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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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  • Early Years in Higher Education: Taster Sessions

    Thinking about a higher education course in early childhood studies? Come along to our FREE taster sessions in Abingdon this May and discover new ways to explore early years education. Led by experienced Higher Education lecturers, Anna Colgan and Jane Alexander, the sessions are suitable for anyone currently w…


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  • College strikes Gold again for quality of health and safety standards

    Abingdon & Witney College has retained its prestigious Gold Achievement Award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), in recognition of its practices and achievements in helping staff, students, visitors and contractors get home safely at the end of the working day. The panel of judges, consisting of highly experienced health and safety professionals, consider a business’ various health and safety actions and focu…


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  • National rankings reveal high student achievement rates

    The Government’s latest National Achievement Rates Tables (NARTs), released on Thursday 28th March, have revealed Abingdon & Witney College as one of the best performing colleges in England for overall student achievement. Over 200 colleges and providers from across England are included in the 2017-18 report, …


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  • The 2019 High Sheriff Engineering Awards

    We are looking for outstanding young people who excel in Engineering, Design Technology or Resistant Materials to win a prestigious High Sheriff Award. Nominations are now open for 2019 and prizes include £1,000 for each winning student's school, an iPad for each winning student and a mini iPad for each runner up! To be eligible, nominees must attend an Oxfordshire school and be a current student in years 10-13. Each school can make multiple …


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  • Hand on Heart campaign off and running!

    Abingdon & Witney College are aiming to raise enough money to buy four external defibrillators to be fitted on each of the College’s main sites, bringing an essential emergency service to the local community. The Hand on Heart campaign is part of a wider effort to increase the network of these potentially life-saving machines to a national level. It is the brainchild of John Revis, who is the Safety and Health Manager at the …


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  • Creative college students leading the way in new Oxford-Wrocław city link

    A group of students and lecturers from Abingdon and Witney College’s creative department recently visited Oxford’s partner city of Wrocław for a new cultural exchange programme. Staff and students from the College were treated to a range of cultural tours and workshops, school visits, and insights into the city’s creative industry. Using their creative and practical skills over three action-packed days, they took part in photography …


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  • Students with severe learning difficulties embrace new digital technology

    Getting feedback, gaining trust, learning about their family, engaging with a learner; it’s unquestionable that all these seem essential when getting to know your students. When you then factor in that the student may have severe learning difficulties, finding a piece of software that is going to help with all these important stages, along with assessment process, would understandably seem to be the holy grail. When Jeannie Donald-McKim, …


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