Love Our Colleges Week

Sunday 20 October 2019

The Bedford College Group helped to fly the flag for Love Our Colleges week with a variety of events.

CEO and Principal Ian Pryce CBE, famous for his songs for special occasions, produced the “official” Association of Colleges tune to the Queen song Can Anybody Find Me Somebody to Love replacing ‘somebody’ with ‘A College’. The tune was widely shared on social media and can be seen at https://youtu.be/HukG47M4R0M 

Meanwhile back at the Bedford riverside campus, the official opening of the Virtual Reality Suite, based within the Advanced Engineering Centre, was a cause for celebration on Tuesday.  Costing more than £200,000 thanks to a generous donation by the Connolly Foundation, the suite gives students access to state of the art technology for use across a range of courses including engineering, construction, computing and 3D design. 

 

The final day of Love Our Colleges week was celebrated in both counties served by The Bedford College Group. 

Kettering MP, Philip Hollobone, met with Ian Pryce and Vice Principal Georgina Ager, who runs the Northamptonshire campuses, to discuss the developments at Tresham College, before he went on to visit students from Performing Arts, Media and Applied Sciences in their classrooms. 

 

Finally at the Shuttleworth College campus Vice Principal Em Lowe brushed up on her heavy equipment training to operate a tractor. Em was formerly in the armed forces, has HGV licences and as a civilian drove tankers before turning to teaching. Handling a tractor was a change from the desk work.

 

The Bedford College Group offers education and training in Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire.

 

Full details on bedford.ac.uk  and tresham.ac.uk
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