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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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  • Discover our brand new 2019-2020 part-time courses!

    Over the course of the next week, over 180,000 homes and businesses across the county will be waking up to copies of Discover on their doormats, our latest Oxfordshire Adult Learning (OAL) part-time guide. Readers will find hundreds of new courses inside, alongside insights from tutors into the subjects they teach and feedback from previous learners. Starting this June, learners can get involved in subjects that inspire and challen…


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  • Creative students unveil amazing works at Avenue One

    Edition 3rd-14th June, 10am-4pm (excluding Saturday & Sundays) Avenue One Skills Centre, Witney, OX28 4XZ EDITION is an exhibition featuring diverse, sophisticated and thoughtful work exploring challenging topics, created by skilful students on several courses at Abingdon & Witney College who demonstrate the ability to problem-solve, think critically and creatively. …


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  • Livestock Technology Centre to boost agritech skills in Oxfordshire

    VIPs from across West Oxfordshire joined staff and students to witness the official opening of the Livestock Technology Centre on Friday 17 May. The £1.9m facility at Common Leys Farm, officially opened by Robert Courts MP, will provide innovative technology and the latest skills and knowledge for young people who are keen to establish a career in the agriculture industry. According to the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP), …


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  • Abingdon & Witney College Teacher Wins Tutor of the Year Award

    A teacher from Witney has won an outstanding award at an impressive gala dinner in Stratford-upon-Avon last week, where the winners of the 2019 Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) Training Provider Awards were announced. Up against colleagues from across the private and public training sector, it was Abingdon & Witney College’s Karen Walker who came away with the prestigious AAT Tutor of the Year award. Karen has worked at the C…


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  • College nominated for Oxfordshire employer award

    Abingdon & Witney College have joined organisations from across the county’s business landscape in the hope of achieving success at the 25th Oxfordshire Business Awards (OXBA). The awards will see hundreds attend a black-tie dinner at Oxford Brookes University’s John Henry Brookes Building on June 14. Finalists have been announced in 13 award categories, including Charity and Community, Best Visitor Experience, and Employer of the Y…


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