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  1. College uses innovative drone technology to train its Football Academy

    6 February 2018

    The initiative has been spearheaded by Football Academy Coach and lecturer James Roach who was one of the first coaches to use a drone.

  2. Australian education ministers visit local college

    5 February 2018

    The visitors included the Minister for Training & Skills, Hon Gayle Tierney MP and David Latina, Deputy Secretary of Higher Education and Skills.

  3. Lion King actor and former college student gets award

    22 January 2018

    Shaun studied performing arts at Barking & Dagenham College in the 1990s, where he became good friends with fellow student Idris Elba.

  1. Digital Career Colleges students briefed for industry project at Amazon HQ

    22 January 2018

    The project is being run by the Career Colleges Trust, in partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Comic Relief. Students have been challenged to develop a solution within the digital space to engage 16-24 year olds with Comic Relief. The aim is to engage even more young people with the charity’s projects and secure their future support.

  2. Original artworks by college students to raise cash for charity

    15 January 2018

    Using any creative medium, such as photography, illustration, painting, moving image and textiles, approximately 500 students will be coming up with unique postcard designs, which will go up for sale in aid of World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

  3. Wall art exhibition at college

    15 January 2018

    The College invited two well-known street artists Marc Craig and Angus Castle to teach students who wanted to learn about wall art in addition to their normal studies.

  1. Students ‘try’ murder case

    13 December 2017

    Moots are commonly used to give would-be lawyers practice developing an argument by giving them the opportunity to examine hypothetical cases.

  2. Partially-sighted teenager scores place on England team

    7 December 2017

    Aziz, who is a keen is a Spurs supporter, plays centre back and travelled up to Glasgow for the game last week.

  1. Idris Elba praises the college that inspired him

    7 December 2017

    The superstar studied performing arts at the college in the 1990s. Last week, he was honoured at the MOBO Awards for achievements in the arts and contribution to British culture with the Paving The Way award.

  2. Graduates celebrate

    4 December 2017

    Watched by 250 of their proud friends, family, VIPs and members of staff, the students received their degrees at the College’s annual Higher Education Awards & Graduation Ceremony.

  3. Students help ‘Wrap up London’

    4 December 2017

    For the 7th year running, ‘Wrap up London’ has collected peoples’ old, unwanted coats and given them to charities that support the homeless, refugees, children living in poverty and people fleeing domestic violence (to name a few).

  1. Local apprentice scoops gold

    27 November 2017

    Organised by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), SkillBuild has been showcasing the talents of the country’s best apprentices for over 35 years.

  2. Operation Christmas Child

    27 November 2017

    Students and staff filled an impressive 83 shoeboxes with Christmas goodies.

  3. Games industry experts inspire the next generation

    21 November 2017

    The UK has a long history of making world-class video games and the global market is worth over $100bn. The UK is a major player, with the UK games industry directly employing 12,100 full-time employees, 9,400 of which are working in game development

  1. First class graduate’s ‘Cloudy’ animation achieves international acclaim

    21 November 2017

    'Cloudy’, her final year project, was screened earlier this month at the OrzilnCorto International Film Festival in Italy. Gessami’s animation was awarded 3rd prize, quite an achievement given that 1500 films were entered.

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  1. Fizzy drink designed by teens to go on sale

    13 December 2016

    Catering students from the Technical Skills Academy in Barking will see their fizzy drink creation hit the shelves of local shops next year.

  2. Muhammad wins competition to design performing arts website

    13 December 2016

    Access to IT students took part in a competition this month to build a new website for a local performing arts company.

  3. Raising the Bar

    12 December 2016

    Six top profile barristers have been mentoring law students who run an award-winning free legal advice clinic.

  1. Rudolph’s friends drop into college

    12 December 2016

    It was beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Barking & Dagenham College at its Christmas market last Thursday.

  2. Teen trims Council Leader’s ‘Movember’ beard

    8 December 2016

    Trainee hairdresser Mark Lotter from Dagenham trimmed Leader, Councillor Darren Rodwell’s ‘Movember’ beard last Wednesday

  3. It’s child’s play for Simon

    6 December 2016

    A former Barking & Dagenham College student has become a teaching assistant after following his dream of working with children.

