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MP opens £2 Million new build

Friday 18 December 2015

Richard Fuller MP officially declared open the new £2 Million Stansfeld Building at Bedford College.
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Your Future with Bedford College

Friday 18 December 2015

Bedford College staff met with 100s of school students at the Bedfordshire Chamber ‘Your Future’ event at Kings House, Ampthill Road, Kempston, Bedford.
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Santa making a splash at Shuttleworth

Friday 18 December 2015

Shuttleworth College Outdoor Education students have been taking to the water for charity this Christmas.
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Bedford College welcomes elective home educators

Thursday 10 December 2015

Hundreds of children and young people in Bedfordshire are “Electively Home Educated” by their families and are being taught outside of mainstream classroom environments.
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World Class for Technology

Tuesday 24 November 2015

IT whizz Oliver Davis is off to the World Skills as the Best in Britain having won gold in the UK Skills Show.
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College counts at BID

Thursday 12 November 2015

Bedford College is making its Deputy Director of Finance Dave Roffey available to be part of the Board which governs the BedfordBID.
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5 ‘star’ catering awards: All whites on the night for chefs

Friday 30 October 2015

The star chefs and hospitality professionals of tomorrow were applauded at a special ‘Caties’ awards.
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Access support for deaf

Wednesday 14 October 2015

MP Richard Fuller, Mayor Dave Hodgson and Cllr Henry Vann joined a special event hosted at Bedford College.
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MORE movie business links

Friday 21 August 2015

A movie destined to be shown at the world’s most famous festivals like Sundance was written and stars a former Bedford College performing arts staff member.
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Cup-winning football

Friday 10 July 2015

AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College won the Britannia Cup for the first time in their 25 year history.
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Art off campus

Wednesday 3 June 2015

Bedford College Higher National Diploma (HE) Photography students are exhibiting their own display at the Animal Studio and Rock City Art Premises at Castle Quay in the town centre as part of “professional practice”.
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Nepal Earthquake appeal meal

Monday 1 June 2015

A very special themed five-course dinner was arranged at the popular 25 Restaurant on the 5th floor of Bedford College tower.
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Vintage Hair and Beauty STYLE show

Friday 22 May 2015

Talent erupted on to the catwalk at the Bedford College Hair and Beauty Show before an audience of more than 500.
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Hair & Beauty show: Vintage v Modern

Wednesday 22 April 2015

BedfordBID is sponsoring Bedford College's exciting hair and beauty show where the theme this year is: Vintage v Modern.
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Spring into jobs with Bedford College

Monday 9 March 2015

Bedford College has extended the national Careers Week and Apprenticeship Week into a full season of “employability” activity to help young people “spring” towards jobs.
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Banking on work preparation with Barclays

Monday 9 March 2015

Students from Bedford College are being given the opportunity to improve their employability skills as part of Prepare for Work.
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Bridging the gap

Tuesday 17 February 2015

A road bridge could be built between Bedford College and Borough Hall taking traffic from Kingsway across to the north side of the river.
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H & S Sword of Honour

Tuesday 20 January 2015

Bedford College has won a prestigious Sword of Honour from the British Safety Council.
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£50,000 sports win

Tuesday 23 December 2014

Bedford College is leading the way on a major sporting initiative which will involve 1,000s of young people across Bedfordshire.
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Investing in Bedford

Wednesday 17 December 2014

BedfordBID is working closely with award-winning Bedford College to invest in the future of the town centre.
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Central Beds construction support

Tuesday 9 December 2014

Bedford College students are to use the success of the new Flitwick Leisure Centre development as part of a learning module for construction.
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So much to LOVE about Bedford College

Monday 24 November 2014

The 2014 annual Achievements Ceremony of Bedford College marked the pinnacle of another record-breaking year in its 120 year history.
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Voted Region's 'Best People'

