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

CARING LECTURERS HELPING THE NHS

Sandwell College staff from Programmes for the Unemployed are doing extraordinary things for the NHS in their spare time! Jane Duffy, Care Lecturer, is one of the NHS ‘Check In and Chat’ volunteer responders.  She offers telephone support to people who are isolating and have little or no contact with others. The aim of the … Continued

GIANT RAINBOW DISPLAY TO THANK KEY WORKERS

A giant rainbow tribute is now on display at Sandwell College as we show support for local NHS staff, key workers and our former students on the frontline. Pupils from nearby nurseries and schools have been invited to share their own messages of thanks, and we're delighted to feature their drawings alongside the rainbow in … Continued