AHT WINNER! – Make-up Degree Design Dazzles Judges at Regional Finals

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UCW Hair, Makeup and Prosthetics for Production student, Claire Cox, has won the AHT (Association of Hairdressers and Therapists) Southwest regional competition! AHT is a national competition that enhances learner technical and employability skills, as well as testing them under pressure to prepare them for the trade. Claire is currently a third year student studying the Hair, Makeup and Prosthetics …

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UCW Students Soar to Second Place in Street Dance Competition

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We are so proud to share that UCW Dance for Commercial Performance students and Musical Theatre students won the second-place trophy in the street dance competition at the SOAR Street-Dance Weekender in Manchester! This is an incredible experience which will stay with everyone involved.   The winning routine was choreographed by our excellent Dance Programme Coordinator Rachel Hickie. One of the …

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Animal Management Learners Get Stuck In at the Wild Place Project

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A Bear-illiant trip! (sorry, that was a bad one)  Our Animal Management degree learners had a great time visiting Wild Place Project recently as part of their Introduction to Animal Welfare module. Getting out of the classroom and getting some real hands-on knowledge is a great opportunity and will help these learners visualise for the rest of the course.  Seeing …

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UCW Students Raise Funds for Those in Need in Ukraine

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UCW students have shown fantastic fundraising efforts.   UCW students have donated and purchased items from the amazing Weston College learner led pop-up shop over at Loxton Campus in order to raise money for those in need in Ukraine. The products in the shop were amazing handmade, bespoke items with proceeds going to charities helping those who are suffering from the war …

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Applied Computing Students Learn About the World of Employment

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Our Applied Computing students are ready to take on the world of employment!   This week we have had guest speaker Benedict van der Linde CMgr MCMI, who ran a day of workshops on professional career coaching and employability for our BSc (Hons) Applied Computing undergraduates. This workshop taught students about self-reflection as well as giving them interview tips, techniques for …

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Shadow the Greyhound Visits Animal Management Learners

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The lovely greyhound Shadow has been on tour!   After well as popping in to the Winter Gardens for some much-deserved strokes from our students last week, the gorgeous Greyhound also visited our Animal Management learners.   In a workshop led by Shadow’s owner Wendy, the class learnt all about how greyhounds’ bodies are adapted to meet the demands of greyhound …

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UCW Learners Win at the Celebration of Success Awards

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A huge congratulations to our UCW learners who were awarded “Student of the Year” Awards. Amelia won the award for Hair and Beauty and Caroline won the award for Counselling at Weston College‘s Celebration of Success!   The evening saw over 40 learners from across the Weston College group receive recognition for their outstanding work from the previous year. To entertain …

Early Years Author and Consultant Tamsin Grimmer Visits UCW!

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Students studying our Early Years, BA (Hons) degree were treated to a guest lecturer from author and Early Years consultant Tamsin Grimmer. Having worked as a teacher, EYFS adviser, Area SENCo, Childminder, Assessor and mentor for EYPS/EYTs Tamsin is now a self-employed Early Years consultant. Her evident wealth of knowledge is demonstrated further in her four published books with a …

Hair and Make-up Learners Representing UCW at the Commonwealth Games!

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After a successful selection process, UCW Hair, Make-up and Prosthetics for Production, BA (Hons) learners Georgia, Sophie, Jess, Aaliyah and Jasmine have been offered places on the Volunteer Hair And Makeup team at the 2022 Birmingham Common Wealth Games! They will be doing all of the make-up for the opening and closing ceremonies at the 2022 games this summer. The …

Principal’s Jubilee Queen’s Green Canopy Competition – DEADLINE 31st March

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***We’re encouraging students and staff to plant a tree for the Jubilee!*** University Centre Weston has joined the national campaign to support The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) – a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee. Our first tree is now proudly planted outside the eco building at South West Skills Campus. I am now running a …