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Television Star Visits Hodgkinson Brickwork Academy at Derby College

Television star Nick Knowles has visited Construction students at the Hodgkinson Brickwork Academy at Derby College’s Ilkeston campus to thank them for their involvement in the recent BBC DIY SOS Big Build project.

A group of nine students joined Ian Hodgkinson from Hodgkinson Builders in Derby for the recent televised project which renovated a street of houses in Manchester for former services personnel.

Mr Knowles was working on a new project nearby and visited the students to thank them and see them in action at the College.

risual Microsoft Academy creates second Centre of Excellence for Digital Skills at Derby College

Derby College has teamed up with Microsoft’s UK Country Partner of The Year 2015, risual Limited, to open the East Midlands’ first risual Microsoft Academy.  This will offer Microsoft qualifications for learners across the College, IT apprentices and employees at businesses across the region.

The risual Microsoft Academy at Derby College will offer digital skills training for students and business employees using the latest Microsoft technology and industry experts in order to improve digital literacy skills and bridge the gap between industry and education.

India Visit Prompts Next Stage of International Arts Project

Arts organisations in Derby are forging ahead with their plans to set up an innovative international exchange with counterparts in India following a successful exploration visit.

Representatives from regional dance house Déda, Normanton-based visual arts charity Artcore and the University of Derby spent ten days meeting with artists, organisations and university leaders in Vadodara, thanks to a £30,000 Arts Council England (ACE) grant.

Post Office revamp brings first class apprentice opportunities

A major post office makeover could lead to a first class career for two Derby College apprentices.

Raj Mohan, 41, subpostmaster at Kirk Hallam in Derbyshire, is joining forces with the College as he gets set to take on further responsibility for the post office across the border in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire.

Work starts this week (NOV 4) on a major revamp at Eastwood, with Raj ploughing in his own cash to improve the retail side of the store.

risual Microsoft Academy to launch at Derby College

Derby College has teamed up with Microsoft’s UK Country Partner of The Year 2015, risual Limited, to open a new Academy for ICT learners in order to address a growing shortage of digital skills and bridge the gap between industry and education.

The new academy is set to open at the College's Joseph Wright Campus in Derby city centre on Tuesday November 3.

Buxton Fringe offers invitation to new-look AGM

After the fantastic success of 2015’s bumper event, Buxton Festival Fringe is inviting audience members, friends and performers to have their say at its new-look Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 11th November at Buxton’s Old Hall Hotel.

Buxton Opera House Voted 'The Most Welcoming Theatre in the East Midlands

We are delighted to be able to announce that Buxton Opera House has been voted as

the 'Most Welcoming Theatre in the East Midlands' in the My

Theatre Matters! Most Welcoming Theatre Award.

 

Jenny Mather Press and Business Development Officer said;

'This is a tribute to the tremendous work of our front of house and

sales staff, and in particular to the dedication of our volunteers who

contribute so generously to our customers' experience.

 

We enjoy an extraordinary level of community support and are

Public Asked For Views on Car Parking in Derby City Centre

Visitors to Derby city centre are being asked their views on car parking as part of a consultation commissioned by the Cathedral Quarter and St Peters Quarter Business Improvement Districts (BIDs).

The BIDS, in partnership with Derby City Council, have commissioned an independent review into all aspects of car parking in the city centre and are consulting with businesses in the two areas and with visitors through an on-line survey.

Future of Heanor Site Set To Be Agreed

Derby College is set to make a decision imminently on the future sale of its former site in Mundy Street, Heanor, following the end of a six month nomination period.

The land was, earlier this year, included in a list of assets of community value nominated by Amber Valley Borough Council.  This period has allowed potential buyers, including the Heanor Grammar School Action Group, time to investigate options for the future use of the site and to develop bids.

The six-month period expires on October 27, and the following day the College will consider all offers for the site.

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