Brickwork 'shard' sculpture unveiled in Bursledon
It's not often brickwork can be described as inspiring, but City College Southampton tutor Joe Taylor has combined artwork and bricklaying to create a new and unique sculpture for Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum.
'A Twisted Shard' was unveiled pride of place in the museum's courtyard last Sunday (July 19) to over 100 people who had contributed to the artwork. The twisted sculpture is
Published: 22 July 2015 at 15:20:13
Students' fundraising is a cut above the rest
Hair and beauty students at City College Southampton have raised more than £1000 for the Countess Mountbatten Hospice Charity.
Julie Burrows, coordinator of level 3 hairdressing, apprentices and barbering, said: "It seems like our fundraising efforts get more and more outrageous with every new year of students. We're so proud of how they all get behind the chosen charity each year and
Published: 15 July 2015 at 14:49:00
Former apprentice plays for Team GB in Euro Deaf Football Championship
Ex City College apprentice, Philip Swift, has represented team Great Britain in the European Deaf Football Championship in Hanover, Germany.
Philip, 25, from Highfield, Southampton, swapped his computer monitor for football boots to represent GB in a forward position. The team took home bronze after being knocked out by a 3-2 defeat from title-winners Turkey in the semi-finals. A 2-1 win ov
Published: 06 July 2015 at 15:40:13
Catwalk show is top of the crops
The air was thick with hairspray this week (June 24) as the future Vidal Sassoons, Charles Worthingtons and John Friedas showcased their vision at the annual City College Southampton hairdressing end of year awards and catwalk show. From faux mohawks to intricate braiding, towering buns to rainbow plaits, the 30 hairdressing students each styled their models completely in out-of-this-world look
Published: 26 June 2015 at 11:53:02
Congratulations go to Level 3 Early Years' student, Jessica Andrews, for being City College's star student in the first half of the summer half term and for attending 100% of her lessons. The Principal, Sarah Stannard, presented Jessica with an iPad mini for her outstanding effort and 254 students also received a letter of congratulations from the Principal for their 100% attendance.
Published: 22 June 2015 at 13:53:17
Octogenarian still hitting the books as an adult learner
Even in her eighties, Jeanne Williams is still looking for ways to update her skills and has enrolled on a Literacy Through ICT programme with City College to improve and modernise both her English and technological capabilities. Jeanne, 82, is no stranger to being an adult learner as she also studied at City College 16 years ago to complement her work as a ward clerk at Southampton General Hos
Published: 15 June 2015 at 12:11:24
Sports End of Season Awards
Our Sports students recently celebrated with an End of Season Awards event courtesy of Saints Foundation and their training coaches at Southampton Football Club.
Held in the Foundation Lounge at St Mary's Stadium, our Level 2 and Level 3 Sports students celebrated their achievements over the year. They were then presented pitch side with a variety of awards, both serious and comical.
Published: 04 June 2015 at 15:34:49
Medal feast for hospitality & catering students
City College Southampton students struck gold at the UK's largest live culinary competition, Wessex Salon Culinaire, on 27 May, winning 20 medals for their exemplary skills in the kitchen. The five fledgling chefs, Thomas Colmer, Jamin Hankin, Oliver De Costa, Lucy Bailey and Siobhan Mintoff, all won at least one gold medal each.
The two day event saw hundreds of young chefs from colleges,
Published: 02 June 2015 at 10:10:26
Carpentry student nails first place
A carpentry student at City College Southampton won first place in the popular CITB SkillBuild 2015 South East regional heat this week (May 12).
Louis Hixon-Denton, 20, who is on the NVQ Level 3 advanced apprenticeship in site carpentry and works at DCS Carpentry, created a roof in the senior carpentry heat at Chichester College. He beat off stiff competition from Sam Bolton, from East Surr
Published: 15 May 2015 at 09:33:12
Barber is top of the crops in national competition
A barbering student at City College Southampton has taken the silver crown at the popular British Barber Association's National Student Barber Competition.
Ian McCreery, 28, who is on the NVQ Level 3 barbering course at City College, created and cut an original men's hairstyle and sent photos of his work to the competition, making the shortlist and winning a place in Monday's grand final.
Published: 13 May 2015 at 12:54:48
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