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Virtual Summer Start-Up Week to deliver free advice and workshops to student entrepreneurs

By |2020-06-03T09:39:48+01:00June 3rd, 2020|Education, Features|

A WEEK of virtual talks, workshops and seminars for students and graduates wanting to start a business will be launched on Monday (June 8). The Summer Start-Up week has been organised by colleges and universities across Wales, including Coleg Cambria. Six sessions across the five days will be hosted [...]

Award-winning careers course goes online to help Wrexham Glyndwr University students during lockdown

By |2020-06-03T09:37:25+01:00June 3rd, 2020|Education, Features|

An award-winning careers course for Wrexham Glyndwr University students will run again this year – and has been adapted to help them find jobs during lockdown. The Make Summer Work for You course – which is usually taught face-to-face on campus – has been adapted for online delivery. The [...]

News from Wrexham Glyndwr University – Head teacher describes how she has adapted her school to help children learn during the pandemic

By |2020-06-02T10:18:29+01:00June 2nd, 2020|Education, Features|

Head teacher describes how she has adapted her school to help children learn during the pandemic A Wrexham head teacher has described how she has adapted the way her school works to ensure children continue their education during the current coronavirus pandemic. Amanda Williams, who is the head teacher [...]

Special Olympics student star highly commended at national sports awards

By |2020-05-27T11:29:20+01:00May 27th, 2020|Education, Features|

A SPECIAL OLYMPICS all-rounder has been highly commended by a national sports organisation. Coleg Cambria student Jack Rowlands was recognised by the prestigious Association of Colleges (AoC) at its annual sports awards, which took place on social media due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Jack, from Hawarden, is an ILS [...]

Care worker’s Covid-19 poem picked up by Social Care Wales after it strikes chord with hundreds

By |2020-05-27T11:27:35+01:00May 27th, 2020|Education, Features|

CARE WORKER’S COVID-19 POEM PICKED UP FOR SOCIAL CARE WALES CAMPAIGN AFTER IT STRIKES CHORD WITH HUNDREDS A social care worker’s poem about the response to coronavirus - composed during breaks in her current work in the community - has struck a chord with hundreds. Sioned Haf Coleman, from [...]

Cam scaling ‘Everest’ for Welsh Mountain Zoo

By |2020-05-27T11:23:45+01:00May 27th, 2020|Education, Features|

A Rydal Penrhos Prep School pupil is taking on a daunting challenge to raise money for a prominent North Wales tourist attraction. Cameron Pye, a Year 6 pupil at Rydal Penrhos, is attempting to scale the equivalent of Mount Everest from the comfort of his own home during breaks [...]

Lloyds Bank | £1m CV-19 boost for pet supplies business

By |2020-05-18T15:11:01+01:00May 18th, 2020|Education, Features|

£1M LOAN BOOSTS COVID SWITCH FOR WELSH PET SUPPLIES BUSINESS   Newly rebranded Pet Place sees immediate 600 per cent increase in online sales during coronavirus lockdown £1million CBILS support from Lloyds Bank helps business shift focus to online fulfilment while protecting suppliers Funding boosts firm's financial headroom after [...]

College staff continue campaign to manufacture homemade scrubs bags and PPE for NHS workers

By |2020-05-18T15:09:55+01:00May 18th, 2020|Education, Features|

KIND-HEARTED college staff are making hundreds of scrubs bags for frontline workers while in lockdown. Nichola Evans, Joanne Breeze and Rachel Harrison are among the Coleg Cambria employees manufacturing items to support hospital and care workers in their battle against the Coronavirus pandemic. The trio have been sewing scrubs [...]

Coleg Cambria learners receive record number of offers to study Vet, Medicine and Dentistry degrees

By |2020-05-13T15:14:40+01:00May 13th, 2020|Education, Features|

COLEG CAMBRIA learners achieved a record number of offers to study medical science degrees. Fifteen students from Yale in Wrexham, Llysfasi and Deeside Sixth Form Centre will take Veterinary Medicine, Medicine, and Dentistry at top universities when the next academic year begins. The news comes after fellow learners secured [...]

Coleg Cambria listed among best organisations to work for in the UK

By |2020-05-13T15:07:11+01:00May 13th, 2020|Education, Features|

COLEG CAMBRIA has been listed among the top companies to work for in the UK. The north east Wales institution was ranked 19th in the Super Large Organisation category of the 2020 UK Best Workplaces. Determined by the US-based Great Place to Work Institute, the college was recognised alongside [...]

Wrexham college worker’s living room gig smashes fundraising target for hospital garden

By |2020-05-13T15:01:25+01:00May 13th, 2020|Education, Features|

A TALENTED musician who performed live from his living room has raised almost £1500 for a hospital garden appeal.   John ‘Chippy’ Lloyd, a Technical Training Officer at Coleg Cambria, had given himself the target of £500 but passed that milestone during the two-hour concert. Playing his acoustic guitar [...]

Prep School holds virtual VE Day celebration

By |2020-05-13T14:58:38+01:00May 13th, 2020|Education, Features|

Preparatory School pupils at Rydal Penrhos held a special event to commemorate a major milestone marking the official surrender of Nazi Germany to end World War Two. Each year group came together to hold a Virtual VE Day street party on Friday, May 8, which was the They were [...]