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March 2015

Employability Week at New College Swindon

Job Fair at New College

New College Swindon has been encouraging students to boost their employability skills with a special themed week focusing on jobs, work experience opportunities, expert advice and much more.

Employability Week at New College gave students the opportunity to find out more about the support on offer to them with a range of all year round employability initiatives including Job Club, Business Mentoring and Work Experience opportunities.

New College students go on trip of a lifetime to New York

Dance Workshop

Performing Arts and Dance students from New College Swindon have been lucky enough to visit the Big Apple and enhance their performance skills.

The Dance students embarked on their performance journey using the site specific space of three locations in Central Park to create and perform a short movement sequence. Dance students were given the opportunity to get involved in exclusive workshops at Martha Graham and Alvin Ailey Schools.

Twilight College Experience

In Year 10 or 11?

Twilight College Experience for Year 10 and Year 11 pupils offers you the opportunity to enjoy subject taster sessions, explore our impressive resources and facilities and meet current students.

It is the first stage of the decision-making that you will go through as you consider what subjects and where you would like to study after Year 11.

It is particularly aimed at you if:-

Date and Time of Event: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 16:30 to 19:00

Meet the Students Drop-in Session

Tuesday 24th March, 4-7pm


We know that many of our prospective students in Year 11 want to have the chance to talk to our students to find out what life here is really like.  At open days and evenings, visitors tend to focus on finding out about subjects and meeting tutors and perhaps miss out on talking to students.

We’re running this event so that you can have the opportunity to talk to students.  It’s an informal event, there’s no need to book a place and during it, you will be able to:-

Date and Time of Event: 
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 16:00 to 19:00

Future filmmakers can get hands on experience at New College Swindon

Creative Media

The brand new HNC/HND Creative Media course at New College Swindon will give budding filmmakers the chance to get hands on experience with professional equipment used in the film industry.

Students on the course will use industry standard filmmaking and editing equipment, including a Canon C100 camera, prime lenses, follow focus and 800w lights. This practical filmmaking course is equivalent to the first two years of an undergraduate degree in Film Production. It will include lessons on industry practice, film theory and practical skills, plus production workshops.

Additional Support Team at New College receives recognition for student support

Additional Support team

New College Swindon has been recognised for its excellent student support on a national scale.

The Additional Support team has been praised for its work with students and the facilities on offer to them.

At the recent TES FE awards the team were nominated for the ‘Support for Students’ category. The team were recognised for their work with autistic students and the fantastic base room facilities on offer to them.