Bradford College student Natalie Johnson had a taste of international fashion and business when she was selected to take part in the third series of the British Council’s programme IDEATORS, airing now on Sri Lankan television.
Humble, focused and dedicated, Jack Bateson is taking the boxing world by storm as the first ever AASE Programme Boxer in the country to make it into the Great Britain Development Squad.
Budding young ‘master chefs’ wanting to make it to the top of the culinary world, were pushed to the absolute extremes of their cooking abilities, in the battle to be crowned National Junior Curry Chef 2012!
Building on its reputation for global excellence, the International Food Academy (IFA) at Bradford College has joined forces with leading Asian restaurants in the UK to develop a new generation of inspiring young chefs to fill the skills shortage in Asian restaurants.
The Department of Education has approved an application made by Appleton Academy Trust to open a new Studio School in Bradford which will specialise in International Food and Travel.
Bradford College’s International Food Academy (IFA) hit the news headlines earlier last year when it came to the rescue of the ‘curry crisis’, with a range of innovative new courses that focus on specialist qualifications in Asian and International cuisine.
Bradford College has revealed plans to create a further multi-million pound campus in the heart of Bradford. This announcement comes after the City of Bradford won a £17 million Government cash injection to kick start regenerations in the City in November 2011.
Andy Wilds graduated from the BA (Hons) Public Services Management Course with a first class honours degree. Andy made a three hour round trip from Hull to attend classes at Bradford College. He worked fulltime as a Crew Manager in the Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) and balanced the commitments of family life with study. Andy wanted to increase his career prospects to create a better life for his young family and was determined to succeed.
Bradford College played host to the best in new entrepreneurial talent, with the second Bradford Enterprise Academy’s Christmas Fair.
In the latest bid to drive down unemployment following the recent government announcement showing record figures for 16-24 year olds, Bradford College has teamed up with The Peter Jones Enterprise Academy to offer students the opportunity to realise their career potential.
Dressed in mortarboards and gowns, the sight of hundreds of graduands stepping up to receive their honours degrees from Bradford College Principal, Michele Sutton, OBE, filled parents, family and friends with pride during the annual Graduation Ceremonies.
With widespread media coverage surrounding the record number of young people out of school, work and training, Bradford College is leading the way with an innovative range of courses that have employability in mind.
The annual ‘Grade One Teaching Awards Evening’ was held to mark the achievements of outstanding members of staff that have helped play a vital role in shaping Bradford College into the innovative institution we know today.
Movember is the month formerly known as November, where men join together to raise awareness and funds for men's health issues. During November, 22 previously well shaven members of staff from across Bradford College, sprouted ‘tash tastic’ moustaches to raise vital funds specifically for prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men.
Following Care Services Minister Paul Burstow’s announcement that he is determined to give "mental health parity with physical health in the NHS”, and the Government recently funded a £16 million ‘Time to Change’ campaign to help tackle mental health stigma - there has never been a better time to raise public awareness about mental health issues.
Bradford College is celebrating success after 14 Electrical students were specially selected for Electrical Apprenticeship within the local region. The students, who started at Bradford College on full-time courses and are all now working towards either Level 2 or Level 3 Electrical qualification, used their own initiative to find possible and sought after apprenticeships.
Construction, Engineering and Computing Bradford College students’ showcased their talents last week at a WorldSkills UK Information Session. The competition involved the students being set challenges applicable to their subject area and allowed them to showcase their skills and talents.
Bradford College Students’ Union and West Yorkshire Police have joined forces to hold a ‘Dark Nights Roadshow’ at Bradford’ College. The week long campaign has been created in a bid to raise awareness on staying safe during the darker nights – making a valuable contribution to city centre safety.
From the world’s first official UNESCO City of Film, three British animation legends have volunteered to mentor two Bradford College students, in a bid to help develop up and coming talent entering the industry.
The heat was turned up in the kitchen of the International Food Academy as budding young chefs battled it out to win a place in the regional finals of the National Junior Curry Chef Competition 2011/12, in the heart of Bradford – the Curry Capital of England.
Bradford College is proud to announce award winning, classical realist painter and portrait artist to The Queen, Darren Baker, will receive an honorary fellowship during the College’s graduation ceremonies in December.
Uniquely compelling and highly addictive - weblogs have gained huge followings in recent years with widespread media coverage reporting that people are blogging their way to millions and becoming blogillinaires.
