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					                                                                              NEWS AND HIGHLIGHTS FROM
                                                                              EALING, HAMMERSMITH & WEST LONDON COLLEGE




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                           Actors prepare for Bollywood
                      Students win awards
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Actor Prepares                                       A Level and BTEC                                         Celebrating
                            Actors Prepare           National Diploma                                         Diversity
                            for Bollywood
                             at EHWLC!               Glory                                                    Competition
                             Page 8
                                                     Best ever results                                        2008
                                                     at A Level and                                           It’s back, it’s bigger – it’s better than ever!
                                                     BND!                                                     Enter our Celebrating Diversity Competition
                                                     Page 6                                                   and win a prize worth £500!                Page 7


  If you want to get back into education, change career path or progress in your workplace, call us now to enrol on courses starting in September 2009!
                              0800 980 2175                        www.wlc.ac.uk                           cic@wlc.ac.uk
Students Achieve
Best Ever Results!
A record number of students achieved best ever A Level and BTEC
National Diploma results across the College this year!
Over 400 students completed their A levels at Ealing, Hammersmith
& West London College, gaining outstanding results. Their success
proves our commitment to delivering success.




                                                                                    Inderdeep                                    Charlotte                           Daniel                                     Dianne                                      Paol                                   Komal
                                                                                    Chemistry (A) Maths with                     Psychology (C) English (A)          Maths (A) Biology (B) Physics (C)          BTEC National Health Studies                BTEC National Diploma                  BTEC National Diploma IT
                                                                                    Mechanics (B) Chemistry (C)                  Sociology (A)                                                                  (Triple Distinction)                        Graphic Design                         (Triple Distinction)
                                                                                                                                                                     Site: Hammersmith
                                                                                    Site: Southall                               Site: Ealing                        School: John Paul II High School           Site: Hammersmith                           Site: Ealing                           Site: Southall
                                                                                    School: Dormers Wells                        School: Northolt                    What next? Chemical Engineering            School: North Westminster                   What next? Spatial Design at Central   School: I went to school in India
Students from our Southall site                                                     What next? Dentistry                         What next? Gap Year                 at Warwick University                      Community School                            St Martin’s College                    What next? Computer Science
                                                                                                                                                                                                                What next? Nursing at Kingston                                                     at Royal Holloway
“These results are a wonderful testimony to the achievements “The teaching at the College                                        “I found out about the College      “I found out about the                     University                                  “I would recommend vocational
of our students giving them the confidence to move forward          has been excellent.”                                         through Connexions. I’m going       College from my sister who                                                             qualifications if you want to get      “I’ve been very happy here
                                                                                                                                                                                                                “I’ve recommended the College to
towards further studies or employment. It is equally a tribute                                                                   to take a gap year before I         also went here and had a                   all of my friends! I would definitely       out of the classroom and try           and recommend the College
to the effort and dedication of all our staff, who work tirelessly WATC                                                          decide what to do next.”            really good time!”                         come to do nursing here at the              something different.”                  to other students.”
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                                                                      = 96%                                                                                            Joseph Kpobie, was guest of honour at our             and really exciting to meet Jo-Jo –
                                                           65% = nu                                                                                                    annual awards ceremony for students with              thanks to my course I’ve been able to
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                                                           grades or ber of triple merit                                                                               learning difficulties and disabilities.               do some acting myself – I love going
                                                                     more!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             to the Twilight Drama class. I’m also
                                                                                                                                                                       Students from our learning centres across west
Students from our Ealing site                                                                           Students from our Hammersmith site                                                                                   a bit of a fitness fanatic and go to the
                                                                                                                                                                       London were rewarded for their efforts over the



                           ng Diversity Comp
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             gym. I’ve made lots of friends and I
                                                                                                                                                                       past academic year, which have been achieved
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             was voted the class representative



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                                                                                                                                                                       despite significant obstacles. The students, who
                                                                                                                  It’s back,                                           all have mild to severe learning difficulties or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             this year which was fun.”



