Apprentice of the Year! – Delight for Degree Apprentice Jack at Business Awards 2022 

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Weston College toasted the outstanding success of learners and employer partners for the first time in three years, at triumphant return of The Business Awards on Thursday night (June 30).  Winners from a range of categories were presented with awards at the Oscars-style event at The Winter Gardens.  It was here that, as well as winning Engineering and Manufacturing Apprentice …

To University and Beyond! – Familiar Faces Pass on Experiences to Sixth Form Students

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This week welcomed some familiar faces back to UCW!  We love speaking with past students. Hearing about their amazing achievements and progression since graduating really brings home the amazing successes higher education enables. UCW alumni Mari Kerrigan, Dan Swan, Jack Kimmins and Josh Shapland visited The Winter Gardens Campus to pass on their words of wisdom to Weston College Sixth …

Sashaying Towards Success: Life as a Dance Learner at UCW with Third Year Georgia Barlow

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Georgia Barlow, third year BA (Hons) Dance for Commercial Performance student, has given us a glimpse behind the curtain at what it’s like being a UCW Dance student.    Based at our state-of-the-art UCW Academy of Performing Arts at Knightstone Campus, Dance for Commercial Performance is one of many of our Performing Arts degree programmes available to study here at UCW.    …

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Nursing Associate Learner, Shane Allot, Dubs IoT a “Great Opportunity for Personal Development”

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University Centre Weston learner, Shane Allot, celebrates 6 months of study with recognition of his success and strong words of praise for the Institute of Technology (IoT) and UCW. Shane, 34 from Weston-super-Mare, is an adult learner who has been studying the Nursing Associate FdSc Higher Apprenticeship at UCW in partnership with the West of England Institute of Technology (WEIoT).   …

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Levelling Up – The Chinese Room Technical Producer Inspires Game and Animation Learners

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The Chinese Room’s Technical Producer, Pascal Siddons visited UCW Games and Animation Production, BA (hons) students to give a lecture on employment and how to stand out when applying for Graduate roles in the gaming industry.  The Chinese Room are a BAFTA-winning games studio and have created the likes of Dear Esther, Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, Everybody’s Gone to …

UCW Music Learner Secures Place on MA Programme

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Congratulations to BA Professional Music and Production student Mike-e for his outstanding achievement in securing a place on the highly reputable MA Electronic Music Production at dB’s Institute of Sound and Digital Technologies, partnered with Falmouth University.  Mike-e has been a part of the Weston College Group family since joining onto a Level 1 Music course in 2015.   Since then, …

Performing Arts Learners Shine in Industry Standard Showcase

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Recently our UCW Performing Arts learners had the privilege of working and collaborating with one of the country’s most reputable and highly sought-after Physical Comedy Directors, John Nicholson.    John is renowned throughout the industry for his work as Artistic Director of the award-winning Peepolykus Theatre Company, for which he has created 12 fantastic productions that have appeared in the West End …

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Counselling Student, Megan Du Plessis UCW, Presents at BACP Research Conference

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Congratulations to UCW Counselling student Megan Du Plessis and lecturer Claire Plews on their outstanding achievement in being selected to speak at the highly prestigious British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) research conference.   The conference took place in Dundee from 19th to 20th May and is recognised throughout the counselling industry as an incredibly distinguished and reputable event, …

UCW Awards 2022

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After 2 years of no physical award ceremonies, the prestigious UCW Awards returned in style for 2022.  The spectacular evening marks the celebration of astounding students and staff, who were nominated to receive the coveted subject awards and special prizes to acknowledge excellence.  Students and staff accompanied by friends and family arrived at the glamourous gala, greeted by canopies and …

Why did I become a Student Ambassador? – Meet Chris!

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The amazing support at UCW is often at the tip of the tongues of our students whenever we ask “What’s your favourite thing about studying at UCW?” As well as our friendly HEART team, the Student Ambassador team do an amazing job supporting prospective students, helping to create an inclusive and forward thinking student culture. But what do Student Ambassadors …