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College was better for me than A Levels because it prepared me for work

College was better for me than A Levels because it prepared me for work

Alithia Elia has told us how she is glad she took the vocational route into further education, as she prepares to start a full time job as a Travel Advisor within a travel agency in King’s Lynn. The 17 year old from Ely was unsure what to do after GCSEs but knows that for her, college was the right decision....

Guest blog by Rt. Hon Sir John Hayes, MP, on making university accessible to all

Real life is messy, and going to university straight after school is not always the right choice for everyone, writes Rt. Hon Sir John Hayes MP, former Minister for Further Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning. Here he discusses the success of Access to Higher Education courses, which are offered at FE establishments across the country,...

Glass Bridge challenge makes maths and engineering fun

Maths and engineering is being made accessible for all with a challenge for students and staff at Cambridge Regional College The challenge involves a series of questions drawn onto a highly visible glass bridge located within the college, which start off easy and become increasingly difficult as you cross the bridge and return. Questions relate...

Our college receptionist Sharon supports Kenyan children with her family-run charity

A mum has put out a plea for clothing and shoes for her family-run charity that provides education, medical support and clothing for Kenyan children. Sharon Tipp, a receptionist at Cambridge Regional College, has been running Kenya Help for nine years, after she saved a toddler’s life during a holiday in 2010. “We were on...

Pop up garden shop opens at the Huntingdon campus

Green fingered special educational needs students have opened their own pop up garden shop at the Huntingdon campus of Cambridge Regional College. A team of 12 Horticulture SEND students and three staff have been busy since January, sowing and growing around 3,000 plants. There are a wide range of more than 30 varieties of plants,...

Two teachers commute to work 5,646 miles away!

Two lecturers are travelling from Cambridge to China to teach construction management to university students. Glenn Morris and Mark Sirot-Smith were chosen to teach in east China, in a district that is traditionally not visited by tourists. The pair are working as part of a team from Anglia Ruskin University, delivering a variety of modules...

Chinese students celebrate after being offered university places

Four students from China, who studied at Cambridge Regional College as part of the international study programme, are celebrating after being offered places to study at prestigious British universities. Luofei LI, Tingna Qian, Mingyue Wang and Yingyue Qiu are waiting for results, but are hopeful to achieve the grades they need to go on to...

Fun dog show features for the first time at the Huntingdon campus community day

A fun dog show, nail bar, glittery tattoos and games for all the family, are among a host of activities in a community fun day at the Huntingdon campus of Cambridge Regional College.  Most of the children’s activities are free of charge, while others will ask for a small donation to Magpas air ambulance charity....

We are above the national average for students feeling they are listened to and treated with respect

Cambridge Regional College is above the national average when it comes to students feeling they are listened to and treated with respect, according to latest figures. More than nine out of ten say teaching on their course is good and a similar number say they would recommend the college to friends. The statistics come from...

Health and safety excellence at Cambridge Regional College

Cambridge Regional College has been recognised for its achievements in helping staff, students and visitors get home safely at the end of the working day. The college has been awarded an Order of Distinction from an international organisation, after securing 21 consecutive golds for health and safety excellence. The RoSPA Awards scheme, which receives entries...

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