Student Life

How to make money as a university student

Authored by Sarah Parker

Being in college can be quite challenging especially when it comes to money. And that’s quite alright, most students are hardly making ends meet.

But the secret to being financially healthy during your student years mainly boils down to being skillful, and having the entrepreneurial spirit to make money out of your skills. Most people are really good at one thing, so maybe monetizing...

Learning where bread comes from in one of Britain’s oldest working mills

Authored by Mary

Primary school pupils from North Devon travelled to the east of the county for a lesson in how grain was milled 1,000 years ago.

As a part of their ‘Farm to Fork’ topic, pupils aged between four to six years old, from Umberleigh Primary Academy and Brayford Academy, visited the East Devon village of Otterton where the ancient water-powered mill produces stoneground wholemeal flour in...

Financial stress keeping UK students up at night, as one in five get less than 5 hours of sleep

Authored by News Desk

New research released today has found that that over half (51%) of UK university students claim stress or anxiety to be the cause of sleep disturbance, with financial stress a leading cause (44%) - and 1 in 5 students getting fewer than 5 hours sleep each night.

The research, released by student accommodation search engine Mystudenthalls.com , has looked into the quality of student...

New trail helps children to notice nature at Cotehele

Authored by Mary

A new outdoor trail at Cotehele, the National Trust property near Saltash in Cornwall, encourages children to notice nature by looking and listening for the different birds found on the estate.

The trail, Bird Bingo, identifies nine birds commonly sighted at Cotehele for children to seek and is filled with interesting facts about the birds and ways children can care for and encourage...

School children developing solutions for dementia, autism and climate change

Authored by News Desk

A robot turtle that cleans up beaches and could one day help tackle plastic pollution, a ‘Dementia Prevention Phone’ that uses family members’ voices to help someone stay mentally active, and an app that detects online bullying, have today been named as some of the semi-finalists of the Longitude Explorer Prize.

Nesta Challenges and the Department for Business, Energy &...

Students joined by families and friends to celebrate success

Authored by Mary

City College Plymouth recognised the achievements of some of its students at a special ceremony on Thursday 12 December.

Joined by family and friends, the prize winners enjoyed a two-course meal before being presented with their Student of the Term awards. A total of 17 prizes were handed out on the night to a group of deserving students, all of whom have shown outstanding commitment...

Talented students show off new art skills

Authored by Mary

The reception area at City College Plymouth received an injection of colour last week thanks to an exhibition of artwork produced by Skills Development students.

The young artists, who are aged 16 to 19, were proud to see their work on display having studied colour and painting techniques in the weekly art sessions that form a part of their Vocational Options and Employability Skills...

Winners of the Rotary Club of Plymouth Young Artist of the Year competition 2019

Authored by plymouthcollegeofart

Duru Tanir from Plymouth College and Ashlyn Watts and Isobel Battley from Devonport High School for Girls have each been awarded first prize for their respective age groups in a ceremony held at Plymouth College of Art for the Rotary Club of Plymouth’s Young Artist of the Year 2019 competition.

For the second year running, thanks goes to The Clemas Trust, as students from the Quay...

College Students Grill Restaurant Bosses

Authored by News Desk

Students from Cornwall College Saltash visited one of Plymouth’s leading steakhouse restaurants to see for themselves what it takes to run a successful business.

The level three professional chef students were given the inside track at the Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill at The Crowne Plaza Hotel in Plymouth where they quizzed bosses on the day-to-day running of the top...

How can you become a web developer with Microsoft 70-480 exam through practice tests?

Authored by Mike Page

The web development industry is the very area that’s always in the upward trend. This is due to the constant demand for web and mobile applications by organizations and individuals alike. If you want to position yourself right in this sector, then you need to up your game. It’s time to consider enhancing your skills through the Microsoft 70-480 exam. This certification test is designed for...