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Exeter College news article

Date: 24/03/2017

Thirty Exeter College students have successful completed their British Sign Language qualification this academic year.
 
All of the students passed their final assessment and completed the course, which is run by SignUp BSL.
 
SignUp BSL is a social purpose business. Their vision is of a society where Deafness is not a barrier to independence, achievement or fulfilment. SignUp BSL are dedicated to advancing that vision by increasing the awareness and use of British Sign Language in the community, and by being a positive employer of Deaf people.
 
Exeter College offers students the opportunity to take part in a range of enrichment activities.  Enrichment is an organised set of exciting activities that give students the opportunity to get a new skill, experience new hobbies, achieve a qualification, and make new friends.
 
There are more than 35 different types of enrichment opportunities available, ranging from volunteering with our Exeter College Volunteers programme, Duke of Edinburgh Awards, Ten Tors, sporting activities, to our Student Choir, music ensembles, Debating Society, or learning British Sign Language.  Read more »

University of Oxford UNIQ summer school logo

Date: 23/03/2017

Six Exeter College students have been selected to study at the University of Oxford for one week over the summer holidays. The selection process involved submitting a personal statement detailing the students’ interest in their chosen course and motivation to attend UNIQ. A total number of 3960 applications were made to UNIQ from schools and colleges all around the UK in 2017 of which 875 were selected to attend.   Read more »

James Tarling highly commended for teacher of the year.

Date: 21/03/2017

Following on from being nominated for four TES awards, we are delighted to announce that Exeter College music teacher, James Tarling was highly commended in the category of Teacher of the Year.
 
Only a very small number of highly commended awards were given out at the national awards in London. The most outstanding colleges, training providers and individuals in the Further Education sector were recognised at the recent TES FE Awards. Apprenticeships and skills minister Robert Halfron joined more than 700 guests for the ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London’s Park Lane.
 
Speaking about receiving the accolade, James reflected that he thought it was an acknowledgement of the college’s focus on student and staff wellbeing.
 
James said: “It felt great to be nominated and to be highly commended. For me, it is a real acknowledgment of the work we have been doing over the last three or four years on student and staff wellbeing. We’ve been focusing on mindfulness and student mental health across the college. This is becoming increasingly important to learning and learners in the 21st century.
 
“I have been a learning leader for the past few years and I’m really proud of my course, which is Music Technology. It is a course people are really keen to do. We have great resources, absolutely fantastic outcomes and in a sense, the award was an acknowledgment of all those things.
 
“At Exeter College there is a positive culture that people want to do well, and want to be great teachers.”  Read more »

Claire Fox Institute of Ideas

Date: 17/03/2017

Claire Fox, the Director of the Institute of Ideas, visited Exeter College recently to speak to a packed audience of around a hundred students and other guests. 

This high profile speaker spoke about the importance of free speech in a lecture held in the college’s new lecture theatre.  Read more »

Exeter College news article

Date: 14/03/2017

Last week the South West Apprenticeship Ambassador Network and Exeter College hosted the Apprenticeship Expo 2017 for a successful third year. The Apprenticeship Expo is the largest event of its kind in the South West during National Apprenticeship Week. The college’s Sports Hall was transformed into a 1,000 square metre exhibition space resulting in a record number of attendees.   Read more »

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