Entries by Mark Reid

Colleges Take Another Positive Step Towards Merger

The merger between Solihull College & University Centre and Stratford-upon-Avon College has moved a step closer with the start of the public consultation process. The proposal, which is available online, will be launched on 9th August 2017. The decision was taken by both colleges to merge in order to have greater resilience and influence in […]

Catering Apprentice Wins Britain’s Best Brigade

Congratulations to Professional Catering apprentice Ellena Maher and her teammates from the Rose and Crown pub (Warwick) who have recently won a national catering competition. The 7-strong team share in a £1000 cash prize after beating out competitors to claim the title of Britain’s Best Brigade in the national competition organised by Essential Cuisine. Ellena, a former Apprentice of […]

College Graduate Prepares for Fashion Future at Grazia

A budding graphic designer is set to embark on a highly-prized internship at Grazia magazine. Julia Beddows, 18 from Shirley, recently graduated from Stratford-upon-Avon College’s Graphic Design & Animation course and will set off for the glitzy fashion magazine’s Dubai offices at the start of next year. Eagerly anticipating her globe-trotting placement, Julia said “I’m […]

College Lecturer Turns Talents to Breakout Business Venture

A Visual Arts lecturer at Stratford-upon-Avon College is enjoying entrepreneurial success, offering unique, quirky and sometimes outrageous fashion designs to clients. Jen Burton, originally from Devon and now living in Shirley, is the owner of Bunny Pumpkin Boutique, a design studio that creates customised shoes, bags and accessories to satisfy any customers’ extravagant flair for […]

College Celebrates Secure Future with New Partner

Following a meticulous process of deliberation to select the most suitable contender for its proposed merger, Stratford-upon-Avon College has named its chosen partner and now looks forward to a secure, successful future. The College is delighted to announce that it plans to merge with Solihull College & University Centre. The target date for the merger […]

Musicals ROCK! VI

Set in the fabulous ArtsHouse, Stratford upon Avon, students from Stratford upon Avon College are set to ‘ROCK’ the town through three evening performances celebrating the successes of a selection of epic musicals including; Copacabana, Chess, Rocky Horror Show, Grease, Wicked and Mamma Mia. With nearly 100 students involved in the show the performances are […]

Summer Schools: Time to Shine

Looking for something new and exciting this summer? From Monday 14 – Friday 18 August, Stratford-upon-Avon College is running four newly-launched Summer Schools: Media, Performing Arts, Visual Arts and Shakespeare. The first three include campus-based interactive workshops, all led by talented industry professionals. Young ‘Summer Schoolers’ will be able to create their own television or […]

Apprentice of the Month – May 2017

Congratulations to Level 3 Professional Catering Apprentice Ellena Maher — May 2017’s Apprentice of the Month. Ellena’s manager at the Rose and Crown (Warwick), Leon Higham, commented: When Ellie started with us she was understandably nervous and quiet (how times have changed). Ellie has progressed noticeably in every aspect of work and attitude. I would never of […]

Budding Film Director Wins Festival Accolade

A young Stratford-based film director has received an award at a national film festival celebrating his cinematic prowess. Alexander Eves, aged 19, received the Best Director – Drama prize at the Royal Television Society’s Young People’s Media Festival held in Sunderland. Alexander, who studies Creative Media at Stratford-upon-Avon College, was stunned to hear his three-minute […]