Tuesday 18 November 2014

Bedford College is in the national finals of the British Chambers of Commerce’s ‘Commitment to People’ award.
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New leadership makes difference at UTC, says Ofsted

Tuesday 11 November 2014

Sponsor Bedford College is steering the University Technical College (UTC) towards success, says the latest Ofsted report published on Tuesday 11 November.
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Training by ex Marine

Thursday 6 November 2014

More than 75 Outdoor Education students from Shuttleworth College have been thrown in the deep end by a former Marine.
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Meeting Boris Johnson in Bedford

Thursday 30 October 2014

Mayor of London Boris Johnson blew into town on Thursday October 30th and met up with Bedford College Principal and CEO Ian Pryce CBE, and Bedford Sixth Form student Joel Course.
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World Skills via Bedford College

Friday 24 October 2014

Bedford College is one of an exclusive group of 16 Premier Colleges supporting The Skills Show to be held at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre (NEC).
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Bedford College and Hastingsbury

Tuesday 21 October 2014

Hastingsbury Upper School and Community College will convert to an Academy in partnership with Bedford College.
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Employer work experience

Friday 17 October 2014

Trainees from BROOKS, the Bedford College High Street salon and spa, have been given a chance to gain some additional real life work experience with the award-winning team from the beauty business 5th Avenue.
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Tracy is Wedding Planner

Friday 10 October 2014

Following on from the success of the TV show: Don’t Tell the Bride at The Mansion House at Old Warden, near Biggleswade, there is more good news: Tracy Butterfield, The Wedding Planner, is on set.
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Government announces new Technical Academy for Bedford

Tuesday 30 September 2014

Students aged 13 – 19 years are being offered the chance to fast track to careers requiring technology skills through a new Technical Academy in Bedford Borough.
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TV Don't Tell the Bride at College venue

Wednesday 24 September 2014

Bedford College has once again been showcasing the best of Bedfordshire - this time via the programme: Don’t Tell the Bride.
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Commonwealth Games

Thursday 7 August 2014

Former Bedford College students took part in the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
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New Job Shop - FREE to businesses

Thursday 7 August 2014

Bedford College is reinforcing its links with 1000’s of businesses across Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes by launching a Job Shop for students.
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Barn-storming success

Wednesday 9 July 2014

A dozen young men have been learning the traditional skills of carpentry and joinery on a “Get Into” programme with the Prince’s Trust and Bedford College.
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Bedford College one of strongest in UK

Thursday 26 June 2014

As further education colleges across the UK fall foul of Government changes in funding, Bedford College is among the most sound financially.
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Adult Learners' Week winners

Thursday 26 June 2014

Hosted at Shuttleworth College, part of Bedford College, the events saw Center Parcs Woburn Forest General Manager Wayne Matton present the prizes.
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Photography and Art shows on tour

Thursday 26 June 2014

Bedford College art and photography HND students have been broadening their horizons in terms of exhibition spaces.
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Creative Catwalk

Thursday 26 June 2014

The South Bank Arts Centre at Bedford College came alive on Friday June 13th with a fantastic fashion show.
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Pryce pledge to UTC

Wednesday 11 June 2014

Ian Pryce CBE, Principal and CEO of Bedford College, has met with parents of the Houghton Regis UTC it is now sponsoring.
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Sponsor of Central Bedfordshire UTC

Wednesday 4 June 2014

Secretary of State Michael Gove has asked Bedford College to become the new sponsor of the Central Bedfordshire University Technical College (UTC), based at Houghton Regis.
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Hair and Beauty Show – a student sensation

Friday 23 May 2014

More than 700 family and friends packed the Bedford Corn Exchange to see the latest Hair and Beauty catwalk show by Bedford College students.
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Glamorous event of the Year

Monday 19 May 2014

Bedford’s biggest hair and beauty show involving 100s of college students is taking place on May 22nd.
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All Aboard for school trips

