Entries by Mark Reid

Student Voice Shaping College Future

The unique perspectives of local students will be brought to the fore at an up-coming event designed to help advance the learner experience at Stratford-upon-Avon College. The Learner Conference, to be held on Friday 20 January, gives all students the opportunity to comment on student life at the College. Hosted by the College’s Student Services […]

Former Performing Arts Student Leo Bill Stars Alongside Tom Hardy in BBC’s Taboo

Former Stratford-upon-Avon College performing arts student Leo Bill appeared in the first episode of new BBC drama Taboo on Saturday night (07 January 2017). Leo Bill studied A Level Drama Package at the College between 1996 and 1998 and stars alongside top Hollywood talent Tom Hardy (The Revenant, Peaky Blinders, Mad Max: Fury Road) and Jonathan […]

Award Winning Restaurateur Gives Aspiring Chefs a Career Boost

An award-winning Warwickshire chef and restaurateur is determined to provide greater employment opportunities for young people in rural communities, and has recently rewarded one of his own former apprentices with a much-sought-after full-time post. Nick Deverell-Smith, Head Chef and proprietor of boutique Cotswold pub The Churchill Arms in the village of Paxford, decided to hire […]

Apprentice of the Month – December 2016

Congratulations to Level 2 Business Administration Apprentice Lauren Preece — December 2016’s Apprentice of the Month. Lauren’s manager at Venture House (Stratford-upon-Avon), Nancy Singleton, commented: Lauren joined the Venture House Team on 12th September and has got off to a flying start. Her enthusiasm and can do approach towards her work shines through. We look forward to […]

Business and Education Have Come Together To Secure Funds To Boost Local Tourism Industry

Stratford-upon-Avon College, in collaboration with Henley-in-Arden School, Proactive Education, QHotels and Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, has been successful in its bid to secure funding for a new youth engagement project soon to be delivered in Warwickshire. 22 businesses and education providers submitted proposals for the Warwickshire County Council Skills for Employment Major Grant. The College’s proposal […]

New League Tables Highlight College Students’ Employment Success

Newly published government league tables designed to assess the effectiveness of Further Education Colleges throughout the UK have shone light onto the excellent achievements made by Stratford-upon-Avon College. The tables ranked the College fifth in the country in the ‘College Learners into Employment’ category (‘Benefit Learners’ and their ‘Sustained Employment Rate’), which evaluates success in […]

Apprentice of the Month – November 2016

Congratulations to Level 2 Food Production and Cooking Apprentice Debbie Reading — November 2016’s Apprentice of the Month. Debbie’s manager at Holroyd Howe Caterers, Maureeen Kennedy, commented: “Debbie is a hard working enthusiastic and reliable. She has gained knowledge and confidence over the last year and is an asset to our team.” Stratford-upon-Avon College Work Based Learning Team Leader […]

College Students Enliven Education Conference with Show-Stopping Entertainment

Attendees of this year’s Association of Colleges’ Conference and Exhibition were treated to exceptional entertainment performed by Musical Theatre students from Stratford-upon-Avon College. The students performed two extracts from their successful production of Hairspray, which was recently shown to the public in one of the College’s industry-standard theatres. The energetic performances demonstrated the students’ lyrical […]

Chef Creates Recipe For Success At College Dinner

An award-winning chef has applied his expertise to oversee culinary preparation for an evening of fine-dining and entertainment at Stratford-upon-Avon College. Wayne Sullivan, Head Chef at The Old Stocks Inn in Stow-on-the-Wold, joined the College’s own highly-skilled Catering students in the campus’ industry-standard training kitchens to assist them in the creation of the menu for […]