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                                                                                                                                                                       disabilities, completed a range of courses with a




                                  2008
                                                                                                                  it’s bigger                                          strong emphasis on building confidence,
                                                                                                                                                                       communication and work skills.
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                                                                                                                  and it’s better!                                     Taking time out from playing the show’s wide
                                                                                                                                                                       boy, Joseph presented over 300 students with
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                                                                                                                                                                       their certificates of achievement at the ceremony
                                                                                                                  Use your creativity to demonstrate what              at our Barons Court site. Speaking to students
                                                                                                                  diversity means to you and you could win a           Joseph said “I’m so pleased to have been invited
                                                                                                                  prize worth £500!                                    here today, I’ve had a lovely time meeting you all
                                                                                                                                                                       – congratulations on all of your achievements and
                                                                                                                  Please see your class tutor for more information
                                                                                                                                                                       thanks for having me!”
                                                                                                                  and an application form.
                                                                                                                  Deadline for entries: Friday 14th November           Samer, who attends our Hammersmith site was
                                                                                                                                                                       awarded a certificate after improving significantly
                                                                                                                                                                       in his communication skills and confidence – so
                                                                                                                  EHWLC Helping to SHAPE                               much so that he will now progress onto our Work              Samer with Eastenders
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    star Joseph Kpobie
                                                                                                                  our students' lives                                  Experience Challenge.

        If you want to get back into education, change career path or progress in your workplace, call us now to enrol on courses starting in September 2009!                                                                                                                                             THE TERM TIMES 05
                                    0800 980 2175                        www.wlc.ac.uk                           cic@wlc.ac.uk
                      f Achievements Awards 2008                                                chievement
  Celebration       o
               remony rec                                                    ognis es student a
   a moving ce                                                                                                                                   Special Award Winners
                                                                                                                                  Four students received Special Awards in addition to their academic awards for
                                                                                                                                  showing outstanding commitment and success on their courses. They were invited
                                                                                                                                  onto the stage to receive their gift and certificate.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Entertainment was provided
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           by our talented Performing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Arts students.
                       Students were recognised for their exceptional achievements
                       in education at our annual Celebration of Achievement Awards                                                                                                                                                                        Mum Awarded for Achievement
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           A woman who left school at 14 and went back to
                       ceremony on Thursday 18th September 2008.                                                                                                                                                                                           college to sit her first ever exam at the age of 46
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           was awarded for her achievements in education
                       Over 350 guests including 100 students, their families and staff were invited to the event at Porcester
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           at the ceremony. Lesley, who is a mother of four
                       Halls in Bayswater to collect their awards and listen to an inspirational speech by 400m athletic world
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           and studies at our Southall site is flying high and
                       champion Derek Redmond.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           is set to continue studying an IT & Maths course
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           at the College.

