NHC News

NHC students celebrate a great set of GCSE results

NHC students celebrate a great set of GCSE results

August 21, 2014

North Hertfordshire College’s students have achieved a fantastic 94% success rate this GCSE results day, with 55% of students achieving A*-C grades in English.

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Interactive Media students’ win business investment

Interactive Media students’ win business investment

August 21, 2014

Three Interactive Media students spent the day in London this week taking part in the Idea Awards Idea Live event.

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Smiles all round for NHC students on results day

Smiles all round for NHC students on results day

August 14, 2014

Students at North Hertfordshire College are once again extremely pleased with their grades on A Level results day. The college is celebrating a 98% success rate, with 71% A* - C grades and the majority of students achieving a place at their first choice university.

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STEM Centre activities underway this summer

STEM Centre activities underway this summer

August 07, 2014

The STEM centre is busy with its summer scheme for local children who are learning more about science and technology in a fun and exciting way.

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GCSE and A Level results day

GCSE and A Level results day

August 07, 2014

Collecting A Level and GCSE results this summer.

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Students’ book designs published

Students’ book designs published

August 01, 2014

Art and Design students Emma Black and Will Smith have had their book cover designs published for author Diana Jackson’s new book, Murder Now and Then.

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Students donate enterprise profits to charity

Students donate enterprise profits to charity

July 31, 2014

Business students have donated the profits made from their enterprising activities to Keech Hospice Care.

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Raspberry Pi - The Bake Off

Raspberry Pi - The Bake Off

July 18, 2014

This week saw the Gazelle STEM Centre host Raspberry Pi: The Bake Off. It was the culmination of months of work by teams from local schools, who were competing against each other to create innovative, world changing gadgetry using a Raspberry Pi as the control device.

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The Da Vinci Studio School officially opens specialist science and engineering building

The Da Vinci Studio School officially opens specialist science and engineering building

July 11, 2014

Television presenter Kate Bellingham and Nigel Fine, Chief Executive of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), joined local MP Stephen McPartland, students, staff and parents at a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the Da Vinci Studio School for Science and Engineering last Friday.

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Letchworth Town Hall clock restored

Letchworth Town Hall clock restored

July 11, 2014

This week, restoration work was carried out to repair burned coils and loose hands on the Town Hall clock in Letchworth Garden City.

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Celebrating Student Success for Enterprise and Lifestyle

Celebrating Student Success for Enterprise and Lifestyle

July 04, 2014

Congratulations to all students recognised for their achievements and hard work at the Enterprise and Lifestyle Student Success awards this week.

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Students crowned the winners of national competition

Students crowned the winners of national competition

July 01, 2014

Students from North Hertfordshire College spent the day in London with leading business and financial advisory firm, Grant Thornton UK LLP, collecting their prize for winning a national competition set by the firm.

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Students test their customer service skills

Students test their customer service skills

June 20, 2014

Aviation, Travel and Tourism students have put their customer service skills into action this week with a visit to British Airways.

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Student takes gold for Great Britain at athletics championships

Student takes gold for Great Britain at athletics championships

June 20, 2014

Martina Barber won gold this week in the heptathlon at the INAS Open European Athletics Championships, which took place in Bergan op Zoom in the Netherlands.

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Placement opportunities for artists and designer-makers

Placement opportunities for artists and designer-makers

June 18, 2014

As part of the national Artists Access to Art Colleges (AA2A) project we will be offering four placements to artists and designer-makers, giving you the opportunity to undertake a period of research or realise a project using our workshop and supporting facilities.

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Exciting end of year event for creative students

Exciting end of year event for creative students

June 18, 2014

North Hertfordshire College held the annual Creative Arts end of year show private view at the Hitchin Centre this week, showcasing the students’ final major project pieces.

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Childhood Studies and Health and Social Care students celebrate success

Childhood Studies and Health and Social Care students celebrate success

June 18, 2014

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Students' exhibition at Somerset House

Students

June 16, 2014

Students who took part in the National Art&Design Saturday Club at North Hertfordshire College exhibited their work at Somerset House in London on Saturday, along with students from 32 other colleges and institutions across the UK.

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College leader appointed OBE for services to education

College leader appointed OBE for services to education

June 16, 2014

Leading Hertfordshire educationalist Fintan Donohue has been made an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

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Catering students’ success at national competition

Catering students’ success at national competition

June 05, 2014

Nine Catering students visited Brokenhurst College in the New Forest near Bournemouth, this half term, to compete in the largest national student catering competition.

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Fit4Less team at this year's Color Run

Fit4Less team at this year

June 05, 2014

Team members from Fit4Less gym in Stevenage, not only proved their fitness but raised £500 for Stevenage Community Trust on Sunday at the annual Color Run.

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Complementary Therapy competition success

Complementary Therapy competition success

June 05, 2014

Complementary Therapy students Romana Prosina and Jackie Brown represented the NHC in the regional WorldSkills heats for Aromatherapy, at Aylesbury College last week.

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Walsworth Festival

Walsworth Festival

May 23, 2014

Walsworth Festival was a resounding success again this year. The event went off very smoothly, thanks to the hard work and efforts of the committee, helped and supported all the way by Invite Event Management.

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Students cook off at the Letchworth Food Festival

Students cook off at the Letchworth Food Festival

May 20, 2014

NHC Catering students got involved with the Cook Off during the Letchworth Food Festival.

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Visiting entrepreneurs get students fired-up

Visiting entrepreneurs get students fired-up

May 15, 2014

Enterprise students from across the region gathered today at North Hertfordshire College for a ‘fired-up’ workshop from entrepreneurs Jackson Ogunyemi, AKA Action Jackson and Junior Ogunyemi, author of ‘How to be a student entrepreneur’.

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Business students exciting collaboration with international visitors

Business students exciting collaboration with international visitors

May 14, 2014

NHC welcomed visiting students and tutors from Finland into the college last week. Business students were set to work with the visitors to create a one day project to showcase their skills.

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Students’ sneak preview of new Heathrow terminal

Students’ sneak preview of new Heathrow terminal

May 08, 2014

NHC Aviation, Travel & Tourism students visited Heathrow’s new terminal two building this week to assume the role of passengers and test out all the services before it officially opens.

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Student master class from industry giant

Student master class from industry giant

May 01, 2014

Students who attend North Hertfordshire College’s Saturday Morning Art Club have enjoyed a master class from Ian Ewing, Head of Design at retail giant John Lewis.

 

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Apprenticeship campaign reaches 100th day

Apprenticeship campaign reaches 100th day

April 29, 2014

North Hertfordshire College is extremely pleased to announce that on reaching the 100th day of the 100 apprenticeships in 100 days challenge, the target has been completely smashed and 187 apprenticeships have been achieved.

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Lee Cattell elected as Students' Union Sabbatical President

Lee Cattell elected as Students

April 28, 2014

Student candidates have campaigning for a position in next year’s Students’ Union Executive Committee, and the votes are in!

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Big Student Takeover edition of the paper is out and the internship winners chosen

Big Student Takeover edition of the paper is out and the internship winners chosen

April 10, 2014

The twelve students who have been undertaking the Big Student News Takeover at The Comet have had their edition of the newspaper printed this week.

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Social science in the real world

Social science in the real world

April 09, 2014

North Hertfordshire College’s Access to Higher Education students have hosted this year’s annual Social Science in the Real World Conference.

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Students build the ramp for Mars Yard test area

Students build the ramp for Mars Yard test area

April 04, 2014

Students and Staff from NHC’s Stevenage Skills Centre met Secretary of State for Business Vince Cable this week, as he officially opened a new state-of-the-art extended Mars Yard test area in Stevenage.

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Students go to work at the Hitchin British Schools Museum

Students go to work at the Hitchin British Schools Museum

April 01, 2014

NHC Travel & Tourism students helped run the British Schools Museum this week, taking on various customer facing roles at the museum.

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Students' trade at Teenage Market

Students

March 28, 2014

Tuesday 25th of March saw North Hertfordshire College students brave near freezing conditions to trade on Hitchin Market as part of the teenage market project.

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Italian - British fashion collaboration

Italian - British fashion collaboration

March 28, 2014

Twelve creative students from Foligno, Italy arrived this week to join our own NHC Creative students for two weeks.

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School children take on a STEM challenge

School children take on a STEM challenge

March 28, 2014

Sixty pupils from Martins Wood Primary School, descended on NHC's STEM Centre this week to experience STEM activities in a fun and exciting day.

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Inter FE Games champions 2014

Inter FE Games champions 2014

March 27, 2014

NHC students were crowned the winners of the Inter FE Games this week in a competition against Hertford Regional College, Oaklands College and West Herts College.

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IT Students develop a website for a local business

IT Students develop a website for a local business

March 27, 2014

Level 3 IT students Daniel Banks and Charles Warner have been working with a local property maintenance company, Danny Ryall and Son, to develop a website for the business.

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RAG week at NHC

RAG week at NHC

March 27, 2014

Raising and Giving (RAG) week came with a bang to NHC with a host of activities for staff and students to take part in and raise money for the Stevenage Community Trust.

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New nail bar at Energise Salon Hitchin

New nail bar at Energise Salon Hitchin

March 27, 2014

This week 'Energise Nail Bars' launched a pilot scheme at the Hitchin campus in The Salon.

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Business students visit the Royal Court of Justice

Business students visit the Royal Court of Justice

March 21, 2014

Forty five Business students including Level 4 Foundation Degree students, Level 3 Business students and the Peter Jones Academy visited the Royal Court of Justice this week.

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The Comet in the College

The Comet in the College

March 20, 2014

North Hertfordshire College will be hosting The Comet newspaper next week, with journalists and members of the Big Student Takeover team spending one day at each campus throughout the week.

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National Science & Engineering Festival 2014

National Science & Engineering Festival 2014

March 20, 2014

The past two weeks has seen a number of activities take place across NHC and the Da Vinci School of Science and Engineering, bringing to Science to life for over 200 students.

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Mentoring begins for the Big Student Takeover team

Mentoring begins for the Big Student Takeover team

March 19, 2014

The twelve NHC students who will be taking over the running of The Comet newspaper have embarked on their first mentoring session with Comet Videographer, James Hustler. 

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Takeover team complete

Takeover team complete

March 18, 2014

North Hertfordshire College is pleased to announce the second group of students who will join the team taking over the running of The Comet newspaper this April.

 

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The Workplace Challenge results

The Workplace Challenge results

March 14, 2014

Members of staff across the College have taken part in the Workplace Challenge, which ran for eight weeks from Monday 6th January to Sunday 2nd March, where staff logged the physical activity they undertook.

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Announcing the Big Student Takeover 2014

Announcing the Big Student Takeover 2014

March 06, 2014

North Hertfordshire College is pleased to announce the first students who will take over the running of The Comet Newspaper in this year’s Big Student Takeover.

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College reaches 100 Apprenticeships target

College reaches 100 Apprenticeships target

March 05, 2014

North Hertfordshire College has absolutely smashed the 100 Apprenticeships in 100 Days challenge it set in January, by reaching the 100th Apprenticeship on day 50 of the campaign.

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Work Progressions 2 students visit The Comet Newspaper

Work Progressions 2 students visit The Comet Newspaper

March 04, 2014

An article written by Work Progressions 2 student Michael Hartley.

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Access to HE ‘Social Science in the Real World ‘conference – coming soon

Access to HE ‘Social Science in the Real World ‘conference – coming soon

February 28, 2014

Access to Higher Education students are working hard to organise this year’s ‘Social Science in the Real World ‘conference, being held on Friday 4th April at the NHC Stevenage Centre.

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Brand new equipment for motor vehicle students

Brand new equipment for motor vehicle students

February 28, 2014

North Hertfordshire College has invested over £30,000 into new state-of-the-art motor vehicle training equipment at the Stevenage Skills Centre.

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Mini manicures for care home residents

Mini manicures for care home residents

February 27, 2014

Level 1 Beauty Therapy students visited Pinelodge Care home in Stevenage this week offering mini manicures to the residents. This was the first time the Level 1 students had participated with any kind of voluntary work.

