ART STUDENTS’ STATION MURAL SHORTLISTED FOR NATIONAL AWARDS

Sandwell College has been shortlisted for two 2017 Community Rail Awards for its project in partnership with London Midland, Network Rail and Transport for West Midlands. The arts students’ Smethwick Going Forward ‘Love Thy Neighbour’ mural at Rolfe Street Station is in the running to win the Community Art Schemes – Permanent Projects award category. The … Continued

ELDAIR STRIKES GOLD

Eldair receiving his Gold Award from Sandwell College Principal Graham Pennington and DofE Manager David Hughes Sandwell College student Eldair Ngoma has struck gold by gaining his Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award. The Public Services student braved wild weather conditions to trek 50 miles on Dartmoor and spent 18 months volunteering in the West Bromwich Barnardo’s shop to complete his award. Shop manager … Continued

FAREWELL TO CHAIRMAN OF GOVERNORS JOHN TEW

Governors at Sandwell College have bid farewell to Chairman John Tew as he retires after nine years at the helm. Current and former Board members gathered at The Hawthorns to mark the occasion of his last meeting and presented John, who is a huge West Bromwich Albion fan, with a souvenir programme and match day … Continued

GOLDEN GIRL MARTA GETS HIGHEST DUKE OF EDINBURGH HONOUR

Marta receiving her Gold Award from Sandwell College Principal Graham Pennington   Central Sixth student Marta Szmyt is truly a golden girl after achieving the Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award. The A Level History, Philosophy and Biology student volunteered as a group leader for 18 months with Walsall Pathfinders & Adventurers. Club director Cherry Scarlett said: “Marta … Continued

OXFORD UNIVERSITY APPLICATION MASTERCLASS FOR CENTRAL SIXTH

Central Sixth students got an application masterclass from none other than Oxford University when they visited one of its historic colleges. The A Level students received top tips on how to excel at interview plus a taster of university life at Mansfield College.  

GRAND UNVEILING OF STATION MURAL & EXHIBITION ROOM

Art & Design students from Sandwell College were today at the grand unveiling of the mural they have produced in partnership with London Midland. The mural stands proud under the platform archway at Rolfe Street Station in Smethwick. Construction students have also transformed the former station master’s office into a new community exhibition room.  

CENTRAL SIXTH STUDENTS GET LIVE TV & RADIO EXPERIENCES AT WORCESTER UNI

Central Sixth students got a real taste of TV and radio recording in a live studio at a Journalism Taster Day at the University of Worcester. The A Level English students experienced the pressure of presenting, sound and floor managing with lecturers who work in the industry, including BBC Sports Editor Dan Johnson.

SANDWELL COLLEGE FASHION SHOW WOWS FRONT ROW

Graduate designers showcased their final collections on the catwalk at the Sandwell College Fashion Show. The show was staged in the main college atrium, and marked the students’ successful completion of their BTEC Diploma courses in Fashion and Clothing. See more photos on Facebook!

PLUMBING STUDENTS ON A ROLL WITH ‘COPPER CHOPPER’ BIKE

Skilful plumbing students at Sandwell College are on a roll after creating a ‘copper chopper’ bike! The ambitious project, which demands dexterity, planning and practical ability, was headed up by 18-year-old Ryan Selwood, who completed his qualification earlier than planned and used the time effectively to develop the replica bike using copper pipe. Ryan is … Continued

HEALTHCARE STUDENTS MEET CHIEF EXECUTIVE AT AMBULANCE HQ

Health and Social Care students got to meet West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) Chief Executive Anthony Marsh on an accompanied tour of its HQ. Fiona Limacher of the WMAS Patient Experience Team encouraged students to ask questions, explained security and confidentiality within the building and college representatives were asked to sign a confidentiality clause. Sue Green, Deputy Director … Continued