Advancing Manufacturing Challenge Fund (AMCF)
Dumfries and Galloway and Scottish Borders Councils, along with Dumfries and Galloway and Borders Colleges, South of Scotland Enterprise and key stakeholders, including Skills Development Scotland, Dumfries and Galloway Engineering Forum and Scottish Borders Training Association have successfully bid for a funding allocation of £3.3m to deliver the Advancing Innovative Manufacturing in the South of Scotland (AIMS) project.
Course completion gives Holly a confidence boost
Holly Watson has just completed her SVQ in Early Education and Childcare with Borders College. A great achievement, Holly talks about how, through the support of her peers and tutors, her confidence has grown throughout. Read her story below:
College holds its ‘virtual’ version of the Oscars
The red carpet was rolled out, the media crew were prepped and everyone donned their best outfits! It could only mean one thing; the Borders College version of the Oscars was about to take place. Organised by the Borders College Students Association (BCSA), staff and students who have gone above and beyond throughout the last academic year recently attended a very different and glamourous end-of-year awards ceremony.
Oh, I do like to learn beside the seaside!
A new Modern Apprenticeship in boat building is about to be ‘launched’ at Eyemouth harbour in conjunction with Borders College and long-established company Eyemouth Marine. The project will see a training hub developed in the premises of the Brown’s Bank-based company and will be part of a major refit of the current premises.
‘Virtual’ prize-giving ceremony recognises student achievement
Celebrating the success of our students through annual prize-giving ceremonies is part and parcel of college life, with their academic achievements recognised and awarded in front of proud family members. Of course this year has been different, with the students in lockdown and the College closed to the general public. So what better alternative than to recognise the successes of everyone throughout the last academic year than a ‘virtual’ prize-giving ceremony?
Annual Celebration of Art & Design goes virtual
The Borders College annual Art & Design exhibition has been a growing tradition for a number of years now, with students showcasing their end-of-year work to the general public at the Scottish Borders Campus site. However, with the current COVID-19 crisis, this year’s show will take on a very different format in the way of an online virtual exhibition.
Lana’s delight at Grayson Perry’s top three choice
Grayson Perry is one on Britain’s most famous contemporary artists, writers and broadcasters, so when he chose Borders College student Lana Turner’s work as one of his favourite pieces in a recent online feature, it came as a huge surprise to the Galashiels student.
Dave’s practical lessons keep students on course
Teaching continues to evolve at Borders College, with lecturers adapting to the changes and utilising new technologies to deliver lessons. Land-based Engineering lecturer Dave Black has been doing just that by producing a series of tutorial videos from his home in Newtown St Boswells.
Health Care Support Workers continue to learn while working for the NHS
A determined group of students, employed by NHS Borders, are continuing to further their careers and at the same time provide essential support in their roles as Health Care Support Workers.
Explore a career in Youth Work with Borders College
Youth workers help young people with a whole range of issues, from behavioural difficulties to teenage pregnancy. Choosing this as a career will give you the skills to build a better future for the next generation. Borders College runs the Youth Work Award at SCQF Levels 5 and 6, covering areas such as initiating, building and maintain purposeful relationships with young people in order to assist them to express and realise their goals.
Nicola shares her Modern Apprenticeship success story
Nicola Crombie has just completed her Modern Apprenticeship in Childcare at SCQF level 7, as part of a group of 24 new apprentices from Scottish Borders Council.
Graphic Design at Borders College – encouraging creativity, communication and critical thinking.
Maybe you’re looking to learn about creative thinking, problem solving and innovation … if this is you, read on… Graphic design is an exciting, creative and professional area where you can express your creativity. Employers of every shape and size need skilled graphic designers to help them communicate with their audience.
Former student weaves her magic for Doddie’s Tartan
Doddie Weir OBE is certainly a household name, and just as famous is his love for wearing tartan suits! So much so that a specially commissioned tartan was designed for his Motor Neurone Disease research charity, the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation, in 2018. The tartan was designed by Doddie in collaboration with Emily Redman, a designer for Berwickshire-based clothes firm ScotlandShop, in a bid to raise cash for his charity.
A smarter way to be assessed
As part of its continued commitment to the development of online assessment, the Business Development Unit at Borders College is excited to announce the implementation of a new e-portfolio.
Kate shines at ‘Virtual’ Royal Windsor
A Borders College lecturer is celebrating after her horse was placed in the top ten of this year’s ‘Virtual’ Royal Windsor show. Fiona Steel, who lectures in Animal Care, was delighted to hear that her horse Kate had taken 10th place, out of 350 entries.