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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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Ryan starts new badminton season with a title win

News / 11 November 2015

Ryan JW Quek won the Worcestershire 69th Restricted Tournament held at Tudor Grange Academy in Worcester. The 18-year-old secured the title after beating the men’s 1st team’s top-seeded player 21-9 and 21-13 in the semi-final. He then beat his opponent 21-8 and 21-12 in the final. “This is one of the biggest titles of my […]

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Foundation learning students’ new learning centre comes to life

News / 2 November 2015

The centre is based at the college's Art and Design centre, Brierley Hill and was developed as a result of an investment by Dudley Council. Wendy Stevens, Head of Stourbridge College commented: “This new centre has been purpose built to a specification aimed at supporting students with a disability or special educational needs. It will […]

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Birmingham students win creative European work placements

News / 2 November 2015

Georgia Lloyd and Michael Nguyen will visit Italy and Spain through Gecko Programmes Ltd, part of the European Union’s Erasmus Plus Programme. Their learning programme includes a work placement and enterprise and employability qualifications. Georgia, who completed a BTEC Diploma in Fashion at the college, deferred her place at Birmingham City University to attend the […]

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Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell MP visits Samsung Digital Service Academy at Birmingham Metropolitan College

News / 2 November 2015

His visit celebrates the investment behind qualifications and training resources in digital literacy that have unlocked learning opportunities and improved employability for young people in Birmingham. The Samsung Digital Service Academy in partnership with BMet, currently celebrating its fifth anniversary, has enabled Birmingham’s aspiring engineers to boost their skill set by studying for a City […]

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BMet receives special accolade from RAF

News / 7 October 2015

The award recognises the college’s successful track record in providing a high number of excellent quality candidates to the RAF over the last five years. The college delivers Level 2 and 3 Uniformed Public Services qualifications from its Sutton Coldfield College and Stourbridge College. Principal and Chief Executive at BMet, Andrew Cleaves said: “The award […]

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Former BMet students benefit from university bursary

News / 7 October 2015

The students completed A Level and practical vocational programmes of study and were nominated by their tutors to receive £2,000 to contribute towards their higher education studies. The University of Wolverhampton also awarded travel bursaries worth £500 to 60 of the colleges’ students. Head of Careers and Employment at BMet, Jenny North said: “This is […]

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