Derby College - Suzanne Brady

Suzanne Brady

Suzanne Brady

Derby College is celebrating an increase in the number of students achieving higher grades (A* to B) in the first A level results published since the major curriculum re-structure.

A record 30% of A level students at the Joseph Wright sixth form centre gained the higher grades and the overall pass rate was just over 96%. Points per entry has also increased to 27.5 compared with 23.7 last year.

Architecture and construction consultancy YMD Boon has become a member of Derby College's Employment and Skills Academy (ESA), which aims to nurture learners as they move from education to employment.

Design and Sustainability Manager at Bowmer and Kirkland, Rebecca Hartshorn, has been awarded a British Empire Medal in the Queen.

Bristol Street Motors Renault Derby has invested in its future workforce after hiring Derby College Motor Vehicle learner Jordan Coles as an Apprentice Technician. Jordan impressed bosses at the Sir Frank Whittle Road dealership during his work placement from Derby College and was subsequently offered a full-time technician apprenticeship.

Work to demolish two large gas-holders on Derby's Pride Park has been completed – and National Grid will soon put the site up for sale. Once a fundamental part of the city's gas network, the gas-holders have not been used since the turn of the millennium and have been dismantled to make way for regeneration of the site. At 12.8 and 11.2 metres high, their removal will change the city skyline and provide much-needed space for development.

A former female Derby College Motor Vehicle Apprentice has delivered a keynote speech at an international conference – highlighting the initiatives needed to encourage more women and girls into the industry. Catherine Treanor studied at the College as part of her Motor Vehicle apprenticeship at Station Garage in Belper.

More than 2,500 young people attended the annual East Midlands Big Bang Fair at the Derby College Roundhouse campus.

Pupils from schools across the region came together at the event, which encourages young people to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and maths.

Many of our learners are accomplishing great things whilst studying with us and we want to share their achievements with you. Be inspired by the success of our learners. See how their dedication to learning and our high-quality teaching is helping them on their way to rewarding careers.

Ilkeston businesses and organisations have come together to make the town a more dementia friendly community.

The launch of the Erewash Dementia Action Alliance took place at the Ilkeston Campus of Derby College during Dementia Awareness Week 2016.

Hundreds of pounds raised by learners at Derby College in Ilkeston will help provide end of life care for the terminally ill. The pre-access learners held two charity events to raise funds for Treetops Hospice in Risley, which provides care for people who are terminally ill.

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