Category: Education

Textiles Exhibition at Eastleigh College

Patchwork, embroidery and quilting were on display at Eastleigh College’s Stitched Textiles Summer Exhibition recently. Students from various textiles courses showcased some elaborate and intricate pieces of work at the three-day event, which was held at the Eastleigh College’s Desborough Campus. For her Level 2 City and Guilds in Patchwork and Quilting course, Linda Middleton created…

Barton Peveril hope for ‘Nobel’ Prize…

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College in Eastleigh  say they expect that a new environmentally friendly building that is currently under construction will attract an “Excellent” rating when it is BREEAM assessed. The Nobel Building is part of a £4.2 million investment in facilities at the college and is on course for completion by July. It…

Professional Dancers Inspire Students

Two professional dancers who participated in the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics have recently led workshops for A-level Dance students at Barton Peveril College in Eastleigh. The workshops at Barton Peveril College were led by Jose Agudo and Andrej Petrovic, who are rehearsal directors from the Akram Khan Dance Company.   Jose and Andrej were among 50…

Eastleigh Paralympic hero named Student of the Year

  London 2012 Paralympic Goalball player Adam Knott (18) of Chandler’s Ford has seen off competition from exceptional students from colleges across the UK to win a joint first prize with sprinter Adam Gemili  for their outstanding personal achievements. They received their Association of Colleges’ Student of the Year Awards at thier Annual Conference and…

Hants get funding for Early Years places

Chris Huhne has opposed cuts to Library services

This funding is intended to help more nurseries keep the best staff and give more children access to the high-quality early education they need to help them get on in life. The Government is also calling on Local Authorities to raise awareness so that as many families as possible take up the offer.  They say that…

Local lecturers voice fees opposition

    Eleven leading local academics have added their names to a letter published in the Guardian last Friday calling on University Vice Chancellors to declare whether or not they support the government’s recent government higher education reforms  – increased tuition fees and a cut in funding for teaching. The Southampton University lecturers joined 90…

Barton Peveril students win science award

A group of students from Eastleigh have won an award at a regional science fair for an electromagnetics project. The Barton Peveril Sixth Form College students were runners-up in the regional heats of the Intermediate Engineering/Technology category of the National Science and Engineering Competition at the Big Bang South East science fair in Crawley. David…

Botley school pool nominated for Kumho cash

With the Olympic Torch passing through the neighbouring cities of Southampton and Portsmouth this weekend, the whole nation looking forward to the Olympic Games and many also thinking about the legacy of those games, local campaigners in Botley are busy trying to save the swimming pool at the local Primary School… No longer funded by Central or Local Government, the pool has [until…

Not too late to apply for Uni

If  you, or your son or daughter is considering a university or college application in 2012, now is the time to act. The UCAS deadline – 30 June – is only one day away. The ‘on time’ deadline for guaranteed consideration passed on 15 January, but UCAS will still send applications to institutions if they…

Winners and losers in Hedge End’s fees review

Hedge Ends Recreation & Amenities Committee have approved some changes to their structure of fees for hall hire, which will have the effect of increasing the costs to one of the Mayors charities by 32%. A review of all fees is currently underway in Hedge End, with a small working group looking first at the fees charged for sports pitches,…

College goes the extra mile to support youth employment!

One of the major challenges facing young people today is making the transition from school, college or university into employment. As part of it’s commitment to supporting students’ career progression, Eastleigh College held a ‘Meet the Employer’ event on Wednesday, with 18 local employers recruiting for new Apprenticeship vacancies. An enthusiastic audience of over 160…

Titanic commemorated at Red Carpet restaurant

To commemorate the centenary of the loss of the Titanic, Eastleigh College’s Hospitality and Catering students incorporated special events, themed menus and period outfits into their evening services at the Red Carpet Restaurant. The restaurant also featured an exhibition of art and photography from Year 10 students at Quilley School of Engineering, along with a…

Travel no barrier to education!

With the reduction of EMA (Education Maintenance Allowance), Eastleigh College has recognised a need for students to be supported with travel costs to enable them to access the further education of their choice. As a result, a new Travel Bursary has been developed, and will be available to students who live more than 3 miles…

Smoke and Fire for local students

Two groups of students from Eastleigh College have been fighting fires and rescuing passengers from smoke filled aeroplanes at Southampton Airport, as part of a training exercise with the airport’s resident fire crew last week. Many of the Level 3 BTEC Travel & Tourism students will go on the train as Cabin Crew, and this was…

Hair-Raising the Titanic!

Eastleigh College’s Level 3 Hairdressing students demonstrated their considerable talents with a Titanic-themed catwalk show and competition. Inspired by the forthcoming 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, the students amazed the jam-packed audience with a range of looks from the era which included high bouffant up-do’s, feathers, hair pieces, exquisite ball gowns and…