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College smashes Apprenticeship target

College smashes Apprenticeship target

February 26, 2014

North Hertfordshire College is extremely pleased to announce that over 80 Apprenticeships have either begun or been pledged by local businesses in the past 43 days.

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Unity Day

Unity Day

February 21, 2014

Students from across the college celebrated equality and diversity within our community at Unity Day last week. Showcasing project work they had undertaken around the Unity themes, as well as attending the Unity film festival, talks and workshops.

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Students showcase their skills at Go-Global

Students showcase their skills at Go-Global

February 20, 2014

Go-Global is a new annual student run event. It’s created, researched and planned by Aviation, Business and Travel & Tourism students as part of their studies.

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Beauty student entered into nail art competition

Beauty student entered into nail art competition

February 20, 2014

NHC student Sunni Peddie, who is currently studying Beauty, has entered into a photographic nail art competition.

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New Approach and Future Focus students promote anti-bullying

New Approach and Future Focus students promote anti-bullying

February 14, 2014

New Approach and Future Focus students used Unity Day to engage with staff and students on anti-bullying.

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Motor vehicle and construction industries showcased as a career option for all

Motor vehicle and construction industries showcased as a career option for all

February 14, 2014

Students who study construction and motor vehicle course at North Hertfordshire College’s Stevenage Skills Centre have been promoting their trade at the college’s Unity Day celebrations.

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Creative Question Time

Creative Question Time

February 14, 2014

Seventy students from the Centre for the Arts attended Creative Question Time this week hosted by Richard Myers from Transmit Start Ups, Marley Morrison from Hazey Jane Films and David Pitcher, Assistant Principal at NHC.

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NORTH HERTFORDSHIRE COLLEGE GOES FOR GOLD AGAIN

NORTH HERTFORDSHIRE COLLEGE GOES FOR GOLD AGAIN

February 12, 2014

North Hertfordshire College has been recognised as one of the south-east’s best employers, and awarded a Gold Standard by business improvement accreditor Investors in People.

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Skills Minister’s challenge to inspire young entrepreneurs of the future

Skills Minister’s challenge to inspire young entrepreneurs of the future

February 12, 2014

In November, Skills Minister Matthew Hancock launched a challenge for teenagers to think more about starting their own business.

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Meet Andrew Hatchwell

Meet Andrew Hatchwell

February 05, 2014

Introducing Andrew Hatchwell, the new Assistant Principal Built Environment and Motor Vehicle, based at Stevenage Skills Centre.

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Horticulture students help with woodland-creation project

Horticulture students help with woodland-creation project

February 03, 2014

NHC’s Supported Studies Horticulture group have been working with the Woodland Trust to plant trees in Heartwood Forest.

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Student's experience on community radio station

Student

January 31, 2014

Supported Studies student Jack Sapwell has gained some fantastic experience as a DJ on Blyth 105fm Suffolk Community Radio.

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Meet Cathryn Henry

Meet Cathryn Henry

January 31, 2014

Introducing Cathryn Henry the new Apprenticeship Development Manager, based at the The Town Hall in Letchworth.

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Creative Question Time

Creative Question Time

January 31, 2014

NHC is hosting a Creative Question Time for students to find out more about working within the creative industries and have any questions answered by creative professionals.

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Students celebrate launch of 'The Knockout Sub'

Students celebrate launch of

January 30, 2014

Students from NHC’s Peter Jones Enterprise Academy have been celebrating this week as their sandwich was officially launched in Subway Stores!

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A big thank you to all the staff at the Goldsmith Centre

A big thank you to all the staff at the Goldsmith Centre

January 29, 2014

Over the past year staff at NHC’s Goldsmith Centre have raised over £1000 for The Garden House Hospice.

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Childcare experience for students at Fit4Less

Childcare experience for students at Fit4Less

January 29, 2014

North Hertfordshire College and Fit4Less gym in Stevenage have come together to provide a free crèche for gym members run by students studying Health and Social Care and Childhood Studies.

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A lesson in tax for enterprise students

A lesson in tax for enterprise students

January 24, 2014

Students at NHC’s Peter Jones Enterprise Academy have received valuable business advice and expertise this week, with a session on tax and then one to one business support.

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Students showcase wellbeing

Students showcase wellbeing

January 23, 2014

Health and Social care students hosted an event for staff and students this week showcasing the 5 ways to wellbeing. 

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New networking group for young entrepreneurs

New networking group for young entrepreneurs

January 21, 2014

NHC’s Goldsmith Centre is hosting the launch of Business Babble Teens this week, a brand new networking group for young entrepreneurs.

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Workplace Challenge

Workplace Challenge

January 17, 2014

Over 40 members of staff across NHC have now signed up to the Workplace Challenge, with the Centre for the Arts taking the lead at over 20,000 points.

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New classroom design

New classroom design

January 17, 2014

At the end of last year, staff were given the opportunity to redesign a class room to reflect a more entrepreneurial style of learning.

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Enrichment round-up

Enrichment round-up

January 17, 2014

On Wednesday 15th January, the Men’s Basketball Team travelled to Suffolk New College to play against their basketball team.

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Students’ Bollywood evening for Macmillan Cancer Support

Students’ Bollywood evening for Macmillan Cancer Support

January 14, 2014

Business students from North Hertfordshire College are putting their learning into action this month by organising a Bollywood Disco to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

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100 Apprenticeships in 100 Days - coming soon

100 Apprenticeships in 100 Days -  coming soon

January 10, 2014

An ambitious campaign to stimulate over a 100 new apprenticeships in just 100 days has been launched by North Hertfordshire College.

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An Interview with Carrie Smith

An Interview with Carrie Smith

January 10, 2014

Introducing Carrie Smith the new Vice Principal, Skills and Employer Engagement at NHC.

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Students embrace young enterprise at Hitchin Market

Students embrace young enterprise at Hitchin Market

December 20, 2013

NHC business students are taking part in the company programme run by Young Enterprise.

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Enrichment Round-up

Enrichment Round-up

December 13, 2013

On Monday 9th December, NHC Enrichment took Dodgeball and Badminton Teams to compete at Oaklands College in a mini Inter FE Games, in preparation for March 2014.

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Student Parliament 2013

Student Parliament 2013

December 13, 2013

The first Student Parliament of the academic year took place earlier this term attended by 115 Student Representatives.

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The Raspberry Pi Bake-off

The Raspberry Pi Bake-off

December 13, 2013

Over 100 secondary school pupils from across the region attended a Raspberry Pi bake-off this week at NHC’s Stevenage Centre.

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NHC Students showcase their designs on the Clothes Show Live catwalk

NHC Students showcase their designs on the Clothes Show Live catwalk

December 13, 2013

North Hertfordshire College Foundation Degree Fashion and Textiles students have showcased their designs and had their outfits modelled by professionals on the runway at the Clothes Show Live in Birmingham.

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Former Art and Design student comes back to NHC

Former Art and Design student comes back to NHC

December 13, 2013

Luke Porter, former Foundation Diploma in Art and Design student, returned to the Centre for the Arts this week to showcase his work with current students.

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Reqs the Fire Dog visited Animal Care students

Reqs the Fire Dog visited Animal Care students

December 12, 2013

Nikki Harvey, a dog handler for Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, visited Animal Care students this week, accompanied by Reqs the fire dog.

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Annual Governors Conference

Annual Governors Conference

December 09, 2013

A joint school and college governors annual conference was held at Knebworth Barns.

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Enrichment round-up

Enrichment round-up

December 06, 2013

On Wednesday the Men's Enrichment Football Team played against Bedford 6th Form College which ended in a 1-1 draw.

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Charity Sleep-out for Haven Homeless

Charity Sleep-out for Haven Homeless

December 06, 2013

Tonight students and two tutors from the Access to Higher Education course at North Hertfordshire College will be taking part in a sleep-out organised by St Albans Abbey, to promote awareness of the homeless.

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Students pitch to the panel of dragons

Students pitch to the panel of dragons

December 06, 2013

The Peter Jones Enterprise Academy students pitched to a panel of dragons for investment into their micro businesses this week.

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Students showcase their skills

Students showcase their skills

December 06, 2013

Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy and Catering students welcomed young people into the college this week for a course discovery day.

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Jay Welsh: Winner of Service to FE/HE Sport Award

Jay Welsh: Winner of Service to FE/HE Sport Award

December 06, 2013

Enrichment Coach Jay Welsh has been awarded the Service to FE/HE Sport Award for his outstanding contribution to the enrichment programme and sport at NHC.

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Introducing the All Sorts College Shop

Introducing the All Sorts College Shop

December 06, 2013

The All Sorts shop, located on the ground floor of the Stevenage Centre, opened this term, which was a great development for the centre.

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Skills for Life charity event

Skills for Life charity event

December 05, 2013

This week, Skills for Life students set up a charity event  to raise money for Breast Cancer Research and the Keech Hospice.

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Students organise the Kick Start Christmas Market

Students organise the Kick Start Christmas Market

December 04, 2013

North Hertfordshire College students have been learning for real this term, organising the college’s Kick Start Christmas Market, which takes place Saturday 7th December at the Stevenage Centre.

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Students’ lesson in game

Students’ lesson in game

December 04, 2013

Consultant Chef Lee Maycock visited Catering students at NHC last week to give a master-class on cooking game.

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Ed Miliband meets apprentices at North Hertfordshire College

Ed Miliband meets apprentices at North Hertfordshire College

December 03, 2013

Labour leader Ed Miliband visited North Hertfordshire College’s Stevenage Centre to meet apprentices studying a range of subjects, from business administration to health and social care and engineering.

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Students design a winning Sub

Students design a winning Sub

November 29, 2013

Students from North Hertfordshire College Peter Jones Enterprise Academy in Letchworth Garden City have won a competition to design and market a new sandwich to be sold in SUBWAY® stores.

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Students gather for entrepreneurial master class

Students gather for entrepreneurial master class

November 29, 2013

Over 60 Students from Colleges across the South East of England travelled to NHC’s Peter Jones Enterprise Academy this week, where Simon Stillman from Leap Training and Coaching gave a master class on encouraging the entrepreneur within you.

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Enrichment round-up

Enrichment round-up

November 29, 2013

On Monday 25th November The Enrichment Team took Billy Himsworth and Nik Sutovic to take part in the SESSA Golf Event at Essendon Golf Club.

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Students pitch luggage ideas to international entrepreneur

Students pitch luggage ideas to international entrepreneur

November 29, 2013

Business students who have been working with international entrepreneur Lara Morgan completed their project this week with the final pitches of their ideas.

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Student Sales Success

Student Sales Success

November 22, 2013

Level 3 Business students were given the opportunity to try out their sales technique for real at the Hertfordshire Business Expo at Knebworth Barns on Tuesday.

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Enrichment Round Up W/C 18th November

Enrichment Round Up W/C 18th November

November 22, 2013

Enrichment Round Up W/C 18th November

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STEM showcased at the Skills Show 2013

STEM showcased at the Skills Show 2013

November 22, 2013

Students and Staff represented NHC last week at the Skills Show 2013, forming part of the Gazelle Colleges Group stand.

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The Goldsmith Centre present the Business Arena at Hertfordshire Business Expo

The Goldsmith Centre present the Business Arena at Hertfordshire Business Expo

November 22, 2013

Knebworth Barns played host to this year’s Hertfordshire Business Expo on Tuesday, boasting an exciting and varied turnout of exhibitors from all around Hertfordshire.

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Holistic Therapy student takes Gold at WorldSkills UK competition

Holistic Therapy student takes Gold at WorldSkills UK competition

November 22, 2013

NHC Holistic Therapy student Eleanor Bartley has won gold at the recent national finals of the WorldSkills UK competition, crowning her as the number one reflexologist in the UK.

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Four star talk for students

Four star talk for students

November 22, 2013

Catering Level 3 students were thrilled to meet Hotel Manager Dean Thompson, who gave up his time to have an informal chat about his career over tea and biscuits at Indulge on Wednesday afternoon.

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Team Todd in the Market Maker Finals

Team Todd in the Market Maker Finals

November 15, 2013

IT students Jason Todd, Sam Baker, Sam Castagna and Georgia Hazel are representing NHC and competing against 20 other colleges at the finals of the Market Maker Experience Entrepreneurship Competition on Monday 18th November.

