More than 300 people attended Derby College's first Academy Awards which were held at the Roundhouse.
The event celebrated the success, achievements and commitment of employers, staff and students who are involved in the College's innovative Employer Academies and Employment and Skills Boards.
Derby College Student Union President, Carl Anderson, has attended a reception at the House of Commons to celebrate the success of present and past further education college students.
Carl was highly commended in the Association of Colleges (AoC) Student of the Year Awards 2017 and attended the event with Derby College Inclusion and Support Co-ordinator Peter Benyon who nominated him for the award.
Derby College Group Chief Executive Mandie Stravino has been appointed to a new national group of Principals who will advise the Department for Education on a wide range of matters.
FE Commissioner Richard Atkins has brought together seven Principals and Chief Executives from leading colleges across the UK to advise on skills policy including the development of T-levels.
Following the huge success of its first movie night, The Roundhouse Events team based at the historic Roundhouse, Pride Park, are holding two further evenings to celebrate iconic movies 'Pretty Woman' and 'Grease'.
The beautiful Roundhouse will be turned into an indoor cinema on Friday February 2 for a one-off showing of 'Pretty Woman' starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere. Then on Saturday February 3 – the giant screen will show 'Grease' with Oliva Newton John and John Travolta.
Here at Derby College we are keen to hear from former students to further build its Alumni and highlight their career successes to inspire current and future students.
Derby College was formed in January 2002 as a result of a three-way merger – bringing together two former tertiary colleges, Mackworth and Wilmorton and a land-based College, Broomfield Hall.
The College further expanded in February 2002 with a merger with South East Derbyshire College in Ilkeston and Heanor.
Senior leaders at Derby College have visited Firs Estate Primary School in Raven Street to see the benefits of the new phase of the city's Breakfast Club programme.
The scheme, to offer funded breakfast's through local business to children across Derby city schools, is a collaborative project between Derby City Council, leading City entrepreneur Kavita Oberoi OBE, Aaron Thalman, Mike and Dana Copestake, Derby County Football Community Trust and HIS Church.
Derby College has further expanded its relationship with Derbyshire County Cricket Club with the launch of a third Employer Academy to better prepare young people for the world of work.
There are already two well-established Cricket Derbyshire Employer Academies – focusing on Sport and Catering and Hospitality.
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.
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 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 (HEFCE) 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.