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Show Garden Clinches Gold Medal

Horticulture staff and students at Derby College have won a coveted gold medal at BBC Gardeners' World Live 2016 at the NEC for their unique plant border created to raise awareness of multiple sclerosis.

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has praised the partnership working between Derby College and regional employers to better prepare young people for the world of work.

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Horticulture staff and students at Derby College have teamed up with The Multiple Sclerosis Society, Derby and District Branch to create a unique plant border that will be exhibited and judged at BBC Gardeners' World Live 2016 at Birmingham's NEC next week (June 16 – 19).

Engineering learners at Derby College have produced the medals that will be sported by competitors in this year's Jenson Button Trust Triathlon – one of the final tasks in their year-long programme with Derby advanced composites manufacturing business epm:technology.

Nineteen Derby College learners who are recent arrivals to Derby from across the world have compiled their stories of how they have come to the UK which have been published in a book entitled 'Our Journey to English' and launched as part of this year's Derby Book Festival (June 3-11 2016).

On Friday 27th May, Trent Bridge Cricket Club in Nottingham was home to the first East Midlands College HE Scholarship and Research conference. HE staff and students from 6 East Midlands College HE providers attended the event, which was hosted by the consortium of Leicester, Derby and Central Nottingham colleges.

Two Construction learners at Derby College are in line for places in the national finals of an annual skills competition later this year after clinching medals in the regional heats.

Creative Arts students at Derby College's Joseph Wright Campus will exhibit the work they have completed over the past year in a public end of year exhibition.

 

Derby College has been provided with a sample bulletproof vest from SafeGuard CLOTHING – an international manufacturer and distributor of body armour.

The vest will be used by learners on the Uniformed Public Services course based at the Broomfield Hall campus as part of their course.

 

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.

A West Midlands automotive engineering company is launching a major recruitment drive to employ more than 180 young people in apprenticeship roles over the next two years. Lander Automotive based at Woodgate Business Park near Halesowen manufactures a range of products for the automotive industry.

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