Chummy’s Blog – Welcome back!

27 September, 2018 8:19 am

Hello chums,

I hope you’ve had a wonderful summer.

For those of you who don’t already know me, I’m Chummy the college pug. I spend most of my time snuggling, cuddling, barking, eating and being stroked. You’ll find me in the corridors, in the atrium, all around the college. Please come and say hello – I’m a very friendly pup. 

So much is going on at the college this year! First of all, I’d like to welcome all students – ongoing and new – back to college to start the new academic year. I’m excited! Are you excited?

New Year, New Start

We’re starting this year with all sorts of fun and activities. We’ve held a Fresher’s Fair and Admissions fair and our students are excited and ready to get started.

More happy news to start off the year. As you may have noticed around the building and online, our new logo has been created. Not only that, we’ve had an unbelievable year for results, we are so proud of our students and staff and all the hard work that’s gone into the results!

We have new courses available – these include new foundation degrees in Health and Social care, and HNC courses, Healthy Living – a food hygiene course, Nebosh and Iosh (managing Health and Safety in the work place) and we have secured Foundation Studies Internships who are going to be working at Airedale Hospital in October.

We have recently opened ‘KC’s Kiosk’ in the atrium which sells food, snacks, and other useful goods like deodorant and water bottles. The kiosk is run by staff and students, please drop by and get yourself some treats! Unfortunately, they are yet to provide dog snacks and treats but I will wait patiently until they do, I am a good pup.

The KC Job shop has been opened to give students advice and guidance surrounding careers, work experience and so on. It is open every day, so don’t hesitate to pop by and ask any questions. 

Students out and about in the community

Already our students are out and about in the community. On 19 September  the Public Services & Sports staff and student took part in a day long multi activity exercise with the British Army Outreach Unit from Strensall York. It was a fantastic day. 

On Saturday 29th September, we have a group of students and staff marshalling the Starlight Hike for Manorlands, this is to raise money for Manorlands Hospice, this year’s chosen charity.  

Events coming up soon

We have lots of events coming up in the college over the next few weeks such as:

  • Open evening 7 November
  • Skills Yorkshire 3 October and 4 October
  • World Mental Health DayMellow Yellow Chill Out Zone 10 October
  • Bradford Manufacturing week 8 – 12 October
  • Halloween – Get your spooooook on!
  • Engineering week – 5 – 9 November
  • Poppy Installation – 2 weeks surrounding remembrance day

I’d also like to let you know that the college will be holding holiday clubs over half term which could include craft activities, Healthy Living, STEM and Outdoor Pursuits. Specific clubs available will be confirmed and released very soon.

Thanks for reading and I can’t wait to see some of you around the college this year. 

Lots of love and pug snugs,

Chummy xox