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A warm welcome to Bath College’s new students

 

Enrolment week saw over 2200 students come through the City Centre doors to enrol on courses across both campuses.
 

New students were excited by the holiday theme of this year’s enrolments and swapped their boarding cards for a passport before meeting their new course tutors.
 

There was a mixture of excited and nervous faces (students and parents!) coming in but all looked happy as they left with their goody bags.
 

Amanda Jennings, whose son Thomas came to enrol was delighted with the experience: “What a wonderful atmosphere in the Bath College today. My son and I were made to feel very welcome from the second we walked in.
 

“All the concerns we had, were addressed in the most professional yet caring way. Thank you.”
 

Students and staff alike got into the holiday theme with flower garlands, giant sunglasses and got on the giant deckchair in Rope Reception to pose for pictures.
 

Mark Fuller took to Twitter to share his enrolment experience: “Well done @BathCollege – went with my daughter to enrol today and made to feel really welcome.
 

“Special thanks to Health & Social Care staff for their time yesterday to reassure her (and Dad)! All looking forward to a new start now.”
 

 
From all the staff at Bath College, a very warm welcome to our new students. We hope you have a wonderful time learning here.
 

If you would like to enrol on a course at Bath College, it’s not too late. For more details pop in or call 01225 328720.
 

Kim and Billie jumping with their results

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Students jumping for joy at Bath College as they open their GCSE results

 

Students across both Bath College campuses have been nervously opening their GCSE results this morning.
 

Students who study at the College often take GCSE Maths and/or English alongside their studies to maximise their employability or future study options.
 
Lisa with her Results
The sun shone as envelopes were opened by shaky hands. Lisa, who came to the Somer Valley campus with her two sons to collect her results, was absolutely delighted when she opened her envelope.
 

She said: “I can’t believe it! I’m so pleased. And the best thing is, I have now secured my dream job at Fosseway School.”
 

Harry, with tutor Carol, who achieved 9 in his EnglishHarry took his GCSE English alongside his Access to Higher Education course. He was in shock when he opened his results to find he had scored a 9, the equivalent of an A*.
 

His tutor Carol said: “We are so proud of all our students, but Harry has worked particularly hard. What a fantastic achievement.”
 

Students Kim and Billie were jumping up and down they were so proud of their achievements, with Kim stating: “I’m so happy! I haven’t taken an exam for so many years so to get so much higher than I expected is amazing. I can go to University now!”
 

GCSE results day can be a stressful time for many, so Bath College has careers advisers on hand between 10am-2pm on Friday 24th August for anyone to come in for advice and guidance on what your results mean, help with online course applications or answer questions about coming to College or applying for an apprenticeship.
 

For more information, call 01225 328501 or email enquiries@bathcollege.ac.uk
 

Inside Saga's Magazine '21st Teens'

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Bath College Creative Media Production Student has work displayed at prestigious London exhibition

 
Talented Bath College Creative Media Production & Technology Student, Saga El Banna showcased her work at Origins, a creative arts festival run by awarding body UAL. The exhibition was at the esteemed Bargehouse in Oxo Tower Wharf, London between 3rd – 5th August 2018.
 
The festival showcased an exciting range of painting, drawing, sculpture, video and fashion, complemented by a programme of music and performing arts, all created and performed by pre-¬degree level students.
 
Saga’s work displayed was ‘21st Teens’, a fashion magazine that presents the relationship between fashion and self-expression for 21st Century teenagers.
 
The Creative Media Production and Technology course at the College introduces students to the world of designing and publishing, leading to a UAL Level 2 Media Award.
 
At the end of the course, students will have gained the skills to be able to progress their own publications.
 
Jo Dolby, Lecturer in Media, Arts & Creative Enterprise at Bath College commented that: “I was so incredibly proud to see one of our students’ work at the Origins exhibition.”
 
She added: “Well done Saga – big things are in your future!”
 
Saga was delighted to have had her work be picked for the Origins festival: “I never thought I would reach something like that and see my work in an exhibition and I never thought someone would call me an artist.
 
“College made me more confident thanks to the teachers and staff. I believe that I always can improve and be better at things with hard work and experience.
 
