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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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  • New 2018-19 Autumn/Winter part-time guide hits doorsteps across Oxfordshire

    Homes and businesses across the county have been receiving copies of the latest Oxfordshire Adult Learning (OAL) part-time guide through their letterboxes, as hundreds of new courses become available to the public. Starting this June and through to next year, learners can get involved in a wide range of hands-on activities and help them to discover new hobbies, rediscover and develop old skills, or even start a path towards a completely new ca…


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  • College art and design show to promise big things in Witney

    Following a successful private show on Friday 25 May, more than 100 Art and Design students from Abingdon & Witney College are gearing up for a two-week long public viewing of their end of year show. “The Big One” will showcase a range of inspired artworks and photography pieces, displayed in a purpose-built gallery at Avenue One in Witney. A mix of Level 1, 2 and 3 students from the College’s creative department have contributed …


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  • Make-up Artistry students get a unique work experience opportunity

    On a very soggy Thursday morning late in May, Level 3 Make-up Artistry students Rachel Wilmshurst and Kesia Jones met part-time tutor and documentary photographer Graham Wilson at the Victoria Arms in Oxford for a busy morning's photo-shoot, forming part of their work experience. Preparing for his MPhil in Photography, Graham was completing an environmental portrait assignment for his tutor. What had been planned as an outdoor shoot was quickl…


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  • College strikes Gold for quality of health and safety standards

    Abingdon & Witney College has been handed a prestigious Gold Achievement Award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) in recognition of its practices and achievements in helping its staff and students 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 focus on how accidents …


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