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    YOUNG ACHIEVERS PRIZE WINNER TELLS OF ON STAGE NERVES

    December 10th, 2012

    Megan Turner admits waiting in full view of the audience at the Leicester Mercury Young Achiever 2012 Awards was not easy – but being announced as Technology Achievement winner helped.

    Megan, who completed her BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering at Loughborough College earlier this year with top marks – the highest ever in the subject, said: ”It was horrible and nerve-wracking to have to stand on stage before they told everyone the result.

    “It was nice to find out I had been nominated by Richard Miller, my tutor at College, and then I was told I had made it to the finals but even waiting up there for the announcement … you still never, ever think it will be you. When they said my name I was genuinely surprised.”

    Megan is now studying Engineering Design at Aston University and her latest prize follows hot on the heels of her winning two national titles, after she was not only named 2012 National BTEC Awards Outstanding BTEC Science and Engineering Student of the Year but was also voted overall National BTEC Awards Outstanding Student of the Year.

    “My family were with me at the Young Achievers Awards and were so proud. My grandma gave me a big kiss and my dad, who is an engineer himself, was beaming.

    “There is an engineering heritage in our family which goes back to my great great grandfather who was Chief Engineer on Shackleton’s expedition to the South Pole – and as it was visiting Loughborough College when I was still at school and seeing the workshops for the first time that strengthened my resolve to make engineering my future.”

    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.

    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.

    HOME MADE HITS FROM STUDENTS SET TO RETURN BY POPULAR DEMAND

    December 5th, 2012

    After sampling the mouth watering range of hand crafted foods made by Loughborough College students at the town’s Continental Market on Friday shoppers had only one thing to say – When will you be back?

    Fans who could not get enough of the own recipe wild mushroom, roasted pepper and sweet tomato olives, Italian beer bread, chocolate truffles and tomato and basil soup were thrilled to discover the Loughborough College Chef diploma students would be returning with a festive feast for the Christmas Pudding Market this Sunday, 9 December.

    “Students hand-dipped every truffle and came in their own time to bake bread into the evening, then they braved the cold the next day but there’s no doubt the response we got warmed us all up.

    “Everything was produced by the students and people loved it all. They were putting in orders, certain we must be regulars and then when we said we weren’t they were demanding to know when we would be back.

    “When I said we would be there again on 9 December with a range of tempting treats for Christmas they were really pleased. I think we will be seeing a lot of familiar faces, ” said Mel Maltby, Chef trainer at Loughborough College, who was joined on the stall by learning coach Delia Humphries Neal and students Daniela Hubickova and Nicole Simpson.

    And with Loughborough College students serving more than 150 diners each day in the approach to Christmas in their restaurant as well as producing the food for a range of functions in College and for the public, that foodie fan club is set to get even bigger.