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December 2019
Former Hairdressing apprentice returns to College to share techniques with students

Former Hairdressing apprentice returns to College to share techniques with students

A former Hairdressing apprentice returned to his roots to share some cutting-edge bleaching techniques with students.
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Lackham first to host Landex leadership programme

Lackham first to host Landex leadership programme

Wiltshire College & University Centre was delighted to be the first to host a bespoke programme tackling a shortage of middle managers in the land-based sector.
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November 2019
Innovative project wins Green Gown Award

Innovative project wins Green Gown Award

An innovative Wiltshire College & University Centre project has won a prestigious award for its work in promoting sustainability.
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Lackham Horticulture student to compete at WorldSKills UK final

Lackham Horticulture student to compete at WorldSKills UK final

For the third year running, a Wiltshire College & University Centre student is competing in the national final of one of the most prestigious skills competitions – which starts today.
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Lackham student wins silver medal at WorldSkills UK

Lackham student wins silver medal at WorldSkills UK

A Wiltshire College & University Centre student is celebrating after winning a silver medal at one of the world’s most prestigious skills competitions.
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A glimpse into Lackham during World War 2

A glimpse into Lackham during World War 2

As part of remembering the Armistice, the College is taking a glimpse at how Lackham was involved in the Second World War.
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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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