Articles from Vanessa Skinner

Aspiring midwife pursues her dreams

Growing up, Jessica Ryan enjoyed imagining herself in a variety of careers often moving between the idea of being a neuroscientist, psychologist, or journalist, depending on her interests at the time. Upon gaining her GCSE’s, Jessica completed her A-Levels with Hinchingbrooke College before entering employment.

Apprentices and employers celebrated at CRC Apprenticeship Awards

Apprentices and employers from across the region have been recognised in the Cambridge Regional College (@CRC_College) Apprenticeship Awards.

British Sign Language success for Cambridge Regional College's Imogen

During her teenage years, Imogen Smith was home-schooled, where she found herself enjoying art, cooking and sports. Living in a bilingual household, in which her father and younger brother have hearing impairements, led Imogen to start studying British Sign Language at the age of 14 and before she had turned 16, she had gained her Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications.

Science Changed the Course of My Career

After completing her secondary education, Abbie Lowe attended Long Road Sixth Form College where she studied A-level Biology, Chemistry and English literature with a view to going to university to study childcare. With a university place already secured, Abbie began to reconsider her further education options and started to explore the ways in which she could incorporate her love of science with her career.

Apprentice of The Year sets her sights on nursing degree

Care, Health and Early Years Apprentice, Hope Holliday has been named as Apprentice of the Year in the Cambridge Regional College (@CRC_College) Apprenticeship Awards.

Health Profession students support Cambridge and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust initiative

Cambridge Regional College (@CRC_College) has teamed up with the ‘How Are You?’ team at Cambridge and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) to pilot the H.A.Y Ambassador roles (@HAYCambsPboro), which have been created to support the new mental wellbeing project being delivered across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

Outdoor education is the way forward, says Forest Schools Instructor

Supported Learning, Learning for Life group at @CRC_College are taking part in a series of educational opportunities designed to take their learning outside of the classroom. The Forest School sessions will focus on the seasons, supporting student exploration of the natural world, developing their independence, risk taking and the enquiring mind.

Further Education colleges go head-to-head in the 2021 Inter-College Catering Competition

After the success of the 2020 virtual pastry challenge between @CRC_College and @LambethCollege, CRC and @CroydonCollege came together to offer Catering students the chance to get involved in a new lockdown challenge for 2021.

Cambridge Regional College students stars in award winning documentary

Upon leaving Bassingbourn Village College in 2001, Emma Anderson, enrolled onto the Contex course at Cambridge Regional College (@CRC_College) to pursue her love of art. On the course, Emma completed a variety of projects from design to poetry and in 2004, with the support of her mentors, Barry Matthews and Gill Eastland, Emma’s oil paintings were submitted to the Tate Modern Gallery as potential exhibits for the Mencap exhibition. The panel of judges selected one of Emma’s paintings, which was subsequently displayed.

Reflection Gardens mark one year since the first national lockdown

Cambridge Regional College (@CRC_College) has marked the UK National Day of Reflection, exactly one year after the first national lockdown, by creating Reflection Gardens at the Cambridge and Huntingdon campuses.

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