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  • Creative students demonstrate their artistic talents in Didcot

    Students from across Abingdon & Witney College’s art department are currently showcasing their finest work at the Cornerstone Gallery in Didcot. Studying Level 2, 3 and 4 courses in communications, art, design and photography, the students were inspired by a recent trip to Amsterdam, taking influence from some of the city’s most iconic landmarks such as the Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House. The exhibition promises to be a feast …


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  • College bags top county apprenticeship awards

    Abingdon & Witney College had much to cheer about last night at the inaugural 2017 Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards, hosted at the Marlborough Enterprise Centre in Woodstock. Eighteen finalists battled it out across eight categories during the three-hour event run by the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP). The Awards celebrate the achievements of local employers, training providers, schools and apprentices. The College an…


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  • Abingdon Eagles set to soar with new basketball hoops

    Whether it’s students enjoying a game during their Enrichment break, students from the Sports course, or one of the many teams who hire it out, equipment in the College’s sports hall has over time become somewhat ‘well used’. However, the installation of brand new basketball hoops has now completely changed the space, and it is not only benefiting the College. Abingdon Eagles (AEBC), a new local basketball club who were responsible for…


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  • Work begins on new £4million STEM Hub

    Three years after the very first applications were put forward, work has now begun on a new Advanced Skills Centre – a state-of-the-art facility that promises to bring new and exciting opportunities to current and future Higher Education students of Abingdon & Witney College. The multi-million pound Centre, being built at the Abingdon campus on the site of what was formerly the unused caretaker’s bungalow, has been funded by the Local …


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  • College in running for county apprenticeship awards

    Abingdon & Witney College were delighted to discover today that they and the apprentices they train have reached the final stage of the Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards in nearly all of the categories. This special event, in its inaugural year, will recognise the best talent in the county with a presentation evening during National A…


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  • Abingdon businesswoman donates car to College students

    Car owners have never had it easier when it comes to selling their motors, whether it’s in the local paper, online auction sites, or with a dealership. It’s a rarity, then, to hear of a car being donated for free but that’s exactly what happened on a wet January morning this week. Jill Carver is the owner of Added Ingredients on Stert Street in Abingdon, a deli and café that specialises in fine foods and wine, hampers, …


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  • Apprentice achievements and tremendous trainees with charity Yellow Submarine

    Yellow Submarine, the award-winning and inspiring Oxfordshire charity who run a wide range of projects for people with learning disabilities and autism, held an awards ceremony of their own on January 15th. In front of their families and friends, the achievements of trainees, PEAPs & apprentices were deservedly recognised with certificates for the qualifications they'd worked hard to complete. As a key provider for the appren…


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  • Hidden Potential in Gateway Students

    The Phoenix Education Trust, a small national charity founded in 2001 by Lord Michael Young of Dartington, visited our Gateway students on 9 January to deliver a one-day workshop on ‘Hidden Leadership’. Engaging tutorial discussions, presentations, interactive games and teamwork exercises helped to stimulate students and showcase how leadership exists in everyday life. …


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  • A&W College nominated for two FE awards!

    Abingdon & Witney College have been shortlisted in two categories for the 2017 TES FE Awards – ‘Outstanding use of technology for improving teaching, learning and assessment’ and ‘Apprenticeship programme of the year’. These prestigious awards are open to anyone working in the UK FE sector and had a record number of entries for the 2017 edition – over 350…


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  • Looking to start college in January? It’s never too late!

    Big changes in life can be scary. But when it comes to the decision about studying at college, we can help make that change as easy and exciting as possible. We call it Gateway. It’s a flexible programme designed around you, how you like to learn and what new things you would like to try. So don’t worry if you haven’t been employed or in school for a whi…


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