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  1. Lord Young praises students’ “can-do” attitude

    14 April 2014

    The Rt Hon The Lord Young of Graffham, shared his entrepreneurial expertise with students at Barking & Dagenham College recently and praised the College for its entrepreneurial focused education.

  2. Mayor in CSI fingerprint challenge

    11 April 2014

    His Worshipful, the Mayor of Barking and Dagenham had his fingerprints taken by The Metropolitan Police this week - but no crime had been committed. The Mayor had just stopped by Barking & Dagenham College to see how plans were shaping up for The Skills Show Experience event which takes place later this month.

  3. TV’s Maggie Philbin to appear at The Skills Show Experience @ Barking & Dagenham College

    7 April 2014

    It has been announced today that Maggie Philbin, currently presenting Bang Goes the Theory on BBC One, will be appearing at The Skills Show Experience @ Barking & Dagenham College on Wednesday 30 April 2014.

  1. International digital competition nets College team £2,500

    7 April 2014

    A team of IT-savvy students from the College won £2,500 as runners-up a worldwide CareerHack competition to create an app to help people develop their careers. The 'Know Your Future' app was designed by the team pictured here outside their 2 Fix Solutions IT Shop which they also run at the Rush Green Campus. Left to right they are: Ellen Kerr, Andre Gayle, Gausika Kanagaratnam and Dean Richards and all are studying for an HND in Computing at Barking & Dagenham College.

  2. Student posters to help raise organ donation awareness across the borough

    3 April 2014

    Barking & Dagenham College students will have their designs showcased across the borough after winning a poster competition which aims to raise awareness of organ donation.

  3. Digital launch at Buckingham Palace with The Duke of York and

    2 April 2014

    Gausika Kanagaratnam, who is studying for an HND in IT at BDC, got the chance of a lifetime to see inside Buckingham Palace yesterday (Monday 31 March) when she was invited to represent the Gazelle Colleges Group students at the launch of the Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award (iDEA).

  1. BDC Principal & CEO joins London Enterprise Panel

    1 April 2014

    It has been announced today that the Mayor of London has appointed our Principal & CEO, Cathy Walsh, as a member of the London Enterprise Panel. She is the first Principal to fill the newly created position of Further Education representative on the Panel. Set up in 2011, the Panel is an advisory body established and chaired by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson to take a strategic view of the regeneration, employment and skills agenda for London.

  2. Fix Auto Bodyshops Seize the AutoRaise Initiative

    31 March 2014

    Recognising the importance of training the next generation of collision repair specialists to attain a diverse and flexible range of skills, a growing number of bodyshops within the Fix Auto UK franchised network are seizing the initiative and investing in the AutoRaise apprenticeship developed by Barking & Dagenham College in close consultation with Fix Auto Dagenham.

  3. HEAR IT! seminars and talks at the Skills Show Experience @ BDC

    31 March 2014

    As part of the Skills Show Experience @ BDC being held on 30 April, we are running a range of special seminars and talks giving you the opportunity to hear from employers and other experts on topics ranging from personal branding to job sector overviews.

  1. Students take tea with Ambassador

    28 March 2014

    Students at Barking & Dagenham College visited the Embassy of Finland, in Sloane Square, London, to meet with the Ambassador, Pekka Huhtaniemi, in preparation for their visit to Helsinki next month.

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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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  1. A New Year honour for Sandra

    29 December 2012

    Sandra Coats, 57, from Romford has been awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queen's New Year Honours List in recognition of her outstanding contribution to Barking & Dagenham College where she works as a Catering Assistant. "Absolutely delighted, I am over the moon," said Sandra, "It is a great honour and I am very grateful to Barking & Dagenham College for nominating me. It is fantastic to know that my efforts have been recognised."

  2. Young entrepreneurs show that childcare is child's play

    18 December 2012

    A pair of young ladies who studied childcare at Barking and Dagenham College in the late 1990s are making business look like child's play.

  3. Students get a taste for business

    17 December 2012

    Entrepreneur and business investor Julie Meyer has brought her expertise to Barking & Dagenham College with a student master class and business breakfast seminar for local employers.

  1. Students build iconic models for the London New Year's Day Parade

    14 December 2012

    This year, the Borough's Mayor, Councillor Anthony Ramsay and Mayoress Councillor Jeanne Alexander asked Barking & Dagenham College students to help decorate the float by building scale models of some of London's most iconic landmarks.

  2. Students use techy skills to help charity

    12 December 2012

    Computing and ICT students from Barking & Dagenham College have been putting their computing skills to good use by helping out a charity.

  3. Students become Santa's little helpers

    10 December 2012

    A group of Barking & Dagenham College students have become Santa's little helpers by creating a Grotto at the Broadway Theatre in Barking.

  1. Meet a reindeer at local Christmas market

    6 December 2012

    It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Barking & Dagenham College as the staff and students set up for the annual Christmas market at the Rush Green campus on Dagenham Road. The market, which is taking place from 3 -7pm on Tuesday 18th December, will be packed full of goodies and treats including home baked delights, beauty products and treatments, gifts, festive food, decorations, personalised Christmas cards and much, much more.

  2. Higher Education students graduate in style

    28 November 2012

    A record number of students have graduated from Barking & Dagenham College's higher education (HE) courses at a glittering graduation ceremony.

  3. Students showcase their snappy skills to school children

    27 November 2012

    Students from Barking & Dagenham College headed to London's Excel to demonstrate their skills to school children from across London this week.

  1. Students take a stand for White Ribbon Day

    27 November 2012

    Barking & Dagenham College students were out and about in Barking Town Square yesterday to help raise awareness of White Ribbon Day.

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