Entries by Mark Reid

Students Put The ‘Fun’ Into Fundraising

Business students from Stratford-upon-Avon College have been making good use of their knowledge and expertise to raise money for charity. Working in small teams, the students ran various fundraising events throughout Warwickshire and raised the magnificent sum of £1637.67. These activities, which will be treated as part of the students’ Level 3 BTEC Business course, […]

Olympic Athlete Inspires Local Students

An Olympic pole-vaulter has been offering an insight into the life of an elite athlete by passing on her training and performance expertise to students at Stratford-upon-Avon College. Holly Bradshaw, who competed at the Rio Olympics in 2016 finishing in fifth place, joined the College as a guest lecturer on Thursday 2 February to discuss […]

Servicemen Return to College Roots

Three military servicemen revisited their induction to service life when they returned to Stratford-upon-Avon College to catch up with their former lecturer and share stories of their experiences. Royal Marine Sam Millard, Army infantryman Dan Ward, and Jake Smith, currently training with the Army Royal Fusiliers Reservists, graduated from the College in 2014. Having grown […]

College Receives National Recognition

Following December’s ‘New League Tables Highlight College Students’ Employment Success‘ article Principal Nicola Mannock and Chair of Governors Lord Digby Jones talk to C&W in Business about the College’s recent success.    

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 […]