Press Release

Get the latest updates & press releases from Wakefield College

Business victory at Grant Thornton’s Umph event!

Monday, 24 July, 2017

Students from Greenhead College, Huddersfield, beat stiff competition to defend their title for the second year running at this year’s Umph! Competition that took place at Wakefield College’s new £7m Advanced Skills and Innovation Centre.

College students mark turf-cutting at new Castleford development…

Thursday, 13 July, 2017

Staff and work placement students from Wakefield College joined bosses from housebuilder Keepmoat Homes in Castleford recently for a turf-cutting ceremony at the £22million Flass Lane development.

Wakefield College Beauty Students Celebrate Competition Success

Friday, 07 July, 2017

Three Wakefield College Hair & Beauty students from the Castleford Campus are celebrating after securing the top spots in two prestigious national competitions - UK World Skills Awards and the National Make-Up Awards 2017. WorldSkills UK, and National Make-Up Awards bring together apprentices and young people from across the country to compete against each other to be judged the best in their chosen discipline.

Wakefield College student selected for National Championships

Monday, 26 June, 2017

Wakefield Colleges Athlete Development Programme strikes again as cross country runner, Mark Bostock, qualifies for the English Schools National Championships.

The Accused 2017

Friday, 23 June, 2017

The Accused is a tense courtroom drama with a difference. The audience will act as the jury, as if they were in the Central Criminal Court at the Old Bailey. You will have to decide... Did Dr Sherwood murder his wife? Was Jennifer Mitchell his mistress? Which of his alibis should you believe? The choice will keep you on the edge of your seats, and at the end of the trial you will be invited to deliver your verdict of guilty or not guilty. Once you have made that decision, the play will continue - with one of two different endings, depending on your verdict. Only then will you finally discover the truth.

University Centre Wakefield celebrates teaching excellence award

Thursday, 22 June, 2017

The University Centre at Wakefield College is celebrating today after being given a Silver Award by the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) panel; introduced by the Government to recognise and reward excellent teaching in Higher Education.

Rugby star signs pro contract

Thursday, 22 June, 2017

Wakefield Colleges’ Lee Kershaw has signed his first professional Rugby League contract with Wakefield Trinity’s first team.

Fashion Students Show off at The Ridings

Wednesday, 21 June, 2017

Wakefield College students studying on the Extended Diploma in fashion and textiles presented an amazing collection of garments during a live catwalk show at the Ridings. This was a fantastic opportunity to display the work of their final collection, based on the theme of ‘Wakefield’. The students will also be part in a larger exhibition, taking place at the Hepworth Gallery on Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th June, where all the garments will be on display. Congratulations to Georgia Brook who won the ‘best in cat walk award and to Emily Cain who was awarded a visual merchandising work experience for her creative ability.

Tweets

Wakefield College will be attending this Skills and Careers event for young people in Wakefield next week on Tuesda… https://t.co/ka4jtaZ9U1

Our latest vacancies are for two Student Experience and Support Leaders. For more details go to… https://t.co/nQV5lHDBpc

"Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding." Albert Einstein… https://t.co/sMtePkwiih

Our newest vacancy is for a Learning Support Assistant - Pool For more information go to https://t.co/OhuFLDq3e3… https://t.co/uVcpLl41wF

Do you have previous experience of working with management information data and systems? We're recruiting for a S… https://t.co/Eo5SQ4bknh