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).

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.

Monday

10 December 2018

11.00-13.00

PGCE Primary Education Christmas Crafts 

Come to our workshop where you will learn about what it takes to be a great primary teacher and what the University of Wolverhampton has to offer, whilst trying your hand at fun educational crafts and activities.

Thursday

13 December 2018

16.00-18.00

 

Institute of Health Open Evening

Come and find out about the range of courses we offer in Health:
NURSING - MIDWIFERY - PARAMEDIC SCIENCE - PHYSIOTHERAPY - EMERGENCY PLANNING and more...

• Talk to our NHS Partners and current students
• Fees and Finance

BOOK VIAwww.eventbrite.co.uk/e/institute-of-health-open-evening-tickets-52396332842

Wednesday

09 January 2019

15.30 - 18.30

Faculty of Social Sciences Regional Open Event for Business, Law & the Social Sciences

Come along to the Faculty of Social Sciences Open Event and find out more about courses in Business, Law and the Social Sciences starting from January 2019.

Staff will be on hand to provide advice about courses, fees and funding, student support and much more.

To find out more and book your place, call 01952 277777 OR email: enquiries@uctelford.co.uk

Wednesday

23 January 2019

Appointments available of up to one hour between 10.00 and 13.00 

Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing drop in session

The Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing is a dynamic learning community, committed to enhancing the quality of education, health and wellbeing for people locally, nationally and internationally.  We offer courses in education studies, community health, health studies, midwifery, nursing, Physiotherapyparamedic science, psychology, public health, social care, social work, sport and physical activity and teaching.
If you wish to find out more information about how to apply to us, when to apply, where you will be taught and inform you about our upcoming open days, please come along to one of the following drop in sessions. For further information please contact 01952 277777 or email enquiries@uctelford.co.uk

Thursday

24th January 2019

 18.00-19.30

Myth Busters on Healthy Living  

Friday

01 February 2019

9.30-11.30

IELTS Preparation course

Duration is 10 weeks, £120

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.

The Cambridge IELTS test is required by professional registration bodies such as The Nursing and Midwifery Council. 

Please note this is a preparation course only; the IELTS test must be booked and paid for independently at a registered IELTS Test Centre.

To enrol onto the course please follow the steps:https://www.estore.wlv.ac.uk/product-catalogue/conferences-events/international-academy/ielts/ielts-preparation-course-at-the-university-centre-telford

Thursday

07 February 2019

18.00-19.30

Introduction to Sport Psychology Taster session

This session will introduce you to applied sport and exercise psychology, some of the most topical areas of work, approaches used and benefits to sport and exercise participants. It will also describe the career routes and relate these to the University of Wolverhampton offer. Delivered by Dr Chris Sellars who has over 20 years’ experience of applied sport psychology with elite and sub-elite athletes.

Thursday

21 February 2019

18.00-19.30  

Performance Analysis for Sports Coaches Taster Session

  • What is Performance Analysis?
  • How does Performance Analysis inform what we do as practitioners?
  • How is Performance Analysis changing the face of coaching?  

Monday

25 February 2019

Appointments available of up to one hour between 14.00 and 18.00 

Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing drop in session

The Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing is a dynamic learning community, committed to enhancing the quality of education, health and wellbeing for people locally, nationally and internationally.  We offer courses in education studies, community health, health studies, midwifery, nursing, Physiotherapyparamedic science, psychology, public health, social care, social work, sport and physical activity and teaching.
If you wish to find out more information about how to apply to us, when to apply, where you will be taught and inform you about our upcoming open days, please come along to one of the following drop in sessions. For further information please contact 01952 277777 or email enquiries@uctelford.co.uk

Thursday

7th March 2019

18.00-19.30

Careers in Sport Information Session

For those who are already studying Sport at College or University or those who wish to study this subject area and want to find out about the different careers open to them

Friday

29 March 2019

Appointments available of up to one hour between 10.00 and 13.00 

Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing drop in session

The Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing is a dynamic learning community, committed to enhancing the quality of education, health and wellbeing for people locally, nationally and internationally.  We offer courses in education studies, community health, health studies, midwifery, nursing, Physiotherapyparamedic science, psychology, public health, social care, social work, sport and physical activity and teaching.
If you wish to find out more information about how to apply to us, when to apply, where you will be taught and inform you about our upcoming open days, please come along to one of the following drop in sessions. For further information please contact 01952 277777 or email enquiries@uctelford.co.uk

 

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