  1. Graduates celebrate in style

    2 December 2016

    Over 100 Barking & Dagenham College graduates, watched by their proud friends, family, VIPs and members of staff, received their degrees on the weekend (Saturday 26 November) at the College’s Higher Education Awards & Graduation Ceremony.

  2. Local college students to help produce videos for online courses

    1 December 2016

    Students from Barking & Dagenham College will be working with the Career Colleges Trust to develop four digital courses aimed at teachers.

  3. Sweet success for CANDI shop

    29 November 2016

    Two students Shelby Asante, 18 From Newham and Umbreen Waheed, 17 from East Ham won a Dragons’ Den-style competition for the dream prize of opening their own shop.

  1. Teenagers take over!

    24 November 2016

    13 young people in took over Barking and Dagenham’s Safeguarding Children’s Board last Thursday. The activity was organised as part of the Children’s Commissioner’s Takeover Challenge 2016.

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  1. Barking & Dagenham College joins the National Art&Design Saturday Club

    14 December 2015

    Barking & Dagenham College is now running a National Art&Design Saturday Club from September 2015 until summer 2016, as part of the national network run by the Sorrell Foundation.

  2. The Prince's Trust Team programme starts Jan 2016 - book your place now

    9 December 2015

    Barking & Dagenham College is offering unemployed young people the opportunity to take part in a 12-week Prince’s Trust course to learn new skills and improve their confidence, motivation and career prospects.

  3. Will success taste as sweet as their Naturacane sugarcane drink?

    8 December 2015

    On Wednesday 9 December 2015, a team of Barking & Dagenham College students are heading off to compete in the finals of the 4th annual Market Maker 2015 competition at Hewlett Packard Enterprise in Bristol.

  1. Driver app takes tech-savvy students into the fast lane

    4 December 2015

    Two digital trainees from Barking & Dagenham College have secured a £7,000 competition win with their Learning Tom smart phone app prototype, designed to cut the cost of driving lessons and car insurance premiums.

  2. MBA for mum Lola as students graduate in style

    1 December 2015

    The Barking & Dagenham College Higher Education Graduation and Award ceremony took place on Saturday 28th November 2015. 234 students graduated, receiving awards and certificates in subjects ranging from fine art, construction, automotive engineering and creative media production, to business studies, animation and graphic design.

  3. Five local trainees talent-spotted for Apprenticeships

    1 December 2015

    Five trainee bricklayers at Barking & Dagenham College have been offered Apprenticeship contracts by St Albans-based construction company, City Brickwork (UK) Ltd, as part of the company’s largest apprentice recruitment drive to date.

  1. Students transform iconic town centre building

    25 November 2015

    Students from Barking & Dagenham College’s Technical Skills Academy are helping transform two empty shop units on East Street into a temporary pop-up restaurant and cinema venue.

  2. Third prize in national enterprise competition for Surya

    20 November 2015

    A budding entrepreneur who set up a business to simplify accounting for SMEs has been awarded a prize of £750 in the Edge Challenge – a national enterprise competition.

    Surya Srinivas Dinavahi (19), a student at Barking & Dagenham College, submitted his business proposal, including financial and marketing plans, alongside hopefuls from all over the country.

  3. Barking & Dagenham College now a Saracens Rugby Academy Partner

    19 November 2015

    Saracens first team player, Jackson Wray, helped launch the Barking & Dagenham College Rugby Academy recently, celebrating the College’s new status as a Saracens Academy partner. Barking & Dagenham College is the only London centre to partner with this world famous name in rugby union, giving students from across the region an opportunity to train with the team behind the 2014/15 Aviva Premiership champions.

  1. College wins national award for lighting the way to law professions

    17 November 2015

    A programme to give more students access to law courses has won Barking & Dagenham College a national award. The College received its award - an Association of Colleges' Beacon Award - sponsored by Gateway Qualifications, for ‘Widening participation in Learning’.

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  1. Kevin Westenberg, the last music photographer

    19 December 2014

    World-class music photographer Kevin Westenberg visited BDC to give advice to our students on how to survive in the music industry.

  2. Students make the world better with a sweater

    19 December 2014

    Students at Barking & Dagenham College got to show off their festive designs last week in a Christmas jumper themed fashion show and raised over £50 for charity.

