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This Girl Can 2017 IMG 8544Team GB diver and former Uxbridge College student Georgia Ward inspired young women with a talk and skills demo at the recent This Girl Can event.

Georgia (21), who is aiming for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, talked about training and competing as a platform diver and about her time at Uxbridge College as a student on the BTEC National Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science. Georgia, who has trained with Olympic Medalist Tom Daley, has won a series of medals in both junior and senior events in World and European championships.

She also demonstrated diving techniques on a trampoline in the College sports hall, to the group of girls from West London schools Bishopshalt and Haydon in Hillingdon borough, and Nower Hill and Whitmore High in Harrow. The event also included presentations by gymnastic coach Kerrie Hodges and tennis coach Sophie Conway, and a chance for the students to try out rugby, korfball and lacrosse. Outstanding participation awards were also presented at the end of the day.

Uxbridge College Sports Lecturer, Eloise Newman, who organised the College event, one of a series which took place across the country, said: “It was a real honour to have Georgia Ward back at Uxbridge College and hear about both her challenges and successes and her hopes for Tokyo 2020 - she was a real inspiration to all our visiting students. The talks by Kerrie Hodges and Sophie Conway and the sports and educational tasters also provided a great way forward into new sporting experiences and opportunities.”

This Girl Can, which is funded by The National Lottery and developed by Sport England, is a national campaign to encourage women to take part in group and individual sport and physical activity.

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Ideal Home 2017 DancersCreative Arts students at Uxbridge College have been celebrating success in a range of areas, from a job offer at the music studios used by famous artists including Adele, to gaining places on prestigious dance and music degrees.

The recent news from Media and Performing Arts students reflects some of the real-world professional opportunities and potential routes to Higher Education on offer at College.

Among these were: a music technology student offered a job at the famous Eastcote Studios in Kensal Green following a work experience placement; two short films featured on; a video for the voluntary organisation Hillingdon Play Association; places secured on degree courses at De Montfort University and the Creative Academy, and the 2nd year dance students have been shortlisted to perform at the prestigious Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Dance and Music.

- Second year music technology student Jujhar Sidhu was offered a job at Eastcote Studios in Kensal Green West London, which has worked with high profile artists including Adele, Duran Duran, Mark Ronson, Mumford & Sons and Tom Jones.

- The short films ‘Fagee’ and ‘Blaise’ - named after the Londoners who are the subject of the videos and made by two teams of BTEC Level 3 Media Production students - have been featured on The project was facilitated by professional filmmakers from Chocolate Films.

- Another documentary film, this time by BTEC Level 3 Creative Media students, was made for Hillingdon Play Association for its annual meeting. ‘Play through the ages in Hayes’ received recognition from the Association's Chair John McDonnell, MP for Hayes and Harlington and Shadow Chancellor.

- Agnelo Do Rego, a second year UAL Level 3 Music Technology student, received an Unconditional place at De Montfort University on a degree in Music Technology.

- Second year dancer Pippa Rose Luckett auditioned for dance conservatoire Creative Academy and was offered an Unconditional place on their degree course in dance.

- Dance lecturer Chrissie Viney submitted a video of a contemporary dance piece choreographed by her and performed by second year BTEC Level 3 Performing Arts dancers (pictured) for the U.Dance competition at Trinity Laban.

Jonathan Parish, Head of Creative Arts at Uxbridge College, said: “This is a really great set of achievements by our Creative Arts students and shows just how much Uxbridge College has to offer in the way of opportunities related to Higher Education, employment and the community. The combination of our excellent facilities and teaching, links with the creative industries and great location in West London make us a brilliant choice for all the creative arts subjects.”

‘Fagee’ by Tom Carroll, James Newcombe, Ben Ah-Time, Daya Bjarj, tells the story of the street dancer, choreographer and director of the charity Wembley Futures, and ‘Blaise’, by Mateusz Mirczewski, Bartosz Wisniewski, and Olivia Hannay, is about the founder of Make a Difference Entertainment, a charity giving young people in London opportunities by teaching them how to create digital content.

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uc logoHarrow College and Uxbridge College have announced their intention to merge in order to create a single, larger and more sustainable college, that is better able to meet current and future local needs. Both colleges will retain their existing campuses, names and identities.

The merger will create a significant educational provider in west London, supporting the success of around 12,500 students and apprentices, with over 600 staff and a combined turnover of around £50million. Both colleges see the merger as a ‘partnership of equals’ and both bring strengths and assets to the partnership. The new college will build on the educational character and values of both colleges, with a firm, stated commitment to maintain a substantial provision in each borough.

“Our merged organisation will give us greater resilience and greater scope to invest and increase our capacity to innovate and to respond effectively to regional and local needs.”

Nick Davies                                                   Steve Cochran

Chair of Governors, Harrow College                 Chair of Governors, Uxbridge College

The new Board of Governors will be made up of governors from the two existing colleges and the governance structure of the new college will take on a new group name, reflecting the joining of the two colleges.

The intention is to develop a strengthened provision of further education in both boroughs and beyond, for the benefit of students, staff and the wider community. The merger will increase opportunities for student progression, for developing existing and new specialisms, and for sharing best practice between staff to expand high quality education.

This merger proposal follows a detailed exercise of ‘due diligence’, carried out by an independent body, which has informed this ‘partnership of equals’.

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