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July 2017
Students learn valuable search and rescue skills in successful collaborative project

Students learn valuable search and rescue skills in successful collaborative project

Volunteering for an international search and rescue service has enabled Salisbury students to learn life-saving skills at the same time as having fun.
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Agricultural Engineers triumph against REME in tractor rebuild competition

Agricultural Engineers triumph against REME in tractor rebuild competition

Agricultural Engineering students pulled off a famous victory against the Army in a tractor rebuild competition held during celebrations to mark the 75th anniversary of the Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers.
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Travel & Tourism student's career gets off to a flying start as he bags job with UKs biggest airline

Travel & Tourism student's career gets off to a flying start as he bags job with UKs biggest airline

A Travel and Tourism student has become the first to get a job with the UKs largest airline straight from college.
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June 2017
Awards evenings celebrates the successes and achievements of Wiltshire College students

Awards evenings celebrates the successes and achievements of Wiltshire College students

Wiltshire College hosted its annual awards evenings celebrating the achievements of students throughout the academic year.
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College’s university provision awarded new national quality mark

College’s university provision awarded new national quality mark

Wiltshire College has achieved a top quality mark for its university level courses in a new excellence measure published today.
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Public Services student swims his way to the Paralympics

Public Services student swims his way to the Paralympics

It took Level 3 Public Services student, Harry Wellington just three months to classify as a para-swimmer after being diagnosed with Keratoconus, a severe visual impairment.
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Foundation Art & Design Students Exhibit at Salisbury Cathedral: Beyond the Archives

Foundation Art & Design Students Exhibit at Salisbury Cathedral: Beyond the Archives

More than 1,800 visitors climbed the spiral stairwell to see Beyond the Archives, an eight-day exhibition exploring the visual responses to the mysteries and secrets found in Salisbury Cathedral’s hidden archives.
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Games Development students use virtual reality to make exhibition accessible to all

Games Development students use virtual reality to make exhibition accessible to all

Games Development students from the Salisbury campus have used their digital-minds to produce a 3D, virtual environment of Salisbury Cathedral’s library to enable visitors with mobility impairment to immerse themselves in all of the Cathedrals history.The Cathedral opened the medieval library’s doors, which contains more than 10,000 books dating as far back as the 9th Century, as part of the Animating the Archives project by Ageas Salisbury International Festival, a rare opportunity ...
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Students surprise stalwart volunteer to say thank you for GCSE support

Students surprise stalwart volunteer to say thank you for GCSE support

Students past and present from Wiltshire College Devizes came together to say farewell to a stalwart volunteer who has retired after more than two decades.
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Agriculture team and heifers enjoy successful return to Bath and West show

Agriculture team and heifers enjoy successful return to Bath and West show

Wiltshire College’s agriculture team from Lackham are over the MOOn after their Limousin cattle won rosettes in a variety of categories at the Bath and West Show.
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Budding entrepreneurs sent to the dungeons to face judges in Dragon’s Den style challenge

Budding entrepreneurs sent to the dungeons to face judges in Dragon’s Den style challenge

Business Studies students from Wiltshire College Trowbridge were sent to the dungeons as part of a pilot project helping them to discover how to become an entrepreneur.
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Wiltshire College visits forces families in Germany to offer advice as the British Army relocates back to the UK

Wiltshire College visits forces families in Germany to offer advice as the British Army relocates back to the UK

Wiltshire College staff spent a week in Germany talking to forces families moving to the county as the British Army relocates back to the UK.
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Lackham student says RHS horticulture course helped her gardening passion bloom

Lackham student says RHS horticulture course helped her gardening passion bloom

A back injury prompted one horticulture student to turn her gardening hobby into a career.
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Art student’s Guinness record attempt for world’s largest knitting needles

Art student’s Guinness record attempt for world’s largest knitting needles

An Art & Design student is keeping everything crossed that she has broken a Guinness World Record for creating the largest knitting needles!
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Former Horticulture student to showcase winning design at BBC Gardeners World show

Former Horticulture student to showcase winning design at BBC Gardeners World show

A former Horticulture student from Lackham is putting the final touches to her winning design, which will be on show at the BBC Gardeners World show.
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Walking boots on as 90 students face Mount Snowdon

Walking boots on as 90 students face Mount Snowdon

Public Services and Sport students from Lackham, Trowbridge and Salisbury embarked on four expedition weeks touring Snowdonia.
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May 2017
Horse Management students jump at chance to join course building team at Badminton

Horse Management students jump at chance to join course building team at Badminton

Horse Management students were thrilled to attend one of the most prestigious equine events in the country.
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Travel & Tourism students soak up Greek culture in Skiathos

Travel & Tourism students soak up Greek culture in Skiathos

With just a few weeks left before they embark on new adventures into further education or employment, Level 3 Travel and Tourism students from Salisbury flew to the Greek island of Skiathos to test out the sunny European resort.
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Wiltshire College students ensure future generations enjoy the fruits of their labour

Wiltshire College students ensure future generations enjoy the fruits of their labour

The College’s Warminster centre now boasts eight fruit trees thanks to forward thinking students from the Trowbridge campus.
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Equine student proud to be groom during event to honour WW1 hero

Equine student proud to be groom during event to honour WW1 hero

An equine student took part in a North Somerset event honouring the work of a World War 1 hero.
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