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Halloween hair

Halloween hair

November 15, 2013

VRQ 2 Hairdressing students have been perfecting their long hair-up skills with a Halloween themed hair style competition.

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Site visit for Bricklaying students

Site visit for Bricklaying students

November 15, 2013

Level 1 Bricklaying students visited the NHC Hitchin Centre this week, which is currently undergoing a complete refurbishment by construction contractors Morgan Sindall.

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Supported Studies card stall at Spirella

Supported Studies card stall at Spirella

November 15, 2013

Supported Studies students hosted a stall last week at the Spirella Building in Letchworth, selling Christmas cards that they had designed.

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The launch of Enhance Barbering and Energise Beauty Salon at Fit4Less

The launch of Enhance Barbering and Energise Beauty Salon at Fit4Less

November 15, 2013

Enhance and Energise Salon at Fit4Less gym in Stevenage officially launched this week with an evening of mini treatments, drinks and canapés. Existing gym members along with members of the public were invited in to see the services offered at the salon.

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Enrichment round-up

Enrichment round-up

November 15, 2013

This Wednesday the Basketball team were unlucky against South Essex College in a defeat of 64-53. The team fought hard against the opposition and remained positive at all times.

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The World Travel Market

The World Travel Market

November 15, 2013

Level 3 Aviation, Travel and Tourism students visited the World Travel Market at London’s Excel Centre to get a real insight into businesses within the industry.

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Students’ creative fashion app

Students’ creative fashion app

November 15, 2013

Eight students from the Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT visited the Fashion Retail Academy in London to collaborate with students from the academy and Buckinghamshire University Technical College on the design of an App.

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NHC Vehicle Service Centre opens its doors to the public

NHC Vehicle Service Centre opens its doors to the public

November 15, 2013

There is a buzz in the atmosphere at the Stevenage Skills Centre this week, with the opening of the Vehicle Service Centre.

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Congratulations to all our Higher Education and Professional Programmes graduates 2013

Congratulations to all our Higher Education and Professional Programmes graduates 2013

November 11, 2013

Students who have successfully completed foundation degree and management and professional programmes at NHC celebrated last week at the college’s annual graduation ceremony.

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Festive 5k Fun Run!

Festive 5k Fun Run!

November 08, 2013

Get in the Christmas spirit and help raise funds for thousands of people by taking part in a Festive 5k Fun Run!

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Student to represent Team GB in Double Mini Trampoline World Championships

Student to represent Team GB in Double Mini Trampoline World Championships

November 08, 2013

Georgia Downing has been selected to represent Great Britain at the 2013 Double Mini Trampoline World Championships.

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Enrichment Round Up

Enrichment Round Up

November 08, 2013

This Wednesday Abi Cox represented North Herts College in the East Regional Trampolining Tournament competing in the elite category at Suffolk New College.

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Students comfortable with confidence

Students comfortable with confidence

November 08, 2013

Johanne Oakley-Kelly owner of Blue Skies Coaching & Training and Andrew Bendefy owner of Invest Inside Yourself ran a confidence building and personal development workshop with year 1 level 2 First Diploma in Information and creative Technology students.

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Access to Higher Education fair

Access to Higher Education fair

November 08, 2013

Access students have travelled to the Access to Higher Education fair held at the Central Hall in Westminster. This was the first HE admissions fair put on by the QAA and was exclusively for Access students.

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Media students given insight into life after college

Media students given insight into life after college

November 08, 2013

NHC Media students were given an insight into life after the college with an inspirational visit from Hollow Dell Media, a website founded by two former students Adam Tyler and Rob Thomas.

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Martina Barber Wins the Paralympic Athlete of the Year Award

Martina Barber Wins the Paralympic Athlete of the Year Award

November 08, 2013

Martina Barber, who studies sport at North Hertfordshire College, has won the Paralympic athlete of the year trophy for her outstanding achievements in the sport throughout this past year.

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Catering students visit Pullman hotel

Catering students visit Pullman hotel

November 08, 2013

Students studying Level 2 and Level 3 catering courses at NHC were given a tour of the flagship, 5 star, Pullman Hotel London St Pancras.

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Student's pop-up enterprise experience

Student

November 08, 2013

Students from NHC’s Peter Jones Enterprise Academy have undertaken a fantastic live enterprise project over the past two weeks with enterprise education charity MyBnk.

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Fit4less named Membership Club of the Year

Fit4less named Membership Club of the Year

November 01, 2013

Fitness brand Energie held their 10th annual Evolution event this week, where each of the 100 clubs get together to network, learn more from the industry with some incredible keynote speakers and celebrate success.

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Student Services team development

Student Services team development

November 01, 2013

This week the NHC Student Services team enjoyed challenging but fun two day training and development sessions.

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Students wearing it pink for breast cancer awareness

Students wearing it pink for breast cancer awareness

October 25, 2013

Level 1 Beauty Therapy students have been offering manicures with pink enamel this week to raise funds for the ‘Wear it Pink’ breast cancer awareness campaign.

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Community Market Place

Community Market Place

October 25, 2013

NHC are hosting a Community Market Place on 11th November to showcase the support available to families living in Stevenage.

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Petition to improve pedestrian safety outside the Thomas Alleyne Academy

Petition to improve pedestrian safety outside the  Thomas Alleyne Academy

October 25, 2013

As the sponsor of Thomas Alleyne Academy, and because our students study A Levels at the school, North Hertfordshire College are supporting a petition to improve pedestrian safety outside the school.

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Raspberry Jam

Raspberry Jam

October 25, 2013

NHC IT student Ryan Walmsley is hosting his first Raspberry Jam event this Saturday.

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Space scientist launches the Gazelle STEM Centre

Space scientist launches the Gazelle STEM Centre

October 25, 2013

North Hertfordshire College officially launched the Gazelle STEM Centre this week with an inspiring key note speech from space scientist Dr. Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE.

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Billion Dollar Brow demonstration

Billion Dollar Brow demonstration

October 25, 2013

Kerie Hoy, who introduced Billion Dollar Brows to the UK, visited beauty students this week giving a live presentation and offering students the opportunity to have their eyebrows shaped with make-up by the Lead technician for Britain and Ireland.

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Students’ horticulture skills to brighten up Baldock

Students’ horticulture skills to brighten up Baldock

October 18, 2013

Students who study the Supported Studies Horticulture course have been putting their skills into action this week to brighten up Clothall Road in Baldock.

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Students’ graffiti the Da Vinci Studio School

Students’ graffiti the Da Vinci Studio School

October 18, 2013

Students from the Da Vinci Studio School of Creative Enterprise have been working with community artist Mark Tanti to create a large graffiti mural depicting the school’s ethos and the local area.

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Health and Social Care communication event

Health and Social Care communication event

October 18, 2013

Health and Social Care students discovered more about the career opportunities available to them once they finish college, at a communication event held this week.

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STEM Centre Engagement Evening showcases facilities

STEM Centre Engagement Evening showcases facilities

October 18, 2013

The NHC Gazelle Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) Centre opened its doors to local teachers and STEM supporters on Wednesday night for a STEM Engagement Evening, to showcase the fantastic facilities.

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Students’ quest to maximise profit

Students’ quest to maximise profit

October 18, 2013

Students studying at the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy are spending the next couple of weeks learning lessons in enterprise, finance, cash flow and profit maximisation thanks to live project they are working on with educational charity MyBnk.

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Students to board the tram of terror

Students to board the tram of terror

October 16, 2013

Forty Level 3 Performing Arts students are undertaking a week work experience in Devon at the end of the month, working as actors on the Fright Night Tram of Terror.

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Calling all fashion students

Calling all fashion students

October 11, 2013

Sinead O’Brien, who studies the Level 3 Diploma in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship at NHC’s Peter Jones Enterprise Academy, is looking for student fashion designers and photographers to feature on her website.

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Students offered work placements at Tesco Head Office

Students offered work placements at Tesco Head Office

October 11, 2013

Students at NHC’s Peter Jones Enterprise Academy had the opportunity to hear from representatives from Tesco’s head office about career opportunities within the company.

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Kids Holiday Activities at the Edge Centre

Kids Holiday Activities at the Edge Centre

October 10, 2013

The Edge Centre Sports Complex is hosting Kids Holiday Activities this October half-term.

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Meet the team at Enhance and Energise

Meet the team at Enhance and Energise

October 08, 2013

Sharon Neall has recently been named as the new Salon Operations Co-ordinator at Enhance and Energise Hair and Beauty Salon.

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Students work alongside one of the UK’s 10 most powerful business women

Students work alongside one of the UK’s 10 most powerful business women

October 04, 2013

Eighty Business students from North Hertfordshire College will be spending this term working with international entrepreneur Lara Morgan to design the female version of the successful Gate8 luggage – men’s travel case.

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NHC Alumni – The Lecturer Hub

NHC Alumni – The Lecturer Hub

October 04, 2013

NHC Alumni, the online service for past students and friends of the college, is launching the Lecturer Hub.

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New Hub to support business

New Hub to support business

September 27, 2013

The Goldsmith Centre in Letchworth is pleased to be supporting small businesses and business start-ups locally through the launch of the new WinWeb Hub.

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London Fashion Week exhibition in Hitchin

London Fashion Week exhibition in Hitchin

September 26, 2013

Ex North Hertfordshire College fashion student Luke Archer, who recently exhibited at London Fashion Week, is bringing his new Spring/Summer 2014 collection to Hitchin to be displayed at the Centre for the Arts on Willian Road.

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STUDENT SERVICES TEAM WIN ACTIVE OFFICES

STUDENT SERVICES TEAM WIN ACTIVE OFFICES

September 26, 2013

Student Services entered a team into the Active Offices Competition which was held on Monday at The University of Hertfordshire. The sport for this session was ‘Athlefit’ which combines indoor athletics with keeping fit.

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National Entrepreneur of the Year Finalists meet with PJEA students

National Entrepreneur of the Year Finalists meet with PJEA students

September 20, 2013

John Buswell, Michael Pocock and Harry Day presented the highs and lows of their experience in the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy.

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Business Administration apprenticeship scheme induction week

Business Administration apprenticeship scheme induction week

September 20, 2013

North Hertfordshire College students studying on the Business Administration scheme have been taking part in their course induction this past week.

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Students’ get ahead in the arts

Students’ get ahead in the arts

September 13, 2013

Students who took part in the National Art & Design Saturday Club at North Hertfordshire College have put their work on display in The Gallery at the Centre for the Arts in Hitchin.

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Indulge at lunchtime…

Indulge at lunchtime…

September 12, 2013

We’re excited to announce that Indulge Restaurant based on the second floor of the Centre for the Arts in Hitchin reopens this year for lunch on Tuesday 17th September.

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The Edge Challenge

The Edge Challenge

September 12, 2013

Students studying at NHC’s Peter Jones Enterprise Academy are pitting their business ideas against students from around the UK in the Edge challenge.

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Students’ masterclass from Olympic drummer

Students’ masterclass from Olympic drummer

September 10, 2013

A local professional drummer gave students from The Academy of Music and Sound based at North Hertfordshire College’s Hitchin Centre a live drum master class last Friday.

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Health and Social Care crime scene investigation

Health and Social Care crime scene investigation

September 06, 2013

Level 2 Health and Social Care students took part in a crime scene investigation activity at the STEM centre this week.

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National Art & Design Saturday Club Exhibition

National Art & Design Saturday Club Exhibition

September 06, 2013

We are hosting a private view of the work produced by students who attended the National Art & Design Saturday Club last year.

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Doors open at brand new Letchworth school

Doors open at brand new Letchworth school

September 05, 2013

The brand new Da Vinci Studio School of Creative Enterprise, which is sponsored by NHC has opened in Letchworth Garden City this week.

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Ex-Hairdressing students successfully launch their own salon

Ex-Hairdressing students successfully launch their own salon

August 30, 2013

Ex NHC Hairdressing students, Laura Cooper and Georgina Fensom have successfully launched Bows, their own Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy Salon in Baldock.

