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May 2016

Important changes to bus travel

From Monday 29th May the 1/1A bus service from West Swindon will no longer travel to New College. Students will need to change buses in the Town Centre (Fleming Way) to an appropriate service to complete their journey to college.

 

The 1/1A service will also reduce in frequency. Students should allow additional time for their journey, especially when travelling to exams.

 

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Sports For All open new doors to students

From Badminton to Basketball, Hockey to Handball, Fencing to Football. Sports for All has it all.

 

With the aim of maintaining 16-18 participation in physical activity, College Sports Maker Rob Jeffs works alongside Wiltshire and Swindon Sport (WASP) to create engaging sporting and leadership opportunities here at New College.

 

Swindon Robins star helps students on home straight

Speedway ace Nick Morris dropped in to wish New College students all the best with their summer exams.

 

Australian born Morris showed off his bikes, signed memorabilia and chatted to students about all things education and speedway.

 

New College Principal, Graham Taylor, sized up a potential career after retirement getting to grips with the motorcycles.

 

The Robins star was on campus ahead of the Abbey Stadium’s Family Fun Day on Monday 30th May.

Sarah Fenwick's five years to success

At sixteen she left school with no qualifications. Now, after five years with New College, she’s set to take University of Birmingham by storm.

 

When 19+ student Sarah Fenwick, 34, signed up for Level one English back in 2011 she never thought she’d be enrolling for university this September, “I originally started just to keep a friend company, but I soon got the bug and because I loved it so much I instantly wanted to know what else New College had to offer.”

 

THE TEMPEST

This performance takes place at The Phoenix Theatre, New College.

New College Performing Arts students stage Shakespeare’s comical tale ‘The Tempest’. Prospero, Duke of Milan, has been exiled by his own brother and now commands an enchanted island, a spirit and a slave named Caliban. When Prospero uses his influence to shipwreck his brother on the island, his long contemplated revenge at last seems within reach…

Running time approximately: 1 hour 30 minutes

Tickets: £5.70 advance / £6.00 on the door

Date and Time of Event: 
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 19:30 to 21:00

Student Photography Exhibition gains press and employer recognition

 

Talented New College students studying the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma have just hosted their own exhibition – and raised their own funds to do so.

 

They raised cash to hire the venue, the Shoebox at Theatre Square, for a five day exhibition at the start of May by undertaking a range of activities including a Christmas jumper competition, an Easter Egg competition and selling photos via a photobooth.  They managed to raise the £200 needed.

 

FA Youth Cup Glory for New College Football Academy

On the 24th April New College Football Academy were crowned Wiltshire FA Youth Cup Champions at Stanley Park, Chippenham, after a 3-1 triumph over Melksham Town U18’s.