Peter Maggs certainly made a splash when he took on a wacky fundraising challenge with a twist earlier this month. Peter somersaulted a total of 100 times from Shipley swimming pool’s 16ft diving board, in a bid to raise money for Yorkshire’s own national heart charity, Heart Research UK.
A film crew from Vietnam TV jetted into the UK to visit Bradford College to gain an insight into skills training and industry links in a UK Further Education institution.
The launch of the new ‘Wellbeing’ website is the latest innovation from Healthy College Manager Jane Marshall, in her bid to provide a fresh and forward thinking approach to health for staff and students at Bradford College.
In the heart of Bradford – labelled the Curry Capital of England, Colin Burt, Head Chef Trainer at Bradford College’s International Food Academy (IFA) has smashed the Guinness World Record for the biggest bhaji in the world, in partnership with award winning restaurant Prashad.
In the heart of Bradford – the Curry Capital of England, Colin Burt, Chef Trainer at Bradford College’s International Food Academy (IFA) is aiming to break the Guinness World Record for the biggest bhaji in the world, in partnership with award winning restaurant Prashad.
Between 10th – 15th September 2011, Europe’s largest celebration of Science, Technology and Engineering, The British Science Festival came to Bradford, the first time in over 100 years.
Bradford College is celebrating success as one of its students; Jack Bateson won Gold at the Commonwealth Youth Championships held on the Isle of Man last weekend.
Led by Bradford College, the City of Bradford is delighted to announce the signing of a Memoranda of Understanding with the National Olympic Committees of Vietnam and Tanzania to host their Pre Games Training Camps next July.
A plane full of British passengers made a sudden emergency landing at Billund Airport, Denmark after an elderly female passenger was taken ill during the two and a half hour flight. The aircraft, which took off from Liverpool John Lennon Airport early in the morning, was heading for Riga in Latvia.
To celebrate the Hairdressing Council’s annual UK Student of the Year Awards 2011, two Bradford College Hairdressing tutors were invited to a celebratory event at the House of Commons.
Three Bradford College students have given up their summer holidays to help restore a primary school back to its former glory, after it emerged the school was in need of repair.
As one of Bradford College’s star students, Matthew Denton’s achievements have included winning the 2011 Adobe Annual Student Award, The Determination and Progress Award at the annual Festival of Achievement for two years running, and being one of the College’s highest achievers for GCSE’s.
Bradford College is celebrating after a Government’s Oftsed inspection report judged the College to have made significant progress in a number of areas, including: Self-assessment and Improvement Planning, Quality of Provision and Leadership and Management.
In the wake of the riots that have left major cities across the UK devastated, and news headlines that have told a bleak story of communities under attack, an innovative summer camp is breaking down barriers to exclusion, whilst also tackling anti-social behaviour with spectacular results.
Iain Taylor, the man who made it into the record books earlier this year for completing one of the most gruelling and difficult endurance tests in the UK - the Bob Graham Round, has now led a group of BTEC Outdoor Level 3 students into the great outdoors for a three day expedition, which tested their endurance. The group, battled against severe weather and gale force winds to reach the summit of Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England, which is more than 3,000 feet high.
Talented British actor, Jack Davis is tipped to become a household name after being chosen to play the lead role in a British Youth Film Academy (BYFA) full length feature film of Shakespeare’s Richard II. Jack Davis is the latest rising star to emerge from the Bradford School of Arts and Media.
Bradford College was proud to recognise and celebrate the achievements of its Early Years Professional graduates at a special ceremony held in the Henry Mitchell Hall at Bradford College.
The search for the UK’s Junior Curry Chef 2011 has begun in the heart of Bradford – the Curry Capital of England. This follows the announcement that restaurateurs throughout the country are facing an unprecedented ‘Curry Crisis’ and are struggling to find skilled chefs due to a tightening of immigration laws.
Bradford College Chess Team have just completed an outstanding season in the Bradford and District Chess Association (BDCA), beating off stiff competition to be crowned the league champions.
Bradford College students and staff have been announced as winners of West Yorkshire Work-Based Learning Awards. The prestigious awards recognise learners, employers and tutors from across West Yorkshire for their commitment to higher level skills.
