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DCG Outlines Future Arrangements

Derby College Group (DCG) has remained open for certain students to attend Broomfield Hall and for children at the Little Explorers Nursery also at Broomfield Hall.

In line with government guidance, DCG are planning to expand engagement on all campuses from June 15 with some face to face contact with certain students.  

This engagement will be by invitation and will include students preparing for year two studies and those having to undertake assessment to gain their licence to practice. 

DCG Applauds Adult Learners’ Commitment To Learning

Virtual learning and studying at home are not just the ‘new normal’ for young people across the county – it is also the challenge facing hundreds of adult students at Derby College Group who are juggling their studies with work and family life.

The Imagination Project - For Writers & Creatives

The Imagination Project. Helping kickstart creativity and banish writer's block. A collection of bespoke and unique creative writing prompts delivered to your door with workbooks and support to help get you unblocked and writing again. And just like no person or story is the same, no box of items is the same either. But there's so much more to the project too... Full details and tickets at

Enterprise Digital Webinar

Enterprise has gone digital in Derbyshire – The Prince's Trust is now recruiting for a free 2 day DIGITAL business programme within the city and county.

This programme is open to anyone aged 18-30, not in education, employment or training, and looking to learn new skills in self-employment.

Programme:     22 & 23 June 2020 9.30am-4.30pm
Location:           Log in from smart phone, tablet device or computer.

If you or someone you know might benefit from this FREE course, please contact  0800 842 842, or the local team on 07919 221 443.


Lubrizol praises mental health projects after it gives them a £250 helping hand

Derbyshire chemical company Lubrizol UK has praised the organisers of two online mental health projects after they won an online Dragons’ Den-style charity pitch event that was sponsored by the firm.

The company, based in Hazelwood, has congratulated Gaby Goodchild and Helen Woodford, who walked away with £700 and £300 respectively for their new ventures after taking part in the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Soup online event last week.

Wathall’s Step Up Support Programme For Local Charities

Family-owned funeral directors, Wathall’s, have brought forward its year-long community support programme in light of the pandemic to ensure local charities have the support they need now.

A Wathall’s Wish was originally launched in January and planned to support a different charity every month with money, volunteering or donations of goods and services.

The company earmarked charities operating in and around the communities in which it has branches – Derby’s St Peters Quarter, Alvaston, Ashbourne, Burton-on-Trent and Borrowash.

Online Photography Competition 'NATURE'

We might not be able to hold our annual Dronfield Wildlife & Natural History Group photography competition this year, but you can still get involved with a fun online competition we're running instead!

The theme is of 'nature', and you can enter up to five photos taken at any time within the last year. Images must not have been previously entered in our previous photography competitions. Please list image titles and dates taken in your email.


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