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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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  • Places still available…

    If you didn’t quite get the GCSE results you wanted, you’re halfway through A Levels and finding it is not quite the right fit, or you’re looking for the next step in your education or career, we’re here to help. There are plenty of ways to gain a valuable qualification that employers want to see at Abingdon & Witney College whatever your situation – here are some of the…


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  • Higher Education student satisfaction survey puts College in the top 15% in UK

    Results from a recent national student survey has placed Abingdon & Witney College within the top 15% of institutions in the UK offering higher education courses. Over 300,000 students responded to the National Student Survey (NSS), from 458 universities, colleges and alternative providers across the UK. The survey, run by the Office for Students (OfS), sought feedback on key features of the students’ higher education experience, incl…


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  • Abingdon & Witney College sign Time to Change mental health pledge

    Abingdon & Witney College has signed an employer pledge with Time to Change, the growing social movement run by charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness which supports people to open up to mental health problems. By signing, Abingdon & Witney College is committing to change the way we all think and act about mental health in the workplace. The signing ceremony took place at the Common Leys Farm campus in front of over 100 staff member…


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  • Abingdon & Witney College and Moulton College in Merger Discussions

    Abingdon & Witney College and Moulton College are delighted to announce that they have agreed to enter into merger discussions. Following a detailed process carried out over the past few months, Moulton College Governors have confirmed Abingdon & Witney College to be their preferred choice for this exciting new partnership. Chair of Governors at Moulton College, Robin Thompson, said: “Moulton Co…


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  • Student of the Year celebration at Blenheim Palace

    Last week, Abingdon and Witney College celebrated the amazing achievements of its students at its annual Student of The Year event, hosted in the grand surroundings of the Orangery Room at Blenheim Palace. At the Awards evening, Principal Di Batchelor spoke of the College's successes and how much of central part our students play: “Each year we ask our Faculties to identify students and apprentices who have excelled. You are the students who…


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  • The Apprenticeship Job Shop

    Do you know anyone who is thinking about doing an apprenticeship? Maybe someone who has left their course, didn't get the grades they needed, or wants a change in job? Our apprentices arrive from a variety of backgrounds and leave us with real skills, fully prepared for the workplace whilst also gaining the theory needed to back up their practical experiences. Some of the biggest employers in Oxfordshire work closely with u…


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