The latest rising star to emerge from the Bradford School of Arts and Media is the talented British artist Richard Harris. Richard, currently studying Art and Design at Bradford College was talent spotted by Bradford College officials when he exhibited work at a Bradford College Fair in October 2010.
With people struggling to find employment, the economy in crisis and business finding it difficult to compete – companies with the right workforce are the ones that prosper, especially in times of recession. Research suggests that employees’ with high self-esteem make independent decisions, take risks, vigorously pursue new ideas and act on their own initiative - exactly the type of employees needed to give businesses the competitive edge and ensure their success.
Local and national businesses joined Bradford College to celebrate the success of top achievers at the annual Bradford College University Centre HE Awards Ceremony. The Awards Ceremony recognises the academic and personal success of our students, whose determination and drive to succeed impressed judges and led them to become the award winning students we know today.
Keda Cowling, the creator of the acclaimed reading manual Toe by Toe has been announced as the winner of the Sue Ryder Yorkshire Women of Achievement Award for Education at a prestigious ceremony at the Royal Armouries in Leeds. As a pioneer in education, the Bradford-based author is recognised for her groundbreaking work that transformed the lives of thousands of people across the world.
Bradford College Principal, Michele Sutton, OBE was the vision behind the Staff Awards for Excellence – now in its fourth consecutive year. The Awards Ceremony held at the College’s Level 6 Restaurant, marks the achievements of individuals and groups of people who play a vital role in making the College an outstanding place to work and study.
Earlier this year Bradford College promoted the Helena Kennedy Foundation Awards (HKF) and invited students to submit an application form, giving them the chance to win a £100 College prize and the opportunity to be put forward for a Helena Kennedy Foundation Award.
Bradford College has signed an agreement to be principal sponsor of the UK's longest-running animation and games festival for the next three years, consolidating a relationship that dates back to 2005.
Toe By Toe the acclaimed manual created by Bradford-based author and former school teacher Keda Cowling, was recently featured on the hit Channel 4 TV series ‘The Secret Millionaire’. The show follows millionaire benefactors as they say goodbye to their luxury lifestyles and go undercover in deprived areas to find out who needs their help.
Health officials and college principals travelled from across the region to attend the National Healthy College Conference lead by Healthy College Manager Jane Marshall and backed by Bradford College Principal Michele Sutton, OBE.
Bradford College students will receive two awards as part of the UK’s largest national festival of learning, Adult Learners’ Week (14-20 May), organised by the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE).
Bradford College celebrated the success of its students during a special Style Awards Evening ceremony.The Awards Ceremony took place earlier this week and saw Hair and Beauty Therapy, Hospitality and Catering and Travel and Tourism students rewarded for their achievement, commitment and hard work.
Bradford College students held a topical and lively debate in the format of ‘BBC Question Time’ pitting their wits against a team of MPs and Councillors, including Philip Davies Conservative MP for Shipley, David Ward Liberal Democrat MP for Bradford East, Green Party Councillor Kevin Warnes and Labour Councillor Ralph Berry.
Restaurateurs are facing an ‘unprecedented Curry Crisis’ due to a tightening of immigration laws. Throughout the country, Indian restaurateurs say they are struggling with a staffing crisis, as they are finding it difficult to find skilled chefs.
Bradford College has announced it is to charge higher education tuition fees of £6700 from 2012 and for some of our Full-time Foundation Degrees, we will be charging £4000*. Take a look at the footage from the BBC about Bradford College’s Higher Education Fees for 2012...
Christopher Bracewell was announced as this year’s winner of the Academia Annual Student Awards during a special ceremony held at Bradford College. Impressing judges with his hard work and determination to succeed, Christopher Bracewell beat off stiff competition to scoop the prestigious award.
Visitors from Hamm, Germany jetted into the UK to find out more about the Healthy College Programme at Bradford College – and why Bradford College was one of the first colleges in the country to be awarded full ‘Healthy College’ status.
Bradford College is proud to host WorldSkills UK - the world’s largest, international skills competition where young people from across the globe compete to become the best of the best in their chosen skill.
Award winning author Rónán O’Beirne is challenging the library world with his ground-breaking new book ‘From Lending to Learning’ – The development and extension of public libraries.’
Naweed Ghany is tipped to become one of the leading players in the world of cricket as his career goes from strength to strength since he joined the Bradford College Cricket Academy in 2009.
