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Fresher Week Havering College

Are you starting at Havering College this September?

Then you’re in for a treat….

Thorough the summer we are we are holding various events over the coming weeks. Each event will give you the chance to explore our campuses and the course you’ve applied for with fun exciting, have a go activities. 

But the fun doesn’t stop there, once you have enrolled, we would like to invite you to take part in our biggest ever Freshers’ Week.

This year we have pulled out all the stops ensuring our Freshers’ week will be one of the best around. We will have activities like Segway racing, Bungee Runs, a Freshers’ Quiz, live entertainment, FREE food and much more.

You’ll also have the opportunity to socialise with other students, meet lecturers, take an induction tour around the campus and get all the information you need about being a Havering College student!

We really can’t wait to have you here and hope you enjoy Freshers’ week as much as we do! 

Come along to our next Open Event to find out more. Click here to register

Havering College Blood Wedding Sophie Honeywell Ben Antoniades

Lorca's Spain is light years away from 21st century Havering. A bold choice, then, for these drama students, and an impressive attempt at a classic of European theatre. 

Julia Stallard's production is pared-back, and very stylish. Black drapes, black costumes, with an occasional, eye-catching splash of colour – the bowl of fruit, the wool, the scarlet shawls. The young actors have learnt the power of stillness, of significant pauses. There is an inner strength in Leah Rowlands' Mother, for example. Words are weighed, souls searched.

It's the poetical text that presents the biggest challenge here – not sure whose translation this is; not, I think, the Tanya Ronder or the Ted Hughes. Sometimes passions have more shrillness than strength. Sam Fava's Leonardo seems the most comfortable with the spoken word – a fine, intense performance. Sophie Honeywell gives a lively characterization, now shy, now feisty, of the young bride who leaves her new husband [Ben Antoniades] to ride off with her lover. A strong presence from Jessica Ravate as La Criada, the servant who tells the Bride of Leonardo's attentions. Good work too from Callum Cresswell as the Father of the Bride, and Rebecca Lawrence, stepping in to the role of Leonardo’s reserved, poised wife at just eight days' notice. Louisa Collins-Farrow plays her mother, as well as one of the Greek chorus Woodcutters. 

The later scenes leave naturalism behind, with Moon [Gvidas Milinkis] and Beggarwoman [Lucy Mason] witnesses to the distant tragedy. It's the stage pictures, often imaginatively lit, which stay in the mind – the blood red moon, the bearers and the biers, the double portrait with gifts – and the contrasts: closeness amid the decorous distance, like the two profiles in a rare moment of intimacy, or spontaneity, such as the girls' greeting, amid the solemn formality.

Havering College STEM Centre

The STEM Foundation's Assured Accreditation is the only standard that provides independent, industry-backed validation of the quality of an institution’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics provision. To achieve the STEM Assured status, Havering College was assessed on our capability to design and deliver STEM courses that keep pace with emerging technology and the evolving needs of employers. As a measure of a College’s success, accreditation is crucial.

The Vice Principal of Havering College, Asfa Sohail commented:

"We are absolutely delighted to have received the STEM Assured validation for our work both across the College and in partnership with the STEM industry sectors. We look forward to building further, following achieving this top level award."

The STEM Foundation's Validation Panel reviewed the College’s self-assessment, along with feedback from both staff and students, and then carried out their own assessment, considering the College's strategy and planning, innovations, and design and delivery.

STEM AssuredThe STEM Foundation were very impressed with the focus on STEM’s significance and its importance within the College as a whole. They recognised the success with the rail industry where employment was secured by 86% of students. They also made some positive recommendations, all of which the College are now implementing.

They felt the College was 'a forward-thinking institution that has embraced the ethos of STEM innovation in all its activities'. They acknowledged the College haves 'a clear capability to stimulate and deliver innovative STEM provision across its value chain to enable student development, employability and support business growth acceleration in the region'.

Guided by the Benchmarking Criteria set out by the UK Innovation Council, the STEM Assured Accreditation Panel agreed that the self-assessment, underpinned by the site visit and supporting evidence, demonstrated that Havering College is a forward-thinking institution that has embraced the ethos of STEM innovation in all its activities. Therefore, the Council recommended the conferment of the STEM Assured Standard on Havering College from 17th May 2016.

This is a huge accolade which acknowledges the excellent work done by the College’s innovative and committed staff and one for which we are all be immensely proud.

Havering College STEM Assured Validation Panel Report, May 2016


Apprenticeships Havering College                            

Understanding the Apprenticeship Levy isn’t as simple as it sounds. The Marketing department conducted research into the levy awareness and it became apparent that a significant number of businesses were unaware of its impact. That’s why, as a team, they decided to host Employer Levy Events.

These events, one for SME at their Ardleigh Green Campus and a second for Big Business at Canary Wharf, were a total success. In partnership with City and Guilds, the events offered an insight into exactly what the upcoming changes were, how they directly affected businesses and what the financial implications would be.

The feedback from both Events was extremely positive, particularly Epping Forest District Council:

It was a pleasure to meet you and the team from Havering College yesterday evening. I was really impressed by all the friendly and knowledgeable college staff that I spoke to. I found the presentation very useful and inspiring, the comments from Ofsted and the College’s values were particularly positive and resonated with EFDC’s values. I am very keen to start working with the college and discuss how you could help us take forward our successful apprenticeship programme under the new changes.

The College will be running future Apprenticeship Levy Events so if you’d like to know more or would be interested in booking your place call the Marketing Team on 01708 462850

Liberate your Style Aspiring fashion designer, Chloe Clay, 17 from Romford has been named a finalist in a prestigious fashion design competition, which has attracted global attention.

She is one of the entrants who have been shortlisted to create and showcase their unique designs at The Liberty Shopping Centre Catwalk Show in Romford on Friday 27th May 2016.

Chloe Clay, currently a student, at Havering College, took inspiration for her design from Vogue’s 2016 fashion reports. Chloe’s design incorporates luxurious glamour with floral feminine features creating the perfect romantic ensemble.

Chloe said: “I would never have thought that I would be a finalist at this years fashion show, I can’t wait to see my design brought to life.”

Now in its seventh year, the competition - run by The Liberty Shopping Centre in conjunction with iconic high street brand M&S - has received a record number of entries with designs flooding in from as far afield as Turkey, Japan and Australia.

Finalists in the competition, who range from budding students through to established designers, were tasked with designing an innovative women’s or menswear garment, which reflects what ‘style’ means to them, and creating a Pinterest mood board outlining their concept.

Following the catwalk show, one lucky finalist will be crowned The Liberty Fashion Designer of the year 2016 and will win a £1,000 injection into starting up a business or furthering their design career, which can go towards marketing, purchasing equipment or fabrics, hiring models for shows or attending key fashion events. They will also receive a trophy, plus expert business advice from M&S.

Following its popularity last year, the ‘People’s Choice Award’ will also return for a second year, the winner of which will receive a trophy, £100 gift card for The Liberty and a pair of Gold tickets to London Fashion Weekend in September.

Centre Manager, Jonathan Poole said: “Each year The Liberty Fashion Design Competition gets bigger and bigger and primary stage is increasingly competitive. This year has been no exception, with the quality of entries being the highest we’ve ever seen. Each concept demonstrates creative and innovative interpretations of style – it’s going to be quite a show!”

The catwalk show marks the start of the stylish shopping centre’s Fashion Show Weekend, which takes place on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th May 2016 and will showcase the latest arrivals and seasonal collections from the centre’s hottest retailers.

Visit Chloe’s blog and vote for her at http://www.theliberty.co.uk/chloe-clay/

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Ofsted 2016 Report