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New Academy announced in Stevenage

New Academy announced in Stevenage

August 30, 2013

Thomas Alleyne in Stevenage was delighted to learn this week that its application to convert to an Academy, sponsored by North Hertfordshire College, has been accepted by the Department for Education.

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NHC students celebrate a great set of GCSE results

NHC students celebrate a great set of GCSE results

August 22, 2013

North Hertfordshire College’s GCSE students did fantastically well this year, with students who had been unsuccessful previously achieving some amazing retake grades enabling them to progress onto further study.

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Brand new courses starting this September

Brand new courses starting this September

August 22, 2013

No matter what subject you’re interested in we’ve got a great range of courses at NHC, and this September we’re extending our offer even further with the introduction of some fantastic brand new ones.

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100% success on A Level results day for students at North Hertfordshire College

100% success on A Level results day for students at North Hertfordshire College

August 15, 2013

Students at North Hertfordshire College have once again come away smiling, following a fantastic set of A Level results this year with a 100% success rate, a 19% increase in A* to B grades, and the majority of students achieving a place at their first choice university.

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Summer activity at the Gazelle STEM Centre

Summer activity at the Gazelle STEM Centre

August 15, 2013

The Gazelle STEM Centre; an innovative new workspace for science technology engineering and maths has been put through its paces this month by young people from the Sol Searchin’ summer activity programme.

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First public learning destination for Children’s University

First public learning destination for Children’s University

July 26, 2013

North Hertfordshire Children’s University is pleased to have validated Standalone Farm in Letchworth Garden City as its first public learning destination.

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Students required for TV dessert project

Students required for TV dessert project

July 26, 2013

Ajmere Indian dessert company are looking for three catering students to demonstrate different designs for dressing their desserts on the Sikh television channel.

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Summer activities for young people aged 11 -19

Summer activities for young people aged 11 -19

July 25, 2013

NHC have teamed up with Stevenage Borough Council, Pod 53, Phoenix Group for Deaf Children and Youth Connexions to provide some fantastic summer activities for young people.

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Tejal Patel celebrates at the Youth Achievement Awards

Tejal Patel celebrates at the Youth Achievement Awards

July 18, 2013

NHC Admissions Assistant Tejal Patel was awarded at the House of Commons last week at the Youth Achievement Awards: Celebrating Future Leaders.

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Students' sculpture exhibition & workshops at Knebworth House

Students

July 12, 2013

Our Art and Design students are exhibiting their sculptures and holding creative workshops this July in the gardens of Knebworth House.

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NHC student awarded Level 2 Entrepreneur of the Year

NHC student awarded Level 2 Entrepreneur of the Year

July 12, 2013

North Hertfordshire College Peter Jones Enterprise Academy student Sean O’Flaherty was awarded Level 2 Entrepreneur of the Year this week by Peter Jones CBE and HRH The Duke of York at the Academy’s annual graduation ceremony.

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We’re looking for artists

We’re looking for artists

July 11, 2013

As part of the national Artists Access to Art Colleges project we will be offering four placements to artists and designer-makers, giving them the opportunity to undertake a period of research or realise a project using our workshop and supporting facilities.

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College Chief Executive to step down after eight years

College Chief Executive to step down after eight years

July 08, 2013

Fintan Donohue, the Chief Executive Officer of North Hertfordshire College will be stepping down at the end of August from his role at the college.

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Students accelerate to App success

Students accelerate to App success

July 04, 2013

NHC Health and Social care students attended Accelerate 2013 last week, the UK’s only festival dedicated to fast-growth, high-potential businesses.

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Newsletter for future Support Studies students

Newsletter for future Support Studies students

July 04, 2013

NHC Supported Studies students who live at Briar Patch have compiled a newsletter for future residents.

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Enhance Hair Salon is now open in Stevenage

Enhance Hair Salon is now open in Stevenage

July 02, 2013

Enhance Hair Salon is now open for business at the Stevenage Centre, offering a range of hair cutting, styling and colouring services.

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School for Startups Launcher

School for Startups Launcher

June 26, 2013

The Gazelle Colleges Group have partnered up with Doug Richard’s School for Startups to help anyone thinking about starting their own business to get their idea off the ground.

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Discovery Days

Discovery Days

June 26, 2013

NHC are hosting a whole range of Discovery days next week to give potential future students a taster of the full time courses starting this September.

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HE students celebrate in Paris

HE students celebrate in Paris

June 21, 2013

Twenty Higher Education students who study the Foundation Degree in Business and Foundation Degree in Sports Studies took a two day trip to Paris via the Eurostar in order to experience a different European culture and celebrate the end of their studies.

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New Traineeships aim to help young people into work

New Traineeships aim to help young people into work

June 21, 2013

In response to the Governments recent announcement, North Hertfordshire College is releasing a number of new Traineeship programmes.

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Creative Festival tile mosaic

Creative Festival tile mosaic

June 21, 2013

A mosaic of all the tiles painted by visitors to the Creative Festival has now been compiled and is available to view online.

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Platinum selling artist to launch new music courses

Platinum selling artist to launch new music courses

June 18, 2013

Platinum selling artist Sandi Thom is coming to Hitchin this month to launch two brand new music courses at North Hertfordshire College.

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Lifestyle Academy Student of the Year awards

Lifestyle Academy Student of the Year awards

June 14, 2013

Students and staff from the Lifestyle Academy gathered at Indulge Restaurant this week for a special awards ceremony.

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Student Employee of the Year awards

Student Employee of the Year awards

June 14, 2013

Huge congratulations go to Student Crew member Kazeem Yusuf who has been awarded as institutional winner at the Student Employee of the Year awards 2013.

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Enterprising students at London’s Spitalfields Market

Enterprising students at London’s Spitalfields Market

June 14, 2013

NHC students joined students from 16 other colleges from across the UK this week as they showcased their enterprise skills at London’s Spitalfields Market.

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Travel and Tourism students immerse themselves in education history

Travel and Tourism students immerse themselves in education history

June 13, 2013

Level 2 Travel and Tourism students visited the British Schools Museum in Hitchin to take on a number of roles for the day including greeting guests and guiding them around the museum.

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The first annual Hertfordshire Schools Enterprise Challenge Cup

The first annual Hertfordshire Schools Enterprise Challenge Cup

June 13, 2013

Nine teams of students in year 10 and 11 from Marriott's, The Priory, Fearnhill, and The Barclay School took part in the first annual Hertfordshire Schools Enterprise Challenge Cup at North Hertfordshire College.

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Community events coming up

Community events coming up

June 13, 2013

Community events taking place this month which you can get involved with.

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Complementary Therapy students represent NHC at WorldSkills UK heats

Complementary Therapy students represent NHC at WorldSkills UK heats

June 11, 2013

Level 3 Diploma in Complementary Therapy students represented North Hertfordshire College at the WorldSkills UK heats at Burton College last week.

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Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

June 10, 2013

NHC Supported Studies have collaborated with Performing Arts students to perform their own version of Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

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NHC students say 'Pants to Poverty' at London's Old Spitalfields Market

NHC students say

June 06, 2013

On Wednesday 12th June, students from North Hertfordshire College will travel to London’s historic Old Spitalfields Market to compete in the final of this year’s PantrepreneurSHIP Challenge.

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NHC Student named East of England's Vocational Learner of the Year

NHC Student named East of England

June 05, 2013

Kelly Craik, a BTEC Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care student, has been named the East of England’s VQ Learner of the Year 2013 at a prestigious event in Westminster as part of the sixth annual VQ Day celebrations.

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Students embrace wellbeing

Students embrace wellbeing

June 05, 2013

Level two health and social care students recently underwent a 6 week course in the five ways to wellbeing culminating in an event which was hosted on the 16th May.

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Students arrive at Providence Court

Students arrive at Providence Court

May 30, 2013

A group of twenty students from North Hertfordshire College descended on Providence Court care home in Baldock last week.

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The art of welding

The art of welding

May 30, 2013

Students studying the Weldability Pre-Apprenticeship programme have put the skills they've learnt this term into action, collaborating on projects with Art and Design students.

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An interview with Melissa Agard, winner of an editorial internship at The Comet

An interview with Melissa Agard, winner of an editorial internship at The Comet

May 30, 2013

Age: 17
Studying: Level 3 Extended Diploma in Interactive Media

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An interview with Wayne Johnson, winner of a digital internship at The Comet

An interview with Wayne Johnson, winner of a digital internship at The Comet

May 30, 2013

Age: 19
Studying: Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT

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Apprentice star gives master-class to students

Apprentice star gives master-class to students

May 24, 2013

Claire Young, finalist in the BBC’s Apprentice 2008 visited North Hertfordshire College’s Goldsmith Centre this week to deliver a business master-class to students studying at the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy.

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Announcing the release of the NHC App!

Announcing the release of the NHC App!

May 24, 2013

North Hertfordshire College has released a brand new smart phone App.

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Students’ hotel takeover culminating in glittering gala dinner

Students’ hotel takeover culminating in glittering gala dinner

May 24, 2013

A team of around 50 students who study who study a range of Level 1, 2 and 3 professional cookery and food and beverage supervision courses successfully took over the running of the Hotel Novotel in Stevenage for two days last week.

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The Big Student News Takeover edition of The Comet is out now

The Big Student News Takeover edition of The Comet is out now

May 24, 2013

The team of 12 NHC students have put their stamp on The Comet newspaper and website this week and the internship winners have been chosen.

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Student’s £20 catering challenge at Letchworth Food festival

Student’s £20 catering challenge at Letchworth Food festival

May 24, 2013

NHC catering students took to the stage at last week’s Letchworth Food and Garden Festival, challenged with creating a dish using ingredients available from stalls at the event.

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Fantastic feedback on animal care hospital visits

Fantastic feedback on animal care hospital visits

May 24, 2013

Level 3 Animal Care students have been visiting the children’s ward at Lister Hospital on a weekly basis, taking with them a range of caged creepy crawlies, working in partnership with the national charity Kissing it Better.

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NHC student short-listed for VQ Learner of the Year award

NHC student short-listed for VQ Learner of the Year award

May 23, 2013

NHC student Kelly Craik, has been named as a finalist for this year’s VQ Learner of the Year award for The East of England region. This is in recognition of outstanding achievement in her BTEC Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care.

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Hitchin Teenage Market

Hitchin Teenage Market

May 23, 2013

The first markets in Hitchin stretch back to 1268 but on Tuesday budding entrepreneurs from North Hertfordshire College were given the opportunity to run a modern day market stall to celebrate ‘teenage market’ day.

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Students help out with Walsworth Festival

Students help out with Walsworth Festival

May 23, 2013

Students and staff recently ran stalls and helped out at the Walsworth Festival on the 19th May.

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Students gaining sales skills on Hitchin Market

Students gaining sales skills on Hitchin Market

May 22, 2013

NHC’s Pantrepreneurship team, Chloe, Seema, Ella, Tia and Nadia along with Entry 3 Customer Service and Level 1 Business students have been working hard to sell stock on Hitchin Market this week.

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Students’ pitching to the dragons

Students’ pitching to the dragons

May 17, 2013

Students from the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy have put their business ideas to the test by pitching for investment to a panel of ‘dragons’.

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Introducing the Big Student Hotel Takeover

Introducing the Big Student Hotel Takeover

May 17, 2013

NHC Catering and Hospitality students have taken over the running of the restaurant and banqueting hall at the Hotel Novotel Stevenage for the past two days (16th and 17th May 2013).

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New Prince’s Trust programme launched

New Prince’s Trust programme launched

May 17, 2013

NHC and The Prince’s Trust have launched a new programme in Watford which is being delivered by Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service.

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T4E student scoops Adult Learner’s Week award

T4E student scoops Adult Learner’s Week award

May 16, 2013

North Hertfordshire College student Marie Needham has been crowned this year’s Adult Learner’s Week winner in the European Social Fund Individual Award for the East of England.

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Students past and present on stage at Letchworth Food and Garden Festival

Students past and present on stage at Letchworth Food and Garden Festival

May 16, 2013

This weekend our catering students will be taking to the stage at Letchworth Food and Garden Festival and showcasing their skills in a £20 cookery challenge.