Desma Brown, Masters Course Leader at Bradford College, jetted over to Valley View University Campus in Ghana, Africa earlier this year, accompanied by Bradford College Tutors David Grundy and Richard Layden as part of a cultural exchange programme.
Keda Cowling, the creator of the acclaimed reading manual Toe by Toe has been nominated for a ‘Sue Ryder Yorkshire Women of Achievement Award’. As a pioneer in education, the Bradford-based author is recognised for her groundbreaking work that transformed the lives of thousands of people across the world.
Bradford Police & College Boxing Academy ‘Inspires’ International Recognition Bradford College is rapidly becoming one of the leading players in boxing education - making huge strides since the opening of the Bradford Police & College Boxing Academy in September 2008. Now with an international reputation for excellence, elite boxers are jetting in from across the world to train at the high performance boxing centre.
Bradford College was proud to celebrate the success of the Early Entry ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Consortium project during a formal ceremony held at the Ramada Bankfield Hotel, Bingley on 31st March.
Bradford College Web Developer, Solvita Rovite has now been crowned the National Champion for the ‘United Kingdom Traditional Karate Federation’ beating off stiff competition from almost 1,000 entries nationwide.
Bradford College played host to the best in new entrepreneurial talent, with the launch of the Bradford Enterprise Academy’s Bradford College Spring Fair. Inspired by the likes of Sir Alan Sugar, J.K Rowling and Richard Branson, students and staff used their entrepreneurial skills to sell a wide range of products.
Baroness Margaret Eaton visited Bradford College to speak to students studying on the B.A. (Hons) programme in Public Service Management, following an invitation by Lecturer Paul Spencer.
To celebrate the launch of Healthy College Week 2011, a series of innovative posters were devised by Bradford College students. To mark the achievements of the award winning designs, students were invited to attend a formal presentation ceremony, where the winners of the competition were revealed…
Former Bradford College students Bobby and Minal Patel rose to fame and critical acclaim when they were featured on Gordon Ramsay’s hit Channel 4 TV series ‘Ramsay's Best Restaurant’.
Students at Bradford College and the University of Bradford enjoyed a feast of free food destined for landfill to highlight the problem of food waste in the UK.
Iain Taylor, Curriculum Team Leader for Sport at Bradford College, has recently completed one of the most gruelling and difficult endurance tests in the UK- the Bob Graham Round. Battling against cold, dark, winter conditions and temperatures as low as minus six, he completed the 68 mile route in the Lake District in 22 hours and 44 minutes, climbing 42 mountains including Skiddaw, Helvellyn, Scafell and Scafell Pike, all of which are more than 3,000 feet high.
Bradford College has joined forces with the University of Bradford to divert tonnes of waste from landfill sites in a bid to help the environment. The joint collaboration between the two forward thinking institutions will offer students and staff the opportunity to browse the EcoVersity website for recycled office furniture that would otherwise go to landfill.
Following the announcement earlier this year that a record number of teaching staff, 98 in total, achieved a grade one in their lesson observations at Bradford College– a formal ‘Grade One Teaching Awards Evening’ was held to mark the achievements of these award winning staff.
To coincide with the 10th anniversary of Student Volunteering Week, which was established to raise the national profile of student volunteering in Further and Higher Education, Bradford College Students’ Union has devised a series of innovative events to highlight the vital role volunteering plays in the student population and the wider community.
In February, the College hosted an LSIS (Learning and Skills Improvement Service) sponsored Teaching and Learning Fair at the McMillan Campus in partnership with Newcastle College.
Bradford College Students are celebrating after winning their battle with council chiefs to save Bradford’s FreeCityBus, after fears the free shuttle service would be axed in the latest round of cuts to hit the city.
Following the announcement that Qatar has won the bid to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Bradford College International student Ali Al- Suwaidi gave a movie style presentation on his experience of visiting the Qatar FA headquarters. The presentation hosted at Bradford College’s Wow Academy has been given the backing of the Qatari Government & Embassy.
Council bosses have revealed plans which put the ‘FreeCityBus’ service in jeopardy in the latest round of cuts to hit the city. The scheme launched in September 2008, approved by the West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Authority and Bradford Council's Executive offered a free bus service to key locations around the city centre – including Bradford College.
Bradford College is proud to announce the launch of its annual Healthy College Week 2011. This is part of a series of innovative initiatives developed by Bradford Healthy College Manager, Jane Marshall.
