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October 2019
Apple Project shortlisted for national Green Gown award

Apple Project shortlisted for national Green Gown award

An innovative project at Wiltshire College & University Centre has been shortlisted for an award for its work in promoting sustainability.
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Childcare students learn Makaton to support them in their settings

Childcare students learn Makaton to support them in their settings

Makaton training has proven invaluable for Wiltshire College & University Centre students’ in their early year’s settings.
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September 2019
Lackham farmer reaches finals of British Farming Awards

Lackham farmer reaches finals of British Farming Awards

Following his nomination for Farm Worker of the Year in the British Farming Awards, Lackham’s Richard Ingram speaks to us about his time at Wiltshire College & University Centre’s agricultural campus, balancing his vital work at the farms with his role teaching students.
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Sport student appeals for support to help her compete at the Global Games

Sport student appeals for support to help her compete at the Global Games

A Wiltshire College & University Centre student is appealing for donations to help her compete for GB in an international sporting event on the other side of the world.
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Media students film documentary for pilot eco project

Media students film documentary for pilot eco project

TV and Film students from Wiltshire College & University Centre are pleased to be documenting a pilot project looking at the environmental impact of clothing.
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Lackham Life – Chloe Adams and Tom Kells Interview

Lackham Life – Chloe Adams and Tom Kells Interview

Lackham is nowhere near the coast but watching Tom Kells chase sheep in the torrential August rain, his time spent studying guppy behaviour in Cornwall seems like very appropriate training. Because rain or shine, animals always need looking after. And Lackham isn’t short of animals.
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August 2019
Lackham Life - its past, present and future with Tony Pratt

Lackham Life - its past, present and future with Tony Pratt

Nowadays, Tony Pratt, a lecturer in Horticulture, mainly teaches on Lackham’s RHS courses. However, like Lackham itself Tony has been many things, including a resident warden, IT tutor in Swindon, historian of Lackham House, and at one point the only gardener on an estate spanning over 1700 acres.
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Lackham Life - a day in the life of the farm manager and herdsman

Lackham Life - a day in the life of the farm manager and herdsman

27 years at one job is an impressive stint by any standards. Philip Steans, Lackham’s farm manager, has been at Lackham since October of 1992, before most of the students he works with were even born.
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July 2019
Lackham Life - a day with Neil Bianchi

Lackham Life - a day with Neil Bianchi

"A good gamekeeper should be a better conservationist than any conservationist."
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College helps student discover a passion for painting & decorating

College helps student discover a passion for painting & decorating

“By coming to College I’ve found something I love doing and that I’m really good at.”
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Specialist engineering company Spectra talks about the benefits of industry placements

Specialist engineering company Spectra talks about the benefits of industry placements

Industry placements – what are they and why are they beneficial to students and employers?
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Lackham Life – Meet the Gardens team!

Lackham Life – Meet the Gardens team!

An agricultural college since 1946, Lackham is now a unique part of Wiltshire College & University Centre. From the courgettes in the walled garden to the lemurs and racoon dogs, the herd of cows on Home Farm to Phil the Pheasant, Lackham is full of life. And unlike its fellow campuses in Trowbridge, Chippenham and Salisbury, Lackham never sleeps.
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May 2019
Salisbury MP John Glen launches Phase 2 of building work at Wiltshire College & University Centre

Salisbury MP John Glen launches Phase 2 of building work at Wiltshire College & University Centre

Wiltshire College & University Centre is embarking on phase two of the redevelopment of its Salisbury Campus which includes the demolition of the existing central building and the construction of a new three-storey campus building.
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Staff member raises more than £1,500 for charity after completing London Marathon

Staff member raises more than £1,500 for charity after completing London Marathon

Just under a fortnight ago, Victoria Allison completed one of her biggest challenges to date – running the London marathon.
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April 2019
Successful work placement leads to permanent job for Travel & Tourism student

Successful work placement leads to permanent job for Travel & Tourism student

A Travel & Tourism student had such a successful work experience placement that she has since been offered a part-time job.
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Public Services students put through their paces during intense Royal Marine training

Public Services students put through their paces during intense Royal Marine training

It’s a state of mind.
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Lackham enjoys one of its most successful Lambing Events ever

Lackham enjoys one of its most successful Lambing Events ever

Being able to hold and feed the lambs made for one of the most successful lambing events ever at Wiltshire College & University Centre.
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Army cohort graduate from intense course preparing them for a career in construction

Army cohort graduate from intense course preparing them for a career in construction

“Proud” is how a cohort of army personnel said they felt to have completed a construction course at Wiltshire College & University Centre that is preparing them for life after the armed forces.
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College launches Mander Duffill Academy to train new generation of accountants

College launches Mander Duffill Academy to train new generation of accountants

A partnership to train and develop the region’s next generation of accountants has been launched at Wiltshire College & University Centre.
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March 2019
Wiltshire College & University Centre teams up with FC Salisbury United to launch Futsal Academy

Wiltshire College & University Centre teams up with FC Salisbury United to launch Futsal Academy

Wiltshire College & University Centre is thrilled to have teamed up with FC Salisbury United and Pezzaz Street Soccer & Futsal Club to launch a Futsal Academy, which will start this September.
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