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  1. College celebrates entrepreneurs

    19 November 2014

    Students at Barking & Dagenham College have been celebrating Global Enterprise Week (17-21 November) by taking part in Dragons’ Den style competitions, learning how to develop business ideas, and sharing ideas with students from across the world.

  2. I’m listening: Council leader in student talks

    18 November 2014

    Councillor Darren Rodwell, Leader of Barking and Dagenham Council, has been holding open forum sessions with students at Barking & Dagenham College and the Technical Skills Academy.

  3. Students on the Edge of glory win £5000

    17 November 2014

    A team of budding entrepreneurs from Barking & Dagenham College were awarded first prize in a national enterprise competition – the Edge Challenge – at the The Skills Show yesterday.

  1. College donates equipment to help Burundi build

    17 November 2014

    Barking & Dagenham College is helping equip students in Burundi, one of the poorest countries in the world, by donating a theodolite and other measuring equipment to the Stand Up and Build Project, which has launched a new construction school.

  2. Young multimillionaire joins college to celebrate student success

    14 November 2014

    Barking & Dagenham College students were joined by 24 year old multimillionaire entrepreneur Jamal Edwards yesterday (Tuesday 11th November) as part of the College’s annual Excellence Awards ceremony held at The Broadway Theatre in Barking.

  3. College plasters over the cracks with award win

    6 November 2014

    Barking & Dagenham College has been recognised by the Worshipful Company of Plaisterers at the prestigious annual Plaisterers’ Training Awards for its students successes. The ceremony, which recognises the highest standards of achievement in training and education within the UK plastering trade, was held this week (4th November) at Plaisterers’ Hall in the City of London.

  1. Local mum becomes a fashionista

    5 November 2014

    Mum of three, Joanne Barrow, had her first taste of fashionista fame at the Liberty shopping centre in Romford last week as one of her designs was showcased on the catwalk.

  2. Students join community drinks project

    3 November 2014

    Hospitality students at Barking & Dagenham College have been making Strawberryade thanks to a partnership with the ‘Company: Movements, Deals and Drinks’ project, and are selling it in aid of charity and to help secure the continuation of the community enterprise.

  3. Students join forces with British Legion for Poppy appeal

    30 October 2014

    Over sixty public service students from Barking & Dagenham College gave up their half-term holiday this week in a bid to raise £5,000 for the Royal British Legion as part of the 2014 Poppy Appeal.

  1. 8 student entrepreneurs shortlisted in national competition

    29 October 2014

    Entrepreneurial students from Barking & Dagenham College are one step closer to winning an injection of cash to see their business dreams become reality, thanks to The Edge Challenge. The 8 students have secured 2 out of the 4 places available in the team competition, and 2 out of 8 places in the individual competition.

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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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