We are very proud of
our learners and have high expectations as reflected in our Career
Ready Standards. We know that Lambeth College learners can outperform
the best and large employers regularly tell us that learners on
work-experience are as good any of their top employees. We need you
to showcase your talents and skills and work-experience is an
excellent way to do this. LDCs are tasking Level 2 and 3
learners with sourcing WEX placements over the Easter break.
As well as having a well-deserved rest,
you must use this break wisely to catch up on any outstanding work,
look at how you can move beyond your target grade to achieve your
stretch and challenge grade to make sure that you are doing your very
best to maximise your potential. If you would prefer to work in
college, the Learning and Skills Centre will be open throughout the
We trust you have will a positive and
productive break and we look forward to seeing you on your return.
College re-opens Tuesday 18th April.
"In the end it is extra
effort that separates a winner from second place. It takes
desire, determination, discipline and self-sacrifice, put all of
these together and you can't lose."
Student Union Election Launch!
This week LDCs will begin the
process of electing a new Student Union for 2017/18. The session they
will deliver focuses on British values and democracy and
looks at some of the democratic institutions in UK public life. They
will also look in detail at the Student Union positions that learners
can apply for and will take learners through the Student Union
election timetable. Learners who are going to apply for SU
positions should prepare their manifestos over Easter. LDCs are also
asking learners on Level 2 and 3 Programmes to set themselves targets
over the Easter break to identify work-experience placements.
Lambeth College Student Union
attending the Annual NUS Conference in Brighton
Student Union have registered their allocated delegates for the
National NUS Conference taking place in Brighton at the end of April.
Lambeth College will be taking four delegates to the event and a
number of other observers. This is a chance for your SU
representatives to take part in discussions and vote on matters of
national importance to the NUS. If you have anything you would like
to discuss with the Lambeth College Student Union then don’t hesitate
to go and see them in the SU office in The
World Autism Awareness Week 27th
- 31st March
To raise awareness of Autism, as part of
World Autism Awareness Week we have a guest speaker Alex Lowry coming
to speak at the college covering the following subjects:
- ‘Autism and me’ Alex’s personal experience of being
diagnosed with Autism
- Autism and employment- the benefits of employing people
with Autism into the workplace
- Breaking down myths and stereotypes of Autism
- Understanding and supporting individuals with Autism
Please find enclosed a link
to his website- http://www.alexlowery.co.uk/
We have arranged for
two presentations to take place on Wednesday 29th March,
groups attending this event have been invited.
- Investment2020 is the
careers site where you can learn about the
investment management industry and all its
- They provide access
to school leaver and graduate trainee programmes across our 29
partner companies. There are now opportunities for college
leavers at JP Morgan and Aviva. To check vacancies, click here
- They run a vibrant
Investment2020 network for all our trainees with regular events
and a trainee forum
- To fill out the
registration form to receive email newsletters and
correspondence regarding new roles, click here
- For more information
please contact Stefania Caria at email@example.com
or 020 7501 5164.
INVESTIMENT 2020 - WHAT WE DO to watch video,
My Student Events (MSE) finds you open days, taster
days, events and experiences in seconds. Search 100s of university
open days and study events across the UK.
Just type it (e.g. Feb, Leeds, Science, Summer School)
and MSE will find you some fantastic event options to look at MSE is
packed with Uni open days and tasters but includes a large volume of
non-university events such as apprenticeship fairs, skills shows and
specialist listings. For advice on career choices please contact
Stefania Caria at firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7501 5164.
Learner opportunity for work experience at BBC’s “The
opportunity has arisen for our Media Diploma students. They have been
invited to be a part of the audience at BBC’s The One Show next week.
This is great opportunity to see how the show is set up and possibly
make some contacts for future work experience, as well as watching
the show live from the audience! The students are very excited
to attend the show and this will also be considered as a work
placement. The Careers team will keep you posted on how it went. If
interested in the meantime please email Sunmi Ahmed at email@example.com
EHealth and Social Care Work Experience placement
Laura Paz is a
level 3 Health and Social Care learner on placement with Guys and St.
Thomas Hospital (Children Asthmatic Ward). Laura has received
positive feedback during her work experience placement observation.
