News and events

News

Universities Association of Lifelong Learning (UALL) Award 

Dr Mary Mahoney, Head of Lifelong Learning and Paula Harrison, University Centre Telford Coordinator were delighted to receive the UALL Highly Commended Award in the category for Innovation in Lifelong Learning for the development of University Centre Telford at the 2018 UALL Conference held at the University of Cambridge. This is a huge achievement for the Centre and its partners and is testament to the dedication and commitment of all the University of Wolverhampton staff past and present who have been involved with establishing and developing the University’s first Regional Learning Centre.

 

  

Leader and Cabinet Members Young Persons Grants Scheme

University Centre Telford was delighted to host a presentation evening for the Leader and Cabinet Members Grants Scheme. The successful applicants received their grants at a hugely successful celebratory night dedicated to them and attended by their parents and carers as well as Shaun Davies, Leader of Telford & Wrekin Council and Cabinet Members.

Now in its second year, The Young Person Scheme offers young people in Telford & Wrekin up to £1,000 and is targeted at helping children and young people who have overcome challenging circumstances to achieve their aspirations.

 

A total of 55 applications were made for 2018, with 43 being successful. Candidates ranged in skills from wheelchair footballers and BMX riders to budding scientists and chefs.

The scheme is funded by savings from reductions to cabinet allowances.

The grants are given to those who have been identified as gifted, talented, excellent or exceptional by their teacher, professional worker or mentor in education, training, employment, sport, arts, culture, dance or music. 

Leader of Telford & Wrekin Council, Shaun Davies, said:  "We have been absolutely blown away by not only the talent but also the dedication and hard work these youngsters put into their passions and we wish them every success for the future."

   

 

 

 

 

 

Southall Awards event

The Centre was very proud to host the first ever Southall School Awards event on Wednesday 26th September.  We welcomed over 60 guests including current and past Year 11 pupils, their parents and carers, school staff & employers to celebrate the achievements of these inspirational young people.

Duke of York iDEA Programme

A group of young people achieved their Bronze Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award (iDEA) Award at the Centre over the summer by participating in an innovative digital programme. iDEA is a digital and enterprise version of The Duke of Edinburgh Award in which participants complete a series of challenges to achieve an award at Bronze, Silver or Gold level. For every new skill and learning experience mastered, iDEA participants gain a digital badge worth a number of points. When sufficient points have been accumulated, participants are then awarded their Bronze, Silver or Gold Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award. The young people were a delight to have in the Centre and we are hoping to host further programmes in the future.

My Options, Stepping into Work Programme

Another group of inspiring young adults have attended a very successful Stepping into Work Programme at the Centre. They have all gained confidence, new skills and had work experience as a result of being on the programme here. We feel proud that the Centre has played a part in supporting these young people to improve their life chances and to help them to contribute to the local economy.

We are looking forward to hosting another programme from November 2018 –January 2019.

The Shrewsbury Colleges Group Post 16 Progression event

We are looking forward to hosting the above event on Saturday 13th October 2018 on behalf of the Shrewsbury Colleges Group. The event will enable Year 11 pupils and their parents/carers to receive impartial advice and information on:

  • Qualification levels, progression routes and apprenticeships
  • Careers advice and guidance
  • Colleges and training providers
  • Armed Forces recruitment
  • Information regarding travel, finance and additional learning support.

Exhibitors include:

Country Training, Derwen College, Future Focus, Haberdashers Abraham Darby, Haberdashers Adams, Idsall School Sixth Form, Information Advice and Support Service (SEND), Madeley Academy Sixth Form, North Shropshire College, Reaseheath College, Shrewsbury Colleges Group, Telford College, The Army, The NHS, The RAF, The Royal Navy/ Royal Marines.

 

Events and Monthly Activity

Each month, the Centre hosts a range of activities which focus on careers, research and innovation, and emerging trends in specific subjects.

Activities include:

  • Lectures by leading University researchers and professors
  • Workshops
  • Events for employers, including lectures
  • Activities for schools in Telford and the surrounding area

Date

Time

Activity

Every Friday

 

12.00 - 14.00

English classes for people whose first language is not English

English classes for anyone for whom English isn’t your first language. Come and improve your fluency in spoken and written English. The classes can help you to apply for visas and progress into work, training or higher education. Progression to IELTS courses is also available through the Centre (subject to numbers).

subject to numbers

TBC

IELTS Preparation course

If you need to gain an advanced qualification in English for study or employment, the Cambridge IELTS is one of the most widely accepted in the U.K.

