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Access students’ green energy lessons at Green Britain Centre

A group of Access to Higher Education Engineering students from City College Norwich have taken part in an educational visit to the Green Britain Centre in Swaffham.

The students learned about the centre’s innovative ways to harness Green Energy and have a look at some of the fastest solar powered land vehicles built in the world.

There was also an informative talk about experimenting with backwards refrigeration techniques with heat pumps and storing energy in reduced liquid format by compressing gases and cooling vapour and air to a de-pressurisation state.

Higher Education students’ achievements celebrated in Norwich Cathedral

The hard work and achievements of more than 500 Norfolk students who have completed degrees and other Higher Education courses with City College Norwich were celebrated in Norwich Cathedral on Saturday 22nd October with the College’s graduation.

Around 300 students attended the two ceremonies in person to receive their awards, which included honours degrees and foundation degrees (validated by the University of East Anglia), as well as BTEC Higher National Diplomas (HNDs), postgraduate teaching qualifications and other higher level awards from professional bodies.

Congratulations to our Higher Education Student of the Year

Joss Mullett, a degree student who analysed around 10,000 statistics in order to pinpoint times and places in London, at street level, when violence against young people is most likely to occur, has been named as City College Norwich’s Higher Education Student of the Year.

Mr Mullett, 21, from Beccles, who graduated with First Class honours on the BA in Leadership in Public Services, hopes that his work – described by his lecturers as “extraordinary” – will help the Metropolitan Police and the Greater London Authority in their efforts to reduce knife crime in the capital.

HND Civil Engineering graduate presented with excellence award

Alex Fitzgerald, 20, from Watton, who works for Attleborough-based consulting engineers Plandescil, has been presented with an award for excellence in recognition of his achievements on his studies at City College Norwich.

Mr Fitzgerald was presented with the annual HND Civil Engineering Award for Excellence, sponsored by Clancy Consulting, at Norwich Cathedral on Saturday, where the college’s Higher Education graduation ceremonies were held.

Graduation 2016: Live Stream

Watch City College Norwich Graduation 2016 streamed live at the following links:

Morning ceremony: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0YaeYYPg5Q

Afternoon ceremony: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqrOKQAMXQc

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. 

Student’s new enterprise aims to kick-start careers of young graphic designers

Tito Clark, a business management degree student at City College Norwich, has launched a new branding agency with a distinctive mission: to help launch the professional careers of design students and recent graduates.

Mr Clark set up his Brand 21 agency after learning from friends that graphic design graduates were often finding it hard to break into the industry for which they have trained. 

Construction students learn from UEA’s Blackdale development

Nineteen HNC/HND Construction and Civil Engineering students from City College Norwich learned about the logistics of a large scale building project when they visited the site of the Blackdale accommodation project on the UEA campus on 7 December.

The £27.5m development is being undertaken by RG Carter and will see two student accommodation blocks built with 514 student rooms. The 61-week construction programme commenced in April 2015 and is due for completion in August 2016.

Achievements of Higher Education students celebrated in Norwich Cathedral

The hard work and achievements of more than 500 Norfolk students who completed degrees and other Higher Education courses with City College Norwich were recognised in Norwich Cathedral on Saturday 24th October at the college’s graduation.

Around 300 students attended the two ceremonies in person to receive their awards, which included honours degrees and foundation degrees (validated by the University of East Anglia), as well as BTEC Higher National Diplomas (HNDs), postgraduate teaching qualifications and other higher level awards from professional bodies.

Norfolk Teacher Training Centre toasts its newly qualified teachers

Norfolk Teacher Training Centre (NTTC) has held a celebration event at the Assembly House Norwich to mark the achievements of its first cohort of newly qualified teachers.

The 18 teachers all spent the last academic year as trainees in Norfolk schools under the School Direct scheme which saw them gain hands-on teaching experience in the classroom for 4 days a week, supplemented by a day of professional development with NTTC.

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