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Bursary Awards For Derby College Students

Two Derby College Art & Design students have won bursaries from Arts Society Derby to support their move into Higher Education. UAL Art Foundation Diploma students Danielle Smith and Lucija Hofstetere have won £400 and £200 respectively after being shortlisted for the annual Bryan Harris Bursary award – named after the Society's founder and former chairman who died two years ago.

Record Total for JWC Rag Week

Students and staff at Derby College's Joseph Wright Centre have raised a record £1,121 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 charity Children First Derby, Cancer Research UK and Barnardo's.

Derby College Celebrates Peak Performers

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.

MS Show Garden Wins Silver Merit

Horticulture staff and students at Derby College have won an award for the second year running at the prestigious BBC Gardeners World Live show at the NEC.

The team, based at the College's Broomfield Hall land-based campus, again teamed up with the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Derby and District Group to design and build an entry for BBC Gardener's World Live 2017 – following their resounding success in last year's show.

Superbike Champs Open Refurbished Gym

World superbike ace Alex Lowes and current leader of the British Superbike Championship Leon Haslam have officially opened Derby College's refurbished Fitness Centre at the Johnson Building in Pride Park.

The sportsmen are regularly put through their paces by personal trainer Kirk Gibbons who is based at the gym – using a wide range of the cardio and strength equipment that has been upgraded as part of the £70,000 refurbishment.

Creative Students Showcase Talents

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.

Students Return From Dutch Work Exchange

A group of 12 Derby College students have completed a work placement programme in Holland as part of their studies.

Sport, Public Services and A level students based at Broomfield Hall and the Joseph Wright Centre spent a week in Sint Michielsgestel near Eindhoven.

Derby College Students Organise Charity Banquet

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 Hosts First Free Dementia Café

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.

Derby College has become the third FE college in the UK to offer a special Travel and Tourism course that includes a six-month paid internship in France with Eurocamp. The level three study programme will start this September and is available to young people who are aged 18 by March 2018.

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