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    CHARITABLE COLLEGE TUTOR THANKS STUDENTS FOR ENTERPRISE

    December 7th, 2012

    LOUGHBOROGUH COLLEGE  tutor Sally Anderson has her own students to thank for ensuring she can now register a cause very close to her heart as an official charity.

     Sally and husband Peter launched GEMS in June 2012 to raise money to buy much needed equipment for the chemotherapy suite at Leicester Royal Infirmary. Each letter represents the first name of a dear friend whom she has supported through their cancer treatment in recent years.

     Every would-be charity has to raise £5,000 in its first year to be able to register and Sally was delighted when two much-appreciated efforts from students took GEMS through that legal barrier with seven months to spare.

     Hospitality students held a cake sale as part of the Be Your Own Boss Enterprise project and BTEC travel and tourism student Karishma Rana held her own individual sale.

     “I’m really grateful to all the students involved and others in the College who have taken GEMS on board. I am planning to put it forward for consideration as the College charity this year,” she said.

     In addition, Meg Cook, one of the inspirations behind GEMS and a former long serving member of the hospitality team, has been another to contribute, organising a children’s disco in Coalville.

     For more information about Sally’s charity, log on to www.gemscharity.com

     

    FESTIVE TREAT FROM COLLEGE STUDENTS THIS SUNDAY

    December 7th, 2012

    HOSPITALITY students from Loughborough College will be spreading festive cheer at Sunday’s market in the town centre, fresh from winning a civic seal of approval last week.

    The College’s stall will be tempting visitors with delicious Christmas puddings and chocolate truffles from 10am to 2pm.

     If feedback from last week’s Continental Market held in the same location is anything to go by, Sunday is too good to miss.

     Hospitality team leader Darren Creed said: “One of the keenest visitors was the Mayor of Charnwood Coun Diane Wise who enjoyed what she tasted so much, she immediately said she’d be making a point of visiting our Futures Restaurant as soon as possible.”

     Doing the honours for the College were chef trainer Mel Maltby along with students Nicole Simpson and Daniela Hubickova.

     Darren added: “Do come along and support our stall on Sunday in Loughborough town centre, if you possibly can. We will be featuring our own home-made recipe – a fantastic Christmas pudding for £2.50 to serve four.”

    COLLEGE STUDENT WINS FIRST ENGLAND HOCKEY CAPS

    December 7th, 2012

     HENRY WEIR’S hockey adventure Down Under eventually hit the rocks after England were defeated 2-0 by hosts Australia in the quarter finals of the Champions Trophy.

    The 22-year-old Loughborough College student has won his first senior international recognition during the tournament as England seek to build for a brighter future after Team GB were disappointingly beaten into fourth place at London 2012.

    Weir, also a key player for Loughborough Students in the top flight of men’s hockey, helped his country out of a tough group in which they faced gold medallists Germany as well as India and New Zealand, who have claimed the Olympic title 12 times between them in the past.

    England were defeated 3-1 in their opening encounter before they turned the form table upside down by thrashing Germany 4-1. Weir was heavily involved in one of the four strikes as he pressurised Mats Grambusch into putting through his own net.

    Tuesday’s creditable 1-1 draw with New Zealand eased England through in third place in their group but with a very difficult tie against the Aussies. They largely matched their hosts in the first half before a slip by the Loughborough College student in the circle allowed Australia to break and Dwyer to open the scoring. The second goal came from Ciriello with 17 minutes left.

    England are now set to play Belgium tomorrow (Saturday) to determine whether they will play off for fifth or seventh place in the competition between the world’s eight leading hockey sides.

    FIRST EVER STUDENTS ON UNIQUE UK SPACE COURSE INVITED TO WESTMINSTER

    December 7th, 2012

    Loughborough College students selected to train as future stars of the industry on the country’s first ever Space Engineering course are set to be guests at a major Houses of Parliament event on Wednesday 12 December 2012.

    Twelve students from the brand new pioneering programme launched by Loughborough College in association with the National Space Academy are about to rub shoulders with leading figures representing a rapidly-expanding sector.

    The space industry already employs around 30,000 people and contributes over £9 billion to the nation’s economy and a new government spending boost will add an extra £300 million of investment over the next five years.

    “It is an industry set to triple in size and be worth £30 billion in less than two decades – and Loughborough College and the National Space Academy are leading the way in training for that industry,” said Dr Martin Killeen, Technology Business Development Manager at Loughborough College.

    Students on the course have been invited to attend a reception hosted by the Parliamentary Space Committee, a cross-party group of MPs and Peers raising awareness of the benefits of Britain’s leading role in space and how it impacts on our everyday lives.

    Dr Killeen added: “Our Level 3 course in Space Engineering gives high-calibre students academic and hands-on skills through an innovative blend of A-levels in Physics and Mathematics and BTEC Level 3 diploma in Engineering, taught in a space context. The course is backed by the UK Space Agency and the Institute of Engineering and Technology and both the space industry and the country’s top universities are very eager to talk to the course’s students.”

    Anu Ojha, Director of Education and Space Communications at the National Space Academy, based at the National Space Centre in Leicester, said: “This is a very special group of students who have been chosen for a unique course. They have access to personnel and equipment at the College and the National Space Centre which would be the envy of any sixth former – and there are some incredibly exciting opportunities ahead of them in a truly dynamic industry.”

    OUTSTANDING YEAR FOR MEGAN TOPPED WITH AWARD NUMBER THREE

    December 7th, 2012

    Megan Turner has been named as a winner in the Leicester Mercury Young Achievers Awards 2012.

    Now studying Engineering Design at Aston University, Megan finished her BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering at Loughborough College this summer with the top mark, D* D* D*– the highest ever score achieved in the subject.

    Megan’s latest prize, for Technology Achievement, comes in a year that has also seen her scoop not only the 2012 National BTEC Awards Outstanding BTEC Science and Engineering Student of the Year but also be voted overall National BTEC Awards Outstanding Student of the Year.

    The Young Achievers Awards were open to anyone aged between 14 and 25 in Leicestershire and Rutland and the winners at the ceremony on 6 December were each awarded a trophy and a £250 prize.