                       New Ed Pikulski Special Science Award                                                                      l-r: John and Derek Redmond
                                                                                                                                  John
                                                                                                                                                                                                 l-r: Malalay and Derek Redmond
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Malalay
                                                                                                    An extra special touch
                                                                                                                                  NVQ Level 1 in Horticulture                                    Sociology, Psychology and Politics (A Levels)
                                                                                                    was given to our COA
                                                                                                                                  Academic Excellence in the Curriculum Award                    Achievement Award
                                                                                                    ceremony this year with a
                                                                                                                                  “I’m pretty shocked to have received this award.               “I would like to thank the staff at the Southall
                                                                                                    new award presented in
                                                                                                                                  I had no idea it was coming but I’m very pleased.              site, especially Gordon Mestrum who helped
                                                                                                    memory of a much loved
                                                                                                                                  I’ve had to get through a lot to be where I am                 through every step of my education. This award
                                                                                                    member of staff who
                                                                                                                                  now so I’d like to thank my tutors Vanessa and                 was totally unexpected so I am a little emotional.
                                                                                                    passed away last year.
                                                                                                                                  Alison who were very understanding. They were a                Good luck to everyone at the College for
                                                                                                    Ed Pikulski worked in our
                                                                                                                                  great support and after tonight I feel inspired to             the future.”                                              l-r: Acting Principal Martin Rosner, Lesley and Derek Redmond
                                                                                                    Science department at
                                                                                                                                  continue learning.”
                                                                                                    our Ealing site from 1973                                                                                                                              “I left school at 14 as I used to get really frustrated
                                                                                                    until 2007. His wife was                                                                                                                               in class and was a bit unruly. I then went on to
                                                                                                    invited onto the stage to                                                                                                                              have four children and over the years have
                                                                                                    present the award for                                                                                                                                  suffered from depression and other personal
                                                                                                    outstanding achievement                                                                                                                                problems. My church (St John’s in Southall)
                                                                                                    in science to student                                                                                                                                  suggested that I go back to College to try and get
                                                                                                    Sheida.                                                                                                                                                my life back on track.
                       Ed Pikulski
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           After I enrolled at College, I underwent tests and we
                       Ed Pikulski Award Winner                                                                                                                                                                                                            discovered that I’m actually Dyslexic. I was then able
                                                                                                                                  l-r: Acting Principal Martin Rosner, Director Lynne Pearson,   l-r: Acting Principal Martin Rosner, Director Amrik       to get one-to-one help in class as well as tutorials to
                                                                            Sheida arrived from Iran without the ability to       Jing and Derek Redmond                                         Marwaha, Leigh and Derek Redmond                          help me cope. When I first started I didn’t think I’d
                                                                            speak English but nevertheless embarked on
                                                                                                                                  Jing                                                           Leigh                                                     be able to cope as I was so nervous but I am now
                                                                            studies in A Level Maths, Chemistry, Biology and
                                                                                                                                  NVQ Level 1 Professional Chef                                  The Prince’s Trust Programme                              starting lessons on my own for the first time.
                                                                            Physics. Whilst learning these subjects she then
                                                                                                                                  Contribution to the College Community Award                    Determination and Progress Award                          I would just like to show people that there is now
                                                                            had to learn the English language at the same
                                                                                                                                  “I didn’t expect this but it’s very exciting. My tutors        “I’m overwhelmed at winning this award.                   the support in place to help those in a similar
                                                                            time! Through sheer hard work and determination,
                                                                                                                                  have been brilliant – a real support for me as my              The College has really helped me, not just in my          position to myself and I would like to encourage
                                                                            and a natural aptitude for science, she surpassed
                                                                                                                                  husband is actually working in Thailand. I’ve been             college work but in my personal life and has              them to get back into education – it has done so
                                                                            everyone’s expectations, including her own,
                                                                                                                                  offered a job as a Commis Chef at the Hilton so                given me the strength to succeed.”                        much for my confidence and self-esteem.
                                                                            achieving A grades in her exams. Not only that
                                                                                                                                  everything is going really well for me.”
                                                                            but in one of her exams she achieved 100%.                                                                                                                                     I would like to thank everyone who has helped me
                          l-r: Mrs Pikulski & Sheida                                                                                                                                                                                                       get to where I am today from my church, to the
                                                                                                                                  “Congratulations to all of our students for demonstrating such tenacity and commitment during their
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           mental health service and of course the College.
                                                                                                                                  studies. Their stories encapsulate what colleges in this country are about – enabling students from
                          Guest Speaker                                     As one of Britain’s greatest ever 400m athletes,
                                                                            Derek Redmond’s career includes gold medals at
                                                                                                                                  every walk of life to succeed in education. Our winners have set the bar for future students, but
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           I remember thinking that I wouldn’t be able to stay
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           on the course when I discovered I had Dyslexia but I
                                    Derek Redmond                           World, European and Commonwealth levels.
                                                                                                                                  mostly they are testament to their own courage, effort and sheer determination to succeed. I would
                                                                                                                                  like to add my heartfelt congratulations to them as they have achieved so much, often under very
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           wasn’t allowed off that easily! Now I'm hoping to
                                                                            He has seen his fair share of heartache as well as                                                                                                                             become an accountant.”
