Second place – Mia Durk (AS Level Chemistry, Biology & Psychology) Light Third place – Marta Szmyt (AS Level History, Biology, Philosophy of Religious Studies & Ethics) The Nonpareil Light Poems were … Continued

WEST MIDS CHAMPS ON WAY TO NATIONALS

Congratulations to the college’s disability football team for taking the West Midlands Champions title! The Ability Counts team, guided to success by Albion Foundation coach Ajay Gill, won the Association of Colleges Sport regional qualifying tournament, and will now represent the region at the National Championships in Tyne and Wear in April. The AoC Sport National … Continued

DESIGN CAREER TIPS FROM SENIOR CREATIVES

Interactive media students got a valuable insight into the work of busy Birmingham design agency Clevercherry. The Level 3 learners were also given essential career tips from the head of the creative department, from how to produce attention-grabbing CVs to what would make them appealing candidates to the design company. Lecturer Richard Franklin said: “Three … Continued

FOUR BRONZES FOR DUKE OF EDINBURGH AWARD STUDENTS

Four Supported Learning students are celebrating after achieving their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Awards. Josh Parkes, Toni-Marie Smith, Gagandeep Rana, and Faizaan Nazir had to work alongside others, complete voluntary work, and master map reading, cooking and camping, as part of their tasks. The students were assisted on their expeditions by Student Liaison Manager David Hughes. Tutor Shelly Greenway … Continued