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Children’s University pop-up shop proves a winner

Monday, 18 March, 2013

Wakefield Children’s University took over a unit at the Ridings Shopping Centre last week and welcomed over 100 visitors. The Children’s University pop-up shop saw pupils take part in a number of interactive activities including darts, golf, healthy food demos and karate.

New man at the Helme

Monday, 18 March, 2013

Wakefield College Athlete Development Programme (ADP) coordinator, Mark Helme, has landed an exciting new part-time role with the Football Association that wills see him help develop and nurture football stars of the future.

College students recreate tragic tale of local man

Tuesday, 05 March, 2013

Performing Arts students from Wakefield College often deal with high impact productions that are full of drama, romance and tragedy. However their latest piece, Drunk. Punch. Love has an added poignancy and aims to highlight the effects of drunken violence.

College IT Department receives Microsoft accreditation

Wednesday, 09 January, 2013

Wakefield College has signed up to a new accreditation scheme which will give the people of Wakefield access to a range of valuable IT industry-standard qualifications. The College has now become a recognised Certiport testing centre authorised to run a host of Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) courses. The MTA is Microsoft’s latest suite of technology certification exams which validate fundamental knowledge needed to begin building a career using Microsoft technologies.

Award winners celebrate success

Monday, 17 December, 2012

Undeterred by the cold wintery weather, Wakefield College students gathered at the Castleford Campus on Friday evening for the Awards Ceremony, the College’s annual celebration of its students’ hard work, dedication and achievements.

College students triumph in WorldSkills showcase

Tuesday, 27 November, 2012

Two beauty therapy students from Wakefield College’s Castleford Campus have won medals at the WorldSkills finals – the UK’s biggest careers and skills showcase. The three day event, held at the Birmingham NEC, attracted more than 500 competitors who took part in an array of disciplines ranging from aeronautical engineering to floristry.

Fan tash tic

Tuesday, 27 November, 2012

Lecturers and support staff at Wakefield College have helped raise more than £1,200 for charity as part of Movember – the awareness campaign which involves men growing moustaches for charity.

College students celebrate graduation success

Saturday, 10 November, 2012

A congregation of more than 500 gathered at QEGS last Saturday to see students from Wakefield College receive higher level qualifications at the annual Graduation Ceremony.

New Harrison Building officially opened

Wednesday, 17 October, 2012

Phase One of Wakefield College’s proposed redevelopment of its Margaret Street site reached completion this week as the new Harrison Building was officially opened. The £7.6 million build, which took a year to complete, will house dedicated Sixth Form learning spaces, a brand new library, café and Higher Education teaching spaces too.

Michelin star chef delivers hard hitting message

Tuesday, 16 October, 2012

Wakefield College’s hospitality and catering students were given a hard-hitting message on the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse from former Michelin star chef Michael Quinn MBE this week.

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