South Molton pupils reach national final for manufacturing model cars

Four budding engineers from a South Molton primary school have made it through to the finals of a national competition. Pupils from South Molton United Church of England Primary School have been taking part in the Jaguar Primary School Challenge – a STEM competition that involves designing and manufacturing model …

Petroc wins awards for ‘excellent’ teaching

Higher Education staff at Petroc in Barnstaple have been recognised for the ‘excellent’ outcomes of students. Petroc has received a silver award for Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) after students achieved ‘excellent’ outcomes. The award from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) saw a panel reviewing the college against …

£25m state-of-the-art education centres planned for South West

Barnstaple’s Petroc College is part of a consortium of educational establishments bidding for a South West Institute of Technology, reports Devon Live: “A £25million bid for a South West Institute of Technology is taking a major step forward. Plans to create state-of-the-art centres in Exeter, Truro, Plymouth, Barnstaple and Bridgwater …

New industry engagement project launches at University’s Electron Microscopy Centre

A new initiative that will bring together business and industry with expertise and equipment at a cutting edge electron microscopy centre has formally launched at the University of Plymouth. The Plymouth Materials Characterisation Project (PMCP) will enable companies in Devon to work with academics and technical specialists using a new …

Apprenticeships – #itworksforus says Accord

During National Apprenticeship Week (5-9th March) Accord celebrates its apprentices and the work they do at its  factory in Barnstaple Barnstaple, 6th March 2018 In celebration of National Apprenticeship Week (5th to 9th March) Accord is celebrating its ten year commitment to apprenticeships, and the work of apprentices at its …

Petroc wins awards for ‘excellent’ teaching

Higher Education staff at Petroc in Barnstaple have been recognised for the ‘excellent’ outcomes of students. Petroc has received a silver award for Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) after students achieved ‘excellent’ outcomes. The award from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) saw a panel reviewing the college against …