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Travel Tourism students learn from Crisis Management expert!

For many students, the lure of travel and sun-soaked holiday destinations make a career within the travel industry an appealing one, but students at Oaklands College’s Welwyn Garden City campus learnt about what to do when a dream holiday destination turns into disaster. This week, Travel and Tourism students welcomed retired Detective Sergeant Miles Manning …

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Athletics alumni excel at first open competition of the year

As Oaklands celebrates its 100th year anniversary, the success of its sports academies are still very much a focal point of the colleges achievements.  Oaklands Wolves Athletics Alumni excelled at the first open competition of the year this weekend, as the academy travelled to Lee Valley Athletics Centre to hone their skills and set their …

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Oaklands unleashes creativity of students to combat climate change

Oaklands College students, inspired by global campaigns in response to the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, have begun using their creativity to help the college set out its plans for a sustainable future.  Inspired by the passionate interests of its students, staff at Oaklands College set an internal competition for students to take part …

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Fashion students sew rehearsal skirts for Performing Arts

UAL Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design students at Oaklands College have been busy working on an internal college project this week, sewing rehearsal skirts for Performing Arts students.  The project, which combines two course areas and set across two campuses will count towards student’s work experience hours and acts as an opportunity …

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Oaklands College students celebrate their graduation

“I want to emphasise the word celebration – Please clap, cheer, and don’t be afraid to express yourself, this evening is all about you” Such was the address from Principal Andrew Slade to guests at the annual Graduation Ceremony at Oaklands College this week. The celebrations, which were postponed last year due to the pandemic, …

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Engineering students experiment with soda-sized Science!

Engineering students swapped their usual Welwyn Garden City surroundings for St Albans last week as they launched the CanSat rocket device created by students in the Engineering Resource Centre (ERC).  The soda-can-sized objects were CanSats, sensor payloads that can be flown on small amateur rockets to altitudes of over two miles. A useful tool to …

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Young chefs cook up a storm in The Stables Restaurant

Recently, Oaklands College hosted the annual Rotary Young Chef Competition at The Stables Restaurant at its St Albans Campus.  The competition, which is organised and promoted by Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland (Rotary GB&I) has three stages, with each designed to support and encourage the developments of cookery skills. Students from local Hertfordshire …

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