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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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Building on a successful four years with Engineering and IT Career Ready Programmes at its Ballymena campus, the Northern Regional College has launched the Career Ready Engineering Programme at its Magherafelt campus. Twelve new students have secured full summer paid placements with local engineering companies, bringing the current number of College students participating in the programme this summer in paid employment to 44 students with 30 different local employers.

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Northern Regional College Level 3 Performing Arts and Music students based at Ballymoney Campus, in association with Northern Lights Production Company, present the fully original show ‘School of Legends’ at the Riverside Theatre on 2 and 3 June 2017.

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Northern Regional College students were celebrating this week as they won two BEST Awards run by Colleges NI to reward outstanding work in Northern Ireland’s Further Education sector. The Awards recognise innovation in a wide range of areas ranging from creative industries, to visual design and life sciences being cultivated by students and lecturers across Northern Ireland’s six Further Education Colleges.

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