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Musical Theatre students to unveil new show

Wednesday, 25 January, 2017

Musical Theatre students from the University Centre at Wakefield College have been busy in rehearsals recently preparing to showcase their talents when they perform ‘The Little Angel’ – a new piece written by their Musical Theatre lecturer Paul Dale-Vickers.

College celebrates Graduation Ceremony

Saturday, 12 November, 2016

A congregation of more than 500 gathered at Wakefield Cathedral last Saturday to see students from the University Centre at Wakefield College receive higher level qualifications at the annual Graduation Ceremony.

Children’s University celebrate graduate success

Thursday, 30 June, 2016

Children’s University, which is spearheaded by Wakefield College, is aimed to encourage children to develop a love of learning beyond the classroom. Children collected stamps for each hour of learning they completed either in after-school activities or at one of the many affiliated Learning Destinations (such as Wakefield Theatre Royal, The Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield Wildcats and Wakefield One) across the region.

Children’s University trail proves a winner

Tuesday, 26 April, 2016

Children from across the district descended onto Wakefield recently taking part in a variety of activities marking the first ever Wakefield Children’s University Cultural Trail. The College teamed up with a number of Learning Destinations for the activities including Yorkshire Sculpture Park, National Coal Mining Museum, Theatre Royal Wakefield, Wakefield Castles & Museums, Wakefield Cathedral, The Hepworth Wakefield and Wakefield Libraries.

Holocaust survivor visits Wakefield College

Friday, 19 February, 2016

Students from Wakefield College were given a first-hand account of the Holocaust this week when survivor Marc Schatzberger visited to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day. Marc delivered a talk to students on the Public Services, Law and Politics courses and took questions helping students gain a deeper understanding of the Holocaust.

College Marketing Team Scoops National Award

Tuesday, 01 December, 2015

Wakefield College’s Marketing Department has won a prestigious national award at the annual College Marketing Network (CMN) FE First Awards Ceremony held at the Hilton Hotel in Leicester this week. The team was awarded a Gold, the highest accolade possible, in the Communications Category for the #wakeyeclipse promotional campaign it ran earlier this year.

Wakefield College beauty student nails it

Tuesday, 24 November, 2015

A talented Wakefield College beauty student has been named the best in the business after striking gold in a national competition. Sarah Greaves, 29, who studies on the Level 3 Nail Technicians course at the College’s Castleford Campus, won the gold award in the Nails Services category at the World Skills National Finals Event held at the NEC, Birmingham.

Higher education students celebrate graduation success...

Saturday, 14 November, 2015

A congregation of more than 500 gathered at Wakefield Cathedral last Saturday to see students from the University Centre at Wakefield College receive higher level qualifications at the annual Graduation Ceremony. This year’s guest speaker Mary Creagh, MP for Wakefield, took the opportunity to praise the College for its hard work and congratulated the graduates on their achievements.

Wakefield College Scoops National Marketing Award

Monday, 02 March, 2015

Wakefield College won the Marketing/Communications Campaign of the Year Award at last night’s TES FE Awards.

College Games Design students take part in international event

Monday, 02 February, 2015

Games Design students from Wakefield College recently got creative as they took part in an annual games design event.