EXCLUSIVE BIRMINGHAM REP SUMMER MASTERCLASSES FOR STUDENTS

Sandwell College Performing Arts students are exclusively invited to take part in a series of summer masterclasses in partnership with The Birmingham REP. Theatre Making at The REP is a chance for current drama students and all those who have applied for Performing Arts at Sandwell to shake off their lockdown blues and get creative! … Continued

DISTINCTION FOR APPRENTICE JOMISSE

Congratulations to Jomisse Wuka who has just been awarded a Distinction in her Dental Nursing Apprenticeship! Now a qualified dental nurse at Level 3, the path to success has not always been easy, especially during lockdown, which makes Jomisse’s achievement even more amazing. This is her story: “I am originally from Congo and came to … Continued

REGIONAL WINNERS IN COLLEGE CHALLENGE

We’ve nailed it! Sandwell College has been crowned West Midlands regional winner in the AoC Sport ‘Go the Distance’ lockdown challenges. Competing against 70 colleges from all over the country, staff and students from Sandwell ran and walked 456 miles (the distance from Truro College to Northumberland College) and cycled 3369 miles (virtually visiting every … Continued

HUNDREDS OF FREE COURSES FOR ADULTS

Sandwell College is offering hundreds of free* courses to support the local community back into employment. We have put together a full package of programmes for you to gain the qualifications employers are looking for. Specialist courses leading to qualifications and aimed at specific career skillsets from teaching, interpreting and healthcare to leadership and advice … Continued

A STATEMENT OF SOLIDARITY

Sitting at the heart of a diverse West Midlands region, we understand first-hand the positive effects of embracing diversity and providing equal opportunities to all. We value the contribution of all of our students and staff in making Sandwell College a supportive community. Everyone is entitled to be treated with respect and we will continue … Continued

MUSIC STUDENTS PERFORM TOGETHER VIRTUALLY TO RECORD LOCKDOWN VIDEO

Music students aren't letting lockdown get in the way of their learning! The learners have defied the odds to rehearse together virtually online and even managed to record a music video. They filmed themselves performing a cover of The Middle by Jimmy Eat World to mark Mental Health Awareness Week and to promote positivity during … Continued

FORMER APPRENTICE GERALYN WORKING ON NHS FRONTLINE AS CRITICAL CARE NURSE

We’re hearing some amazing stories of healthcare workers who are providing the vital services we all rely on so heavily – and one of them is our former apprentice Geralyn, who is now a critical care nurse for The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust. She works alongside other healthcare professionals assessing and treating critically ill patients, … Continued

ESOL LECTURER PUTS YEARS OF TEXTILES EXPERIENCE INTO NHS GOWNS

Sandwell College ESOL lecturer Jasbir Ranie is putting years of her textiles experience into making NHS scrubs. She is volunteering for the NHS Loft 25 organisation to make essential PPE for nurses and doctors. Jasbir explains: “I have lots of clothing industry experience as I had my own company called Ranee Fashions Ltd in the … Continued

TOP TIPS FOR DEALING WITH LOCKDOWN ANXIETY

Here Scott Thomas, our Head of Sport, and Neil Parker, our Sport lecturer who coaches students to success in the WBA Foundation Football Programme, share their 5 Top Tips for teachers and students dealing with a new lockdown routine, and how to tackle anxiety. “We are entering into week 9 of lockdown, where we embark … Continued

INSPIRATIONAL STUDENT JOEL IS HIGHLY COMMENDED

It's a great result for Sport student Joel Hales-Waller who has been Highly Commended in the Inspirational Student of the Year Awards. The Association of Colleges announced the winners and highly commended in its first virtual Sport Awards. Joel plays and coaches using a power wheelchair, and he advocates using sport to improve mental health. … Continued