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    Leicester College kick off a European collaboration through photography

    waj by wyusuf | 13-02-17

    Leicester College lecturer Paul O’Leary has launched a photography festival called ‘Photocizens’ with collaborators from around Europe with the aim to take it global.

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    Photocitizens International Photography Festival was established in 2015, with the aim to connect undergraduates and postgraduate photography students across the world with photography festivals, galleries and art organisations around the world.

    The concept for 2016/2017 is National Identity seeking to explore labels that define the idea of national identity, how people describe themselves and the signs and symbols that they use as a group or individuals to portray their identity.read more

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    Guest Speaker: Artist Emma Fay

    waj by wyusuf | 02-02-17

    This week Emma popped into Seed Creativity to speak to our BAPSCI learners.

    Emma Fay is known for her concept body artistry, using paint on the human canvas to create artworks that challenge visual perception. Inspired by evolution and origins, her art conveys notions of surrealism and symbolic expressionism through her manipulation of the human form. Successfully combining her artistic, theatrical and business background with professional experience within the hair and beauty industry, Emma has gained notable recognition as one of the world’s most accomplished body artists. In addition to fine art, Emma’s work has been applied to more commercial domains, creating captivating artwork for editorial and advertorial use, both as photographed body art and live installations.read more

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    Leicester College learners win global DECA Idea Challenge 2016

    waj by wyusuf | 01-02-17

    Leicester College learners are DECA Idea Challenge 2016 Global winners in the College/University category announced this week.

    The Challenge had 2048 entries from 16 countries around the world including Algeria, China, India, Jamaica, the United Arab Emirates, New Zealand and more.

    Learners decided the product they created had to have a safety aspect about it. They recycled the plastic bottle to produce a cover for exposed plug and wiring system in poorer countries in order to protect children from getting an electric shock.

    Peter Jones Enterprise Academy learners Gigar Surendracumar and Andy Hill worked collaboratively with Foundation Degree Travel and Tourism learners Marie Simmonds and Natasha Green to produce the winning idea.read more

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    Learner Success: Baseer Khan

    waj by wyusuf | 25-01-17

    Baseer hitch-hiked his way to England from his native Afghanistan at the tender age of 11.

    When he arrived he couldn't speak a word of English but the programme helped him to get the most out of his education and forge positive relationships.

    HRH The Prince of Wales today met young people in Leicester who are turning their lives around with help from his charity, The Prince’s Trust.

    Baseer is now at Leicester College studying mechanics.

    He said: "I may have looked cool on the outside but I was really scared talking to Prince Charles on the inside. It was an amazing opportunity. We even shared a bit of a joke when he thought I'd said I spoke over 40 languages.

    "We talked about my journey here and he told me he's been to Afghanistan. It was really good.read more

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    Learner Success: Daniel Storer

    waj by wyusuf | 12-01-17

    Course: BTEC Level 3 in Networking

    After showing great potential during his lessons at the College. Daniel was put forward to enter the regional heats in Bedford for a chance to compete at the World Skills UK final at the NEC Birmingham.

    Daniel was successful in the heats and made it through to the final in Birmingham where he was one of the youngest competitors.

    “I have always had a passion for networking and understanding how it works. It started off as a hobby initially but since doing the course at Leicester College I look forward to converting it into a business when I leave.”

    “The support from the College has been phenomenal, by taking part in the competition it helped broaden my knowledge.read more

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    Leicester College link up with Swissport

    waj by wyusuf | 12-01-17

    Swissport the world's largest global airline company, has established a partnership with Leicester College creating a Swissport Academy.

    The academy has been created for new recruits to the industry and is the only one of its kind in Leicestershire.  Leicester College learners will be given a rare glimpse of life behind the scenes at the airport.

    Julie Whittle,National Training Manager Swissport said:

    "The academy is a crucial starting point for a future in the aviation industry with Swissport and we are excited about the potential of the new learners from Leicester College"

    The learners will be learning new skills required for airport ground handling services with the Level 2 Travel Operation and Level 3 Professional Travel and Tourism courses.read more

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    Leicester College Learner finalist in The Gavin Brown Young Designer of the Year 2016 Award.

    waj by wyusuf | 12-01-17

    Leicester College learner Joseph Gambrell is one of the 10 finalist competing for The Gavin Brown: Young Designer of the Year 2016 at The Clothes Show Creative Awards.

    The brief was to be inspired by a Queen of any century and design a dress or a two piece for today’s modern woman and culture. Joseph chose Lady Jane Grey as his muse as he is from Leicester.

    The winner will see their outfit modelled on The Clothes Show Style Studio Catwalk and featured in the Bright Young Things 2017 Campaign, as well as £1000 prize money for themselves and £500 donation to their College/University.

    Joseph currently studying BTEC Level 3 Art and Design said:

    “When entering the competition I really doubted myself and wasn’t sure if I would be any good.read more

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    Liz Kendall MP delivers a talk to learners at Leicester College

    waj by wyusuf | 12-12-16

    Leicester West MP, Liz Kendall visited the Leicester College Abbey Park Campus on Friday 9 December to talk to the Level 3 Uniformed Public Services (UPS) learners about her role in politics, as well as her role and responsibilities as an MP.

    Liz Kendall MP said:

    “Young people often don’t have a voice in politics. I see it as my job to talk to people and show them what politics is really like. More importantly to hear what do young people really want. There is a strong sense that politics has to do more to understand young people, and that is something that I will take away with me from the College after speaking to the learners.”

    As part of the UPS course the learners cover Government and Policies.read more

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    The Cavalier Project

    waj by wyusuf | 29-11-16

    Leicester College learners studying BTEC Level 2 Aeronautical Engineering have been given the chance to work on a tangible plane due to a generation donation.

    The Cavalier Project started after the College was donated an aircraft by former pilot Dave Ritchie.

    Dave Ritchie said:

    “I am delighted to pass this project on to budding engineers. I hope they can continue the restoration and learn at the same time.”

    The project will take over four years to complete enabling learners to get the opportunity to work on the plane and gain valuable aeronautical experience.read more

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    Leicester College Remembrance Event

    waj by wyusuf | 11-11-16

    Leicester College marked Armistice Day with a beautiful ceremony where wreaths were laid at the drum head by staff, learners and children from the College nursery in remembrance.

    The two minute silence was marked with poppy petals being scattered by learners in the Abbey Park Campus atrium to pay their respect to the fallen.

    The College was joined by Suleman Nagdi MBE DL of the Federation of Muslim Organisations and The Royal Logistic Corps.

    Lest We Forget...read more