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  • Discover part-time courses with Oxfordshire Adult Learning in 2019!

    Put New Year resolutions to the side and forget about "new you" - why not try something different in your spare time that you really want to do? Oxfordshire Adult Learning (OAL) is dedicated to providing lifelong learning across the county, having provided for thousands of students of all ages over the years. Ever wondered what it would be like to be able to create floral masterpieces? To learn the basics of a language before jetting off on…


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  • Service Industries students bring goodwill to the local elderly community

    Students from the College’s Service Industries department have continued a very worthwhile project supporting the elderly in Oxfordshire, in partnership with Sovereign Housing Association, following on from the excellent success they had last year.   College staff accompanied Hair, Beauty and Social Care students to five differe…


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  • Polish school students get a glimpse into College life

    A group of 43, 10-14-year-old Polish students from schools in Wrocław in Poland visited the College recently as part of an exchange programme. It was the first school or college that the students had visited in Oxfordshire, led by their teacher Jola Ziemba, who has been bringing students over to visit England for the past nine years. Spending a week in and around Oxford, they were experiencing everything the city has to offer, especially t…


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  • Witney teacher up for national award on night of nominations

    An accounting teacher from Abingdon & Witney College is in the running to receive a prestigious further education teaching award, it was announced on Tuesday at the 2018 Association of Colleges (AoC) gala dinner. That evening, the College also discovered it has been nominated for the Skills and Education Group Award for Social Mobility and Widening Participation, along with Birkenhead Sixth Form College and Bridgwater & Taunton College…


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  • National Top 10 Successes for College

    A national league table for colleges has placed Abingdon & Witney College in the top ten, it was revealed last week at the Association of Colleges (AoC) Conference and Exhibition in Birmingham. The NICDEX, released every year by FE Week in partnership with Pearson, creates the table using official statistics from the Department of Education, measuring the annual performance of further education colleges in England. Four major areas are …


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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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