Brighton graduate credits The Open University with career success

Over 350 graduates in the South East received their degree awards from The Open University (OU) at a ceremony in Brighton on Saturday 28 April 2012. Amongst them was 41-year-old Jake Smith from Brighton, a Senior Marketing Manager at Hove-based Legal & General who has graduated with a BA 1st Class Honours Open degree. All [...]

Caroline Lucas MP launches innovative ‘City Skills & Jobs’ shop

Caroline Lucas MP launches innovative ‘City Skills & Jobs’ shop

Caroline Lucas MP was the guest of honour recently at the official launch of an innovative new ‘skills shop’ in Brighton, City Skills & Jobs. The shop has been established by City College Brighton and Hove to be a vibrant and welcoming ‘one stop shop’ to facilitate connections between employers and their potential employees while providing information and support [...]

Brighton opinion: Will Brighton and Hove children be saying “Hola!” to a new bilingual primary school?

Brighton opinion Will Brighton and Hove children be saying “Hola!” to a new bilingual primary school

Plans to open the UK’s first bilingual Free School in Brighton and Hove have divided opinion across the city and complicated the process for primary school admissions. Here, Brighton and Hove Free Press contributor Elizabeth Hughes takes a look. Plans to open the UK’s first bilingual Free School in Brighton and Hove will be making [...]

Local vocal school gets the X Factor from Andy Abraham

Local youngsters from vocal school Vocademy had an extra special master class with X Factor’s very own Andy Abraham, which took place last Wednesday 18 April at Ivy Arch Studios in Worthing. 30 students were selected from the Brighton, Worthing, Horsham and Mid Sussex schools to take part in the master class where they, alongside [...]

City College Brighton and Hove highlights free full-time course entitlement for under 19s

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City College Brighton and Hove has begun an awareness-raising campaign regarding the often overlooked fact that, providing that they are still under 19 on 31 August this year, young people are entitled to free full-time education at the College. “There are going to be many cases where a student may feel that they’ve had their full entitlement [...]

Youth Opportunities Fair sees young people find out about jobs, courses and training

Youth Opportunities Fair sees young people find out about jobs, courses and training

The Youth Opportunities Fair saw over 100 young people finding out about jobs and training opportunities in and around Brighton and Hove. The opportunities ranged widely from construction to music. At least 35 training providers, colleges and employers spoke about the options on offer as part of the event which was organised by Brighton & [...]

Professor Sven Beckert to speak at Sussex University on the global history of American cotton

Today (Monday 12 March 2012) Professor Sven Beckert, Laird Bell Professor of American History at Harvard University will give a lecture on the global history of American cotton between 18.00 and 19.00 at ASA Briggs lecture theatre 1 at the University of Sussex. In this lecture, Professor Beckert will explore the global history of cotton production [...]

University of Sussex Professor says coherent industry strategy “lacking” in UK

Mariana Mazzucato, Professor of Economics and Chair in Science and Technology Policy at the University of Sussex, told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme that a coherent industry strategy, supporting innovation and productivity, has been “lacking in the UK” in the last 10 years. Professor Mazzucato stressed that it is not about the government “picking winners” [...]

City College Brighton and Hove announces free training boost for local businesses

City College Brighton and Hove announces free training boost for local businesses

At a time when many local businesses are finding that their training budgets are severely restricted due to the current economic climate, City College Brighton and Hove has announced that it is in a position to provide free fully funded NVQs and nationally-recognised certification in traditional trades such as Catering, Carpentry, Construction, Electrical and Plumbing [...]

New University of Sussex research centre examines how to stop corruption

Questions such as what is corruption, what causes it, and what can be done about it are some key questions being asked by the team of a new research centre at the University of Sussex. The Sussex Centre for the Study of Corruption (SCSC) will focus on the processes behind major scandals of the past, [...]

City College ‘Building Futures’ with local construction firm

City College ‘Building Futures’ with local construction firm

City College Brighton and Hove’s ‘Building Futures’ project, run in collaboration with Brighton & Hove City Council to improve employment prospects for Brighton & Hove jobseekers, has gained welcome support from local developers Denne Construction. Students on Building Futures courses are required to spend ten weeks in college learning basic construction skills and two weeks with [...]

City College Brighton & Hove gives full backing to Apprenticeship Week

City College Brighton & Hove gives full backing to Apprenticeship Week

With National Apprenticeship Week, (6-10 February) in full swing, City College Brighton and Hove is showing its commitment to apprenticeships with a range of awareness-raising activities and events at the College campus and beyond. Principal Phil Frier is among a range of local figures who have agreed to go ‘Back to the Floor’ to gain [...]

City College Brighton and Hove students give Martlets a fundraising boost

City College Brighton and Hove students give Martlets a fundraising boost

Martlets Hospice had a £700 boost from City College Art & Design students recently when the proceeds from a 2011 charity fashion show was presented to Martlets Community Events Fundraiser Clem Hunnisett. In ‘Rags to Riches’, Fashion and Textile students from the  Foundation and Extended Diploma Art and Design courses had taken unwanted charity shop [...]

Students collaborate to create ‘prison dramas’ at City College East

Students collaborate to create ‘prison dramas’ at City College East

City College Brighton and Hove students from a range of different courses have collaborated on a new film project at the City College East campus. Film-making students were given the chance to pitch their own short film ideas – all of which had to have a prison-based theme – to the rest of their class. [...]

City College Brighton & Hove hosts Business Professional Open Evening

City College hosts Business Professional Open Evening

City College Brighton and Hove is hosting an Open Evening at its Central Campus on Pelham Street on Thursday 8 December from 5pm to 7pm for those interested in the College’s Business Professional qualifications. The College offers a wide range of part-time business courses, specially designed for the real business world and with industry-recognised certificates. [...]