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University Centre celebrates review success

Wednesday, 07 September, 2016

Staff and students from the University Centre at Wakefield College were celebrating following a positive review of quality and standards of provision by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA).

First turf cut for new Advanced Skills and Innovation Centre

Monday, 09 May, 2016

A turf cutting ceremony last week week marked the beginning of construction work on Wakefield College’s brand new Advanced Skills and Innovation Centre (ASIC). College principal Sam Wright cut the first turf on the new £6.8M project which is due to open in 2017.

Higher education students celebrate graduation success...

Tuesday, 10 November, 2015

A congregation of more than 500 gathered at Wakefield Cathedral last Saturday to see students from the University Centre at Wakefield College receive higher level qualifications at the annual Graduation Ceremony. This year’s guest speaker Mary Creagh, MP for Wakefield, took the opportunity to praise the College for its hard work and congratulated the graduates on their achievements.

University-level applications on the up

Wednesday, 09 September, 2015

Applications to study university-level courses with the University Centre at Wakefield College are increasing as the message about studying for a degree in Wakefield hits home. The University Centre has seen a 60% increase in applications to its Higher Education (HE) provision over the last two years and this year is welcoming over 300 full-time HE students for induction next week.

College celebrates Graduation Ceremony

Saturday, 08 November, 2014

Over 500 people braved Saturday’s wet conditions to see Wakefield College graduates receive their awards at Wakefield Cathedral. This year’s guest speaker was Paul Reid, Chair of Wakefield First.

New Website for Lightwaves

Tuesday, 03 June, 2014

Creative web design students from Wakefield College put their tech skills to good use when they revamped the official website of a local community group. The College’s Web Design Foundation Degree (FdA) students overhauled the website of Lightwaves ( giving it a new, sleek and professional look.


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