“The things that I want to do next is to improve and try new things that I am passionate about. All of this is thanks to my beautiful parents and teachers who helped me to believe in myself.”
 
For more information about the UAL Creative Media Production and Technology Level 2 Award click here.
 

The partnership group for the awards

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Nominations for Chairs Community Awards 2018/19 launched

 

The search is on to find unsung heroes in Bath and North East Somerset with the launch of special awards celebrating volunteers, community leaders, staff and businesses that make a positive contribution to the local community.
 
The Chair of Bath & North East Somerset Community Awards 2018/19 was officially launched on Friday (August 3) at the Guildhall, in Bath, by the Chair, Councillor Karen Walker.
 
Nominations are now open for inspirational people who put others first and contribute to the council’s vision to make Bath and North East Somerset an even better place to live, work and visit.
 
The awards are organised in partnership with B&NES Clinical Commissioning Group, CURO, Sirona Care and Health, B&NES Virgin Care and the Student Community Partnership and Bath College.
 
There are three main categories in the Community Awards: Volunteering, Business and Service to the Community. Service to the Community is a new category and it recognises the exceptional service made by individuals and teams working across the Chair’s Award partner organisations.
 
Bath & North East Somerset Council Chair, Councillor Karen Walker, said: “On a daily basis I meet people who do so much for our community and their work often goes unsung. The Community Awards are an annual celebration to recognising those people, and organisations, who are dedicated and committed to helping others and make our area a better place.
 
“This year we have introduced a new category called Service to the Community which recognises partnership working and staff who share their good work.
 
“I would encourage people to nominate those around them who they think deserve recognition for their hard work and contribution to their communities.”
 
In addition to the awards the Chair may also identify one or more individuals or groups from the nominations received to present a ‘Special Award’.
 
Barbara Owen, director of HR & OD at Bath College, said: “We are delighted to be a partner of the awards this year. Here at Bath College we pride ourselves on our sense of community and actively encourage our students to contribute, both on our college campuses and across Bath and North East Somerset. We are very much looking forward to recognising those who share these values at the Community Awards.”
 
“The Student Community Partnership is proud to support the Chair’s Community Awards which recognise outstanding contributions to the local community. The winners are an inspiring example to us all,” added Chair of the SCP, Pro-Vice Chancellor Peter Lambert at the University of Bath.
The awards categories are:
 
Category 1 – Volunteering in the Community Awards
Volunteer of the Year / Young Volunteer of the Year (25 and Under)

Volunteer Leader of the Year / Young Volunteer Leader of the Year (25 and Under)

Volunteer Team or Young Volunteer Team (25 and Under)

Carer of the Year / Young Carer of the Year

The Peter Duppa-Miller Lifetime Achievement
 
Category 2 – Business in the Community Award

Business of the Year
 
Category 3 – Service to the Community

Employee of the Year

Employee Team of the Year

Above and Beyond (Employee)
 
Residents, staff, councillors, businesses, organisations and groups, teachers, and volunteers from Bath and North East Somerset can nominate people and nomination forms must be returned by no later than Friday 21st December. You can nominate online or send a nomination form email or post clearly marked The Community Awards 2018/19.
 
Everyone nominated for an award will be presented with a certificate in recognition of their contribution. The winners of each category will receive a certificate and an award presented by the Chair of the Council at an Awards Ceremony held on Wednesday 27th February 2019 in the Banqueting Room, at the Guildhall in Bath.
 
For more information and how to nominate, please go to www.bathnes.gov.uk/CommunityAwards or
Email: community_awards@bathnes.gov.uk
 
The partnership group for the awards
(names from left to right): Tom Box, Curo, Jo Scammell, Virgin Care, Lisa Harvey, CCG BANES, Alice Stevens, Bath College, Dawn Cronin, Sirona Care & Health, Cllr Karen Walker, Chair of Council, Enya-Jayne Battersby, Bath Spa University, Debbie Thornton, University of Bath, Theresa Hallett, Bath College, Matthew Harmer, Bath & North East Somerset Council, Mike Plows, Volunteer Service at Virgin Care.
 
 

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