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Photography Degree Student is ‘Judge’s Choice’
                                                                             BSc (Hons) Photography Degree student
                                                                             Rachael Lowndes took home the ‘Judge’s
                                                                             Choice’ at the 2011 Association of
                                                                             Photographers (AOP) Student Awards.
                                                                             Rachael’s image, of a
                                                                             teenager listening to his iPod,
                                                                             was one of five photographs
                                                                             to be individually selected
                                                                             by the panel, at the awards
                                                                             ceremony in London. Not
                                                                             just one, but two of Rachael’s
                                                                             shots were selected from
                                                                             around 3,500 entries and
                                                                             shortlisted in the portraiture
                                                                             and lifestyle category.
                                                                             Judge Aine Donovan, art
                                                                             buyer for a prominent
                                                                             London agency, chose
                                                                                                               Rachael Lowndes
                                                                             Rachael’s photograph as her
                                                                             favourite from the shortlist. Rachael said, ‘I am overwhelmed to have
                                                                             my work recognised by an industry professional of Aine Donovan’s
                                                                             experience. Photography is my passion, and it is exceptionally
                                                                             rewarding for my work to be acknowledged at such a prestigious
                                                                             competition. Following this enormous boost, I am looking forward to
                                                                             staging my final Degree show at the Strand Gallery, completing my
                                                                             Degree course and working as a photographer’. Examples of Rachael’s
 ‘Judge’s Choice’ 2011                                                       work can be seen at www.rachaellowndes.co.uk.



London, Paris, Milan…Farnborough?
Fashion students proudly showed off their talent at their Graduation Show this year. Over
130 guests watched the 30 minute display of more than 50 stunning garments, modeled by
volunteer student models from around the College.
During the course the students have attended several
prestigious fashion shows in London and were inspired
to use the Japanese Courtyard at the College, rather
than one of the more traditional spaces such as the
College Theatre or Westminster Studio.
This is the first cohort to complete this new course. The
success and progression rates have been outstanding,
with all the students going on to study at university.
The student of the year was Chloe Davis, who joined
the course after studying at Wokingham College and is
now going on to the London College of Fashion.
Course Leader, Sam Jones said, ‘I’m really proud of all
the students who have worked really hard and deserve
their places at university; the show has been a real
inspiration for the first year students setting a very
high standard’.                                             ‘White on White’ Collection, photograph by Nigel Jones



                                                            Summer 2011 Edition
Great Mall Run 2011
Running in the corridors was not only allowed but positively
encouraged at College this term, when 94 students took part in
the annual Great Mall Run.
Farnborough College of Technology has one         of Education and Humanities Team 2, with an
of the longest corridors of any educational       average speed of 3:24:62.
establishment in the UK, at nearly 300m long!
                                                  The event was organised by second year BSc
Runners were required to sprint down a 210m
                                                  (Hons) Sport Science Degree students as
section, cheered on by their supporters,
                                                  part of their Event Management module, the
of staff and students alike. Runners were
                                                  project manager was Christine Scally. Mark
in teams of five, representing the different
                                                  Treagust, the College’s Sports Coordinator
schools within the College. They set off one at
                                                  said, ‘it was a fantastic event, bringing together
a time to race against the clock in an attempt
                                                  students from all disciplines to compete in
to get the fastest average time for their team.
                                                  a serious race’. The Media and Creative Arts
The fastest male team was the School of           department took the opportunity to broadcast
Applied and Health Sciences Sports Team           the action with live commentary, allowing
with an impressive average time of 2:16:67        the race to be viewed on screens around the
                                                                                                               Bishnu Gurung, School of Engineering
and the fastest female team was the School        College and enjoyed by all.




    The Sky’s the Limit
    Media giant BSkyB’s top executives
    visited the College to announce
    the winner of this year’s Sky
    Scholarship Award 2011.
    This highly anticipated
    event is held in the
    College’s TV studio, one
    of the most advanced
    TV studios of any college
    in the country. Each
    year Degree students apply for ‘The Sky Scholarship’
    and six finalists are selected to work at Sky’s London
    studios for two weeks. There is prize money of £3,000
    to be won, which is shared out amongst the six
    finalists. Congratulations to this year’s winner, Chris
    Philpot, who has graduated with the BSc (Hons) in
                                                               Sky’s Head of Production Studios, Chris Thraves (left), Chris Philpot (right)
    Media Production.




Fashion for Less at Farnborough College
of Technology
Fashion isn’t just for Fashion students here      1,500 people! Some watched the streamed
at the College. As part of Money Week this        multicamera mix from the Lecture Theatre,
year, the College hosted its very own fashion     others watched the live broadcast over the
show. The idea was to help students think         Internet.
about how to save money, by showing an            Chantelle Rouse (pictured right) was one
array of fabulous outfits, costing £10 or less.   of the models, she designed her own dress
Ten students and ten staff members from           using materials used on her Floristry course,
each of the College’s faculties put together      including real Gerbera flowers. Chantelle has
the low cost outfits. The show was a huge         progressed to study for a Diploma in Floristry
success; such was its popularity that it had to   having successfully completed a First
be put on 4 times to a total audience of over     Diploma in Art and Design last year.                           Chantelle Rouse, Diploma in Floristry
                                                                                       Tug of War 2011
                                                Green Week                             This year’s Tug of War was as exciting as
                                                                                       ever, attracting many students and staff
                                                Clothes                                members to the Westminster lawn area for
                                                                                       some healthy inter-school rivalry! Supportive
                                                Collection                             onlookers cheered on their school team
                                                                                       whilst eating ice cream and socialising with
                                                As part of National Green Week,        friends. Well done to the student electricians
                                                students decided to hold a clothes     from Aldershot College, who put in a sterling
                                                                                       performance and won the competition after a
                                                collection. Clothes were collected
Echo FM ‘Goes from                              in aid of The Vine Day Centre, a
                                                                                       grueling process of elimination.