Bradford College student, Chris Godding has become an award winning chef, scooping a silver medal, trophy and cheque at the Salon Culinaire 2011 held in Birmingham, which is considered to be the catering equivalent of the Olympics.
Bradford College paid tribute to teaching staff at Bradford College with its annual ‘Grade One Teaching Awards Evening’ held to mark the achievements of teaching staff at Bradford College who have been awarded a grade one in lesson observations - one of the highest accolades possible in the teaching world!
With the backing of West Yorkshire Police, Bradford College students have launched an innovative new student safety campaign across the campus in a bid to raise awareness of robbery – one of the most common offences in the UK.
Lucky Sophie Hatcher was delighted to discover she had won an exclusive Bradford College competition to win an iPad. Hundreds of entries were received and Sophie was selected at random to scoop the prize.
Bradford College has received national acclaim as one of the first colleges in the country to officially be recognised as a Healthy Further Education College. The College has been granted the ‘Healthy FE Recognition Award’, following the College’s commitment to developing the health and wellbeing services for staff and learners.
‘A Practical Guide to Becoming a Healthy College’ is an important new contribution to the advancement of Health in Education – and is the first publication of its kind in the country!
Bradford Bulls are Boxing Clever after signing an exclusive sponsorship deal with Bradford College. The lucrative deal will see both parties involved in a 3 year deal which will benefit both parties.
Bradford College is proud to announce it has been approved as a founder hub member of the National Skills Academy for Environmental Technologies.
The ‘Focus on Food’ bus arrived at Bradford College for a week long visit to revolutionize the way we think about food. The Focus on Food Campaign was set up following a national decline in cooking ability and teaching, coupled with rising health problems caused by poor diet and lack of food knowledge and skills.
Dressed in mortarboards and gowns, hundreds of graduands beamed with delight as they stepped up to receive their Honours Degrees from Bradford College Principal, Michele Sutton, OBE, during the annual Festival of Achievement.
Bradford College's women's boxing programme has been granted the ‘Inspire mark’, the badge of the London 2012 Inspire programme which recognises innovative and exceptional projects directly inspired by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Local students Wasim Ahmed and Asif Qadir have been presented with a highly sought after Helena Kennedy Foundation Award in a ceremony at the House of Lords. Wasim Ahmed and Asif Qadir received their awards from human rights lawyer and peer Baroness Helena Kennedy QC in recognition of their achievements in reaching higher education.
Bradford College students and staff joined Sir Terry Wogan, Tess Daly and Fearne Cotton, on Friday 19th November 2010, to help raise money for the BBC’s Children in Need appeal. The charity aims to make a positive change to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people in the UK.
Bradford Police & College Boxing Academy has been selected to become a designated High Performance Boxing Centre for aspiring boxers aged 16-19 years by the Amateur Boxing Association of England (ABAE) and England Colleges Amateur Boxing Association (ECABA) (older boxers up to 21-years-old may be accepted onto the programme, subject to meeting academic and boxing criteria)
Bradford College was proud to host a special event to promote excellence in science teaching and learning in conjunction with the Yorkshire Branch of the Association for Science Education (ASE) - the largest subject association in the UK.
A local student has been presented with a highly sought after Helena Kennedy Foundation award in a ceremony at the House of Lords. Victoria Lester received her award from human rights lawyer and peer Baroness Helena Kennedy QC in recognition of her achievements in reaching higher education.
Bradford College is helping to boost female participation in Boxing and is rapidly becoming one of the leading players in boxing education - making huge strides since the opening of the Academy Boxing Club in 2008. The latest star to emerge from the Academy is Saira Tabasum - with her first win over Rachel Simpson from Penrith Elite ABC.
Following the Health Minister for England, Paul Burstow’s recent announcement that he is determined to give "mental health parity with physical health in the NHS”, there has never been a better time to raise public awareness about mental health issues.
The innovative Hair and Beauty Department at Bradford College have launched their first training establishment for qualified Hair and Beauty therapist professionals called ‘The Academy’. The launch for regional employers took place at the home of The Academy; the Three Valleys Centre on North Street in Keighley.
UKBFF British Heavyweight Champion Patrick Warner came back to his home town of Bradford to speak to students and staff about his rise to the top - and how hard work and determination to succeed have got him where he is today.