                                                                                                                                  demanding circumstances.”                                            Martin Rosner, Acting Principal
                                                                            triumphing over adversity, most famously during the
                                                                            Barcelona Olympics when his hamstring snapped
                                                                            during the semi finals. Derek, a medal favourite,     Staff Recognised...                                                                          Andy Burningham                                    “We wish them every
                                                                            struggled to his feet and hobbled the remaining                                                                                                    Award for                                          continued success at Ealing,
                                                                                                                                  Congratulations to Rob Lynch (Tiling) and Andy
                                                                            250 metres in a scene that has become one of the                                                                                                   Determination                                      Hammersmith & West London
                                                                                                                                  Burningham (Carpentry & Joinery) who both
                                                                            most enduring in modern Olympic history. Speaking                                                                                                  and Progress                                       College and in their careers in
                                                                                                                                  received Awards at the ceremony.
                                                                            to students he emphasised the importance of                                                                                                                                                           education and training.”
                                                                            committing yourself to your dreams and what it        The lecturers from our Building Crafts & Services                                                                                                            Jim Gallagher –
                                                                            takes to set goals, overcome obstacles and succeed.   Department were acknowledged for their success,                                                                                                        Division Manager for
                                                                            “Congratulations to every student here today. Like    dedication and achievement on the Certificate in                                                       Rob Lynch                                 Building Crafts & Services
                                                                            successful athletes, you have kept your eye on the    Education course. Both lecturers came straight                                                        Exceptional
                                                                            ball, remained focused and achieved your goals.”      from industry into education just two years ago.                                                   Student Award
                                Derek Redmond
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                STUDENTS AWARDED HELENA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                KENNEDY FOUNDATION AWARDS
                  r Bollywood
 Actors Prepare fo                                                                                                                                                                                                                              We are extremely pleased to announce that a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                record six students from our College have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                been selected for bursaries worth £1000 each.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The students who attend our Hammersmith,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Southall and Ealing sites were selected from over
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                300 applications nationally, for the coveted Helen
The UK’s first Bollywood                               What do you do on the course?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Kennedy Foundation bursary and were presented
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                with their awards at the Houses of Parliament.
                                                       Bollywood dance                                                                                                                    Firstly, I would like to
acting school has opened                               Martial arts                                                                                                                       congratulate our                                      The bursary aims to help academically talented
                                                       Yoga                                                                                                                               college Basketball                                    students who would like to progress to university
its doors!                                             Acting for camera, TV and film                                                                                                     team who won the                                      but feel the experience would be too costly.
                                                       Vocal training                                                                                                                     Greenhouse West
The first intake of students are now working                                                                                                                                              London Schools
                                                       When?
towards becoming the next Bollywood superstars                                                                                                                                            Project Basketball League last year. The team
                                                       Courses start in September, January and May and
at our College.                                                                                                                                                                           never lost a league game once and beat other
                                                       each course lasts 3 months – You can apply now!
                                                                                                                                                                                          colleges such as Westminster Kingsway,
The UK and Europe ‘Actor Prepares’ School is the
                                                       How much does it cost?                                                                                                             St Charles, SFX and William Morris convincingly
brainchild of Bollywood star Anupam Kher
                                                       £4000                                                                                                                              each time. This year we will be defending our title
(Jasminder’s father in hit movie ‘Bend it like                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Habib with Dame Helena Kennedy
                                                                                                                                                                                          and competing in a prestigious cup competition.                                                                                                      Habib
Beckham’). The course has been established as a        How can I apply?
                                                                                                                                                                                          The team will be training and playing home                                                                                                   BND Business
result of a partnership between ‘Actor Prepares,’      www.wlc.ac.uk or www.actorprepares.co.uk
                                                                                                                                                                                          games from our very own new sports hall at                                                                                          Tutor: Richard Dawkins
Heathrow City Partnership and Ealing,                  FREEPHONE: 0800 034 0384.
                                                                                                                                                                                          Hammersmith. – Good Luck guys!                                                                                   Where next? London Metropolitan University
Hammersmith & West London College.                     International caller? Dial: 00 44 208 741 1688.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   (Business Economics and Finance)
                                                                                                                                                                                          SU Elections
                                                                                                                                                                                          This year has seen more students then ever
                                                                                                                                                                                          contesting posts on the executive committee.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Racquel
                                                                                                                                                                                          Good luck to all the candidates! Last year’s SU
                                                                                                            d star?                                                                                                                                                                                  BND Graphic Design
                   FACT!                                                                   The next Bollywoo                                                                              president is running for a second term in office
                                                                                                                                                                                          and if achieved will be the first student to have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Tutor: Christie Archer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Where Next? University of
    ‘Actor Prepares’ has its own talent                                                                                                                                                   held two terms as President.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Hertfordshire (Graphic Design)
  company and students will automatically                                                                                                                                                 The Student Portal has been revamped this year
                                                                                                                                                                                          and you will find the new NUS – Student Union
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Racquel

