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.
Sky Recruitment Solutions in Derby and Ripley have expanded its Employer Academy with Derby College to showcase the career opportunities available to students in the industry.
Thirteen Business students based at the Roundhouse have joined the Sky Recruitment Solutions Academy, headed by Managing Director David Torrington.
A group of Derby College students have been appointed to champion the opportunities for technology to be embedded into study programmes under a new partnership with IT services and solutions provider Fujitsu UK.
Seven students from across the College will now work with Fujitsu and the College’s IT teams to learn more about the latest digital technologies.
Students across Derby College have raised more than £600 for Children in Need.
The Derby College Student Union joined the Rickshaw Challenge spearheaded by ‘The One Show’ and raised £300 across all the College sites in Derby, Morley and Ilkeston.
More than 200 Derby College students at Broomfield Hall attended an event designed to highlight the dangers of driving.
Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service set up a simulated car crash caused by a driver texting behind the wheel.
Students across Derby College are gearing up to take part in an innovative entrepreneurial programme devised by former teacher Baasit Siddiqui who regularly appears with his brother and father in Channel 4’s ‘Gogglebox’.
Mr Siddiqui has been a star of the television show for the past six years and has set up Siddiqui Education – running inspirational workshops for schools and colleges across the UK.
Nearly 90 Public Services students from Derby College’s Broomfield Hall Land-based and Leisure college in Morley joined Derby City Council’s Streetpride staff and councillors to help paint, clean and spruce up the streets in part of Derby city centre.
The iconic Derby Ram statue was particularly given a new lease of life with other activities including painting bollards and benches and planting flowers.
Derby College has been chosen as one of 12 further education providers in the UK to be part of an innovative careers advice and guidance programme.
Two Derby College Services for Students team members will be specially trained under the Association of College’s targeted programme which is backed by Government funding through the national Careers & Education Company (CEC).
Teaching staff at Derby College Group will be welcomed as members of the Society for Education and Training (SET) thanks to a new corporate partnership.
The partnership began this month (October 2018), marking an exciting collaboration between the organisations, offering a valuable range of professional development opportunities for college staff.
Derby College has stepped up the support provided to apprentices, parents, employers and employees who have been affected by the closure of 3aaa with the launch of a helpline and direct email.
Derby College is expanding its peer mentor programme after a successful pilot to train students to support others facing lower levels of mental health issues.
Six students, based at the Broomfield Hall Land-based and Leisure College in Morley, have so far been trained to provide support to their peers.