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Children’s University celebrate graduate success

Thursday, 30 June, 2016

Children’s University, which is spearheaded by Wakefield College, is aimed to encourage children to develop a love of learning beyond the classroom.

EU Nationals and Student Finance in England

Wednesday, 29 June, 2016

The following statement applies to EU nationals who are currently in receipt of student loans from the Student Loans Company (SLC), and to EU nationals who intend to begin studying from this autumn

Children’s University Open Event

Thursday, 26 May, 2016

Wakefield Children’s University will be hosting a free family event at the College’s Castleford Campus on Tuesday 31 May, 10am - 2pm. Visitors can take part in a host of sporting and cultural activities and come face to face with reptiles and birds of prey.

Wakefield College 14-16 award winners recognised

Thursday, 12 May, 2016

The annual Wakefield College 14-16 Awards took place on Thursday 5th May and saw a number of awards for students at local schools.

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.

College apprentices get on their bikes

Tuesday, 03 May, 2016

Wakefield College apprentices from Coca Cola will put their pedal power to the test when they take part in the inaugural Tour de Coke. Engineering apprentices Polly Hetherington, Harry Ainsworth and Business Admin apprentice Caitlin Simper will represent Team Wakefield when they battle it out with over 100 Coca Cola employees from across the country at Mallory Park, near Leicester this weekend.

Children’s University trail proves a winner

Tuesday, 26 April, 2016

Children from across the district descended onto Wakefield recently taking part in a variety of activities marking the first ever Wakefield Children’s University Cultural Trail. The College teamed up with a number of Learning Destinations for the activities.

Wakefield College team up with Long Division

Tuesday, 19 April, 2016

Following the loud and lively success of last year’s festival at Unity Works, Wakefield College’s School of Popular Music have teamed up with Wakefield’s ‘Long Division’ Festival to present ‘Upload 2016’ - the students’ end of year live music showcase on 12 June 2016.

College photography students’ work goes on display

Friday, 01 April, 2016

Talented photography and creative media students from Wakefield College will have a selection of their work on display at the Hepworth Gallery where members of the public can choose their favourites as part of the ‘My secret Wakefield' competition.

Scientists of tomorrow get a taste of science at Wakefield College

Tuesday, 15 March, 2016

Scientist and mathematicians of the future got a taste of science in action this week when they visited Wakefield College to take part in a range of exciting taster sessions to mark National Science Week.

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