                                                homelessness charity based in
Strength to Strength’                           Aldershot. Thanks go to Health and
The College radio station broadcasts for the    Social Care Level 3 students Natalie
month of March every year and is run by third   Short, Natalie Pound and Kayleigh
year Degree students studying Radio Station     Bennett who coordinated the
Management. The station covers almost a
                                                donation handover.
20 mile radius and can be heard on 87.7FM
as well as around the world on the Internet.
The station features shows run by students
from various other Media courses. This year’s
station managers were Emily Mustil, James
Maitland and Agne Genyte.
The highlight for the station this year was
when Cabinet Minister Vince Cable paid
a visit. The Cabinet Minister who is more
used to attending the Radio 4 studios in
Broadcasting House said, ‘it seems like
an extremely well run station and a great
opportunity for students’.




FCoT’s Got Talent 2011
Students and staff from around the College took part in the
much anticipated talent show of the year, for a chance to
win iTunes vouchers and a professional recording of their
performance.

Over 20 entertaining acts took to
the stage in the College Theatre
and faced the scrutiny of the staff
judges, Tim Hensler, Helen Buick
and Peter Hill. The seven finalists
were Bishnu Gurung – break
dancer (ENG), Alex Applewhite
– break dancer (MCA), Elina
Mockevichute – belly dancer
(HBS), Mark Spicer – rapper
(MCA), Hannah Pilkington – singer (staff),
Frankie and Michael – singers (staff) and
Jacqui Payne and ‘Bananarama’ – singer
(staff).
The competition culminated in an exciting
final, where staff and students voted for
their favourite act via text message at
the end of the show. Congratulations
to Frankie and Michael, whose comical
rendition of I Know Him So Well won the
hearts of the College and made them
FCoT’s Got Talent 2011 winners.
Hair and Beauty                                                                                   Duke of
Competition 2011                                                                                  Edinburgh’s
When it comes to creative flair, trendsetting
styles and overall professionalism, this year’s
                                                                                                  Award Expedition
Hair and Beauty Competition entrants were as                                                      Congratulations to Charlie Jones, Emma
excellent as ever…                                                                                Lindsey, Mark Parker, Alistair Thompson
                                                                                                  and Matthew Thrower, on successfully
                                                                                                  completing their assessed expedition
                                                                                                  in the Forest of Dean, for the Duke of
                                                                                                  Edinburgh’s Award. The students endured
                                                                                                  a thunderstorm on the first night and rain
                                                                                                  on the second, as well as having to carry
                                                                                                  extremely heavy packs, containing all their
                                                                                                  camping gear, clothes and food for up to
                                                                                                  eight hours per day - a real test of stamina!
                                                                                                  The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award gives all
                                                                                                  young people the chance to develop skills
                                                                                                  for work and life, so that they may fulfil
                                                                                                  their potential. The Award is recognised by
                                                                                                  universities and employers alike, making it
                                                                                                  a great achievement to put on your CV. To
                                                                                                  find out more, contact the College Student
                                                                                                  Services team or check out the Duke of
                                                                                                  Edinburgh’s Award website at
                                                                                                  www.dofe.org/default.aspx.




  Another Sports Day Success
  Farnborough Leisure Centre hosted our 2011 FELS Sports Day.
  35 students took part and were given taster sessions in a variety of sports including New
  Age Kurling, Indoor Hockey, Basketball, Football, Badminton and Boccia. The students
  successfully completed a series of challenges and games in order to score points for each
  activity.
  The two specialist disability sports, New Age Kurling and Boccia, to be included in next
  year’s Paralympic Games at London 2012, proved to be extremely popular with the
  students. Students studying the National Diploma in Sport Science volunteered to be on       Growing Your Own
                                                                                               Business
  hand throughout the event, ensuring the afternoon went smoothly.

                                                                                               Green-fingered students on the Pathways
                                                                                               to Independence course gave the Floristry
                                                                                               Design Studio some tough competition this
                                                                                               term, when they held an extremely successful
                                                                                               plant sale in the Mall. They sold a variety of
                                                                                               plants that they had planted and cultivated as
                                                                                               part of their Skills for Independence and Work
                                                                                               qualification.
Public Services Students at
Farnborough Abbey
Each year Public Services students at Farnborough College of Technology get the opportunity
to help maintain the grounds at St Michael’s Abbey in Farnborough. This year the students
were chopping wood and clearing the woodland paths, to enable easier access up to the picnic
area. Students worked extremely hard, showing tremendous teamwork and were a credit to
the College.

								
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