Wear a Hat Day!

30 Mar 2016

BCoT Photography students recently held a photo shoot style event in the Lower Concourse, in aid of the Brain Tumour Research charity. With all proceeds going to the worthy cause, the event consisted of getting a picture with a variety of hats on and being bombarded by balloons. The event was managed and organised by the students, with the help of Brain Tumour Research’s brilliant fundraising pack including wrist bands, bunting, posters and pin badges to help run the photo shoot. “It was a co…

Barbering event for charity

29 Mar 2016

BCoT Barbering students recently came up with a hair-raising idea to show their support for a worthy cause. The event was organised by Level 2 and 3 barbers as they offered both hair and beard cuts for a minimum donation price of 50p, with all proceeds going to the chosen charity. As well as cutting hair, they also held a raffle which offered great prizes, including a meal at the BCoT Restaurant, Cinema tickets and treatments at Salon Evolve. To complement the event there was also a cake sale…

SSE welcomes Maria Miller MP

18 Mar 2016

Maria Miller, MP for Basingstoke, recently visited SSE to mark the start of National Apprenticeships Week.  Maria met with Apprentices Elise Albinson and Rachel Bennet, who are studying for Business Admin level 2 qualifications with SSE Business Energy. The Apprentices attend Basingstoke College of Technology (BCoT) for the academic element of the scheme spending the rest of their time working in different teams within Business Energy.  To read the full article on the SSE website, please click…

Social Media success for Media lecturer

18 Mar 2016

BCoT Media lecturer, Scott Hayden, has been named a top Social Media user in a national competition by Jisc, the not-for-profit digital solutions organisation for further, higher education and skills. Scott was announced as one of the most influential professionals in further education (FE) and skills for using Social Media to enhance learning and teaching in their organisation. Scott provides his students with first class vocational experience of media for learning. He shares his practice wit…

Rotary Technology Tournament

17 Mar 2016

The Rotary Club have returned to BCoT for their annual Technology Tournament this week.  Teams from BCoT, QMC and local secondary schools including Costello, Fort Hill, Cranbourne, Aldworth and The Hurst all took part in the challenge to construct a bridge. The tournament was split up into three different classes, Foundation for 11-14 year olds, Intermediate for 14-16 and Advanced for 16+.   “It has been a really fun event and we have enjoyed trying to work out how to successfully construct th…

Connect through Social Media

16 Mar 2016

Our very own Scott Hayden has written a great article in the TES Magazine recently as he spoke about how worldwide connections can be made through the power of Periscope and Twitter. The article outlines how students can interact and dicuss topics with peers on another continent. Click here to read the full article

High Sheriff Award for Hospitality Students

10 Mar 2016

There was a lovely article in the Basingstoke Extra recently as our Hospitality students celebrated an award from the High Sheriff of Hampshire.  They were chosen for the award thanks to their exceptional support for a wide range of civic, charity, business and community events. To read the full article, please click the link below!  http://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/Launch.aspx?PBID=a75c925f-03dc-4db3-ad5b-7b81a254b1b3

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