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  • Construction students get an insight into industry

    Forty-five Abingdon & Witney College Level 1 and Level 2 Carpentry students, based at our Witney campus at the Construction Skills Centre, made the short journey to the Common Leys campus in Hailey on Tuesday. They were there to get a closer look at the construction of the College’s new Livestock Technology Centre, a £1.7m hub that will house livestock pens, tractor equipment, and classrooms with state-of-the-art equipment. Work bega…


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  • Our college staff are Grade 1!

    The Grade 1 event, hosted at our Abingdon and Common Leys Farm campuses, is an opportunity to celebrate the courses and business areas in the College that were judged to be outstanding as part of the self-assessment (SAR) process. It was wonderful to hear from the Heads of Business and Heads of Faculty about the key factors that contributed to the success of these teams and gaining an insight into how we provide our students with an exceptiona…


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  • Abingdon & Witney College and Moulton College Merger

    Moulton College and Abingdon & Witney College are proposing to merge to form a new group supporting the South East Midlands, Oxfordshire and the surrounding areas. Building on the strengths and successes of the two Colleges, the merger will provide the opportunity to deliver high quality, responsive and inclusive professional and technical education, apprenticeships, high needs funded learners and higher education with Moulton College cont…


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  • Student’s sticker design for charity wins competition

    Against Breast Cancer have announced that Abingdon & Witney College student Debs Hanstock is the winner of their 2018 sticker competition. Suggestions for a new, eye-catching and engaging sticker were submitted by Art and Design students at the College earlier this year. The winning entry was chosen by CBBC presenter Lauren Layfield and CBBC actor Megan Hughes. Both judges agreed that the striking image of a young woman rolling up her s…


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  • Abingdon & Witney College Principal to join march on Westminster

    Abingdon & Witney College will be involved in crucial initiatives during Colleges Week this week to raise awareness of the current funding issues surrounding further education. The College’s principal and CEO, Di Batchelor, will be taking part in a jointly organised march to Westminster, whilst Media students at the College interviewed staff and students to report on the benefits of further education and the careers it can lead to. Ab…


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  • Creative students impress judges with unique designs

    Every year, students from the College's art and design department have the opportunity to collaborate with the West Oxfordshire Business Awards team (WOBA) to design a unique trophy. This trophy, created with help from Synolos, is presented to the overall winner at the awards ceremony …


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  • College students brainstorm with businesses at Venture Vortex

    Over 100 students from Abingdon & Witney College’s Business, Accounting, and Events and Tourism courses took part in an exciting Dragons’ Den-style event on Friday 21st September at Jurys Inn Hotel in Oxford. Venture Vortex is the annual event held for Level 2 and 3 students at the beginning of term, aimed at developing their business and entrepreneurial acumen and providing an opportunity to work with and get feedback from…


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  • Trips galore for new college students!

    As the new academic year begins for the latest cohort of Abingdon & Witney College students, so does the range of awesome trips they get to go on! These research trips are fantastic opportunities to meet new classmates and staff, improve a range of skills like teamwork and communication, and also see the inner workings of the industry they are interested in. First up, our …


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  • Freshers’ Fair is a big hit with students

    Abingdon & Witney College held its annual Freshers’ Fair to welcome all new students last week. The Fair traditionally takes place over two days at the College’s Abingdon and Witney campuses and offers students the chance to meet staff, explore the campuses and find out how to make the best of their time at college.   Thi…


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  • ‘Significant’ Agritech Centre nears completion at Common Leys Farm

    Young people from across Oxfordshire – keen to establish a career in agriculture – are set to benefit from the opening of a major new Agritech skills centre near Witney which, in-turn, could play a key role in growing the county’s economy. The Agritech Innovation Skills Centre – being developed at the College’s Common Leys campus on the outskirts of Witney – will provide a ‘highly-technical’ environment, supporting courses and …


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