Staff from Derby College and a group of local young people have reached the finals of the Prince's Trust annual Celebrate Success awards which will be presented at the London Palladium on March 15 and hosted by television presenters Ant and Dec.
The team, who were based at the College's Ilkeston campus for their 12-week Prince's Trust programme last year, won the regional finals for their community work to support SV2 in Derby which provides counselling and support for victims of sexual violence. They are now in line for the national Team Award.
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Higher Education students at Derby College came under the spotlight at an awards ceremony at the Roundhouse to celebrate their success. The keynote speaker was Peter Dawber, Dean of Nottingham Trent University's School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment who talked about his career and stressed the importance of lifelong learning.
Former Rams striker Marcus Tudgay returned to his former school Merrill Academy to officially open a new floodlit all-weather football pitch. The footballer, who currently plays for Coventry City, met students, staff and partners involved in the project and even showed off some of his skills to pupils from Allenton Primary School who were taking part in a mini-tournament organised by Merrill students as part of their Young Sports Leaders programme.
Art & Design learners at Derby College's Joseph Wright campus in the Cathedral Quarter created a wide range of two and three dimensional decorations to help bring Derby Market Hall's Winter Wonderland to life.
Derby College is holding a special advice and guidance evening for local young people and adults looking to make a fresh start in their education this New Year.
A leading vehicle finance company is making a positive impact on the results of Business A Level learners at Derby College.
First Response in Chilwell teamed up with the college to launch their Business and Finance Academy last year as part of Derby College's Employer Academy programme to enable students to make a smooth transition from education to employment.
Derby College has joined forces with a leading recruitment consultancy to provide a holistic service to local employers and additional support for young people looking for their first step into the jobs market.
Derby College Equine student Phoebe Kent is gearing up to climb aboard a saddle of a different kind and swap horse riding for The One Show's Rickshaw Challenge to raise money for BBC Children in Need.