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CONNEXIONS WINNERS COLLECT PRIZES FROM PRINCIPAL AND MAYOR

Three lucky teenagers were rewarded for their efforts by Sandwell College after taking part in a careers advice event organised by Connexions. Marcus Facey-Dell, Katie Wilkes and Lauren O’Neill, all took part in the Connexions New Year New Start Careers event to make positive decisions about their futures. As well as getting advice on training and … Continued

GEOGRAPHY STUDENTS HAVE A FIELD DAY

AS and A2 Geography students from Central Sixth had a field day when they visited the Cranedale Centre in North Yorkshire! The 29 students were at the heart of the Yorkshire Wolds for three days to complete their fieldwork for the upcoming A Level exams. They studied a variety of topics including: Recording and predicting the weather Changes in vegetation … Continued

SANDWELL COLLEGE JOINS AMBASSADORS TO STRENGTHEN ECONOMY

Sandwell College has joined leading business figures to become part of the Sandwell Business Ambassadors Programme. Over the next year, the group from a range of diverse sectors in the borough including manufacturing, construction, professional services and food processing, will focus on supporting the council to promote Sandwell’s strengths as a business destination and help shape the … Continued

CAMPAIGNER MAYA WINS CHILDREN’S SOCIETY AWARD

Engineering student Maya Ghazal has won a Children’s Society Star Award for her dedication to raising awareness of the horrors young refugees can face. Maya received her award at the society’s Over the Rainbow event, which recognises the success, resilience and determination of young people involved with the charity. The 16-year-old from Syria has confidently … Continued

HAIR-RAISING HAT-TRICK OF GOLDS

Hairdressing students brought home a haul of medal wins from Blackpool Winter Gardens in the National Hairdressers’ Federation awards. Three first places, two second places and three third places sealed victory across the board for the highly skilled team who competed throughout the day in nine separate events. Brilliant result for the whole team! See … Continued

BUSINESS BREAKFAST TO FILL SKILLS GAP

Sandwell College was delighted to host the Black Country Constructing Excellence business breakfast. The region’s construction companies gathered together for an early start round table meeting with Sandwell Council on filling the skills gap. Adam Frankling from the BCCE group kicked discussions off with guest speaker Colin Parker from the LEP’s Black Country Skills Factory.

A LEVEL STUDENTS VOTE TO STAY IN EU

Should the UK stay in the EU or leave? That was the subject up for debate at Central Sixth, with a massive turnout by voters. Speakers Lawrence Brewer and Michael Clark argued the case for staying and leaving. And an overwhelming majority of A Level students voted to stay. Final scores were: 88 to stay in, … Continued

TOP COACHING FROM ANNIE ON BBC SPORT

Sandwell College female futsal players were filmed by BBC Sport in a training session with pioneering coach Annie Zaini for this International Women’s Day special feature. Watch our learners on BBC Sport!

UNIVERSITY BURSARY IS RICH REWARD FOR KELSEY’S PERFORMANCE

Kelsey Arrowsmith has been rewarded for her outstanding college performance with a £2,000 university bursary. The sports student was selected to receive the funding after making an extremely deserving application, and was presented with her cheque by Principal Graham Pennington and head of sport studies, Liam McGrath. Now reading for a University of Birmingham accredited Sports … Continued

NARESH SNAPS UP HIGHLY COMMENDED FOR BOND IMAGE

Photography student Naresh Pall is celebrating after judges in the HARMAN Technology Ltd UK Student Competition 2015 ‘Saturday Night at the Movies’ awarded his Bond image Highly Commended. At just short of 1000 entries, it took the judges several hours to decide on the winning images. The standard was so high this year that the judges felt … Continued