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Celebrating Student Partnership at Borders College

In October this year Borders College and the Borders College Students’ Association (BCSA) signed the 2018-19 Student Partnership Agreement. This agreement sets out the ways in which students can influence the life of the college, and outlines key projects which staff and students can work on together to improve the student experience.

Project highly commended for mentorship of young people

Borders College staff were proud to receive the ‘Highly Commended Project 2018’ award at the Scottish Mentoring Network Recognition Awards for the success of the Borders Young Talent (BYT) Project.

Trainee Plumbers could help fill skills gap for lead workers

Students completing Plumbing courses at Borders College this year are fortunate to have sponsorship support from a national provider of quality lead and sheet metal products.

Conscious college continues to reduce carbon footprint

Building sustainability is a key strategic objective within Borders College’s Strategic Plan, with the Facilities Management team making continual efficiencies at the Scottish Borders Campus in Galashiels.

Students inspired to design their own career paths

A former Art & Design student recently revisited Borders College to talk to current Visual Communications students about the design industry, sharing with them his own impressive career progression from being employed to a self-employed freelancer to now being Owner and Creative Director of Firefly Design Agency in Edinburgh.

Top skills gain Rhys gold at national competition

Borders College student Rhys Boni (aged 23, from Jedburgh) has scooped the Gold medal at the WorldSkills UK 2018 competition for Electrical Installation, fending off other finalists from across the UK.

Employers celebrate upskilling Scottish workforce

Fourteen employers from across the Borders have been recognised for their positive contribution to the upskilling and education of the Scottish workforce at an awards dinner held at Borders College.

Community project shortlisted at national diversity awards

Borders College has been short-listed in the Best Community Project category of The Herald and GenAnalytics Diversity Awards 2018 (in association with Standard Life Aberdeen).

Professional standard changes mean electricians must update their qualifications

The clock is counting down for the introduction of new professional standards, which affect all electricians in the UK.

Doddie receives top honour at Borders College Graduation

This year’s Borders College Graduation took place on a sunny, crisp day at Springwood Park in Kelso. A day described by the Chair of the Regional Board for Borders College, Tony Jakimciw, as “the most important day of the college year.” This year’s ceremony, which saw in the region of 140 graduands cross the stage to receive their education awards, had a real air of celebration and fun, even including a selfie booth for guests to enjoy after the formal proceedings had taken place.

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