More than 200 people gathered for the annual Derby College Peak Awards at the historic Roundhouse to celebrate the achievements of students across the organisation.
The awards were compered by Derby businessman Dean Jackson, owner of triathlon kit designers HUUB which was recognised as Employer of the Year at last year's Peak Awards. Mr Jackson works with the College through the innovative Employer Academy programme and is also a guest lecturer in the Business Studies department.
Creative Arts students at Derby College’s Joseph Wright Centre will showcase their talents at a free public exhibition on Thursday June 15 and Friday June 16.
Students on Art & Design will exhibit their work at the Joseph Wright Centre in Derby’s Cathedral Quarter which will be open to the public between 10am and 2pm on both days.
Catering and Hospitality students at Derby College are organising a fund raising banquet inspired by the characters from Roald Dahl's books at the College's training restaurant in Pride Park on Thursday June 22.
The Engine Shed restaurant at the College's Roundhouse campus will be specially decorated with themes from the authors famous books, students will dress up in characters to serve diners.
Derby College will hold its first free event on Monday June 12 for people living with dementia and their carers.
The Dementia Café will be held at the Engine Shed Restaurant at the College's Roundhouse campus in Pride Park between 2pm and 4pm.
Nearly 140 pupils from schools across Derby and Derbyshire have graduated from vocational study programmes at Derby College.
Year 11 pupils from Heanor Gate Science College, Merrill Academy, Bemrose Community School, Allestree Woodlands, Bennerley Fields School, Derby Moor Community Sports College, Murray Park Community School, Tibshelf Community School and John Flamsteed Community School, as well as young people who have been educated at home, were presented with certificates to mark the end of their two years at Derby College.
Four members of staff from Derby College's Little Explorers Nursery at the Broomfield Hall campus in Morley are in training for a 92 mile bike ride next month to raise money for specialist hospital equipment and support at Nottingham's Queen's Medical Centre.
Nursery Manager Kate Cox and colleagues Melissa Bryon, Heather Boddice and Rowan Moore are part of Team Lion Hart – alongside parents Roger Hart, a former Derby College employee and his wife Alice, a former student at the College. They will be joined by Su Wall another former employee of Derby College and family friend Emma Strange.
Team Lion Hart will set off from the Queen's Medical Centre at 6am on June 17 and are aiming to complete the 92 mile cycle ride by 6pm that evening.
The Long Eaton couple's youngest son Lucas was born on May 5th 2015, three months prematurely weighing only 1000 grammes.
He remains on oxygen 24/7 due to chronic lung disease and has spent the past year in and out of hospital with several physical and neurological complications due to his several prematurity.
His older sister Madeline (4) attends Little Explorers Nursery and Kate Cox explained that the staff there were keen to support the family on their bid to raise £3,000 for the hospital's neonatal ward and for OPUS Music who play music regularly to the children.
Animal Care learners at Derby College's Broomfield Hall are preparing to release three hedgehogs back into the wild (Tuesday April 25) having spent the winter looking after them.
The three hedgehogs, which learners have named Frosty, Autumn and Fall, were all found locally last Autumn and were too small and under-nourished to hibernate.
Students on a range of vocational courses at Derby College have joined forces to raise nearly £400 for Derby Kids Camp, which provides holidays and activities for local children.
Business, Hair, Media and Make Up and Catering and Hospitality students at the Roundhouse collaborated to organise a fashion show at the Engine Shed restaurant.
The evening was organised by the Business Studies team as part of their course. It included a pre-fashion show buffet prepared and served by the Catering and Hospital students, a raffle and then the main event which showcased fashion, make-up and hair trends from the 1900s onwards – into the future.
Styles ranged from the roaring twenties through to the futuristic styles that may be adopted over the coming decades.
Business Studies Lecturer Andrea Hickman said: "The evening was a huge success and raised a good amount of money for a very worthwhile cause."
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Derby College works with a wide range of local businesses to launch Employer Academies - designed to bridge the gap between education and employment. One of these businesses is HUUB, a company who specialise in traithlon wetsuits and apparel.
A new club for budding youngsters and adults looking to enter their first triathlon has been launched in Derby. The HUUB Academy is the brainchild of Dean Jackson the owner of triathlon wetsuit and kit company HUUB Design and long-established triathlon coach Hilary Johnson – the mother and coach of elite triathlete twins Tom and David Bishop.
An established family business in Derbyshire has launched an Employer Academy with Derby College as part of its bid to recruit several new apprentices in the coming years. The Ward Business Employer Academy is the latest addition to the Derby College programme to bridge the gap between education and the workplace and to better prepare students for the world of work.
Derby-based film and television writer, director and producer Gurmit Samra returned to Derby College's Joseph Wright Centre to inspire the next generation of industry professionals to follow their dreams. Mr Samra was a lecturer at the College for seven years before pursuing his career in film and television full time.