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Homebase Garden Academy blossoms with BMet College training programme

News / 2 December 2015

The 40 learners working in Homebase garden centres across the UK have been studying with the college, gaining horticulture skills both in the classroom and the great outdoors. Training is delivered from Winterbourne House and Gardens in Edgbaston by BMet staff and the award-winning designer, Adam Frost. Darren Rudge, Department Manager at the college, said: […]

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Healthcare students get arty at Sense Day Centre

News / 2 December 2015

These have included creating a six foot mural of a tree, along with some decorative items that can be swapped throughout the year in line with the changing seasons. Lecturer, Sham Begum said: “This has been a lovely opportunity for the students to spend time in a care environment as a group before they go […]

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BMet Fellowships recognise industry support for local students

News / 26 November 2015

John Druce, Learning and Development Manager at Arqiva, Craig Errington, Chief Group Executive at Wesleyan and Lucy Healey, Training Specialist at BMW Group UK (Hams Hall engine plant) have received Fellowships to recognise their exceptional support for thousands of students across the UK. Commenting on the Fellowships, BMet Principal, Andrew Cleaves said: “Our honorary awards […]

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Apprentice engineers set for skills competition challenge

News / 20 November 2015

Charlotte Hall and Shaheed Khattak are representing Birmingham Metropolitan College (BMet) at the World Skills UK National Finals. They will compete over three days in front of over 75,000 people at The Skills Show, which takes place from 19 to 21 November at the NEC Birmingham. Charlotte, a second year customer service engineer apprentice at […]

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Award winning barrister to speak at BMet graduation

News / 20 November 2015

The St Philips Chambers’ barrister will address over hundred students at a ceremony taking place on Tuesday 24 November at The Town Hall, Birmingham. Sue Woodward, Faculty Director for Higher Education courses at the College said: “Tariq’s wealth of experience makes him an engaging and inspirational speaker for our celebratory event. His remarkable career achievements […]

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Floristry students add colour to chemistry engineering awards

News / 12 November 2015

The Institute of Chemical Engineering (IChemE) asked the students to provide flower arrangements for their annual awards dinner which took place at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole. 10 students created 50 table arrangements to a particular brief. Following the event, the arrangements were given to guests and/or donated to charity. “The students were excited to assist […]

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Student enterprise on the menu at new Kidderminster Academy cafe

News / 12 November 2015

The café bar at Kidderminster Academy in Weavers Wharf is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9.30am-2pm and on Wednesdays from 9.30am- 1pm. The café offers a seasonal breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea menu, with food and drinks prepared and served by the Academy’s hospitality students. Lecturer, Sarah Billet said: “Following a trial period last […]

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Student scoops reporter role at education conference

News / 12 November 2015

Diana Read will be the only student journalist at the Association of College’s (AoC) Annual Conference and Exhibition. This is a three-day event involving a series of workshops and lectures about teaching and learning. The 17-year-old from Wolverhampton will write two articles for the conference daily activity report and update online feeds throughout the event. […]

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Lights, camera, zombie action

News / 11 November 2015

The art and design (theatre arts) students provided make-up for actors starring in Still and also took on roles as extras. The film which was shot in Golden Square, the Jewellery Quarter’s newest development involved 30 students on the first and second year of their courses. “This was an amazing work experience opportunity for our […]

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Construction company goes creative with its recycling

News / 11 November 2015

Construction company, Interserve donated the cut materials left over from its signs manufacturing business to the student artists to use in their 3D art coursework. The coursework by the Level 3 art and design diploma students was based on a range of different themes. Department Manager at the college, Nellie Davies said: “Interserve has provided […]

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