Our qualified and highly experienced team from the International Academy offers the IELTS Preparation Course to help prepare for this test by providing:-

  • Specific guidance for all four skills
  • Sessions on exam technique
  • Exam practice
  • Personalised feedback

       in order to give you every chance of reaching your target IELTS equivalent.

Wednesday

03 October 2018

18.30 - 20.00

History Talk by Professor Gary Sheffield

'Why the Allies Won the 1st World War in 1918'

The event is free but booking is required. To book a place, please ring 01952 277777, email enquiries@uctelford.co.uk or book through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/history-talk-by-professor-gary-sheffield-tickets-49986996452

Thursday

04 October 2018

18.30 – 20.00

Free public talk by Prof. Mark O'Shea

Blood, Sweat & Snakebites

The event is free but booking is required. To book a place, please ring 01952 277777, email enquiries@uctelford.co.uk or book through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/free-public-lecture-by-professor-mark-oshea-blood-sweat-snakebites-tickets-49979234235

Wednesday

10 October 2018

18.00 – 20.30

‘A Life in Graphic Design & Animation’, by Carl Hadley, BAFTA Award winner

The event is free but booking is required. To book a place, please ring 01952 277777, email enquiries@uctelford.co.uk or book through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/free-public-talk-carl-hadley-a-life-in-graphic-design-animation-tickets-46932220535

Wednesday

17 October 2018

18.00 – 21.00

British Sign Language course for beginners

Duration is eight weeks. £150

The 8 week (evening) course  will cover the following topics:

  • Deaf awareness
  • Basic BSL grammar
  • Alphabet
  • Family (family members)
  • Numbers (using numbers to discuss – how old, how many, how much)
  • Pets
  • Hobbies
  • Work-related signs
  • Descriptions of people and places
  • Food
  • Places 
  • Countries

The aim of the course is to provide participants with basic skills in receptive and production of BSL, as well as a basic awareness of deaf culture and BSL grammar.  Participants will be able to use basic sign language to express themselves in relation to everyday topics.

To enrol onto the course please follow the steps: https://www.estore.wlv.ac.uk/product-catalogue/conferences-events/faculty-of-social-sciences/basic-british-sign-language

Monday

22 October 2018

Appointments available of up to one hour between 10.00 and 13.00

Nursing Advice Session

We can talk to you about how to apply, where you will study on and off campus, discuss the application process, inform you about the different courses of Nursing that we offer.

Thursday

08 November 2018

18.30 – 20.00

Free public talk by Prof. Mark O'Shea

No Fangs, No Fun Snakebite Research over 3 decades

The event is free but booking is required. To book a place, please ring 01952 277777, email enquiries@uctelford.co.uk or book through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/free-public-lecture-by-professor-mark-oshea-no-fangsno-fun-snakebite-research-over-3-decades-tickets-49979541153

Friday

02 November 2018

 

 

10.30-11.30 

Nursing Interview Techniques Session

Have you applied to one of our professional courses and have been invited to an interview?  Want to build up your interview skills and find out about what we are expecting from you in an interview? Come and speak to one of the Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing staff for an informal session that we hope will provide you with confidence, reassurance and get you course interview ready!

Tuesday

27 November 2018

 

14.00 – 15.00 

Nursing Interview Techniques Session

Have you applied to one of our professional courses and have been invited to an interview?  Want to build up your interview skills and find out about what we are expecting from you in an interview? Come and speak to one of the Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing staff for an informal session that we hope will provide you with confidence, reassurance and get you course interview ready!

Thursday

06 December 2018

18.30 – 20.00

Film Screening and Discussion with Mark O'Shea 

'Minutes to die'

The event is free but booking is required. To book a place, please ring 01952 277777, email enquiries@uctelford.co.uk or book through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/documentary-film-screening-and-discussion-with-professor-mark-oshea-minutes-to-die-tickets-49979692606

Friday

07 December 2018

Appointments available of up to one hour between 10.00 and 13.00 

Nursing Advice Session

We can talk to you about how to apply, where you will study on and off campus, discuss the application process, inform you about the different routes of Nursing that we offer.

Thursday

24th January 2019

6pm-TBC

Myth Busters on Healthy Living  

Thursday

7th Feburary 2019

6pm-TBC 

Introduction to Sport Psychology  

Thursday

21st February 2019

6pm-TBC 

Performance Analysis for Sports Coaches

Thursday

7th March 2019

6pm-TBC

Careers in Sport

 

 

All places must be pre-booked.  To register for any of the above, please , ring on 01952 277777 or email on enquiries@uctelford.co.uk