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  • Freshers’ Fair 2019 signals the start of term!

    Abingdon & Witney College held its annual Freshers’ Fair this week as returning and new students started the new term. 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. …


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  • Impressive results for college GCSE students

    College students new and returning have been taking time out of their summer break to enrol for the 2019-20 academic year, after receiving their eagerly anticipated GCSE results on Thursday (22nd August). Every year, there’s a flurry of action across both the Abingdon and Witney campuses as staff help to guide students through enrolment and tutors give insights into what to expect on their courses. Hundreds of excited students …


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  • Student of the Year 2019 at Blenheim Palace

    Over 150 students, staff, friends, and family attended the recent 2019 Student of the Year Awards evening in the grand surroundings of the Orangery Room at Blenheim Palace. 20 students were honoured for their achievements across the curriculum, including equine, engineering, supported education, higher education and apprenticeships. The evening also featured a speech from the college's new Chair of the Corporation Board, Gavin Maitland-Smith, …


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  • College staff dedicate day to helping local communities and charities

    Over 200 staff from Abingdon & Witney College have volunteered for charities and community projects as part of their working day on Thursday July 11th. The Community Outreach Day initiative originated from college staff to help the communities in which the College is embedded. Staff were encouraged to put themselves forward as team leaders and suggest charities and projects close to their hearts, leading to eight initiatives …


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  • Abingdon and Witney College Principal joins college leaders to write to the Chancellor and Secretary of State

    • Every leader from every general further education college in England has written to the Chancellor and Secretary of State for Education • The letter is calling on government to implement the recommendations of the government’s recent Post-18 Education Review [The Augar Review] • Recent forecasting by AoC warns that the country risks widening the skills gap and reducing economic output by £3.3 billion …


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  • Supported internship brings new opportunities for Josh

    "They are all lovely," Josh explained. "Good team work. Bunch of lads, [we] have fun and banter." Josh, who is 20 and has an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP), joined the Oxfordshire Supported Internship programme in September 2018. The supported internship programme is a partnership between Mencap, Oxfordshire Employment (part of Oxfordshire County Council), Activate Learning and Abingdon and Witney College. With the help of Georgina …


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