DUKE OF EDINBURGH AWARD MANAGER REWARDED FOR HIS DEDICATION

Sandwell College’s Duke of Edinburgh Award Manager David Hughes has been presented with a long service award by Michelin Chef Raymond Blanc in recognition of his 25 years’ dedication. David, who is also Student Liaison Coordinator, was invited as a special guest to a Gold Award Presentation at St James’ Palace, in the presence of Prince Edward, … Continued

LAUREN IS OVERJOYED TO GET ‘DREAM’ CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY OFFER

A talented Sandwell College student is overjoyed at being offered a place at Cambridge University. Lauren Brant, aged 17, is hoping to study Psychological and Behavioural Sciences at St Catharine’s College, subject to gaining A*AA in her Biology, Psychology and Sociology A Levels at Central Sixth. After a nail-biting wait to check her emails, while … Continued

ANIMAL CARE STUDENTS HELP OUT AT BIRMINGHAM DOGS HOME

Animal Care students helped to exercise dogs in need of rehoming when they visited Birmingham Dogs Home. The students were given an educational talk by staff and learned all about the work they do in the local community.  

NATHANIEL TRAINS WITH WBA U23 SQUAD

A talented Sandwell College student is on top form after training with the West Bromwich Albion under 23 squad. Nathaniel Graham, aged just 16, has been on trial with Albion’s U18 Academy and has also trained with the U23 squad at the first team training ground. The former Perry Beeches School is a first year … Continued

DOG GROOMING SALON NOW OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Dog grooming students (l-r) Rebecca Worrallo and Sara Bracknall with Alfie at the college’s new salon Tails of Sandwell   Four-legged friends can now enjoy being pampered at Sandwell College’s brand new dog grooming salon. Students training to become dog grooming stylists are offering a range of treatments for a variety of breeds, from Poodles … Continued

KAVEN LANDS PRESTIGIOUS APPRENTICESHIP WITH KPMG

Kaven Judge has landed his place on the highly prestigious KPMG apprenticeship programme in the face of intense competition. The Central Sixth student, who previously attended Wodensborough Ormiston Academy, achieved an amazing hat-trick of A grades in his Accounting, Business and Economics AS Levels in the summer. Kaven applied for the six-year higher apprenticeship, starting … Continued

PHOTOGRAPHY STUDENTS’ POP-UP PORTRAIT GALLERY

Photography students have taken over a market stall at West Bromwich Indoor Market and taken some great portraits at their free pop-up studio. Students are volunteering as part of the Multistory 16-day campaign of Activism Against Gender Violence. Magnum photographer Susan Meiselas has also produced her latest work with Multistory, A Room of Their Own, to share … Continued

CREATIVE COLLABORATION WITH LEADING ARTS ORGANISATIONS

Leading arts organisations are helping to shape the creative curriculum for Sandwell College students through the new Creative Arts employer advisory board. Board members include Arts Council, Creative Alliance, Creative Black Country, Multistory, Sandwell Arts, Wolverhampton University, and individual representatives and artists Geoff Broadway, Richard Flatley, Lina Hashweh, Steven Mills and Jackie Roxborough. They recently met … Continued

AUTOMOTIVE EMPLOYERS SHAPING FUTURE CAREERS OF SANDWELL COLLEGE STUDENTS

Body repair lecturer Nick Evans, Head of Quality and Training at Halfords Autocentres Andy Turbefield, Quality Manager at Valeo David Treadwell, Head of Sandwell College Automotive, Construction and Engineering Chris Demetrios, and Regional Business Development Manager for IMI Colin Hankey   Prestigious employers are helping to shape the future careers of Sandwell College automotive engineering … Continued

POLITICS STUDENTS MEET FORMER PRIME MINISTER

A Level Politics and History students today had a chance-in-a-lifetime meeting with former Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The ex PM and Chancellor of the Exchequer was at West Bromwich Town Hall with Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, Tom Watson, to promote and sign copies of his newly released memoirs, My Life Our Times.