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Students bring Hogwarts to the Debut Restaurant to raise money for Nelson’s Journey

Over 50 excited Harry Potter fans were welcomed in to City College Norwich’s Debut Restaurant by some of the stories’ well known characters; including Draco Malfoy, Dobby the house elf and Moaning Myrtle; when five BA (Hons) Hospitality and Events Management students hosted a special themed dinner which raised over £420 for Nelson’s Journey.

Student’s mission to send smiles to strangers when they are most needed

A kind-hearted student from City College Norwich has been anonymously sending beautiful and uplifting messages, handwritten on postcards, to people going through difficult times through a project she has called ‘Sending A Smile’.

Through social media pages – Sending A Smile on Facebook and @_sendingasmile on twitter – the student invites people to nominate places where there are individuals who may be in particular need of a lift. 

Horticulture students welcome Mayor and Sherriff

On 13th May 2016, Foundation Learning Horticulture students received a visit from Norwich Lord Mayor Brenda Arthur and the city’s sheriff Beryl Blower, as well as members of the Friends of Norwich in Bloom. The students showed their guests around the greenhouses to see the plants being raised there. Afterwards, the guests were served tea and scones made by the students.

Health and social care students help raise dementia awareness

Health and Social Care students at City College Norwich have taken their understanding of dementia to a new level, with four students becoming Alzheimer’s Society-trained Dementia Champions and running information sessions for over 100 of their peers to become Dementia Friends.

The level 3 students all have to study units on dementia and caring for the elderly as part of their course, which also sees them spend a term working with the elderly as part of a year-round programme of work placements.

Summer Internships with Aviva

We are pleased to announce that the Aviva Norwich CCN Internship role has been finalised. Please follow the link below for direct access to the Aviva application in order to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity.

All roles will be paid the living wage and run from the start of July to the end of August, based in Norwich.  There are 15 in total across the following areas: Digital, Claims and UK Life.

VIDEO: Hospitality Diploma students' American Diner lunch

Level 3 Hospitality Diploma students hosted a fantastic American Diner-themed lunch in the Debut Restaurant. 

Photography student collaborates with Norfolk artist on book project

Kate Shearing, a second year photography student at City College Norwich, has seen an exciting collaboration with Norfolk artist Danny Keen come to fruition with the publication of Triptych.

The project originated when Danny Keen exhibited a selection of his work in the StartUp Lounge in October 2015, held to coincide with Black History Month.  As part of this exhibition, Mr Keen created a triptych specifically for the large curved wall in the StartUp Lounge.

New course designed with employers to launch careers in information technology

City College Norwich is launching an innovative new course, the Level 3 BTEC in Information Technology and Computing, which has been designed in close conjunction with information technology employers to provide a pathway for young people into this diverse and exciting sector.

Starting in September 2016, this 1-year course is designed for 16 to 18 year olds who have an interest in developing their digital skills in order to move on to a wide range of tech careers. 

Higher Education students make the most of New York visit

Thirty eight degree students from City College Norwich have returned from an educational trip to New York, where they made the most of the learning opportunities for their degree subjects – whilst also cramming in an action-packed itinerary of sight-seeing and enjoying all that the Big Apple has to offer. 

Lizzy creates a taste of South Africa to claim third place in national cooking competition

Lizzy Ostler, a Level 2 NVQ Professional Cookery student at City College Norwich who works in the restaurant at Strattons Hotel in Swaffham, has achieved third place in the Cook South Africa! Young Chef of the Year: South African competition.

Lizzy, 17, from Bradenham, achieved this honour in the national final of the student chef competition, which was held at Westminster Kingsway College on Thursday 14 April.  Her achievement is all the more impressive because it was the first time that Lizzy has ever entered a cooking competition.

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