Entries by Mark Reid

Apprentice is Saved by Cowshed

When a Cookery Apprentice from Stratford-upon-Avon College found his training in jeopardy, The Cowshed Eaterie and Tea Rooms in Henley-in-Arden saved the day by offering a last-minute apprenticeship placement. Conor Barron, 22 from Kenilworth, was six months into his Advanced Apprenticeship in Professional Cookery at Aubrey Allen Caterers when, in August 2017, he was made […]

Film Director Calls the Shots At College

Media students at Stratford-upon-Avon College have been treated to a red-carpet visit from one of the UK’s brightest and acclaimed new film-making talents. Last week, up-and-coming award-winning film director Joe Stephenson spent a day at the College as guest lecturer, setting its aspiring film-makers on the path to cinematic success by sharing with them his […]

Performers on Track for Stardom

RSC, Performing Arts School and alumni provide hands-on support at Stratford-upon-Avon-College. It has been a fantastic start to the year for Performing Arts students at Stratford-upon-Avon College. Only three weeks into the new term, the students have already found themselves immersed in hands-on, intensive workshops, developing professional skills and audition preparation with the RSC, leading […]

Student film critics sweep the board

Stratford-upon-Avon College has triumphed in a national film review competition. Budding film critics from the College have, for the first time in Into Film’s ‘Review of the Week’ history, managed a clean sweep, with every single winner coming from the College’s A Level Film course. Funded by the British Film Institute, Into Film is an […]

From Shakespeare’s Verse to Pop Verse

Stratford-upon-Avon’s most famous son has paved the way for a new popstar. Alex Cottom, an Acting student at Stratford-upon-Avon College, is a member of an up-and-coming local band managed by world famous songwriter Kasey Monroe, who has worked with bands ranging from Busted, McFly to Union J and now …The Verse. According to Alex, 18 […]

College Students Celebrate A Level Triumph

Students and staff at Stratford-upon-Avon College have good cause for celebration. With the publication of this year’s A Level results on Thursday 17 August, the College was thrilled to learn it had achieved an impressive 95% pass rate. 10 of the College’s A2 subject areas achieved a 100% pass rate and passes for AS students […]

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 […]