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Charlatans bass guitarist, Martin Blunt presents trophy to Music Technology student

Music Technology students at Shrewsbury Colleges Group were rewarded for their efforts at their annual awards ceremony last week - with one scooping the main accolade, named after former Charlatans’ drummer, the late Jon Brookes.

The Jon Brookes Award for Endeavour was established after Mr Brookes, former drummer with world-renowned British Indie band The Charlatans, became affiliated with the College when he helped to launch its Roland Academy for Music in 2009.

Former Shrewsbury Sixth Form Student, James Holt outside Number 10

A record number of students will graduate from Shrewsbury Colleges Group this Friday when they collect their degree-level awards in a prestigious ceremony at St Chad’s Church in Shrewsbury.

Led by the Mayor of Shrewsbury, Councillor Peter Nutting, a line of 105 mortar boards and graduation gowns will make its way from Shrewsbury Market Square to St Chad’s Church in the annual Shrewsbury College graduation parade.

Lily Glanville an Apprenticeship in Fabrication & Welding

To celebrate Women in Engineering Day, Shrewsbury Colleges Group is championing some of its female apprentices who are making their mark in their careers already.

The College offers a range of Apprenticeships from Intermediate to Higher Apprenticeships in disciplines such as Fabrication and Welding, Manufacturing, Maintenance and Product Design and Technical Support.

Studentsb Jack Earl and Jack Kirby standing in front of AA rosettes

For the third year running Shrewsbury Colleges Group restaurant, Origins, has secured a Highly Commended Rosette Award from the AA College Rosettes Scheme for the highest accolade it can achieve.

The College restaurant first gained the award in 2016 and no other College restaurant in Shropshire has one.

Three students from Shrewsbury Colleges Group studying Foundation Degrees in Engineering have scooped first, second and third prizes in a national engineering competition run to find the best inventions of tomorrow.

The GradEX18 exhibition and competition, which is a unique chance to view the exiting and innovative work being produced by tomorrow's industry pioneers from: Computing, Digital Technologies, Engineering, Law, Policing & Sociology and Sciences, all in the final years of their degree-level courses, took place at Staffordshire University last month.

This September, a new round of degree-level courses will begin at Shrewsbury Colleges Group, which has been successfully teaching higher education (HE) courses for over 20 years.

Among the full and part-time courses on offer are a Foundation Degree in Sports and Physical Education, HNC in Performing Arts, 13 engineering and construction degrees including a Foundation Degree in Mechanical Technology, as well as Business and Management courses, Counselling, Early Years and Teaching.

Shrewsbury Colleges Group student, Megan Lockley, will fly the flag for Shropshire within the women’s Great Britain College Hockey team.

Two students from Shrewsbury Colleges Group travelled to Cannock at the start of December to take part in the final team trial for GB College Hockey and, after proving her ability, Megan got the honour of selection.

The Fibonacci Awards took place at Shrewsbury Colleges Group last week, and yet again it showcased the inventive work that can be created when you combine Art and Maths.

For the past two years the vocational Art & Design department have put on a competition with a difference. Students from all subjects and all campuses are encouraged to take part in the Fibonacci Awards, which recognise the importance of Maths in creative subjects. The College hopes to raise learner confidence in addressing numeracy through a ‘Maths in Art’ project and competition.

The Evolve hair and beauty salon in Shrewsbury celebrated in style this week to commemorate their third year in business.

The professional salon, that is located on the London Road Campus of Shrewsbury Colleges Group, was celebrating another successful year with free goodie bags and live demonstrations for their regular customers.

Business students from Shrewsbury Colleges Group presented videos to Shrewsbury Town Football Club officials last week, with the winners earning big rewards.

Small teams of the Level 3 Extended Diploma students had seven weeks to create a short video that encouraged younger fans to come to the games. These videos were then judged by teachers and management from Shrewsbury Town Football Club.

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