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Attendance Matters

Attendance Matters

Congratulations go to Level 1 Motor Vehicle student, Connor Ryan, for being City College's star student in the first half of the spring half term and for attending 100% of his lessons. The Principal, Sarah Stannard, presented Connor with an iPad mini for his outstanding effort and 234 students also received a letter of congratulations from the Principal for their 100% attendance. Each half
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Published: 23 March 2015 at 10:11:49



Recycled fashion show proves green can be glam

Recycled fashion show proves green can be glam

Trend setters in Southampton showed off their green credentials when they recycled old and used fabrics for new clothes at a charity fashion show. Models took to the catwalk wearing the new garments created by youngsters studying fashion at City College Southampton. The show which was held at the college's hub was to raise cash for brain charity IIH UK. IIH UK combats a condition known
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Published: 20 March 2015 at 09:43:38



80 City College Apprentices Get to Work for BAR

80 City College Apprentices Get to Work for BAR

At the beginning of the year, Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) announced a new project with City College Southampton to build two specialised docking ribs. A team of 80 apprentices have been working hard at the College's Marine Skills Centre ever since. Just over two months into the project, National Apprenticeship Week was a good time for an update from City College's Darren Patten. "We have lamin
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Published: 12 March 2015 at 14:56:59



Aspiring female design engineer takes on apprenticeship

Aspiring female design engineer takes on apprenticeship

Southampton resident Shannen Birks is kicking-off a career for herself as a mechanical design engineer with help from City College Southampton. The 22-year-old, from Bitterne, is undertaking her HND apprenticeship qualification - which is equivalent to a foundation degree - and training with one of the region's top mechanical and electrical engineering firms, Henderson Green. Shannen, w
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Published: 11 March 2015 at 11:23:58



Apprenticeships as a real alternative to university

Apprenticeships as a real alternative to university

Southampton teenager Thomas Campbell is fast-forwarding a career for himself as building services engineer with help from City College Southampton. The 19-year-old, from Bassett Green, is undertaking his level 5 HND apprenticeship qualification - which is equivalent to a foundation degree - and training with one of the region's leading building services engineering firms, Gary Jones Associa
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Published: 09 March 2015 at 11:10:32



Marine apprentices meet Royalty and the Prime Minister

Marine apprentices meet Royalty and the Prime Minister

This month, City College's marine apprentices have been rubbing shoulders with The Duchess of Cambridge, Sir Ben Ainslie and the Prime Minister as part of their involvement with the production of two specialised docking ribs for Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR). The Duchess of Cambridge met apprentices from City College Southampton as part of her visit to the Spinnaker Tower where The Duchess was b
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Published: 03 March 2015 at 12:05:49



Tourism students experience the port

Tourism students experience the port

Young people from Southampton have had an exclusive look behind the scenes at the port as ABP kick-started its work experience programme with City College Southampton. Travel and tourism students were introduced to the port for an orientation visit, ahead of their small group work experience placements in March. During the visit students were given a mini-bus tour of the port taking in
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Published: 26 February 2015 at 12:40:03



It's Our England

It's Our England

John Denham MP and Dr Alex Langlands (TV presenter and lecturer at the University of Winchester) visited City College Southampton today, 25th February, to continue the ‘It's Our England' project with students from colleges across the city. The project aims to engage young people in a discussion about Englishness - covering topics such as what it means to be English, how the concept of
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Published: 25 February 2015 at 16:31:31



Brickwork ‘shard’ in Bursledon

Brickwork ‘shard’ in Bursledon

Bricks and art are not two words you commonly hear together, but one City College Southampton tutor is getting crafty with a new and unique brickwork commission. Brick artist Joe Taylor has combined his passion for bricklaying and art to take on his latest design commission, 'A Twisted Shard', for local museum, Bursledon Brickworks. The piece will consist of a twisted brick shard, over
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Published: 17 February 2015 at 12:03:41



Apprentices to build sustainable boats for Ben Ainslie Racing

Apprentices to build sustainable boats for Ben Ainslie Racing

BAR announce a new project with City College Southampton to build two specialised docking ribs. Today, Ben Ainslie Racing announced a new project with City College Southampton to build two specialised docking ribs. The boats will be built by apprentices trained by the college under the supervision of Darren Patten at the College's Marine Skills Centre. The docking rib has been developed
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Published: 10 February 2015 at 13:00:53



Voting on the agenda as politicians visit students at City College

Voting on the agenda as politicians visit students at City College

The 240-seat hub theatre packed with students heard politicians including Shadow Education Minister Tristram Hunt MP, talk about the importance of voting. Mr Hunt and Shadow Northern Ireland Minister Ivan Lewis MP visited City College Southampton today (Feb 5) as part of National Voter Registration Day. The day saw politicians encourage people across the country to ensure they are able
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Published: 06 February 2015 at 09:38:14



City residents Love Southampton

City residents Love Southampton

A duo of photography students from City College Southampton have been on a mission to produce a series of images which capture the diversity of the city, to celebrate its 50 years of city status. Anne Barratt and Sally Johnson are both higher education students at the college and study HND Photography. As part of their course unit and working in collaboration with Southampton City Counc
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Published: 14 January 2015 at 09:50:43



 

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