   be placed on its books free of charge!                                                                                                                                                 icon in the ‘quick links’ section. Included in this
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                "The students who have been selected have overcome a range of
                                                                                                                                                                                          section is information about the NUS extra card and
                                                                                                                                                                                          New Democracy Card, sport and recreation and all      obstacles during their educational and personal journeys. However, they
                                                                                                                                                                                          the portal news items from 07/08 for you to view.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                never gave up and persevered with their studies; despite all the challenges
                                                                                                                                                                                          There were plenty of exciting events going on, so
                                                                                                                                                                                          be sure to check them all out – you can expect
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                in different areas of their lives.”   Nancy van de Broeck, Careers Manager
                                                                                      “We’re looking for people from all ethnic and                                                       the same exciting activities again this year!
                                                                                       cultural backgrounds, ages and sexes.                                                              From the Fresher’s Fair we have been busy
                                                                                       My team want to work with rough gem stones
                                                                                       and polish them into professional actors.”
                                                                                                                                                                                          collecting information about what type of
                                                                                                                                                                                          activities you want and we will be putting on the
                                                                                                                                                                                          most popular activities, but also doing our best to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                New Term – New Facilities!
                                                                                                                                                                   Anupam Kher            help students with more individual tastes take        Start Your Day with Costa Coffee!                    Costa Coffee is now officially open at our
                                                                                                                                                                                          part in what they want to do also.                                                                         Acton and Hammersmith sites at subsidised
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     rates for students. In addition to hot and cold
                                                                                      “I am passionate about providing students with a                                                    Student Volunteers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     drinks, Costa will sell a selection of
                                                                                                                                                                                          We want you!
                                                                                       wide educational choice and am truly proud that                                                    We want students to get involved with volunteering
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     sandwiches and snacks.
                                                                                       our college has set a benchmark by providing this                                                  opportunities which the college will be introducing
                                                                                                                                                                                          over this academic year. Volunteering is a very
                                                                                       new course for UK students.”                                                                       rewarding activity and students are encouraged
                                                                                                         Paula Sayer, College Director, Ealing Institute of Media                         to visit the informal education stalls that Liaison
                                                                                                         Ealing Institute of Media is part of Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College   Officers will be setting up throughout the year.
                                                                                                                                                                                          The new Sports Hall at Hammersmith will open
Our first ever Actor Prepares
apprentices with DDA Anupam Kher.                                                                                                                                                         after half term and students are required to book
                                                                                                                                                                                          their session in advance with their Student
                                                                                                                       FACT!                                                              Liaison Officer – more details to follow... News
                                                                                                                                                                                          items and updates to the programme will be
                                                                                                           There are now more Indian films                                                appearing regularly on the student portal news

