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Tuesday
20th June 2017

Northern Regional College’s creative industries team has been selected from thousands of nominations across the UK to win a Silver Teaching Award for FE Team of the Year.

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Back in 5

Friday
16th June 2017

On Friday 23 June 2017 staff across Northern Regional College will get on their bikes for charity, cycling between its five campuses in one day. The start line is in Newtownabbey, stopping off in Ballymena, Magherafelt and Ballymoney on the way to Coleraine – with the aim of completing it within 5 hours. Just to make it a little more challenging they will also run a mile at each stop off!

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Following the success of the pilot programme, the Northern Regional College is planning to offer the OCN NI Level 2 Tour Guiding certificate again in the autumn. The course was run as a part-time evening course at the College’s Coleraine campus one evening a week between November and December last year. A total of nine people, some of them already involved in local tourism enterprises, successfully completed the course.

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The Honourable The Irish Society made their annual visit to the Coleraine campus of Northern Regional College to present special achievement awards to students in the vocational areas of Science and IT. The two recipients were Deanna Connor and Calvin Henry who were recognised as outstanding students.

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Quality precast solutions company Moore Concrete is backing the best local business brains through their partnership with Northern Regional College, recently presenting the Moore Concrete Cup and Bursary to the best Business Studies Student at the Coleraine Campus. The generous bursary of £300 and the offer of work placements which could potentially lead to employment is a long-standing relationship between the College and the company. The Award was presented by Nicola Mowbray from Moore Concrete to Aisha Arafat.

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Trainees from Northern Regional College’s Newtownabbey campus have beaten off stiff competition to secure the top three spots at the regional semi-finals of SkillWeld 2017. SkillWeld is the UK’s most prestigious, national welder competition. Each year, the top trainee welders from all over the UK are invited to compete in the competition. The first stage is to complete test pieces in their own College and then competitors with the highest score qualify for the regional semi-finals, which this year were held at the Northern Regional College’s Newtownabbey Campus.

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