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College Open as Normal Monday 11th December

College open as Normal Monday 11th December. If you travel to College by bus or train please check the service is still running.

Performing Arts students at Derby College have joined a workshop led by Hubbub Theatre Company to learn more about the expanding career opportunities available in integrated theatre. Hubbub Theatre Company is an integrated ensemble of performers with learning disabilities that creates original, devised physical theatre for both indoor and outdoor performance.

Visitors to Derby College's Broomfield Hall in Morley this Sunday (December 10) will get their first glimpse of the latest arrivals at the Animal Unit – a pair of Wallabies.

The five-year-old male and 20-month-old female have just arrived from a UK zoo and are housed in a special enclosure which has been built by staff and students at Broomfield Hall.

An Animal Care student at Derby College's Broomfield Hall campus in Morley has clinched a Bronze medal at The International Sled Dogs Sports Federation Dryland World Championships held Poland.

Shauna Leigh Ward (16) from Eastwood will competed in the junior section of the event – racing with a team of four Siberian Huskies against competitors from across the world.

Working in an award-winning traditional village pub and restaurant is the dream start to a career in hospitality for former Derby College higher education student Jack Bowler.

Jack, who is employed at The Boot – a 17th century coaching inn in historic Repton – is the first student to have benefited from the college's new partnership with Bespoke Inns.

World Skills Triumph For Derby College Students

Derby College students have been flying the flag for vocational careers at the Skills Show at Birmingham's NEC – the UK's largest skills, apprenticeships and careers event.

Firstly mature student Haralds Jonans (37) clinched the silver medal in the senior Plastering competition. Haralds, from Chaddesden, came to the UK from Latvia seven years ago and is one of more than 20 deaf learners who attend Derby College – supported by signers in the workshop and in lessons.

He completed an intricate Plastering challenge over the three day competition and narrowly missed out on winning the gold medal.

Derby College Animal Unit Gets into the Christmas Mood

The Animal Unit at Derby College's Broomfield Hall in Morley will be getting visitors into the Christmas mood on Sunday December 10th with a Festive Open Day between 10am and 4pm.

Youngsters will be able to join students and staff to feed the meerkats, goats and alpacas. There will also be the opportunity to get hands on and handle some of the animals.

An Animal Care student at Derby College's Broomfield Hall campus in Morley is gearing up to compete in the International Sled Dogs Sports Federation dryland world championships in Poland this weekend (Nov 24-26).

Shauna Leigh Ward (16) from Eastwood will compete in the junior section of the event – racing with a team of four Siberian Huskies against competitors from across the world. She competes under the title known as Team Quileute named after the family's raw dog food business.

Derby College Apprentice Wins County Award

A trainee Quantity Surveyor who has recently completed an apprenticeship with Derby College has been hailed Apprentice of the Year in the Derbyshire Times Business Awards 2017.

Matthew Hitchcock (19) from West Hallam works for Keyclad in Heage which is part of the Bowmer & Kirkland Group.

Derby College is making significant in-roads in the recruitment of women and girls onto further education, apprenticeship, adult part time and higher education programmes.

In the last academic year (2016/2017) the College's Engineering Academy – based at its flagship Roundhouse technical campus and the purpose-built Ilkeston campus – included 92 female learners.

Partnership Project Tackles Skills Shortages

Derby College has teamed up with colleagues at Gateshead College to launch a research project into the skills shortages and limited engagement in Construction degree courses.

The BRIDGE project has been supported by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEGCE) Catalyst Fund and has been prompted by a Construction Skills Network report which has highlighted a growing skills shortage in the industry.

An extravaganza of boxing, mixed martial arts and ballroom dancing held at our Roundhouse Campus has helped to smash a £10million fundraising milestone.

Over a hundred beginner boxers, fighters and dancers competed across the weekend in front of a packed out Roundhouse, jiving, punching and grappling their way to victory.

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