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Students from schools all over the west London area took part in an event to bring science and engineering to life, hosted at Uxbridge College.
The Big Bang West London, supported by STEM Learning, was open to students age 8-18 years.
Hundreds of young people took part in workshops and activities supported by organisations including:
Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
The IET (Institution for Engineering and Technology)
Middlesex County Automobile Club
University of West London
National Space Academy
Morgan Sindall Aviation
Robotics Workshops for Schools
Jeremy King: Engineering in Schools
London Air Ambulance
Nick Sayers' Giant Drawing Machine
This Big Bang London event was part of a national network of events under The Big Bang banner, and was organised by Uxbridge College and Seventh Corner. The national programme includes similar regional events, The Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair at Birmingham NEC, and The Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Competition.
The Big Bang aims to encourage more young people to take STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) subjects and to celebrate their achievements in this area.
Pictured: Simon Jackson from Chelsea FC Foundation (centre) with a shirt signed by Chelsea’s Gary Cahill and César Azpilicueta and donated to Uxbridge College, with two students from Uxbridge College Football Development Centre, Omar Hassan on his left, and Adrian Bychowski right. Football Development Centre Head Coach Laura Kaminski is second right, with (from left) Uxbridge College’s Dan Lloyd, Martina Ashton, Darrell DeSouza, Laraine Smith and Shayne Chandler.
Uxbridge College and Chelsea Football Club Foundation have joined forces in a dynamic association designed to give the best sporting opportunities to students.
Uxbridge College Football Development Centre, open to full-time students at Uxbridge College, is now being backed by the Foundation to support young men and women in making the best of their sporting potential.
Chelsea Football Club Foundation coaching staff will work alongside the Football Development Centre Head Coach and A licence holder Laura Kaminski to deliver high quality football sessions in first-class training facilities and compete in Association of Colleges/English Colleges Football Association league and cup matches. Each member of the Football Development Centre will receive a Chelsea training kit and will play matches in a Chelsea strip. The link will be further enhanced by guest speakers from Chelsea Football Club as well as visits to Chelsea under 23 and youth fixtures, the training ground in Cobham and an opportunity to gain coaching qualifications.
Laraine Smith OBE, Principal of Uxbridge College said: “We are delighted and excited to be working in association with Chelsea Football Club Foundation, an organisation that mirrors our own high standards and expectations. The collaboration and support networks available will enable Uxbridge College Football Development Centre to further its commitment to providing the best possible opportunities for our students to maximise their academic and sporting potential. It goes without saying that it is fantastic to have world-renowned support such as this and we can’t wait to see our students benefiting from this exciting new collaboration.”
Keith Harmes from CFC Foundation said: “The desire of Uxbridge College to develop a first class football programme shone through at the very first meeting. With such excellent facilities and a programme that will undoubtedly be one of the very best the area has to offer, it will be exciting times ahead. Combining academic studies with a fulfilling football programme, delivered by top quality coaching staff, is such a fantastic opportunity for the students. We all look forward to watching the development not only of the college football teams, but also of the individuals involved.”
Uxbridge College Football Development Centre is now recruiting for September 2018 entry.
Fashion, graphic design and games design, fine art, sculpture, photography and installation art were among the wide range of exhibits at Uxbridge College’s end-of-year Reveal event.
The annual show showcased Final Major Project pieces by students from across Creative Studies subjects on UAL courses at Levels 1, 2 and 3.
Students unleashed their creativity to produce a diverse range of exhibits. Examples included Theodore Carter’s fashion brand, The Visual Collective, which pulled together his skills from his studies on Level 2 Art & Design and Level 3 Graphic Design. Theodore will be going on to study at Chelsea College of Arts. Holly Hamilton (pictured) created an installation inspired by the campaign to cut the amount of plastic pollution in our seas, while Katie Alford used her travels as a jumping off point for her 3D heads and colourful map.
Reveal was launched on Open Day at the Uxbridge campus which gave prospective students and their families a chance to see the diverse work, as well as friends and families of the artists.
David Storer, Course Team Leader for Art and Design, who organised the show, said: “This was a really interesting collection with students having the added challenge of making sure everything was perfect in time for Open Day! I think it made a great impression on our visitors and we got loads of positive comments. As is the case each year we’ve got quite a number of students going onto degree courses at a range of prestigious institutions thanks to their achievements at Uxbridge College. We are extremely proud of them and will be looking out for their work across the creative industries in the years ahead.”