Colleges Week, which is led by the Association of Colleges, celebrates all the fantastic work done nationally by colleges all over the UK. Uxbridge College will be sharing highlights of their work across all their social media platforms under the loveourcolleges and collegesweek hashtags, reaching out to local MPs to lobby for a better deal for colleges from Government and inviting students to join in special activities to mark the event.
Despite the many challenges of Covid-19 this year, Uxbridge College has continued to provide a high level of support for young people and adult learners alike, as well as to the businesses whose training needs the college supports and to local communities.
Highlights this year for Uxbridge College have included:
Staff and students supporting individuals in lockdown through the NHS Volunteer Responders programme.
Use of online learning tools during lockdown and beyond.
Supporting adult learners with free courses to help boost their careers and learning potential.
Working with 700 employers in 25 sectors to help them develop their workforce.
Dr Darrell DeSouza, Group Principal and CEO of HCUC, the merged college group for Harrow College and Uxbridge College, said: Throughout the college year we make every effort to share our achievements and let all our communities know what we have to offer and our supporters how they can help – but Colleges Week gives us a special opportunity to really shout about it. Personally I would like to say a huge thank you to all our staff and students this year for making our colleges such amazing places and for pulling together through such difficult times.
Students have been invited to take part in the Colleges Week competition to produce creative work including art, songs and performances which celebrate our achievements.
The Colleges have also invited their MPs to support them by asking the Chancellor to provide colleges with the investment they need, signing an Early Day Motion and supplying a video that can be shared with staff and students.