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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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St Albans MP unveils college’s new state-of-the art teaching centre

Daisy Cooper, MP for St Albans, officially opened a new teaching facility at Oaklands College’s St Albans Campus on Friday 26 November, marking the half-way point in its £62 million redevelopment. The Evolution Centre provides 49 new classrooms, including a science laboratory and six dedicated ICT rooms, office space for teaching staff and a dedicated …

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Oaklands Wolves Netball Academy win Eastern Regionals

Last week, the fantastic Oaklands Wolves Netball Academy were in celebratory moods, after they were winners of the East Netball Regional Tournament. The annual tournament, which is held by Associations of Colleges Sport (AoC Sport) at Cambridge Regional College, was part of a week-long celebration of college sport, with Oaklands students competing in a variety …

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Level 3 Fashion students create beanies for cancer patients

This week, Level 3 Fashion students started a creative project to help provide fashionable beanies for cancer patients.  The project between Oaklands College and Cherry Lodge Cancer Care started this week, after the care centre delivered a live brief to students via Microsoft Teams. Cherry Lodge Cancer Care is an independent charity committed to improving …

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Ex-student Joel flies to France to sign with leading rugby union side

Joel Kpoku, formerly a student at Oaklands College and its elite Sports Academies has moved to Lyon Olympique Universitaire (LOU) from Saracens.  LOU is a French rugby union team based in Lyon, France that currently competes in the Top 14, the highest level of the country’s professional league system, having been most recently promoted for …

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Oaklands’ student athletes to represent England Colleges

Oaklands College students were called up to appear for representative teams of the England Colleges this week, after excelling in hockey, netball, football and basketball.  As part of the Association of Colleges (AoC) Sport Group, the England Colleges National Team programme represents the pinnacle of college sports, encouraging students to trial for a place in …

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Oaklands students seek climate change action through collaborate project with ASOS

Art students seeking climate change action were inspired by a project set by major fashion retailer ASOS this week. The Conference of Parties (COP26) event is an annual United Nations (UN) conference, the summit of which is attended by the countries that signed the United Nationals Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 1994. The …

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