Now more than ever, colleges are central to rebuilding the economy, strengthening communities, and supporting people through some of the toughest challenges we have faced.
We have been busy responding to local challenges and needs, including through our Rebound Scheme, development of the new Construction Skills Centre in Bicester, and other beneficial projects, all of which we will be championing through LOC Week.
Throughout Love Our Colleges Week, you can be in with a chance to win a £25 Amazon voucher.
Simply share a photo on your socials, tagging us on Facebook or Twitter, and a short line about why you love working or studying at the College.
And that's it! Our winner will then be chosen by our Principal, Jacqui Canton, in the following week.
Good luck! 🤞
Rebound - a Covid-19 skills led recovery plan
The Rebound Scheme is the College's commitment to supporting our local and regional economy to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic through the deployment of a suite of existing and new initiatives.
Colleges are supporting industry to adapt and grow.
We continue to build positive partnerships with employers, to help develop study programmes and schemes that fit the needs of the future workforce.
Colleges are at the centre of innovation, helping to shape the future.
Through investment into the College's many buildings, learning environments and technologies, we ensure that our students are fully-prepared for the world of work and leave us with the latest knowledge and skills.
Read more about our forthcoming Bicester Construction Skills Centre, launching in January 2021.
Colleges support people and their local communities
From our 16-18 study programmes, to studying locally for a degree, to our adult learning projects across Oxfordshire, the College is committed to making a difference to people's lives and the communities they live in.
One such initiative is Community Led Learning, which supports the development of peoples’ skills, health, financial security and career prospects by offering learning opportunities to those who feel they need it most.
Colleges are supporting the local COVID-19 response
We are supporting our students and the local community in these unprecedented times through a number of responses, including shifting to remote/digital teaching and learning, ensuring our campuses are COVID-19 safe, and intiatives that positively impact lives in and around the College.
Read about one such initiative, how our engineering department helped to supply PPE, here.