  3. Josh’s turnaround wins him award

    19 December 2014

    Barking & Dagenham College student Josh Bopu, 18, from Dagenham, has been presented with the Turn Around Award as part of the London Leadership and Peace Awards held last week at City Hall

  1. Engineering student celebrated at Siemens Awards

    18 December 2014

    Barking & Dagenham College student Kusu Matondo, was one of just ten top young engineering students presented with the newly launched Sir William Siemens Certificate at the Museum of Science and industry in Manchester last week.

  2. Tis the season to be jolly: BDC students bring entertainment to care home

    17 December 2014

    Students from Barking & Dagenham College visited Parkview Care Home in Dagenham to put on a festive concert for residents

  3. Santa's here!

    12 December 2014

    Barking & Dagenham College had some very special VIPs attend its annual Christmas market yesterday – Santa and his reindeer!

  1. College wins funding to raise awareness of disabilities

    12 December 2014

    Barking & Dagenham College has been named as one of only four further education colleges and providers in London to have been awarded funding by the Equality and Diversity Good Practice Fund.

  2. Students jump(er) into action for charity

    5 December 2014

    Students at Barking & Dagenham College are busy making their Christmas sweaters in preparation for a unique fashion show as part of Christmas Jumper Day on 12th December.

  3. A degree of celebration: Higher Education Awards & Graduation Ceremony

    2 December 2014

    Over 180 Barking & Dagenham College graduates, watched by their proud friends, family, VIPs and members of staff, received their degrees on the weekend (Saturday 29 November) at the College’s Higher Education Awards & Graduation Ceremony.

  1. Students have designs on local business

    25 November 2014

    Graphic design students at Barking & Dagenham College were challenged to create a new brand identity for local construction company Advanced Building & Maintenance, who are based in Grays.

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  1. Former College student plays Mandela

    19 December 2013

    Former Barking & Dagenham College performing arts student, turned Hollywood award-winning actor, Idris Elba, is playing the leading role in the new film, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

  2. Santa and his reindeer visit BDC Christmas Market

    18 December 2013

    The whole College celebrated Christmas inviting people to come along and see all the products and surprises they’ve prepared for this special event.

  3. Fee-fi-fo-fum: Students help create pantomime magic

    16 December 2013

    A group of students from Barking & Dagenham College are working with Polka Dot Pantomimes to help put on the classic pantomime 'Jack and the Beanstalk' at the Broadway Theatre.

  1. Mayor chooses BDC to host Christmas party

    14 December 2013

    The Mayor of Barking and Dagenham The Worshipfulness Hardial Singh Rai chose Barking & Dagenham College as the venue for his Christmas Party on Saturday 14 December 2013. The Mayor and 200 VIP guests enjoyed a wonderful meal prepared and served by our trainee chefs and hospitality students.

  2. Tis the season to be jolly: students bring entertainment to care home

    12 December 2013

    Students from Barking & Dagenham College visited Parkview Care Home in Dagenham recently to put on a festive concert for residents.

  3. Fix Auto Stevenage Joins AutoRaise Operational Board and Signs Two Apprentices to the Programme

    10 December 2013

    Fix Auto Stevenage is the latest bodyshop within the Fix Auto franchised network to announce its commitment to the AutoRaise bodyshop apprenticeship offered by Barking & Dagenham College.

  1. Career Workshop: Students hear from Metro Bank

    6 December 2013

    Last Tuesday, Barking & Dagenham College students who wanted to start a career in banking, had the opportunity to participate in an industry talk with Metro Bank and also got to meet their recruitment team who assessed them in how to succeed in the application process.

  2. College offers new pharmacy apprenticeships

    5 December 2013

    Barking & Dagenham College is working with the North East London Local Pharmaceutical Committee (NELLPC) to offer 100 new pharmacy technician apprenticeships, helping to provide new employment opportunities across North East London.

  3. Paralympic medal winner and charity CEO join students for International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    4 December 2013

    Lucy Shuker, Paralympic Bronze medal winner and Toby Hewson, founder and CEO of the charity JustDifferent joined students at Barking & Dagenham College today as part of the College’s events to highlight International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

  1. AutoRaise joins with S&B Automotive Academy to deliver new Multi-Skilled Bodyshop Apprenticeships in Bristol

    3 December 2013

    AutoRaise, the multi-skilled vehicle collision repair apprenticeship programme launched by Barking & Dagenham College, is extending its geographical reach thanks to an agreement with S&B Automotive Academy in Bristol.

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