                                                             e ‘direction’
                                                                                                         shown in UK cinemas than UK films!                                               section, so be sure to access this area often.
                                              new student som                                                                                                                             After all, you wouldn’t want to miss out!
                               Anupam gives a
                                                                                                                                                                                          Martin Giese
                                                                                                                                                                                          Student Liaison Manager
       If you want to get back into education, change career path or progress in your workplace, call us now to enrol on courses starting in September 2009!                                                                                                                                                                    THE TERM TIMES 09
                                   0800 980 2175                        www.wlc.ac.uk                           cic@wlc.ac.uk
  Introducing... Yasmin*                                                                                                                                               LADY ROWERS GEAR UP FOR OLYMPICS
                                                                                                                                                                       Top GB female rowers blew the competition
  *one of our longest serving Course Reps!                                                                                                                             out of the water at this year’s Beijing
                                                                                                                                                                       Olympics – and prepared for victory with us!
                                                                                                                                                                       Eight of the UK’s top female rowers, including
  Yasmin                                                 Skills You Need
                                                                                                                                                                       reigning world champion, Annie Vernon, enrolled
  Course: BTEC National Diploma IT Practitioners         To be a Course Rep you need listening skills and
                                                                                                                                                                       onto a Motor Vehicle maintenance course last
                                                         have the confidence and intelligence to ask the
                                                                                                                                                                       academic year as part of their training.
  I’m in my 4th year at the College and started on a     right questions. You also need to be friendly and
  GNVQ Foundation IT and Business. Originally I          in time the skills you learn all lead to you                                                                  The athletes won silver at the Olympics and
  come from Iraq and settled with my family over         becoming a generally more confident person.                                                                   before they left for China, spoke about how our
  here in 2004 because of the war over there.            Now students in my class call me ‘mum’!                                                                       flexible approach to lessons made them choose
                                                                                                                                                                       our College. They attended evening classes at our
  When I first arrived it was weird because my first     It’s important to have Course Reps in place as not
                                                                                                                                                                       Acton site, with staff re-arranging classes to
  language is Arabic and obviously everything was        everyone has the confidence to speak up to
                                                                                                                                                                       accommodate their training.
  in English so I had to learn the language quickly!     teachers – some people are too shy and so it’s
  I enrolled at this College as it’s right next to       great that students have someone to speak on                                                                  “Our lottery fund grant is used for education
  my house.                                              their behalf – they feel like they can buddy up                                                               purposes so that if we eventually decide to leave
                                                         with friends to get their problems solved.                                                                    rowing we have something to fall back on. Ealing,
  I chose to study IT because eventually I’d like to
                                                                                                                                                                       Hammersmith & West London College is the only
  get into programming and problem solving and           As part of being a Course Rep, we have
                                                                                                                                                                       college we found who could accommodate us as
  become a software developer. I found out about         organised lunches out and trips to
                                                                                                                                                                       we often have to re-arrange classes due to
  Course Representation through our tutorial group       places like Thorpe Park – it was
                                                                                                                                                                       competing or training. We are really happy to
  and my class put me forward as one – apparently        great but I don’t like rides so I held
                                                                                                                                                                       have found a practical course which allows
  they thought I was confident and articulate!           everyone’s bags!                                                                                                                                                      As a College, we are committed to encouraging          and thanks to the positive feedback we’ve
                                                                                                                                                                       us to learn as and when we can.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               more women to get involved in engineering.             had from these students, more women are
  After being the IT Course Rep for three years, not     Once a year, all the Reps come                                                                                                     Baz Moffat, Olympic Rower
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The Motor Vehicle Maintenance course is just           enquiring into our courses. We hope to run this
  only have I got my IT qualifications, but I’ve had a   together to discuss issues and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               one of the ways we work with students to ensure        course again in September with a view to
  wider education in terms of learning negotiation,      help each other to solve
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               that lessons meet their needs and are flexible to      establishing other short evening classes in a
  decision making and communication skills which         problems. I’ve met lots of other
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               accommodate changes in arrangements.                   variety of subjects.”
  is really going to look good on my CV.                 Reps this way and it was helpful
                                                         to know that everyone has had                                                                                                                                                                                                Motor Vehicle courses are excellent for women as
  My role means that I have to speak up for my                                                                                                                                                                                 Speaking about his Olympian students, tutor
                                                         similar problems.                                                                                                                                                                                                            they can learn the basics of maintenance, such
  class and represent my fellow students,                                                                                                                                                                                      Steven Williams said “It’s really exciting for me
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      as oil changes, replacing brake pads and basic
  sometimes I have to help to solve arguments and        I also think studying has to be fun and I hope                                                                                                                        as a teacher to see how world class athletes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      body work. When it is time for their car to go into
  liaise with teachers as a third party. The Course      that I’ve helped to make the atmosphere in                                                                                                                            operate. They are very receptive and dedicated
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      a garage, they have the knowledge needed to get
  Rep system really does work as we’ve seen              class more relaxed and friendly. This year                                                                                                                            to learning – especially as a team. They put
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      the best service and price out of mechanics.
  improvements and solutions to the issues we            I’m going to be a mentor to BTEC First Certificate                                                                                                                    everything into all their tasks and are so
  have brought up.                                       students which I’m really looking forward to.                                                                                                                         competitive. They race each other all the time         If you are a woman and interested in learning
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               – the other week they were racing to see who           how to keep your car in top condition, contact:
                                                         Think you’ve got what it takes?                                                                            The athletes with tutors Dav
                                                                                                                                                                    and Steven Williams.        e Potter,                      could jack a car up fastest! We really want to         0800 980 2175 or visit www.wlc.ac.uk
                                                         Speak to your Course Rep to find out how you