Friday 25 April 2014

Ahoy there! Bedford College students are helping to stir up new ideas for trips on board the award-winning John Bunyan community boat for the 2014 season.
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Talking up beauty of town

Friday 25 April 2014

Bedford College Principal and CEO Ian Pryce has been helping Kerry Cash of 5th Avenue put beauty in Bedford on the national map.
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500 IT-skilled and ready for work in MK

Wednesday 9 April 2014

More than 500 people have completed IT training at the Milton Keynes Learning Centre in Silbury Boulevard, Central Milton Keynes.
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On board for tourist training

Monday 24 February 2014

Bedford College students are helping to stir up new ideas for trips on board the award-winning John Bunyan community boat for the 2014 season.
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3 in 1 facility for community

Tuesday 18 February 2014

Trinity Arts & Leisure is a 3 in 1 facility which is open to the public on the same site as The Bedford Sixth Form on Bromham Road.
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Boost to Bedford

Tuesday 7 January 2014

Bedford College is pouring money into town centre tills thanks to its support of the Love Bedford voucher scheme.
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Rushden job winners

Tuesday 7 January 2014

Getting back into training can be daunting – but at Rushden Learning Centre the friendly team have been helping 100s into IT and new jobs.
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Thousands helped in Luton

Friday 22 November 2013

Luton Learning Centre has welcomed more than 8,500 people gain basic IT skills, and many move on to employment, since opening in 2001.
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College Loves Bedford and points Portas in right direction

Tuesday 22 October 2013

Bedford College is key to the vitality of the High Street, the town centre and economy of the borough, heard a Government Minister and Mary Portas on Monday
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Sequel to cult classic Quadrophenia announced at Bedford College

Monday 7 October 2013

Big news for the movie business was announced at the Bedford College screening of Quadrophenia.
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Bridge

Thursday 3 October 2013

From the 9-24 January 2014, Bedford College’s Award Winning Higher National Diploma Graphic Design Course will be open for business.
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Making movies

Saturday 7 September 2013

Wayland’s Song which goes on national release nationally and will be shown at the Bedford Film Festival this month (Sept 2013) was filmed in Bedford with the help of Bedford College staff and students.
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Hospitality to Jamie Oliver down on the farm

Friday 2 August 2013

Bedford College and Shuttleworth College bring together farming and food production with catering and hospitality when training young people for key careers.
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Commander Pryce busking in Bedford

Monday 29 July 2013

Bedford College staff and students were in action during the BIG town centre Saturday on July 27th.
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On the ball with AFC Kempston

Monday 24 June 2013

A winning team deal between Bedford College, Lloyds TSB Commercial Banking and AFC Kempston will keep soccer on target for a decade to come.
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BedFringe at Bedford College

Tuesday 4 June 2013

Bedford College is supporting BedFringe by hosting three events at the South Bank Arts Centre.
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Hair show a storming success

Friday 24 May 2013

World weather was the theme of the most fantastic range of climatic creations at the annual end of year Bedford College hair and beauty show.
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Bedford College in Milton Keynes

Tuesday 21 May 2013

Bedford College has officially opened the latest in its chain of successful Learning Centres, this time at 402-420 Silbury Court East, Silbury Boulevard, Milton Keynes.
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Adult Learners’ Week is a chance to change your job and your life

Monday 20 May 2013

Those who left school a long time ago or who have never been to college will find themselves welcomed at a range of events and activities staged by staff.
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Business students talk to leaders about Bedford

Thursday 16 May 2013

Mayor of Bedford Dave Hodgson talked to business students at Bedford College about the challenges facing his council.
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Learning Centre hosts Portas

Wednesday 15 May 2013

Those who left school a long time ago or who have never been to college will find themselves welcomed at a range of events and activities staged by staff.
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Open to the community – pool, gym and theatre

Friday 10 May 2013

Amanda Riches and team at the re-named Trinity Arts & Leisure at the former Bedford High School – are getting into the swim with the local community.
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