On her placement she job shadows her supervisor on the ward and has
learnt how to support young diabetic patients, teaching family
members about hypo and hyperglycaemic conditions and about the use of
insulin. Other important skills being learnt are communicating with
patients with disabilities (e.g. blind, deaf), using body language to
calm patients or family members. Congratulations to Laura and we wish
her all the best on the remainder of her placement.
Excellent feedback for our learners on work experience
to Robyn Cambell-Wanagho who is currently studying Level 3 Business.
The employer, “Iaminme” (a young person’s charity) has praised Robyn
for her “Enthusiastic and professional attitude towards her work
experience.” Robyn expressed that she has really enjoyed starting her
placement in social media, admin and research and is looking forward
to the rest of her time there.
More success for our Hair and Beauty learners on work
We have had a
real rush of success with our Beauty Therapy learners completing work
experience at local nail café London Grace. They have nothing but
praise for Magdalena Kozub, Carmen Maries, Ana Correira, Carolina
Merino all completing their work experience hours. London
Grace said “ we’ve never worked with such a good bunch of students,
they have all been so attentive, proactive and good with the
customers” and that Ana and Carolina “impressed them so much they
felt like actual staff members”
have said they will welcome any Lambeth Student and will award jobs
to the people who impress them the most. If you would like any
further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Creative arts in sci-fi production of power,
narcissism and self-publishing
Model Citizens is a futuristic production exploring a
parallel universe where humans are nothing more than commodities in
society. This excellent learner run production is inspired by
‘1984’ and the Greek Myth of Narcissus and is acted by drama learners
from Lambeth College and its sister college Københavns åbne Gymnasium
Orwell’s novel explores the concept of a ‘super state’ with
omnipresent government surveillance and public manipulation
controlled by the privileged elite who seek power entirely for its
Smith, Performing Arts Lecturer said that valuable experiences gained
from this project will help unleash participants creative talent,
support coursework, develop them as people and provide them with the
right skills and confidence to start careers in arts related
employment and/or the retail industry.
Hidden Figures and Pi Day
Wed 8 March was
International Women’s Day, which commemorates the movement for
women's rights. Tuesday 14 March was Pi Day. Pi Day is an annual
celebration of the mathematical constant π (pi). It is observed on March
14 (3/14 in the month/day date format used in the USA) since 3,
1, and 4 are the first three significant digits of π.
What better way to celebrate Pi Day than to go to the cinema to watch
a film about three brilliant female mathematicians?
overlooked -- and crucial -- contributions from a pivotal moment in
American history. It tells the story of Katherine Johnson, Mary
Jackson and Dorothy Vaughan, three black female scientist and
mathematicians who worked out calculations to launch Nasa space
mission in 1960s. Students from Functional Skills Maths, GCSE Maths
and Level 3 Mathematical Studies courses were given a private
screening at the Clapham Picturehouse.
highlights what now seems as the shocking practice of racial
segregation in some states in USA at the time. Some students were
surprised to see the depiction of one of the women who had to dash
half a mile across the campus in all weathers just to use the
“coloured” women’s toilet. This was a time when black and white
people in Virginia could not share toilets or even a coffee pot!
students thoroughly enjoyed the film. “I found it very moving. Emotional”
said James Game, a GCSE Maths student. Some students found the
film inspirational and were also surprised that these women’s
contributions were never recognised. It might even inspire a few more
students to see the importance of maths and science and reach for the
Sports Enrichment: Sports Activators in Action
Rytis Kumpelis, College Sports
Maker is happy to report that Lambeth College learners Michael and
Carlos, Sports Level 1 learners have been attending the Sports
Activators Enrichment Programme. This programme has enabled both
learners to become more confident in
their field and gain leadership skills needed to start a voluntary
work experience in the College Health and Well-being Centre. Both
learners now work as the "Gym Supervisors" in the Fitness
centre and are gaining valuable coaching experience which will be a
great benefit to them as they want to work in the Sports and Active
Leisure industry when they finish the college.
and Well-being Centre is located in the A Block and is open to all
Lambeth College learners daily as part of the sports enrichment offer
from 10:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday. All learners are welcome to
receive an induction. For more information or an induction please
speak or email the College Sports Maker based in the Health and
Well-being Centre in the A Block, details below:
Sports Maker - Health and Well-being Centre, A block.
of School for Sport and Travel Andrew Rogers added: ‘We are very
proud of the progress and career ready skills Michael and Carlos are
developing, especially as their starting point is the L1 programme.
It’s important the sports learners play a prominent role in the
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