Student Bulletin

Welcome to the Student Bulletin

We have around 40 ESOL (English as a Second or other Language) students from different countries who are taking speaking and listening exams this summer. They range from Beginner to GCSE level and would really benefit from some authentic speaking practice with English students to help them prepare for these exams.   It would also be a great opportunity for the ESOL students to mix with the wider college community.  We would welcome student volunteers who are available during the ESOL enrichment period on a Thursday afternoon at 2.15.  You do not need to commit to the whole session, 30 - 45 minutes would be great. 

Not only will this benefit the ESOL students, but it gives you a chance to find out about different countries and cultures. It could also be useful experience for students interested in careers which require good communication skills, including teaching and healthcare, and could be added to your personal statement or CV. 

If you are interested in getting involved, please email Katie Ford




This 5 day practical course is designed for 13 to 19 year olds who have an interest in photography. It is delivered by a local photographic artist with extensive experience of delivering youth engagement programmes. The course is primarily based at The MET’s East Campus on Wilson Avenue. During the 5 days participants will have the opportunity to: 

·         Work towards a Bronze Arts Award

·         Develop aconceptual understanding of photography and technical camera skills

·         Build a digital portfolio of their work

·         Contribute to a photography exhibition 

We will provide lunches, refreshments for everyone and can contribute to travel expenses if participants meet the funding criteria*. 

*Please note, while we welcome interest from all, this is an SLNCOP funded event and priority will be given to those in targeted postcode areas, BAME, and ‘looked after’ or Care Leavers – if you would like any further information about this, don’t hesitate to get in touch.  

If you would like to find out more, and to request an application form, please contact

Year 12. Deadline 12 April

An exciting opportunity for students to express their creativity on this cutting edge and vitally important topic. Entrants must respond to set Global Sustainable Development questions in their own way. They can write essays, take photos, create podcasts or videos. Shortlisted entrants will be invited to a Campus Day at Warwick where the winner will be announced. Please find more information and how to enter visit:



Following the success of our half term art and design project, we are running a Creative Connections Spring School for 13-19 year olds in the Easter holidays. Based at our West Durrington Campus, the programme will run from Monday 8- Friday 12 April, 10am-3.30pm.  

Nadia Chalk from Creative Waves will be leading exciting workshops that stretch the students' creative minds whilst exploring a variety of different materials. Students will learn art and design techniques and get an insight into the broad and colourful world of the creative industries. 

If you would like to find out more, and to request an application form, please contact 

*Please note, while we welcome interest from everyone, this is an SLNCOP funded event and priority will be given to those in targeted postcode areas, BAME, and ‘looked after’ or Care Leavers – if you would like any further information about this, don’t hesitate to get in touch.



Are you planning to go to university? Go straight into work? Still undecided? We would love to hear from you.

We help schools/colleges across the UK understand what students want when going through the careers process. We give them a detailed report so that they can tailor their services for you.  Every response is important to usand all answers are anonymous. 

Have your voice heard and you will have the opportunity to win:   

-10 x £20 The Restaurant Choice Gift Voucher (one given away every week)

-JBL Portable Speaker (one given away at the end of the survey)

-Apple AirPods (one given away at the end of the survey)  

The survey only takes 15 minutes, but your input can change careers guidance across the UK.

Take the survey here:





We would love to meet Year 12s from your school at our upcoming subjecttasters or open days.  

Share this with Year 12 students, especially those who are set to achieve BBB or above at A-level. 

History Tuesday 25, Wednesday 26, Thursday 27 June 

Visit: for more information.



Two exciting writing prizes available for creative young people aged 16-18, whether they're interested in writing fiction or non-fiction.

The Young Columnist Award is a new award for those with an interest in current affairs and history, and a flair for journalism. Those interested can fill in our short form to receive more information.


The Goldsmiths Young Writer Prize is a short story competition aimed at finding the next generation of writing talent. Registration for this year's competition is open now and students can find out more and sign up through our website.




March – June 2019 

Free programme of masterclasses for year 12 students is back for 2019.  Goldclasses give attendees an opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of teaching and learning at university level.

Developed and delivered by leading academic staff they aim to: 

  • Stimulate enquiry

  • Broaden knowledge of the subject area

  • Introduce students to a wider network of academics, undergraduate students and peers. 

Students can book via



Level 4 Junior Software Development Higher Apprenticeships with American Express (relevant for A2 students but also A1s if considering leaving college)

American Express will be running a lunchtime session on Tues 26 March in Student Services. Please sign up on the front desk of student services so we have some idea of numbers. There will be 5 current apprentices to give you more information on the Apprentice Junior Software Developer/Engineer at American Express. They are recruiting 12 positions for this September.



Latest Bhasvic TV production on the Biology dept’s Crest Awards at the Sealife Centre is now on the Bhasvic TV YouTube channel here

Features lots of lovely footage of amazing sea creatures! Hope you like it.




Learning Disability Nurses make a difference to people’s lives every day. The Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) in partnership with Hertfordshire County Council are offering the grant to help LD Nurses continue making that difference.

 For more information please visit Please also see attached poster and brochure.

If you have any questions, please contact:


Lynne Stracey

Senior Lecturer/Admissions tutor

the Centre for Learning Disability Studies (tCLDS)