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Students’ final week of preparations before the Big Student News Takeover

Students’ final week of preparations before the Big Student News Takeover

May 10, 2013

This week, the Big Student News Takeover students have been working on digital adverts for the NHC Open Day on Saturday the 18th May as well as learning sales skills in a mentoring session with Mark Waymouth, Digital Sales Manager for Archant.

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Students’ professional sports experience

Students’ professional sports experience

May 03, 2013

From the 7th until the 20th of April, Level 2 and 3 Sports students experienced a once in a lifetime trip to Emilia Romagna, Italy, where they lived like professional athletes in the idyllic setting of ‘Sportilia’, which was built for the Italian national football teams 1994 World Cup preparations.

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The great equality and diversity event 2013

The great equality and diversity event 2013

May 03, 2013

Year 10 students who study practical learning opportunity (PLO) courses at NHC swapped places this week to try out some completely different curriculum areas.

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New Entrepreneurs Foundation Competition

New Entrepreneurs Foundation Competition

May 03, 2013

The New Entrepreneurs Foundation is on a mission to find and develop the UK's next generation of entrepreneurs.

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WOW 2013

WOW 2013

May 03, 2013

The Stevenage Centre welcomed students and members of the public to the World of Work jobs and skills fair this week.

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Market traders for a day

Market traders for a day

May 03, 2013

NHC’s Peter Jones Enterprise Academy students have been selling stock on Hitchin Market to raise money for their chosen charities, The Red Cross and Arrhythmia Alliance.

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Students visit Wella Academy head office

Students visit Wella Academy head office

May 03, 2013

Hair and Beauty students recently attended the Wella academy head office in London where they learnt new cutting techniques and colour correction.

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Video training for takeover students

Video training for takeover students

May 02, 2013

The 12 NHC students who are taking over the Comet newspaper and website this month have received video and interview mentoring from professional videographer James Hustler.

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WOW 2013

WOW 2013

April 26, 2013

The Stevenage Centre welcomed students and members of the public to the World of Work jobs and skills fair this week.

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Business students gain first hand Event Management experience

Business students gain first hand Event Management experience

April 25, 2013

Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Business Administration Finance students have been working with Invite Creative Events Management for 7 weeks as part of their Event Management module.

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Takeover students’ first mentoring session

Takeover students’ first mentoring session

April 25, 2013

The students chosen to take over the running of the Comet newspaper and website this May have undertaken their first mentoring session, led by Suzanne Heaven, Head of Magazines for the Comet’s parent company Archant.

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SuperJam visits North Hertfordshire College

SuperJam visits North Hertfordshire College

April 25, 2013

Fraser Doherty, the founder of SuperJam the 100% Fruit Jam Company visited North Hertfordshire College to talk to Business and Travel students on how to set up and run their own enterprise.

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College Vs University - Working Brief e-magazine

College Vs University - Working Brief e-magazine

April 19, 2013

Foundation Degree student Tom Bovingdon talks about his experience at NHC.

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NUS National Conference 2013

NUS National Conference 2013

April 19, 2013

NHC current Students’ Union Sabbatical President Peter Wheatley and Kazeem Yussuf, President elect attended the NUS National Conference 2013 along with Academy Representative for Stevenage Miffy Laverty and Vice President elect Liam Church.

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Foundations Student Enterprise Society launches

Foundations Student Enterprise Society launches

April 19, 2013

The very first NHC Student Enterprise Society has been launched, FOUNDATIONS is run by the students for the students.

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Students sell their pants

Students sell their pants

April 19, 2013

Students from North Hertfordshire College are pitting their sales and marketing skills against opponents from 16 other colleges across the UK in the Pantrepreneurship challenge.

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The Big Student News Takeover winners announced

The Big Student News Takeover winners announced

April 18, 2013

All the students who entered to take part in the Big Student News Takeover have had a nerve wracking few hours as they pitched their summer marketing campaign ideas to the panel of judges from Archant Herts and Cambs and the college’s marketing department.

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VIP visitor to the Da Vinci Studio School

VIP visitor to the Da Vinci Studio School

April 18, 2013

Geoff Mulgan, chair of the Studio Schools Trust visited the Da Vinci Studio School of Science and Engineering this week to see how the new curriculum model is working in practice.

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Introducing NHC Alumni

Introducing NHC Alumni

April 12, 2013

We have recently launched NHC Alumni and friends, a fantastic new free service enabling all our past students and friends of the college to reconnect with us.

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The first day for Enterprise

The first day for Enterprise

April 12, 2013

The first of five days for enterprise has taken place; introducing prospective students to the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy in an interactive environment

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Future Choices students’ fun day fundraiser

Future Choices students’ fun day fundraiser

April 11, 2013

Future Choices students ran a fantastically successful fundraising event this week at Westmill Community Centre in Hitchin.

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Big student news takeover preparation continues

Big student news takeover preparation continues

April 09, 2013

Although technically the Easter holidays, students at North Hertfordshire College have been working hard to produce their own marketing campaign to advertise the college this summer.

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Introducing more of the Big Student News Takeover teams

Introducing more of the Big Student News Takeover teams

April 04, 2013

Students studying Media and iMedia courses at North Hertfordshire College have been putting their creative flair to good use by preparing their own unique marketing campaigns to promote the college this summer.

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Students’ involvement at charity tournament

Students’ involvement at charity tournament

April 04, 2013

On the 24th March NHC Business and Travel students volunteered at the second annual Broomfield Charity Tournament, which was held to raise money for Leukaemia and Lymphoma research.

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Social Science in the Real World conference

Social Science in the Real World conference

April 04, 2013

After the success of last year’s ‘Social Science in the Real World’ conference this year’s has been eagerly awaited with Students from North Hertfordshire College and The Barclay School both attending.

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IT students’ charity Fifa tournament

IT students’ charity Fifa tournament

March 28, 2013

Two IT students, Matthew Austerbury and Leighton Casey, decided to organise a charity Fifa tournament project at college to fulfil some of the criteria for their Project Management unit.

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Introducing the first Big Student News Takeover teams

Introducing the first Big Student News Takeover teams

March 27, 2013

Students at North Hertfordshire College are working on their own unique marketing campaign ideas to promote the college to future students this summer.

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Pupils complete this term’s Children’s University

Pupils complete this term’s Children’s University

March 27, 2013

Children from Woolgrove School, Pixmore Junior School and Graveley School have been attending the college this term to participate in Animal Care, Cake bake and Going Green Children’s University programmes, clocking up a huge 42 out-of-curricular learning hours!

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Students pitch for the Pantrepreneurship Challenge

Students pitch for the Pantrepreneurship Challenge

March 27, 2013

NHC students have been pitching their business plans and sales strategies to a panel of judges this week in the hope of being picked to represent the college in the Pantrepreneurship Challenge national competition and be in with a chance of winning the ultimate prize of a trip to India.

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Bridging the Gap – Initial Rio students complete training

Bridging the Gap – Initial Rio students complete training

March 27, 2013

The Bridging the Gap project lead by North Hertfordshire College brought together 95 Colleges and Universities across Great Britain, to provide thousands of appropriately trained and qualified Security, Stewarding, Hospitality and Volunteer staff for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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Kazeem Yusuf brings a ‘Whole New Vibe’ to North Hertfordshire College

Kazeem Yusuf brings a ‘Whole New Vibe’ to North Hertfordshire College

March 25, 2013

NHC students have spent the past two weeks nominating, campaigning and voting for next year’s Students’ Union Executive Committee.

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Brand New Course - Level 3 Outdoor Adventure Sports

Brand New Course - Level 3 Outdoor Adventure Sports

March 22, 2013

North Hertfordshire College is bringing a new course into the mix, one that’ll give the curriculum a whole new edge and thrill.

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Students Kickstart their career

Students Kickstart their career

March 22, 2013

Students from the Training for Employment Kickstart course have taken part in team building activities with Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service to improve their communication skills.

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Higher Education fair

Higher Education fair

March 22, 2013

Potential students and their parents were keen to visit the Higher Education Fair on Tuesday evening at the Stevenage Centre

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MP joins students for topping out ceremony

MP joins students for topping out ceremony

March 22, 2013

The brand new building for the Da Vinci Studio School of Science and Engineering in Stevenage is starting to take shape.

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Broomfield Charity Tournament

Broomfield Charity Tournament

March 22, 2013

On the 24th March NHC Business and Travel students are volunteering at the second annual Broomfield Charity Tournament, which is being held to raise money for Leukaemia and Lymphoma research.

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An evening with Lara Morgan

An evening with Lara Morgan

March 22, 2013

A host of local business owners along with NHC students and staff enjoyed an evening with Lara Morgan at the Centre for the Arts last night.

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Football students’ Italian experience

Football students’ Italian experience

March 22, 2013

The Under 17 football team from North Hertfordshire College are set to travel to Italy in April to the Leonardo Mobility Project

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Enrichment round-up

Enrichment round-up

March 22, 2013

On Wednesday afternoon, the Enrichment Men’s Football team made the long journey up to East Norfolk 6th Form College to participate in their double headed BCS League fixture.

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Social Science in the Real World Conference

Social Science in the Real World Conference

March 21, 2013

Access to Higher Education students have been organising this year’s Social Science in the Real World Conference which will take place on the 28th March where students studying Social Science or Care and Health programs are being given the chance to experience the real world of social science.

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IT industry seeking female participation

IT industry seeking female participation

March 15, 2013

The IT team have created a package to inform and encourage women to find out about the opportunities available and how they can become involved in an exciting, challenging and creative, yet predominantly male, industry.

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Apprenticeship Week 2013

Apprenticeship Week 2013

March 15, 2013

Following the Prime Minister’s recent announcement that apprenticeships should be the ‘new norm’ for school leavers, young people and employers alike have been finding out more about what apprenticeships will mean for them at North Hertfordshire College this week.

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Gazelle Colleges catering competition

Gazelle Colleges catering competition

March 14, 2013

Level 1 Catering Students Piran Dewey & Jack Hathaway-Neville achieved second place in a Catering Competition at New College Nottingham this week, against students from Gazelle colleges from around the UK

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Students visit St Tiggywinkles

Students visit St Tiggywinkles

March 14, 2013

Levels 1, 2 and 3 Animal Care students visited St Tiggywinkles Wildlife Centre in Haddenham on Wednesday

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Enrichment Round-up

Enrichment Round-up

March 14, 2013

Enrichment round-up

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Enrichment round-up

Enrichment round-up

March 08, 2013

On Tuesday 26th March the Enrichment team provided students with an opportunity to engage and participate in a ‘Wheelchair Basketball’ activity in support of RAG Week.

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Best of British exhibition

Best of British exhibition

March 08, 2013

Level 3 Visual merchandise students and Level 3 Art and Design students are taking over the gallery in the Centre for the Arts reception.

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First Volunteer Fair at the Stevenage Atrium

First Volunteer Fair at the Stevenage Atrium

March 07, 2013

Friday 1st of March saw the first Volunteer Fair held at the Stevenage Centre in partnership with Stevenage Volunteer Centre

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Young star in team GB for baseball

Young star in team GB for baseball

March 07, 2013

Engineering student Luis Da Silva has been identified by the NHC Enrichment Team for his involvement in baseball.

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Red Nose day at Energise and Enhance 13th March

Red Nose day at Energise and Enhance 13th March

March 07, 2013

Red Nose Day is upon us once more!

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Students are taking over

Students are taking over

March 07, 2013

Archant Herts and Cambs will be handing over the reins to a team of students from North Hertfordshire College this May as they take over the running of The Comet series, Welwyn and Hatfield Times and Royston Crow newspapers along with their corresponding websites.

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A Successful Student Conference

A Successful Student Conference

March 07, 2013

The fourth annual Student Conference was held on the 6th March and was a chance for the students to have their say in how they would like the college to be run.

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Level 2 beauty therapy students have had another busy green week

Level 2 beauty therapy students have had another busy green week

March 05, 2013

Level 2 beauty therapy students have had another busy green week. This has been key in developing their practical skills, working across units and meeting with potential employers.

