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Derby College Celebrates Peak Performers

More than 200 people gathered for the 13th annual Derby College Peak Awards at the historic Roundhouse to celebrate the achievements of students across the organisation and at Merrill Academy, which is sponsored by the College.

Show Garden Clinches Gold Medal

Horticulture staff and students at Derby College have won a coveted gold medal at BBC Gardeners' World Live 2016 at the NEC for their unique plant border created to raise awareness of multiple sclerosis.

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has praised the partnership working between Derby College and regional employers to better prepare young people for the world of work.

Horticulture staff and students at Derby College have teamed up with The Multiple Sclerosis Society, Derby and District Branch to create a unique plant border that will be exhibited and judged at BBC Gardeners' World Live 2016 at Birmingham's NEC next week (June 16 – 19).

On Friday 27th May, Trent Bridge Cricket Club in Nottingham was home to the first East Midlands College HE Scholarship and Research conference. HE staff and students from 6 East Midlands College HE providers attended the event, which was hosted by the consortium of Leicester, Derby and Central Nottingham colleges.

Two Construction learners at Derby College are in line for places in the national finals of an annual skills competition later this year after clinching medals in the regional heats.

School Pupils Graduate From Vocational Programmes

More than 100 pupils at schools across Derby and Derbyshire have graduated from two-year vocational study programmes at Derby College.

Horticulture staff and students at Derby College have teamed up with The Multiple Sclerosis Society, Derby and District Branch to create a unique plant border that will be exhibited and judged at BBC Gardeners' World Live 2016 at Birmingham's NEC this June.

Festival Praise For Derby College Students

Students from Derby College have been applauded for their volunteer work to support the first 2Q Festival in Derby. 2Q Festival was a one day, live music festival featuring more than 50 bands across six venues in the city centre.

A wide range students at Derby College will be introduced to the far-reaching career opportunities available in the growing renewable energies industry thanks to an innovative partnership with two local businesses.
SASIE Ltd in Nottingham specialises in the development, installation and training within renewable energies and Lindhurst Engineering in Sutton in Ashfield has diversified from its success in fabrication and is now breaking new ground in Anaerobic Digestion systems.

Derby College Praised By Ofsted Inspectors

Derby College has been praised by Ofsted as 'a valued resource for the city of Derby and the county of Derbyshire' following a recent inspection.

The Ofsted inspection report has graded Derby College as 'Good' overall. Two key areas were also judged as 'Outstanding'.

Skills On Show at Derby College Open Day

Derby College will be showcasing a wide range of skills and career opportunities at the annual Roundhouse Open Day on Saturday April 16.

The event between 10 am and 12 noon is free to attend and will include a wide range of taster sessions to give young people, and adults, alike the chance to try their hand at a number of skills activities.

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