Knowledge ‘builder’ as students visit new campus
Seeing a large construction site in progress is an excellent way for students to gain vital knowledge in the construction processes involved, and this was the case for one group of Borders College students after a visit to the new Jedburgh Community Campus, being built by BAM Construction. The Borders College City & Guilds Joinery class recently visited the site with the aim of seeing first-hand the ins and outs of how such a project is run and managed. The students spent the day with BAM employee and Site Manager David Brodie, who gave them a tour of site and spoke to them about the processes involved in various areas of the build.
Make-up masterclass lays ‘foundation’ for beauty students
College student Braden makes history in Hawick
A BORDERS College student has made history after becoming the youngest member of Hawick Community Council. Braden George, who is 17, joined the new-look group after members of the public were invited to put their names forward.
Future’s bright as Digital Ambition Roadshow comes to College
The future of learning was top of the agenda this week as the Digital Ambition Roadshow began their tour of a number of Scotland’s colleges, and Borders College was second in line to host the event. Staff and student representatives were invited along to a workshop and given the opportunity to have their say on what future learning will look like in ten years.
Melrose hoteliers play host to team building hospitality students
Team building events create the time to focus on the importance of teamwork and what is needed to help us work effectively together and, for one group of Borders College students, this was an excellent way to start their induction. As part of a team building exercise, level 2, 3 and HNC Hospitality students recently visited the Townhouse and Burt’s Hotels in Melrose to gain an insight into how a hotel is managed and run on a daily basis.
Preview event showcases the future of ‘Technology Enhanced Care’ training
The latest technological advancements in the delivery of care training were previewed at an exclusive event, held at Scottish Borders Campus recently. In advance of the official December launch, as part of the South of Scotland Economic Partnership (SoSEP) project in the south of Scotland, a select group of key partners and stakeholders were given the opportunity to see in action the very latest in health care training technology, which will enable both current and future health care workers to develop essential key skills.
Celebration of success for College students
Borders College Business Development Unit (BDU) recently held their Celebration of Success event in recognition of students who have completed their studies and gone above and beyond in their academic efforts. The event was held in the College Restaurant and friends and family were invited along to join the students in celebrating their success.
Marketing workshop helps journalism students focus on college strapline
On the 1st of October 2019, Borders College students were visited by Emily McGowan, owner of McGowan Marketing. McGowan Marketing prides itself on being one of the most reliable and efficient marketing companies in the Borders, being located at Ettrick Riverside Business Centre in Selkirk. Borders College has collaborated with McGowan Marketing in an attempt to widen its horizon in terms of the people it attracts and how the public perceives it. To do this, Borders College needed to find a brand new strapline, a series of words that best sums up Borders College’s values of integrity, excellence, and success. What better way to do this than to hear from the pupils of Borders College to see what works, and what doesn’t?
STEM networking event shows the way to the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Borders College recently opened its doors to a group of influential businesses and industry professionals who were invited to hear about the social and economic benefits of learning and education, and how future jobs and the economy will be driven by the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
High ‘spirits’ as students visit local suppliers
Sourcing locally’ have become real buzzwords in this day and age, with more and more hospitality businesses turning to local suppliers to source their products, and for a group of Borders College students, visiting two local food and beverage businesses was the perfect way to see where the products they could potentially use originate from. HNC Hospitality, Level 3 Food and Beverage Supervision, Level 2 Hospitality and level 3 Professional Cookery students recently took a trip to the Borders Distillery to look at the distilling process, as well as Bedrule Farm to see how red deer are reared for venison.
Students inspired by record breaking rower Leven
Holding five Guinness World Records and, as part of a team, the record for the "longest distance rowed in 24 hours in an ocean rowing boat" is an amazing achievement for anyone, so there was no better person to give an inspirational talk to a group of Borders College students than legendary ocean rower Leven Brown. Leven recently visited the College to talk to students about his record breaking maritime adventures and how having the drive and enthusiasm can help anyone reach their goals.
Greenpower pupils 'stem' the competition.
Borders College lecturers Dave Black and Mark Catto recently travelled to East Fortune race track with pupils and representatives from four Borders schools to take part in the Greenpower Race Sunday event. As part of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) project, which sees Borders schools working in conjunction with Borders College on the STEM subjects, pupils from Eyemouth, Berwickshire, Kelso and Gala secondary schools all took part in the race.
Colleges Brings Digital Learning to Parliament
Dumfries and Galloway College and Borders College have showcased their expertise in digital skills at the annual Colleges Scotland reception at the Scottish Parliament.
Borders viewpoint given facelift, thanks to college students
One of the Borders' best viewpoints has been given a cleanup, thanks to its links to one of the region's most mysterious legendary characters. The Rhymer's Stone - erected in 1929 by the Melrose Literary Society and later moved a short distance to a viewpoint at the foot of the Eildon Hills by the town's community council - was looking a bit worse for wear but Borders College students have now given it a facelift.
'Get That Degree' through your local college
Going straight to university and getting a degree is a route that is not easily accessible to everyone but now, through a collaborative partnership between Borders College and Dumfries and Galloway College, along with a number of Scottish Universities, the opportunity to get a degree after successfully completing a college course will become much easier.