Press Release

Get the latest updates & press releases from Wakefield College

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.

Celebrating student success at the 14-16 awards evening

Thursday, 11 May, 2017

The annual Wakefield College 14-16 Awards took place last week and saw a number of awards for students at local schools.

Wakefield College welcomes former student to new ASIC

Monday, 08 May, 2017

Wakefield College recently welcomed its former student Adeem Younis to get a sneak peek into its new £7m Advanced Skills and Innovation Centre. Adeem, who studied Graphic Design at the College, saw first-hand the impressive new build that promises to transform high-level skills delivery in the District.

College receives keys to new £7m Advanced Skills and Innovation Centre

Thursday, 04 May, 2017

There was an air of excitement at Wakefield College this week after the keys to the new £7m Advanced Skills and Innovation Centre were handed over to senior College staff. The new centre, based at the College’s City Campus, will welcome its first students later this month before the official opening in the Autumn, and promises to transform high-levels skills education and training in the District.

Fundamental British Values Competition Winners

Tuesday, 18 April, 2017

Congratulations to Edyta (1st prize winner), and Kyle and James (runners up), on your recent success as part of the Fundamental British Values (FBV) poster competition.

Another sports star makes the step up to professional league

Monday, 27 March, 2017

A Wakefield College student has signed professional terms with Wakefield Trinity after impressing with a string of performances in the College’s Category 3 team.

Wakefield College students go on an expedition

Tuesday, 21 March, 2017

Health and Social Care students from Wakefield College recently spent a morning on Mars, exploring the Great Barrier Reef and visiting Buckingham Palace all in the comfort of their classroom. The College teamed up with Google Expeditions recently and gave students the opportunity to try on new virtual reality headsets giving them unique insight into areas of interest from across the world and beyond.

Olympic level training for College swimmer Thomas

Wednesday, 15 March, 2017

Wakefield College student, Thomas Raddings, was invited to a Down Syndrome Swimming Team GB training camp for two days in January in Portsmouth and Isle of Wight.

Performing Arts students get a masterclass from West End star

Tuesday, 14 March, 2017

Performing Arts students from the University Centre at Wakefield College were in the esteemed company of West End star Julia Worsely this week when she led an interactive masterclass and took part in an open question and answer session at the Mechanics' Theatre, Wakefield.

Tweets

We’re at @Spenvalleyhigh parents evening handing out information and talking to school leavers about our fantastic… https://t.co/9BudYKrlEm

RT @ABC_Awards: #ThrowBackThursday to when @wakeycollege received ABC Awards Showcase Centre status! 👏 To find out more click here.… https://t.co/4S4jW4VJx9

RT @GoHigherWY: Thinking about going to university and need some extra advice or wish you had gone to university but think it’s too… https://t.co/luN3vwwguA

RT @WakeyCollSport: Great to have Kevin sinfield in today talking to the @wakeycollege @TalentedAthlete students. #adversity #Hardwork… https://t.co/ZglEYTbAuf

College is open as usual. Please travel safely! ❄❄