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Construction goes virtual

Digital learning has taken an innovative step forward in Barnsley College’s (@barnsleycollege) Construction department during the COVD-19 pandemic. The College’s Learning Technologies Unit has utilised its drone technologies and has been working with local businesses to create virtual reality content to place students in a simulated construction environment. As well as the drone footage, students have had access to virtual reality construction sites through ‘real life’ virtual site tours that have been donated to the College by the local businesses.

Barnsley College students are inspired this International Women’s Day

To celebrate and raise awareness of #InternationalWomensDay2021, @BarnsleyCollege’s Enterprise department organised a day of virtual talks, presentations and activities from inspirational female speakers.

Sixth Form alumni represents Britain’s youth on the world stage

Former Barnsley Sixth Form College (@barnsleycollege) student Dominic Jones has been selected to speak up for the youth of Britain on the global stage.

Following the Chancellor’s budget, Shropshire Apprenticeships team will help employers to access apprenticeship funding worth up to £4,000

Barnsley College’s (@barnsleycollege) Shropshire Apprenticeships team is supporting employers across the region to access apprenticeship funding worth up to £4,000 following Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s March 2021 budget announcement.

College competition heats up

Three Barnsley College (@barnsleycollege) Level 1 Catering and Hospitality students are celebrating winning a catering competition held amongst their fellow peers Winners, Max Hodgkinson, Will Smith and Jessica Steele, participated in the Stretch and Challenge competition. Over a period of four-weeks, the students created four dishes using a specific ingredient each week including pasta, rice, eggs and pancakes. Catering tutor James Key hosted a live online cooking demonstration in place of the student's normal practical classes, to encourage them to think about the various recipes that could be used.

Top marks for Barnsley College Higher Education students

Barnsley College (@barnsleycollege) Higher Education is celebrating another excellent set of degree level results with a 90% completion rate for the last academic year In 2019/2020, 82% of Higher Education (HE) students on Bachelor’s programmes were awarded a First-Class Degree. The BA (Hons) Popular Music programme was particularly successful - 90% of students on this course achieved a First-Class Honours in their degree.

Sixth Form students arrange their future

Barnsley College (@barnsleycollege) Sixth Form students, Ashleigh Jackson and Brandon Ashton, have turned their gap-in-the-market vision into a fully-fledged business as they launch their very own chocolate bouquet enterprise, Door to Door Treats.

Local businesses inspire students during industry week

Business and Accounting students at Barnsley College (@BarnsleyCollege) gained a glimpse into their future after attending a series of virtual workshops from industry professionals.

Barnsley College launches online resources and events to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2021

To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2021 (8 – 14 February), Barnsley College (@BarnsleyCollege) will be offering online resources and hosting special events for prospective students and regional employers. 

College guest talks events management

@barnsleycollege Travel and Tourism students had the chance to learn about life, careers and opportunities in the events management industry with Helina Thompson @thehutgroup Helina Thompson, Head of Events at The HUT Group, virtually came to the College to talk about events management, the logistics of planning and staging events in a virtual word, how COVID-19 has impacted the industry and the future trends of events.

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