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Following the success of a pilot project, students at the Joseph Wright Centre have been trained to join the peer mentor programme.

IT firm RDS Global is celebrating the graduation of its Technology Employer Academy students, 

Media and Politics students from Derby College have been given rare behind the scenes access to BBC’s ‘Question Time’ which was filmed at the iconic Roundhouse.

Politics students at Derby College Group’s Joseph Wright post-16 Academic and Arts college recently spent the day at the House of Commons as part of a Parliament Education Service programme.

The achievements of students at Derby College Group’s, Joseph Wright Centre have been officially recognised at a celebration evening.

Games Development students at Derby College have designed a high quality video game as part of a project to give them real-life industry experience.

The students are based at the Joseph Wright Centre – the post-16 Academic and Arts college – and designed ‘Drive By Santa’ in just seven weeks.

Students and staff at Derby College's Joseph Wright Centre have raised just over £1,000 for three charities at their annual RAG week.

A wide range of competitions and activities were organised throughout the week and the money raised has been split between local charities Children First Derby, The Breakfast Club initiative in the city which is the College's designated charity this year and to Cancer Research UK.

The achievements of students at the Joseph Wright Campus at Derby College have been officially recognised with a celebration evening attended by more than 100 people. Students who have either graduated from or are continuing their studies for A levels, Creative Industries or Computer Science and Information Technology programmes based at the Joseph Wright Campus were presented with subject prizes at the annual event.

The Outstanding Academic Achievement award was presented to Harry Lebeter (18) from Ilkeston who was the first in his direct family to go to university having achieved A* in Maths and Further Maths and A grades in Chemistry and Physics.

Derby-born screenwriter Lucinda Coxon recently met with Derby College Creative Media students at the Joseph Wright Centre to talk about her career as an award-winning writer for film, television, and stage. Ms Coxon’s feature screenplays include the Oscar winning The Danish Girl, starring Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander, Wild Target, starring Bill Nighy, Emily Blunt, and Rupert Grint; and The Heart of Me, starring Helena Bonham Carter, Olivia Williams, and Paul Bettany.

Nineteen Derby College learners who are recent arrivals to Derby from across the world are compiling their stories of how they have come to the UK which will be published in a book entitled 'Our Journey to English' and launched as part of this year's Derby Book Festival.

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