                                                            Have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               encourage more women to take up engineering            for more information.
                                                         can get involved...




                                                                                                              HOWZAT! STUDENTS ARE CRICKET KINGS
                                                            Your
                                                            say!
                                                                                                              Congratulations to Sandeep and his cricket
                                                                                                              team who batted to victory at the first ever
                                                                                                              Postgraduate Hospitality Management Cricket
                                                                                                              Tournament in the summer.
                                                                                                              The tournament was organised for the Returner
                                                                                                              Groups (students who have completed 1 year
                                                                                                              industrial experience and then return to College
                                                                                                              for a further 3 months). The day was such a
                                                                                                              success, the tournament will now become an
                                                               Name: Shadia
                                                                                                              annual fixture with a brand new engraved trophy
                                                               Course: BTEC Health & Social Care
                                                                                                              handed to the winners.
                                                               Did You Vote at the Student Union
                                                                                                              The match was organised by Business tutor
                                                               elections? YES!
                                                                                                              Colin Clark and held at Trailfinders Sports Club in
                                                               Do you think it’s important that               west Ealing, thanks to Business lecturer Hugh
                                                               students get the opportunity to have           Hutchison’s connections with the club.
                                                               their say about life at College?
                                                                                                              “We had a great time competing with everyone –
                                                               “Of course – it’s my first year at the
                                                                                                              it was a great way to get together and do
                                                               College but so far, for me, everything
                                                                                                              something different which we all enjoy after
                                                               has been really good – including the
                                                                                                              studying so hard all year.”              Sandeep
                                                               teachers!”
10 THE TERM TIMES                                                                                                                                                              If you want to get back into education, change career path or progress in your workplace, call us now to enrol on courses starting in September 2009!
                                                                                                                                                                                                           0800 980 2175                        www.wlc.ac.uk                           cic@wlc.ac.uk
                     NEWS AND HIGHLIGHTS FROM EALING,
                     HAMMERSMITH & WEST LONDON COLLEGE




                                      Who’s Who at
Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College
Name: Val Franklin                                       What is your favourite part of the job?
                                                         I enjoy working with a range of colleagues and
Job Title: Head of Information, Advice & Guidance
                                                         learning new skills. I’ve just finished a Project
Role: My role is to ensure that everyone passing         Management Course that has helped enormously
through our doors receives impartial advice and          with getting some new initiatives off the ground
guidance and can make informed decisions about           at the College.
their education and progression into university or
                                                         What is the least favourite part of your job?
employment. I manage around 70 staff who are
                                                         I enjoy working with computers but I prefer the
all dedicated specialists in their respective fields
                                                         ‘real-time’ interaction of face to face contact.
e.g. careers advisors and counsellors.
                                                         What 3 things would you take to a desert
Did you go to College or University?
                                                         island?
I studied Psychology, Sociology and Human
                                                         A saxophone
Biology at Greenwich Community College before
                                                         A boat
going on to study Psychological Sciences at the
                                                         Some good company!
University of East London.




   Dates for your diary!
   Open Evenings (4-7pm)                         Hammersmith
   Acton                                         Tuesday 11th November
   Wednesday 19th November                       Tuesday 20th January 2009
   Wednesday 25th February 2009
                                                 Southall
   Ealing                                        Tuesday 25th November
   Wednesday 19th November                       Tuesday 13th January 2009
   Wednesday 11th February 2009
                                                 Parents Evening???




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