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In Town Training celebrate first job fair in partnership with Job Centre Plus

In Town Training celebrate first job fair in partnership with Job Centre Plus

March 04, 2013

Since being set up in November 2012, In Town Training which is located in Stevenage has helped people with learning disabilities to find jobs.

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Enhance and Energise celebrate first birthday in style

Enhance and Energise celebrate first birthday in style

March 01, 2013

The Enhance and Energise hair and beauty salons celebrated their first birthday this week in style as seventy-one people turned out to celebrate a successful first year for the salons.

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Shadow chancellor’s visit to Stevenage Skills Centre

Shadow chancellor’s visit to Stevenage Skills Centre

March 01, 2013

Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, Labour MP Ed Balls visited Stevenage Skills Centre this week to meet students and staff from the college and Da Vinci Studio School of Science and Engineering.

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Royal Opera House Design Challenge 2013

Royal Opera House Design Challenge 2013

March 01, 2013

Huge congratulations go to Art and Design student Madeline Dowd for winning this year’s Royal Opera House Design Challenge in the set design category.

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Local businesses win consultancy advice

Local businesses win consultancy advice

March 01, 2013

Local businesses Flint IT and Mill End Nursery have won specialist consultancy advice from innovation and technology specialists InnoTech, based within South West College in Northern Ireland.

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Give Back: Volunteer Fair

Give Back: Volunteer Fair

February 21, 2013

The Give Back: Volunteer Fair is being held on the 1st March 2013 at the Stevenage centre in partnership with the North Herts & Stevenage Volunteer Centres

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Travel and Tourism students experience Cabin Crew training

Travel and Tourism students experience Cabin Crew training

February 21, 2013

Travel and Tourism students attended a training program laid on by British Airways this week at their training centre at Heathrow.

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Students help school children to get creative

Students help school children to get creative

February 21, 2013

Travel and Tourism students visited St Margaret Clitherow School in Stevenage to deliver activity sessions to the year 3 and 4 children

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NHC Live Radio Launches

NHC Live Radio Launches

February 15, 2013

NHC Live, the college's internet radio station was launched this week as part of the Unity week

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An amazing Unity Day 2013

An amazing Unity Day 2013

February 14, 2013

Wednesday 13th February was Unity Day at NHC's Stevenage Centre.

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Students take over Enhance and Energise Salon

Students take over Enhance and Energise Salon

February 14, 2013

On the 13th February, level three and level four students at Enhance & Energise Salon took over running the salon for the day.

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Plating up a sweet success

Plating up a sweet success

February 14, 2013

Students at the Centre for the Arts worked with gourmet dessert company Ajmere this week to plate up, photograph and video the company’s desserts for their website.

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Professional Cookery students work experience

Professional Cookery students work experience

February 14, 2013

Professional Cookery students Carl Tripp and Harry Torne have recently completed work experience with some top restaurants. 

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Student tipped for swim success

Student tipped for swim success

February 13, 2013

Public Services student Sam Owen has been identified by the NHC Enrichment Team as a talented swimmer and is now going to represent both NHC and the eastern region at the British Colleges Sport National Championships.

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NHC’s Access to HE Students’ Money Making Marathon

NHC’s Access to HE Students’ Money Making Marathon

February 08, 2013

Access to HE students are this year proving themselves to be super fit, physically as well as intellectually, as they train for the Exmoor and Brighton Marathon in April.

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NHC Have a Heart campaign

NHC Have a Heart campaign

February 08, 2013

As part of the Have a Heart campaign during February, NHC have been asking students what qualities they think make a good, healthy relationship.

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Royal visit for Da Vinci student

Royal visit for Da Vinci student

February 08, 2013

Year 10 student Eleanor Bullough, from the Da Vinci Studio School of Science and Engineering in Stevenage visited Buckingham Palace this week to receive her prize for winning the award of Ultimate Tycoon in Schools in the national Tycoon in Schools enterprise competition.

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Visual merchandising skills put to action

Visual merchandising skills put to action

February 06, 2013

Visual Merchandising students have worked with Hitchin Vintage Store Jolly Brown to create an eye catching window display with a Valentines theme.

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Get involved with Unity Day at NHC

Get involved with Unity Day at NHC

February 05, 2013

Celebrating diversity in our community on Wednesday 13th February at the Stevenage Centre.

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Green Deal launches at NHC

Green Deal launches at NHC

February 01, 2013

Over 90 people attended the Stevenage Skills Centre (SSC) on Wednesday 30th January to find out from the experts what the Green Deal will mean to them and their business.

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Cross collaboration between Catering and Sports

Cross collaboration between Catering and Sports

February 01, 2013

The level 2 students from the Sports and the Catering departments came together for a healthy eating and cooking cross collaboration this week

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Student Crew catch-up

Student Crew catch-up

February 01, 2013

Last week Claire Woodhams and Kazeem Yusuf met with Reading College at the Goldsmith Centre, who were most interested to hear about the many opportunities Student Crew have given students to develop their confidence, experience and employment prospects.

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Enrichment round-up

Enrichment round-up

February 01, 2013

On Wednesday afternoon there was a full schedule of enrichment sports teams fixtures, with over 35 students representing North Hertfordshire College across the region.

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Julie Meyer inspires student start-ups

Julie Meyer inspires student start-ups

February 01, 2013

Entrepreneur and founder of Ariadne Capital, Julie Meyer spoke to students this week about starting their own businesses and the help there is available to them.

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Opportunity with top TV chef

Opportunity with top TV chef

January 31, 2013

Piran Dewey a Level 1 Catering student at North Hertfordshire College has been invited to a practical interview to work alongside the two time Michelin star winning chef Jean-Christophe Novelli at his cooking academy.

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Students impress patients and relatives

Students impress patients and relatives

January 31, 2013

With funding cuts and an ever growing strain on NHS resources, NHC’s Beauty students are donating their time and skills to boost patient’s morale and help them to feel better within themselves.

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An evening with Gazelle Entrepreneur Edward Wray

An evening with Gazelle Entrepreneur Edward Wray

January 25, 2013

Over 50 local business owners along with NHC students and staff attended the third in a series of Gazelle Local events, gaining tips and advice from entrepreneur Edward Wray, and enjoying a two-course meal prepared and served by Catering students at NHC’s Indulge Restaurant.


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Primary school pupils graduate from the Children’s University

Primary school pupils graduate from the Children’s University

January 25, 2013

Excited primary pupils from Lordship Farm School, Woolgrove School, Fairlands School, and Gravely School were this week the first group to graduate from the North Hertfordshire Children’s University. 


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A week of Student Crew success

A week of Student Crew success

January 25, 2013

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Basketball team supports LGBTQ campaign

Basketball team supports LGBTQ campaign

January 25, 2013

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Introducing Stuart Dunlop – Head of Curriculum for Hair, Beauty and Catering

Introducing Stuart Dunlop – Head of Curriculum for Hair, Beauty and Catering

January 23, 2013

A quick interview with Stuart Dunlop the new Head of Curriculum for Hair, Beauty and Catering.

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Brand new 6th form collaboration

Brand new 6th form collaboration

January 23, 2013

North Hertfordshire College, The Thomas Alleyne School, The Da Vinci Studio School of Science and Engineering and The Da Vinci Studio School of Creative Enterprise are delighted to announce a brand new 6th form consortium collaboration entitled the Renaissance group.

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Students test their negotiation skills

Students test their negotiation skills

January 18, 2013

Students from the NHC Peter Jones Enterprise Academy have taken part this week in the first round of the national CIPS challenge.

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Enrichment round-up

Enrichment round-up

January 18, 2013

The poor weather this week didn’t stop all enrichment activities at North Hertfordshire College fully resuming, with over 300 students participating in the programme across all sites.

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Catering students’ menu success

Catering students’ menu success

January 18, 2013

Level 1 catering students have undertaken their first competition, designing a three course menu and competing to represent NHC in a competition at New College Nottingham against other colleges in the Gazelle Group.

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Introducing Ian Bretman - Clerk to the Corporation and NHC Company Secretary

Introducing Ian Bretman - Clerk to the Corporation and NHC Company Secretary

January 18, 2013

We spoke to Ian to find out a little bit more about his background and his plans for the future in his new role at NHC.

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No joining fee at Fit4Less gym for staff and students

No joining fee at Fit4Less gym for staff and students

January 11, 2013

To celebrate Healthy Living Week, Fit4less gym in Stevenage has waived the £30 joining fee for NHC staff and students throughout next week (14th – 18th January).

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Building development update

Building development update

January 11, 2013

Work is now well under way at the Hitchin Centre, the entire original reception area is now closed off and reception has been relocated across the driveway to Walsworth House.

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The launch of InTown Training and Recruitment

The launch of InTown Training and Recruitment

January 10, 2013

InTown Training and Recruitment, NHC’s town centre location in Stevenage was re-branded and launched at the end of last term.

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Welcome Back!

Welcome Back!

January 07, 2013

North Hertfordshire College would like to welcome students and staff back to college after the festive break. We hope everyone enjoyed their time off, and are ready to kick on in the new year

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North Hertfordshire College building project begins

North Hertfordshire College building project begins

January 07, 2013

North Hertfordshire College (NHC) is excited to announce a £10million investment into a series of ambitious construction projects across the county. The new and refurbished buildings will offer students a world-class, state-of-the-art learning environment.

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NHC Students showcase their designs on the Clothes Show Live catwalk

NHC Students showcase their designs on the Clothes Show Live catwalk

December 18, 2012

North Hertfordshire College Foundation Degree Fashion and Textiles students have showcased their designs and had their outfits modelled by professionals on the runway at the Clothes Show Live in Birmingham.

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Enrichment Christmas round-up

Enrichment Christmas round-up

December 18, 2012

On Wednesday 12th December the Enrichment Men’s Football team participated in their final game before the Christmas break, a friendly verses Watford Men’s 2 at the Hitchin centre.

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The Festive Cheer of Childcare

The Festive Cheer of Childcare

December 12, 2012

NHC Childcare students have hosted a festive cheer of childcare event to demonstrate the skills they have learnt throughout the term and welcome other students and local children to take part in a whole range of activities.

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Discovering enterprise success

Discovering enterprise success

December 12, 2012

The Mayor of Stevenage, Councillor John Lloyd visited NHC’s InTown Training and Recruitment last week to celebrate the end of the year with Adult students on the Discover U programme.

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The Ultimate Tycoon in Schools

The Ultimate Tycoon in Schools

December 12, 2012

Huge congratulations go to 14-year-old Eleanor Bullough from The Da Vinci Studio School in Stevenage, who has fended off hundreds of students from 50 schools nationwide to be crowned the Ultimate Tycoon in Schools.

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Entrepreneur’s business advice

Entrepreneur’s business advice

December 11, 2012

Entrepreneur and Founder of Youth Enterprise Live, Ketan Makwana led a session at the Goldsmith Centre for students from the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy and external visitors, on setting up your own business.

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Bi-annual Governors Conference

Bi-annual Governors Conference

December 07, 2012

Monday 26th November, North Hertfordshire College held its bi-annual Governors Conference at the Bio Catalyst Park in Stevenage. The theme for the conference was “New Perspectives, Higher Ambition”.

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Unity Network Update

Unity Network Update

December 07, 2012

Back in October the Unity Network launched with a very lively event, well attended by a wide variety of representatives from local businesses and community organisations.

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Students secure work placements at MTV

Students secure work placements at MTV

December 07, 2012

Six Creative Media students have successfully secured work placements at MTV.

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London 2012 legacy and the Bridging the gap project

London 2012 legacy and the Bridging the gap project

December 07, 2012

The Bridging the Gap (BtG) Project was formed back in 2008 as a unique partnership between the Education Sector and Industry, with NHC leading on the further education element.

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High profile visitors this week

High profile visitors this week

December 07, 2012

Department for Education School’s Commissioner Dr Liz Sidwell CBE visited the Da Vinci Studio School of Science and Engineering this week and Stella Mbubaegbu, Prinicpal of Highbury College and NHC alumni member attended the college to share best practice when following an entrepreneurial curriculum.

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Business plan surgery for young entrepreneurs

Business plan surgery for young entrepreneurs

December 06, 2012

Students from the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy have received a business plan master class from a range of entrepreneurs and business mentors.

