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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.

Testing Centre success for Cambridge Regional College

Just six weeks ago, as schools and colleges across the nation prepared to re-open, a group of Availl and Protocol Test Assistants, young people on work experience and volunteer staff and students from CRC came together to support the Cambridge Regional College (@CRC_College) Covid-19 testing programme.

Connor Secures a Career in Scientific Research

Upon leaving school, Connor Ferguson secured an apprenticeship with global technologies company, Johnson Matthey and enrolled with Cambridge Regional College (@CRC_College) to study a BTEC Level 3 in Applied Science. Alongside this, Connor completed a National Vocational Qualification in Laboratory Studies.

Supporting Apprentice Key Workers through the Pandemic

Cambridge Regional College (@CRC_College) applauds assessors and apprentices during National Apprenticeship Week as they continue to face the challenges of being key workers through the pandemic.

Cambridge Regional College and Net Zero Buildings come together to deliver new apprenticeship

Cambridge Regional College (@CRC_College) and Net Zero Buildings (@NZBuildings) have come together to form an exciting new partnership that will open up manufacturing apprenticeship opportunities across Cambridgeshire.

Zest Quest Asia inspire catering and hospitality students

Murray Chapman, Director of Passion to Inspire, recently joined Catering and Hospitality students to introduce the @ZestQuestAsia culinary competition and talk through some of the flavours, techniques and dishes to be experienced across Asia.  The competition invites college catering students to prepare a dish using rice as one of the main ingredients. The challenge is set to test student competitor’s technical expertise, creativity, knowledge, understanding and appreciation of Asian cuisine.

Supporting Student Wellbeing During a Pandemic

Returning to full-time education after a period away is a big decision at anytime but finding yourself in the middle of a global pandemic while studying and working in the healthcare industry, increases the need to focus on mental health and wellbeing.

Christmas cheer for young people in need of a little extra support

Cambridge Campus (@CRC_College) engineering lecturer, Helen Druiff has been working with the Hurst Park Estate and neighbouring residents to collect donations for care packages for young people in need this Christmas.

Professional Development opportunity equips Isobel with BSL skills

Isobel DeWolff is a Learning Support Mentor with Cambridge Regional College’s (@CRC_College) construction department. As part of her Continued Professional Development Isobel’s line manager highlighted The British Sign Language course as a learning opportunity that would support her in her role.

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