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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.

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.

Local Student Wins Jewson Award

Jewson has named our Brickwork student Matthew Woodhouse as a winner in its 2017 Young Tradesperson of the Year competition.

Matthew (16) is a pupil at John Flamstead Community School in Denby and attends Derby College's Ilkeston campus one day a week to complete vocational qualifications alongside his GCSE programme. You can discover more about our Brickwork courses by visting our wesbite

He was nominated by his Derby College Construction tutors Bill Bentley and Clive Smith for the Jewson award and was crowned the Best Young Tradesperson under 18 after impressing the judges with his skill and passion for the trade.

Horticulture staff and students here at Derby College have 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.

Our team at Broomfield Hall won a coveted Gold Award at last year's popular competition and show at the NEC for their unique plant border created to raise awareness of Multiple Sclerosis.

Agricultural Insight for Derby College Students

Agriculture students at Derby College's Broomfield Hall campus has just returned from the Czech republic after a three day study tour. Thirteen students from the Morley based campus, were hosted by tractor manufacturer Zetor for the second year running.

They were able to test drive the latest tractors, tour the manufacturing plant production line and see some of the latest prototypes being tested on local farms. The students also visited a local arable farm and a massive dairy farm milking more than 800 cows three times a day.

College Cricket Academy Takes National Title

The Andrew Flintoff Cricket Academy, based at our Broomfield Hall campus in Morley has won the Association of Colleges (AoC) National indoor cricket championships held at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.

The team played four group games and topped the group having won three and lost just one. In the semi finals Derby beat Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College who represented the West Midlands and then faced New College Pontefract who represented Yorkshire and Humberside.

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