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Enrichment round-up

Enrichment round-up

December 06, 2012

As a result of the severe winter weather this week, all the Enrichment Sports teams fixtures and Rugby 10’s Regional Tournament that were scheduled for Wednesday had to be postponed.

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Students’ innovation to transform banking industry

Students’ innovation to transform banking industry

December 04, 2012

Students from NHC’s Peter Jones Enterprise Academy have been tasked with finding innovative ways to revolutionise the banking system in Britain, through a challenge set by leading business and financial advisory firm Grant Thornton UK LLP.

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Students pitch at ‘Design a Sub’ finals

Students pitch at ‘Design a Sub’ finals

December 03, 2012

Students from the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy have reached the final of Subway’s ‘Design a Sub’ competition 2012.

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Students' questions to ministers

Students

November 30, 2012

Students attend a question and answer session with Ed Miliband, Ed Balls and Sharon Taylor.

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Enrichment round-up

Enrichment round-up

November 30, 2012

The Enrichment Basketball team faced a tough test in their BCS League fixture against Milton Keynes College this week.

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Students help local community to ‘Get in the Picture’

Students help local community to ‘Get in the Picture’

November 29, 2012

North Hertfordshire College media students have helped Walsworth Road Church in Hitchin to ‘Get in the Picture.’

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Students build the Winter Wonderland sleigh

Students build the Winter Wonderland sleigh

November 29, 2012

Level 2 Maintenance Operations students have built the sleigh which forms part of the Winter Wonderland display at the Kick Start Christmas Market.

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Julie Meyer urges students to take a leap into Entrepreneur Country

Julie Meyer urges students to take a leap into Entrepreneur Country

November 29, 2012

North Hertfordshire College welcomed renowned entrepreneur Julie Meyer MBE to the Centre for the Arts in Hitchin this week for the launch of her new book ‘Welcome to Entrepreneur Country’.

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Students prepare to Kick Start Christmas

Students prepare to Kick Start Christmas

November 29, 2012

Over 150 students across North Hertfordshire College have joined forces to prepare and run the 1st annual Kick Start Christmas Market which takes place this Saturday at the college’s Stevenage Centre on Monkswood Way.

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Goldsmith Centre's role at The Herts Business Expo

Goldsmith Centre

November 23, 2012

The Goldsmith Centre hosted the Learning Zone this week at The Herts Business EXPO, offering seminars on topics including business law, HR, technology, business opportunities and grants that are currently available.

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Support our students in the Tycoon in Schools competition

Support our students in the Tycoon in Schools competition

November 23, 2012

Three students from the Da Vinci Studio School are currently competing in Peter Jones’ national enterprise competition, Tycoon in Schools.

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Students work at the BBC Children in Need off air party

Students work at the BBC Children in Need off air party

November 23, 2012

Nine NHC catering students and two members of staff worked at the BBC Children in Need off air party event at Television Centre last week.

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Supported Studies Students become Fire and Road Conscious

Supported Studies Students become Fire and Road Conscious

November 22, 2012

NHC Supported Studies students have taken part in fire and road safety initiatives with crews from Stevenage Fire Station.

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The Adult and Family Learning Team have a ‘Miserable Monday!’

The Adult and Family Learning Team have a ‘Miserable Monday!’

November 22, 2012

The Adult and Family Learning Team based at In Town Training, Stevenage were spoilt at the start of the week with a ‘sweet treat’ courtesy of Jack FM.

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Enrichment Round Up

Enrichment Round Up

November 22, 2012

On Wednesday afternoon the Enrichment Basketball Team hosted Oakland’s College in the British Colleges for Sport (BCS) National Cup at the Hitchin Centre.

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The first Student Parliament of this academic year

The first Student Parliament of this academic year

November 22, 2012

Student representatives from courses across the college filled Plinston Hall in Letchworth last week to vote and have their say on a range of issues at the first Student Parliament of this academic year.

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Enrichment round-up

Enrichment round-up

November 16, 2012

On Wednesday 14th November Ryan Barton (Sport), TJ Oke (Sport), Kirstey Southey (Sport), Adam Crabbe (Sport), Will Rogers (Sport), Tom Wilson (Sport) and Jack Stanton (Sport) represented North Hertfordshire College at the East Regional tournaments in Table Tennis Doubles, Tennis Doubles, Trampolining and Squash, hosted by Cambridge Regional College.

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Ministerial visit to Stevenage Centre

Ministerial visit to Stevenage Centre

November 16, 2012

Minister for Skills in the Department of Business and the Department of Education, Matthew Hancock visited NHC’s Stevenage Centre this week to hear how entrepreneurial learning is benefiting students.

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Xing smoothie bar officially launches

Xing smoothie bar officially launches

November 15, 2012

North Hertfordshire College Students’ Union have officially opened their first learning company as franchisee of Xing smoothies.

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Charity waxing for Children in Need

Charity waxing for Children in Need

November 15, 2012

NHC Level 2 Beauty Therapy students have offered waxing treatments to some brave male clients in order to raise funds for Children in Need.

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Visual merchandise expertise for pop-up shop

Visual merchandise expertise for pop-up shop

November 14, 2012

Abbie Clark and Hayley Triggs from the Magic of Christmas in Walkern visited Season’s Greetings, NHC’s pop-up shop this week to provide students with some expert feedback and advice.

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Winter retreat special offer from Level 3 Beauty students

Winter retreat special offer from Level 3 Beauty students

November 14, 2012

Level 3 Beauty Therapy students are offering 20 minute mini treatments for just £5 every Thursday between 10:00am and 2:00pm.

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New education partnership in Stevenage

New education partnership in Stevenage

November 09, 2012

The oldest school in Stevenage is planning to work in partnership with the newest to develop a creative, engaging and inspiring education that fully prepares all students for a successful future.

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Da Vinci students awarded funding by Peter Jones

Da Vinci students awarded funding by Peter Jones

November 09, 2012

Peter Jones CBE has officially launched his brand new enterprise competition Tycoon in Schools.

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Team building exercise for Business students

Team building exercise for Business students

November 09, 2012

Thirty Level 3 Business students attended a team building activity at the Mepal Outdoor Centre this week, where they were required to work in small teams and build Water Rafts.

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Enhance and Energise Salons celebrate product launch

Enhance and Energise Salons celebrate product launch

November 09, 2012

Enhance and Energise hosted an event for the launch of Wella and Dermalogica products at the salons this week. 115 people attended the event, and had the opportunity to experience mini-treatments, receive a goodie bag of new products, and enjoyed a buffet.

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Enterprising students to pitch at the Institute of Directors

Enterprising students to pitch at the Institute of Directors

November 09, 2012

Two teams of students have been selected from NHC to present enterprising business ideas next week at the final of the Market Maker Experience competition at the Institute of Directors in London.

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Students shortlisted in design a Sub competition

Students shortlisted in design a Sub competition

November 09, 2012

Students from NHC Peter Jones Enterprise Academy have bitten into the big time by being shortlisted as a finalist in the SUBWAY® brand’s national Design-a-Sub initiative.

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Congratulations to all our Higher Education and Professional Programmes graduates 2012

Congratulations to all our Higher Education and Professional Programmes graduates 2012

November 09, 2012

North Hertfordshire College graduates along with friends and family celebrated their success last night at the Higher Education and Professional Programmes Graduation Ceremony 2012.

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The benefits of volunteer work

The benefits of volunteer work

November 07, 2012

In September this year Simon Harris, a student on the Supported Studies LifeSkills2 course, got a volunteering job at the YMCA charity shop in Stevenage.

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Pop-up shop open for business & accepting food bank donations

Pop-up shop open for business & accepting food bank donations

November 07, 2012

North Hertfordshire College’s Business students have opened the doors and welcomed the first customers into Season’s Greetings, their pop-up shop in Hermitage road Hitchin.

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Roles reversed for IT students

Roles reversed for IT students

November 02, 2012

IT students turned the tables last week when they took on the task of teaching staff and other students how to create and run a successful blog.

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NHC launches the Unity Network

NHC launches the Unity Network

November 02, 2012

North Hertfordshire College’s has officially launched its Unity network, enabling anyone linked to a local organisation to make new contacts, share expertise and resources and expand debates around equality and diversity in the workplace.

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Beauty Therapy Level 3 Students Visit Marriott Hanbury Manor

Beauty Therapy Level 3 Students Visit Marriott Hanbury Manor

November 02, 2012

Thirty five level 3 Beauty Therapy students enjoyed a visit to the 5 star Hanbury Manor Golf, Fitness and Country Club last week.

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Neil Hopkins achieves his PhD

Neil Hopkins achieves his PhD

November 02, 2012

North Hertfordshire College is proud to congratulate lecturer Neil Hopkins on achieving his PhD in the Philosophy of Education.

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Young entrepreneur inspired to succeed

Young entrepreneur inspired to succeed

October 31, 2012

Peter Jones Enterprise Academy student Tikeya Holloway, 17 from Hatfield, has successfully launched her first business and social enterprise, the ‘Inspire to Aspire’ creative arts academy.

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Enrichment round-up

Enrichment round-up

October 31, 2012

The Enrichment Basketball team had their final league game before the half term break on Wednesday 24th October.

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School pupils experience creative choices

School pupils experience creative choices

October 26, 2012

Secondary school pupils from around Hertfordshire had a chance to come into the Centre For the Arts in Hitchin to enjoy a day of Theatrical Makeup and Costume design, Marketing, Set design and Sound and Lighting workshops.

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Future entrepreneurs explore the StartUp Britain Bus

Future entrepreneurs explore the StartUp Britain Bus

October 26, 2012

The StartUp Britain Bus Tour rolled into the Stevenage Centre this week packed with the very best business advice, and with entrepreneurs and local business owners on hand to deliver exclusive mentoring sessions to the students.

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Students discover different career options

Students discover different career options

October 26, 2012

Skills for life, Your Skills Your Future and ESOL students have spent this week researching different career options and learning how to beat the competition when applying for job.

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Sport student lands permanent role after successful work experience

Sport student lands permanent role after successful work experience

October 26, 2012

After completing a weeks work experience at Marriott, Will Teague, Level 3 Sport student, has become a full-time employee at the fitness and country club.

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Season’s Greetings from NHC Business Students

Season’s Greetings from NHC Business Students

October 26, 2012

North Hertfordshire College’s Business students are putting education into action this festive period by opening a pop-up Christmas shop in Hitchin’s Hermitage Road.

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Wear it pink

Wear it pink

October 25, 2012

On wear it pink day this year, a number of students ran three miles in fancy dress from Stevenage center to Fairlands Valley park and back to raise money for breast cancer.

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Mock interviews at Stevenage Skills Centre

Mock interviews at Stevenage Skills Centre

October 25, 2012

Thirty Students at the Stevenage Skills Centre recently took part in a mock interview held by Nick Radley, Charlotte Sandwell, Pam Dhaliwal and Janet Baker-Pigram.

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Students bake for Cancer Research

Students bake for Cancer Research

October 19, 2012

Level 3 Society, Health and Development students successfully raised £173 for Cancer Research this week. As part of their course, the students were tasked with planning and running an event to raise money for charity.

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Pride of Stevenage award for community collaboration

Pride of Stevenage award for community collaboration

October 19, 2012

NHC’s Health and Social Care team celebrated on Saturday night as the Hydeout youth club project won the So Sharing category at the Pride of Stevenage Awards.

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Enrichment round-up

Enrichment round-up

October 19, 2012

Twelve students represented North Hertfordshire College at the East Regional Tournaments at Easton College, Norwich this week. This was a chance for our students to compete against students from other colleges around the region, and also to participate and test themselves in the sports which they are talented in.

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Season’s Greetings from NHC Business Students

Season’s Greetings from NHC Business Students

October 19, 2012

NHC Business students will be putting their skills to the test this winter when they open up a Christmas shop in Hermitage road, Hitchin.

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Next week is Wellbeing Week

Next week is Wellbeing Week

October 19, 2012

Wellbeing Week is an annual campaign aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of NHC students & staff by raising awareness of local services and providing free taster sessions for everyone to improve their wellbeing.

