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    COLLEGE TIPS ON KEEPING SAFE THIS CHRISTMAS

    December 6th, 2012

     ORGANISER Nicola Wells says it’s no co-incidence the third running of Loughborough College’s annual Health and Wellbeing Fair is being staged next week.

     “The day is packed with information and advice aimed at ensuring everyone has a merry and a safe Christmas,” she said.“Numbers of people attending increases year on year and we are expecting a very good turnout in the Radmoor Sports Hall on Tuesday from 10.30pm to 1.30pm.”

     Nicola said that the theme of Tuesday’s event is alcohol awareness and personal safety and added: “We’ve got backing from the NHS and a host of stalls passing on important tips. There’s the attraction of free health checks, along with the NHS’ smoking cessation campaign and advice on safe sex, money management, physical fitness, mental health and domestic violence.”

     Special guest this year is fast-emerging Leicester Riders basketball ace Connor Washington, a Loughborough College student and member of the Loughborough basketball programme. Nicola also hopes further members of the team which is currently dominating British basketball will be in attendance.

    RIDERS STAR IS GUEST AT COLLEGE HEALTH FAIR

    December 6th, 2012

    LEICESTER Riders star Connor Washington is among the special guests at next  Tuesday’s (December 11) third annual Loughborough College Health and Wellbeing Fair to be held in the Radmoor Sports Hall (10.30am to 1.30pm).

     Washington, a College student and member of the highly-acclaimed Loughborough Basketball Programme, has been in outstanding form as Riders have stormed to the top of the British Basketball League this season as well as being favourites to reach the first cup final of the campaign.  He was recently named in the BBL team of the week in recognition of his magnificent display against Mersey Tigers.

     Other Riders players as well as College student Rheanne Bailey, a key member of the Loughborough Student Riders women’s side, are expected to attend an action-packed event whose theme is alcohol awareness and personal safety.

     Organiser Nicola Wells, pictured left  alongside Riders ace and College student Jamell Anderson at last year’s Health and Wellbeing Fair,  said the day was being backed by the NHS and will provide a lot of valuable information and support in the lead-up to the festive period.

     Stallholders include the Our Space cancer charity and the NHS’ smoking cessation campaign whilst there will also be information and advice on safe sex, money management, fitness, mental health and domestic violence.

     “The Fair increases in popularity year by year and should be well worth a visit,” she said. “Entrance is free and there’s also the attraction of free health checks.”

    LOUGHBOROUGH COLLEGE STUDENTS AIM TO FILL BUCKETS WITH FUNDS AND FIND BED ON STREETS IN CHARITY DRIVE

    December 6th, 2012

    Students are spending seven days collecting donations and perhaps even sleeping in snow to provide much needed supplies for the homeless and deprived.

    Armed with shopping trolleys, buckets and sleeping bags the Loughborough College students are raising funds and stocking up on food and toiletries in aid of the Carpenter’s Arms.

    “Plans include Thursday 6 and Friday 7 December at the All Saints with Holy Trinity Loughborough Parish Church’s Christmas tree festival and Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 December sleeping on the street outside the Town Hall between 10.00am and 3.00pm – whatever the weather!” said Kari Butler, FE Coordinator for Sport at Loughborough College.

    “I will be going along to support the student’s fantastic efforts and to hand over what we hope will be a substantial donation to the Carpenter’s Arms the following week – but it won’t stop with bedding down in town. The students have some equally interesting ideas for continuing to raise funds into the New Year.”

    The fundraising will contribute to the voluntary community work students are undertaking as part of the National Citizenship Service.

    POSITIVITY THE KEY TO SUCCESS

    December 5th, 2012

     

    NISSAN dealership trainer Chris Ladkin delivered an upbeat message to Motor Vehicle students when he visited Loughborough College to talk about the many job opportunities in the UK’s automotive industry. 

    He introduced a sector that is the nation’s largest exporter, employing over 750,000 people in Great Britain and generating an annual turnover of around £50 billion.

     He began by interacting with students and asking them to name the seven largest volume- based car manufacturers building vehicles in the UK. He then explained how to get a foot in the door to working in a car dealership and the exciting career path available when inside.

     Covering the two different faces of dealership life from the customer, facing jobs such as receptionists, sales staff and the parts department, to the non-customer dealing with technicians, paint sprayers and administration, Chris’s message for succeeding in a profession providing  work for so many is to quite simply show a positive attitude.

     College engineering apprentice Thomas Ryan praised Chris’s lighthearted approach to the talk, sending up the stereotype that the dealerships are full of ‘Arfur Daley’ characters when really it is an industry the nation should be very proud of.

    COLLEGE TUTOR FACES SCREEN TEST IN HUNGARY

    December 5th, 2012

    LOUGHBOROUGH College Elite sport tutor James Wilkinson has a big date in front of the BBC cameras on Sunday as he runs for the Great Britain and Northern Ireland Under 23 team in the European Cross Country Championships.

     James was selected for the major event in Budapest after finishing fourth in his age group in a combined senior/Under 23 trial at Liverpool – he was 20th among the seniors.He was second in the Europeans last season and third in the Under 20s in 2009 and is pleased to be putting his fitness problems behind him once again.

     James told College News: “I’ve been recovering from injury all season, so to back racing at this level is a bonus.”

     The race is expected to be covered on Sunday on the Red Button.