Blog archive

Where to start if you haven't got any idea what to study at College

Tuesday 30 March 2021

Do you want to go to college but don’t know what to study? Do you feel confused by the large amount of subjects available? Are you worried about making a wrong decision? We’ve put together some useful pointers to help you out.

Everything you need to know about college if you’re leaving school this summer

Wednesday 17 March 2021

September will be here faster than we know so it’s important to think about your next steps after leaving school. Taking the next step is a big decision and can be even more overwhelming with the uncertainty around us.
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What parents/carers need to know about apprenticeships

Friday 12 February 2021

As a parent or carer, you want the best possible start to your child’s career. With so many different options available to young people after they leave school, it can be a little overwhelming, even more so in a time like no other.
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Making the most of your Welcome Day

Thursday 18 June 2020

You’ve applied to College, had an interview, been offered a place and now it’s time to come and give us a ‘test drive’ before the big start in September! Welcome Days are a not-to-be-missed opportunity, so if you’re not sure what they’re all about, then read on.
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How to ace your College interview over the phone

Monday 4 May 2020

‘Working from home’ is a phrase we have all become so used to in recent months. Everything has had to be done remotely, from catching up with friends to checking in with school teachers. Some of us have settled into it easily, while others have found it a bit trickier!
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How to take great notes in class

Monday 9 September 2019

We’ve all been there - your tutor is talking to the whole class about something you need to write an essay on, and you’re frantically trying to take notes.
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Student bag essentials

Monday 2 September 2019

Do you often get to college and realise you’ve forgotten something important? Or are you fed up of carrying too much to and from home everyday and not using half of what you bring? Whatever your student bag woes, we’re here to help!
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Coping with change

Wednesday 24 July 2019

One of the first big changes in our lives often comes when we leave school. It’s everything we’ve ever known for the last 12 years of our lives and suddenly it’s time to move on! Yes, it’s exciting but it can also be quite daunting. Here we share some key points that we hope might help if you’re feeling the pressures of change.
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Getting the most out of an open day visit

Wednesday 6 June 2018

Open days are your chance to look around the College, speak to our staff and students and find out what we can offer you. They’re jam packed and great fun, so follow our top ten tips to make the most of every minute you’re here!
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How best to support your child during their GCSEs

Friday 4 May 2018

GCSE exams are looming and households up and down the country will be feeling the strain. Teenagers will be stressed and parents will be in the thick of it. Luckily, there are things you can do to relieve the tension and make the period manageable – and successful – for everyone.
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College versus School

Wednesday 2 May 2018

Big decisions. No one really enjoys making them; they usually involve quite a bit of stress and maybe even the odd sleepless night.
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Where to start if you haven't got any idea what to study at College

Friday 5 January 2018

Do you want to go to college but don’t know what to study? Do you feel confused by the large amount of subjects available? Are you worried about making a wrong decision? We have put together some useful pointers to help you out.
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Claire's student blog: Bacon sandwiches and epiphanies

Wednesday 26 February 2014

So far, my course feels like it’s going at 100mph and everything is rushing past much faster than I’d like! The realisation that this is my final year and I have to get a proper job when I’m done is a very, very scary one.
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Claire's student blog: Studying Production Arts (Makeup)

Wednesday 11 December 2013

Hi there! My name's Claire and I'm in my third and final year at Bedford College studying Production Arts (Makeup). I'm twenty years old and hitting the big 21 shortly!
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Town's Polish talking the talk to get ahead

Thursday 18 July 2013

Bedford College's English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses were recently featured in the Bedfordshire on Sunday.
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Principal's blog: College hails “outstanding” debut year for Bedford Free School

Wednesday 17 July 2013

When Bedford College was asked by the Department for Education to project manage the Bedford Free School and see it through its first year it was regarded as our toughest challenge since incorporation in 1992.
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Student blog: World Skills Heats 2013

Thursday 6 June 2013

IT Networking & Security Foundation Degree student Liz Wheeler reports on her trip to the World Skills event held at Barnfield College...
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Principal's blog: Our teachers are a class above

Monday 27 May 2013

Bedford College Principal and CEO Ian Pryce was asked to address the Westminster Education Forum on the subject of "Ensuring professional and quality teaching standards in the FE sector: Implementation and Challenges"
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Principal's blog: Eds in Beds

Thursday 28 March 2013

Bedford was favoured with a special visit when Leader of the Opposition Ed Miliband and his Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls rode into town for a keynote speech on the economy and skills.
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