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Permission granted for new school building in Stevenage

Permission granted for new school building in Stevenage

October 19, 2012

North Hertfordshire Studio School Trust has announced that it has successfully secured planning permission for the Da Vinci Studio School for Science and Engineering to be located at Monkswood Way, Stevenage, Herts.

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Pupils experience life in the legal industry

Pupils experience life in the legal industry

October 19, 2012

NHC Performing Arts students have performed a mock trial at the Goldsmith Centre in Letchworth to showcase careers within the legal industry to secondary school pupils.

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Business leaders turn out in force at the launch of Gazelle Local

Business leaders turn out in force at the launch of Gazelle Local

October 19, 2012

North Hertfordshire College hosted a high profile event this week to unveil Gazelle Local and encourage local employers to work with NHC in shaping the future of education.

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Culture and History week

Culture and History week

October 12, 2012

As part of Culture and History week, students enjoyed a couple of hours of a glimpse into different cultures this week.

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Enterprise Days have launched

Enterprise Days have launched

October 12, 2012

This week saw the launch of the first of 10 Enterprise Days which will take place this academic year. Students are given a brief to come up with a product or service for a new business idea by Max Feaver from Education4Enterprise.

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Travel and Tourism students visit EasyJet Training Centre

Travel and Tourism students visit EasyJet Training Centre

October 12, 2012

Second year Aviation, Travel and Tourism students spent the day at the EasyJet Training Centre this week, being trained as Cabin Crew.

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Enrichment round up

Enrichment round up

October 12, 2012

Over 50 students including The Enrichment Men’s Football Team competed in an intra college football tournament against the Watford FC Academy this week.

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The new course brochure is out now!

The new course brochure is out now!

October 12, 2012

Pick up your copy of the new 2013 / 14 full and part time course brochure from reception at any of our centres.

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Indulge Restaurant is now open

Indulge Restaurant is now open

October 05, 2012

You can now visit Indulge Restaurant at the Centre for the Arts in Hitchin for a three course lunch or a quick snack from the Couch Potato menu.

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Students shop around for some vintage inspiration

Students shop around for some vintage inspiration

October 05, 2012

Level 2 Art and Design students had a visit this week from Jessica Rose Princeton, owner of Hitchin’s independent vintage clothes store Rosita Lollipop.

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Enrichment round-up

Enrichment round-up

October 05, 2012

North Hertfordshire College Enrichment sports teams have had a positive start to their seasons this year, with over 40 students from all sites already representing the Netball, Basketball and Mens Football team.

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Entrepreneurial wheels in motion

Entrepreneurial wheels in motion

October 05, 2012

The StartUp Britain Tour Bus is coming to Stevenage this month, bringing a team of entrepreneurs, business authors and experts to visit both students at North Hertfordshire College and members of the public interested in setting up their own business.

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MP encourages work placement opportunities for students

MP encourages work placement opportunities for students

October 05, 2012

MP for Stevenage, Stephen McPartland and Managing Director of Weldability Sif, Adrian Hawkins visited the brand new Da Vinci Studio School in Stevenage this week to witness this new type of education in action.

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Health and Social Care communication event

Health and Social Care communication event

September 28, 2012

Health and Social Care students and staff hosted a communication event this week, inviting in guests from a whole range of different sectors.

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Beauty students volunteer at Lister Hospital

Beauty students volunteer at Lister Hospital

September 28, 2012

Level 1 and 2 Beauty Therapy students have been taken out of the traditional salon environment to improve their communication skills and client care.

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Eurogamer Expo visit

Eurogamer Expo visit

September 28, 2012

150 IT students visited the Eurogamer Expo at Earls Court in London this week.

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Student Rep training

Student Rep training

September 28, 2012

Over 100 student representatives from courses across NHC have taken part in Student Rep training to gain confidence in public speaking and communication skills as well as learning about the importance of their role as a Student Rep.

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Supported studies students visit residents of Freeman House Residential Home

Supported studies students visit residents of Freeman House Residential Home

September 28, 2012

Students offered the opportunity to observe the work carried out at the residential home, structuring future lessons on employment and work skills.

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OPI Gel nails launch at Energise Beauty Salon

OPI Gel nails launch at Energise Beauty Salon

September 27, 2012

Energise Beauty Salon is pleased to announce the launch of OPI Gel nail treatments.

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MP’s visit to commercial training facility

MP’s visit to commercial training facility

September 26, 2012

Stephen McPartland MP visited Fit4Less, Stevenage’s newest budget gym this week, which is growing from strength to strength with the help of its franchisee North Hertfordshire College.

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Social Digital Apprenticeships launch at the Goldsmith Centre

Social Digital Apprenticeships launch at the Goldsmith Centre

September 25, 2012

North Hertfordshire College has signed up to deliver the Digital Youth Academy’s (DYA) Social Digital Apprenticeship and teach students how to use their digital and social media skills to meet the needs of today’s businesses.

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Higher Education Freshers’ Festival

Higher Education Freshers’ Festival

September 21, 2012

NHC’s Higher Education students were welcomed to the college this week at the Higher Education Freshers’ Festival.

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Travel Buddy scheme success

Travel Buddy scheme success

September 18, 2012

Members of Student Crew have been working with the Supported Studies students over the summer to provide them with a full understanding of their journey to college come September.

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Second year students showcase their skills

Second year students showcase their skills

September 14, 2012

Second year students from the Hair and Beauty, Media, i-Media, Music, Production Arts and Theatrical Make-up departments have showcased their skills and the services available at NHC. 

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Entrepreneurial advice for Peter Jones Enterprise Academy students

Entrepreneurial advice for Peter Jones Enterprise Academy students

September 14, 2012

Students from North Hertfordshire College’s Peter Jones Enterprise Academy received an entrepreneurial master class from Entrepreneur in Residence Alyssa Smith, as well as Louis John the National PJEA Level 2 Entrepreneur of the Year 2010, and National Entrepreneur of the Year Finalists Ravinder Deol and Nick Bannister.

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Introducing the Edge Centre Sports Complex

Introducing the Edge Centre Sports Complex

September 14, 2012

The Edge Centre is NHC’s sports complex located at the Hitchin Centre and boasts a gym, conditioning studio, sports hall, squash court and 3G all weather pitch.

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Students learn by doing it for real

Students learn by doing it for real

September 14, 2012

North Hertfordshire College’s Peter Jones Enterprise Academy students have learnt real business skills as well as raising funds for charity on Hitchin market by selling old library books and rescued stock from a Gazelle competition in conjunction with the Pants To Poverty underwear brand which took place earlier in the year.

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Nomination for the annual HEART awards

Nomination for the annual HEART awards

September 13, 2012

Carla Payne, Stakeholder Engagement Manager at NHC has been nominated by Stevenage Fire Station for a partnership award at the Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue’s annual Hertfordshire Excellence, Achievement, Recognition and Thanks (HEART) awards.

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What does Unity mean to you?

What does Unity mean to you?

September 13, 2012

Tell the world what Unity means to you and why you think it is important to enter our competition to win £50 of “Love 2 shop” vouchers accepted in 20,000 high street stores.

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The Studio officially opens at the Centre for the Arts

The Studio officially opens at the Centre for the Arts

September 13, 2012

The Studio, the new home of NHC’s marketing team, Studio Hatch and The Source magazine, officially opened on Monday.

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Award nomination for Entrepreneur in Residence, Alyssa Smith

Award nomination for Entrepreneur in Residence, Alyssa Smith

September 13, 2012

NHC’s Entrepreneur in Residence, Alyssa Smith has been nominated for the Change Makers award at MADE: The Entrepreneurial Festival.

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College festival kicks off the autumn term in style

College festival kicks off the autumn term in style

September 12, 2012

Over 2000 students enjoyed fairground rides, live music, stalls, a barbeque and more at the North Hertfordshire College Freshers’ Festival 2012.

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Welcome back to all our students and staff

Welcome back to all our students and staff

September 06, 2012

North Hertfordshire College welcomed a host of new and returning students as the autumn term officially started this week.

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Introducing Invite Creative Events Management

Introducing Invite Creative Events Management

September 06, 2012

As a North Hertfordshire College Learning Company, Invite Creative Events Management brings the skills of students from a variety of subject areas together to provide a full range of services. 

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Casting for feature film extras

Casting for feature film extras

September 06, 2012

North Hertfordshire College’s Centre for the Arts has hosted an open casting day for The World’s End, a new feature film from the director and producers of ‘Shaun of the Dead’ and ‘Hot Fuzz’.

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Open casting for feature film extras

Open casting for feature film extras

August 30, 2012

North Hertfordshire College’s Centre for the Arts is hosting an open casting day for The World’s End, a new feature film from the director and producers of ‘Shaun of the Dead’ and ‘Hot Fuzz’. 

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Fashion success for enterprise student Jemma

Fashion success for enterprise student Jemma

August 29, 2012

Peter Jones Enterprise Academy student Jemma Barker has officially launched her business MiniPres’; a clothing range for children aged from two up to thirteen years old, with a catwalk fashion show to exhibit the clothing. 

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NHC students celebrate a great set of GCSE results

NHC students celebrate a great set of GCSE results

August 24, 2012

North Hertfordshire College’s GCSE students did fantastically well this year; 99% of students passed their GCSE exams, which is a 6% improvement on last year. 

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Introducing The Studio

Introducing The Studio

August 23, 2012

The Centre for the Arts has opened its doors to The Studio, the new home of NHC’s marketing team, as well as providing a base for Studio Hatch, a mac suite and a photography studio. 

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A new home for NHC’s animals

A new home for NHC’s animals

August 22, 2012

NHC’s Animal Care department has moved from the Stevenage Centre to the Centre for the Arts in Hitchin.

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Alyssa Smith receives her Engage membership card

Alyssa Smith receives her Engage membership card

August 20, 2012

International Jewellery Designer and Entrepreneur in Residence at NHC, Alyssa Smith was the very first person to sign up for Engage membership club.

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Making Theatre, Gaining Skills

Making Theatre, Gaining Skills

August 17, 2012

Following the success of July’s Making Theatre, Gaining Skills theatre production course, NHC are hosting a second course starting on 28th August.

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A fantastic set of grades for students on A Level results day

A fantastic set of grades for students on A Level results day

August 16, 2012

North Hertfordshire College students have once again achieved excellent A Level results with a 100% pass rate in Maths, English Literature, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Law, Media Studies, and Sociology and an overall pass rate of 98%.

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Student Crew’s road trip with Orange Bob

Student Crew’s road trip with Orange Bob

August 13, 2012

Orange Bob has been travelling round this week on his orange bus, accompanied by six members of Student Crew.

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Enhance Hair Salon in Stevenage open for business this summer

Enhance Hair Salon in Stevenage open for business this summer

August 10, 2012

Enhance Hair Salon at the Stevenage Centre is open for business this summer throughout August.

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Are Entrepreneurs born or made?

Are Entrepreneurs born or made?

August 10, 2012

Have you ever wondered how or where entrepreneurs like Sir Alan Sugar, Peter Jones or Richard Branson get their business acumen?  

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An Interview with ex Access to Higher Education student Mark Siggers

An Interview with ex Access to Higher Education student Mark Siggers

August 09, 2012

Mark Siggers completed his Access to Higher Education course in 2008, we caught up with him to find out what he's been up to since then.  

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Ex A Level student Daniel Darby one year on

Ex A Level student Daniel Darby one year on

August 08, 2012

Daniel Darby completed his A Level course at NHC in June 2011 achieving some fantastic results; we caught up with him one year on. 

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NHC staff at London 2012

NHC staff at London 2012

August 06, 2012

Student Crew Coordinator, Lynn Schindler and Enrichment Officer, Mokbuli Ali have been busy this week working at Lee Valley White Water Centre for the Olympic Canoe Slalom. 

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Students take to the stage at BT London Live in Hyde Park

Students take to the stage at BT London Live in Hyde Park

August 03, 2012

Students from North Hertfordshire College’s Academy of Music and Sound have seized the opportunity to perform in at BT London Live in Hyde Park and Victoria Park. 

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