Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Involved in the Community

Community Volunteering an Oldham Park

Today students from the college volunteered in Copster Park, Tree planting, Holly planting and litter picking. Students were taught how to plant the trees and holly correctly by the Steet Scene and Park department fromt Oldham Council, who supported the students in this project - which is a part of The Oldham College, Green Week.
The Students got stuck in and had a little fun whilst planting and picking!

The Students were from a variety of courses and were able to sign up through the Student Participation Team in the Green Room. We shall be looking at taking a small group (as there are less trees) out to plant some more trees in another location before the end of March. If you can interested in getting involved in more activities like this please email or call into The Green Room and chat to the staff about the opportunities

Friday, 17 February 2012

Attendance & Punctuality

Start on Time - Be on Time
Mo with two of the lucky winners
Well a great start to the attendance competition in its first month.
We had well over 400 students who were dedicated enough to come in on time, early and ready for their lessons. There were many possible winners for the prize at the end of the month of January but we could only have four winners one from each directorate. They all had their picture taken as to show their achievement of a 100% attendance, hope to have many more people trying their best to improve their attendance and be in chance of winning the prize for this month.
A big well done to Lucy Gilbert from Creative Industries, Zenab Kayani-Deane from Enterprise and New Technologies, Ayesha Mukhter from Care, Leisure and Professional Services and last but not least Abdullahi Yusuf from Foundation Learning and Learner Entitlement.
Congratulations and keep early and on time J

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Campaign Planning!!!!

Just sat here planning our next campagin for students
when they come back to college!
Lots and lots of suggestions, options and differences of opinions, there's some interesting debating going on.

Lots and lots of suggestions, options and differences of opinions, there's some interesting debating going on.

We Love TOC - Campaign is born

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Student Union - Salon 7 Visit

The Student Union visits Salon 7 for the first time.
We went to find out more information about the Salon and what it can offer.

The salon is bigger than it looks, covering three floors of the building lots of treatment rooms, including a shower room, for when you have a
full body treatment.
Mo, trying out the Male Manicure
Salon 7 Oldham, in conjunction with Francesco Group. Offers the latest in Haircuts, colours, nails and beauty treatments. Luxurious DECLÉOR face and body treatments, teeth whitening and a superb range of pampering packages.
Considering a barnet change?

The salon also offers a range of packages that would be a lovely treat as a gift.

Well I think the whole Union have their Mother's Day Gift ideas sorted as gift vouchers
are available.

The Salon, supports apprentices, which is brilliant for gaining vauble experience and on the job learning.
Mo, booking his next appointment
Well, Mo is more than impressed, here he is booking in for another treatment. And Oldham College Students can recieve 25% discount with College Id Card!

To make an appointment or for more infomation, details are
Salon 7, 7 Queen Street, Oldham, OL1 1RD
t: 0161 624 8753 | e: |

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Holocaust Memorial Day 27th January 2012

On Holocaust Memorial Day 2012, people across the world will be choosing to make their voice heard by taking inspiration from the past. As part of your action for Speak Up, Speak Out you can make a pledge to challenge the language of hatred and commit to using words which reflect respect for the dignity of those around you.

The Pledge was made available in the Green Room, students and staffs were informed about the pledge through the all announcement system and emails. The pledge was made available from the Friday 27th January – Friday 10th February 2012.

The display consisted of Flowers and Candle display with the message ‘If you were to hold a minutes silence for every victim of the Holocaust you would have to remain silent for at least 3 years’.

Student Union President Mo, Signing the Pledge
A table for the pledge and a paper based version of the PowerPoint of the visit to Auschwitz, Poland, that two students experienced.

Luggage tags were hung detailing some the victims information that there are records for, the information included                        -Name, place of birth, age, place of death and if possible the year.

There was a PowerPoint presentation that showed the experience of the two students that visited Poland, Auschwitz.

The information was left up for students to see for a week and students asked about the memorial and the pictures that they had seen. The Memorial also coincided with two Saturday Skills days were parents received a presentation in the Green Room,  parents saw the memorial and some parents signed the pledge too. The pledges were sent to Holocaust Memorial Day Trust.

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Oldham College Annual Awards Evening

Oldham College Awards Evening 
 Thursday 26th January, Oldham College Students, staff, proud parents and important guests
attend the Annual Awards Evening.

Alun Francis & Student Trophy Winners

 This was a great night for students of academic year 2011/2012 receive awards, prize's and trophies for their achievements on the courses that they studied at the college.

Deputy Mayor Olwen Chadderton,
Principal & Chief Executive Alun Francis
and Youth Mayor Chantel Birtwistle 

All Senior members of the college staff were present and prize winners were announced by the Director of each Directorate. Certificates and awards were handed to students by Chantel Birtwistle, Youth Mayor of Oldham.
Student Performance
Mo Paul & Gaynor Thorpe
Student Union Executives
It was an excellent night with three performance's from the Creative Industries department which included the Musical Theatre Students and Dance Students 1st & 2nd years, who closed the show with an exciting performance.

All of the staging, lighting, filming and pyrotechnics were run perfectly by students from the Creative Industries department. The whole night was an excellent for students to show parents and other guest what they have learnt and can do from the time at the college.

Mo and myself attended the evening, Mo as the Student Union President gave a vote of thanks, which meant he had to stand on the stand and address the audience - he was great. I made an appearance handing the Deputy Mayor and Youth Mayor some beautiful flowers in thanks for attending and presenting in the evening. It was a great event to attend and it was lovely to see students gain their awards with their parents and friend watching.