Exeter College November 2019 News Round up

November was a month full of great news stories for the college and our students. Here’s our round up of the most popular stories on our website this month.  

Businesses Rate Exeter College Top in South West for FE Apprenticeship Employer Satisfaction for Second Year Running – A Department for Education survey once again placed Exeter College as top of the pile for further education Apprenticeship providers in the South West as businesses expressed their happiness at working with Exeter College Apprentices.  

“Our industry partnership approach means that our students get the very best out of their experience, while employers gain access to a dynamic and creative workforce,” – John Laramy, Exeter College Principal and Chief Executive.  

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College Charities of the Year Announced – Cancer Research UK and Exeter Foodbank were announced as our college charities of the year. Student and staff fundraising for this academic year will be raising money for two incredibly worthwhile causes.  

“It’s really important for our students to get involved with social action events and activities and to give back to their community,” – Megan Snell, Exeter College Deputy Head of Student Experience. 

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Festival of Carols 2019 – Details on our free Festival of Carols event on December 5th were announced, with the doors of Exeter Cathedral opening at 6.30pm for a 7.30pm start.  

“The Festival of Carols provides an opportunity for us to recognise the start of the festive season and celebrate the talent of our student musicians, readers, staff and college community,” – John Laramy, Exeter College Principal and Chief Executive.  

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Learn2Live Visit Exeter College to Talk Road Safety – BBC Spotlight, ITV Westcountry and Devon Live attended a Learn2Live event at Exeter College to see how our students engage with topics on road safety.  

“Learn2Live presentations aim at changing the attitudes of young drivers from the beginning of their driving careers, empowering them to know their destiny is very much in their hands,” – Harry Tangye, Devon and Cornwall Police Sergeant.  

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Exeter College Shortlisted for National Award for Employer Engagement – We were announced as a finalist for the Association of Colleges Beacon City & Guilds Award for Engagement with Employers.  

“The appetite for local businesses to turn work experience into fantastic Apprenticeship opportunities has never been stronger and more beneficial,” – Mike Blakeley, Exeter College Director of Apprenticeships and Employer Engagement.  

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Charity Take Over in @thirty-four – Lucknam Park Head Chef Tom Westerland and two former Exeter College students came to @thirty-four for a restaurant takeover, sharing with our current students some insights in to industry during a busy evening service in the name of charity.  

“Exeter College graduates are brilliant, really keen, excellent and focused,” – Tom Westerland, Lucknam Park Head Chef.  

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