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Students unveil creative work at End of Year Show

City College Norwich’s Creative Arts students unveiled their latest creations as hundreds gathered for the private view of their annual End of Year Show on Thursday 22nd June.

The City College Norwich Creative Arts End of Year Show provides an opportunity for members of the public to see some of the most exciting new talent from the college’s progressing Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 and Foundation Diploma students. The work is diverse and celebratory, challenging and thought-provoking; representing the broad range of Creative Arts subjects taught at City College Norwich.

Student make-up artists place 1st and 2nd in WorldSkills UK heat

Two student make-up artists from City College Norwich – Autumn Hughes and Jess Maskell – put in an outstanding performance in the WorldSkills UK midlands regional heat at Walsall College by coming 1st and 2nd respectively.

Their success means that one or both students could now qualify for the WorldSkills UK national finals, which will be held at the NEC Birmingham in November.  The national finalists will compete for gold, silver and bronze medals and the chance to represent Team UK at international level.

Celebration for college's Access students as they move on to Higher Education

City College Norwich celebrated the achievements of 200 Access to Higher Education students on Friday 14 July, when students were presented with their end of year certificates at St Andrews House.

Access to HE student stories

Electrician writes his own script with Cambridge University place

Primary and college students host screening of work at Cinema City

Sixty Year 6 students from Eaton Primary School hosted a special screening at Cinema City on Wednesday 21st June that featured a series of the children’s adverts, music videos and short films made in conjunction with City College Norwich’s creative media department.

Public Services students feel what it is like to be bullet-proof

Thanks to the donation of this bullet-proof vest by body armour manufacturer Safeguard Armour, our Public Services students can now experience what it is like to wear this potentially life-saving piece of equipment.

Safety, security and the types of equipment used in different services are all covered within the course, from which students progress on to a wide range of careers including in the armed forces, police, fire and rescue, prison and ambulance services.  

The donated vest will be a useful learning aid for those on the course.

Civil Engineering students see tidal barrier under construction

Second year HND Civil Engineering students were given a rare glimpse of a tidal barrier construction project when they recently visited the site of the Ipswich tidal barrier on the River Orwell.

Overseen by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), this key infrastructure project is designed to protect people and property, prevent disruption and provide new opportunities by opening up land for development.

Civil Engineering Apprentices visit landmark science and medical development

A group of Level 3 Civil Engineering Apprentices from City College Norwich have been given a behind-the-scenes look at progress on the high profile Quadram Institute building, which is being built by Wates Construction at the Norwich Research Park.

Employers’ key role in success of new Information Technology and Computing course

City College Norwich is delighted with a successful first year for its revamped Information Technology and Computing course, saying that the input of employers has been crucial in preparing its students for a wide range of tech job opportunities.     

Computing returned to the college’s course offering last September, following an overhaul which saw employers consulted on the skills they wanted to see in college leavers and the key technical areas they said were most important to include.

Media Makeup students’ Warpaint Championships success

City College Norwich’s Media Make Up students showcased their skills at the Warpaint Championships, held at the ExCeL London convention centre last term, returning to Norwich with three top 3 places and as winners of the College Cup.

Six students from the course, together with their models, represented the college in the competition.

Lauren English and Hannah Edge achieved 2nd and 3rd places respectively in the ‘Iconic British Designers’ category, with Emma Bird achieving 3rd place in the ‘Spring Bride’ category.

Students get crafty to promote positive mental health

Dream catchers, stress balls and a “Things to do when you are blue” pot filled with positive activity suggestions, were among the items that Supported Learning students made during their MIND ‘Crafternoon’ event held at the college.

The idea behind the event was to promote art and craft as positive activities for mental health, as well as raising funds and awareness for mental health charity MIND.

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