Tag: Eastleigh College

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…

Students and staff triumph at awards evening

Eastleigh College celebrated another successful year for students and staff with their 2012 Annual Awards ceremony this week. College staff, students, governors and business partners gathered together at the College’s main campus to celebrate the exceptional achievements of the staff and students. Among the many awards presented, several students received the prestigious Governors’ Awards; these…

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…

Local kids take tea with Santa!

Eastleigh College catering students were in festive spirits as they spent the day transforming the College’s Red Carpet Restaurant to prepare ‘Tea with Santa’ for local children. The National Diploma in Hospitality Level 3 students, and the Catering department staff, organised a Christmas treat for a select group of around 40 children between the ages…

Squadies get their backs waxed for charity!

Eastleigh College students came up with the fund raising idea of a ‘Male Waxing Day’ to help raise money for Children in Need. Students and staff were successful in enticing many male participants which included college staff and their relatives, sports and construction students, and even support from the Army signing up for back waxes!…

Eastleigh apprentice scoops award

For Gage Burton, a lot has changed in a year. Having completed a full-time course in plumbing at Eastleigh College, Gage began a Maintenance Operations Apprenticeship with Lovell Partnerships and started work on a building site in Chandler’s Ford. Since his first day on site, Gage has thrown himself into the task and gained a…

Eastleigh Students meet cult film artist

Eastleigh College’s Visual & Creative Arts department was host to Britain’s pre-eminent film artist, Guy Sherwin, last week as he came to deliver a lecture and 16mm camera-less film workshop. The students, all from the Pre-Degree Foundation Diploma course, were fortunate to have the opportunity to spend the day with Guy learning about 16mm film…

Local students land airport role

Three Eastleigh College Travel and Tourism students were thrilled after landing themselves permanent jobs with leading global provider of aviation ground services, Servis Air. The students will be based at Southampton Airport undertaking the role of Passenger Service Agents, which includes dealing with the passenger check-in process. After successfully completing the rigorous interview process, the…

Heavy metal thieves rock college

Thieves with a liking for heavy metal have stolen around £5000 worth of lead from the roof at Eastleigh College in Cranberry Road in the town. It’s believed to have happened overnight on Wednesday August, 17 but could have happened any time during the last three weeks of the school holidays. A large amount of…

Eastleigh College House ‘Outstanding’

Staff and students of Eastleigh College celebrate the outcome of their latest Ofsted Assessment Three years after being assessed as ‘Outstanding’, the highest achievable grade, Eastleigh College’s College House is once again celebrating an ‘Outstanding’ result following its latest Ofsted inspection. The short-notice full inspection found the quality of the College’s provision has improved further,…

Eastleigh students clelebrate success

  Eastleigh College celebrated another successful year for students and staff with their 2011 Annual Awards ceremony last week. College staff, governors and business partners gathered together at the College’s main campus to celebrate the exceptional achievements of the staff and students.   Among the many awards presented, several students were awarded the prestigious Governors’…

Ex Travel student has a flying start!

Layla Ploughman of Flybe

Ex-Eastleigh College student, Layla Ploughman, has ensured her successful completion of the Travel and Tourism courses at the College has worked to her advantage, by landing herself a job with top airline, Flybe. After successfully passing the Level 2 and Level 3 Diplomas in Travel and Tourism at the College in 2009, Layla went on…

Pupils take part in Scrapheap Challenge

Eastleigh College apprentices and over 50 year 9 pupils from Quilley School took part in an exciting Scrapheap Challenge event held at Eastleigh College last week. Pupils were set the challenge of designing, planning and constructing a fully functioning product that will facilitate the transportation of an egg across a minimum distance of five meters.…

Students in Samaritan Shoebox Appeal

Eastleigh College students donated nearly 70 gift-filled shoeboxes to the Samaritans, Operation Christmas Child, appeal this year. Students from Hair and Beauty, Health and Social Care and Childcare courses have been learning about the appeal as part of their tutorial lessons, including taking part in discussions on children from other countries and understanding the needs…