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September 2019
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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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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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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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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May 2019
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
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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March 2019
Spring sunshine attracts thousands to Lambing at Lackham

Spring sunshine attracts thousands to Lambing at Lackham

It wasn’t just the lambs with a spring in their step as thousands of people flocked to Wiltshire College & University Centre’s Lackham campus for the first weekend of lambing.
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Apprenticeship Awards celebrate outstanding achievements

Apprenticeship Awards celebrate outstanding achievements

The achievements and successes of apprentices were celebrated at Wiltshire College & University Centre’s annual Apprenticeship Awards.
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Wiltshire College & University Centre wins prestigious national award for excellent technical and professional learning

Wiltshire College & University Centre wins prestigious national award for excellent technical and professional learning

Wiltshire College & University Centre has won a coveted Association of Colleges national Beacon Award for excellence in the practical delivery of technical and professional learning.
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Owl sculpture crafted by apprentice unveiled at Westmead in Chippenham

Owl sculpture crafted by apprentice unveiled at Westmead in Chippenham

A wooden sculpture made by a Wiltshire College & University Centre apprentice has been unveiled on public land to celebrate a partnership with Chippenham Borough Lands charity.
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January 2019
Lackham students chip in to charity tree recycling initiative

Lackham students chip in to charity tree recycling initiative

Horticulture and Land & Wildlife students from Lackham are proud to have supported a Christmas tree recycling initiative that has raised over £26,000 for charity – more than double the amount last year.
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December 2018
Wiltshire College donates festive hamper to elderly residents of Lacock

Wiltshire College donates festive hamper to elderly residents of Lacock

Elderly residents and those in need in Lacock will be sharing produce donated by Wiltshire College & University Centre over the festive season.
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Students awarded for community work by South West in Bloom

Students awarded for community work by South West in Bloom

The Foundation Studies team from Wiltshire College & University Centre has been recognised for its community work at the South West in Bloom awards.
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HRH The Duchess of Cornwall launches Wiltshire College & University Centre £9million centre of excellence project

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall launches Wiltshire College & University Centre £9million centre of excellence project

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall launched a pioneering £9million development project at Wiltshire College & University Centre’s Lackham campus today (Friday).
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HRH The Duchess of Cornwall to launch centre of excellence project at Wiltshire College & University Centre

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall to launch centre of excellence project at Wiltshire College & University Centre

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall will visit Wiltshire College & University Centre’s Lackham campus on Friday 14th December to officially launch the £9million development project.
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November 2018
College shortlisted for prestigious AoC award

College shortlisted for prestigious AoC award

Wiltshire College & University Centre has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award celebrating best practice in teaching and learning.
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