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Uxbridge College celebrates Colleges Week 2020

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Uxbridge College celebrates Colleges Week 2020

By Staff Reporter

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    This week Colleges Week celebrates all the fantastic work done nationally by colleges all over the UK - including at Uxbridge College.
  • We will be sharing highlights of our great work across all our social media platforms under the #loveourcolleges and #collegesweek hashtags, reaching out to our MPs to lobby for a better deal for us from Government, and inviting students to join in special activities to mark the event.
  • Despite the many challenges of Covid-19 this year, Uxbridge College has continued to provide a high level of support for young people and adult learners alike, as well as to the businesses whose training needs we support, and to our local communities.
  • Highlights this year for at Uxbridge College have included:
  • Supporting local communities during lockdown with donations and support including care packages, sweets and donations of PPE.
  • Staff and students supporting individuals in lockdown through the NHS Volunteer Responders programme
  • Use of online learning tools during lockdown and beyond
  • Supporting adult learners with free courses to help boost their careers and learning potential
  • Working with 700 employers in 25 sectors to help them develop their workforce
  • Dr Darrell DeSouza Group Principal and CEO of HCUC, the merged college group for Uxbridge College and Harrow College, said: “Throughout the college year we make every effort to share our achievements and let all our communities know what we have to offer, and our supporters how they can help - but Colleges Week gives us a special opportunity to really shout about it. Personally I would like to say a huge thank you to all our staff and students this year for making our colleges such amazing places and for pulling together through such difficult times.”
  • Students have been invited to take part in the Colleges Week competition to produce creative work including art, songs and performances which celebrates our achievements.
  • We have also invited our MPs to support us by asking the Chancellor to provide colleges with the investment they need, signing an Early Day Motion, and supplying a video that can be shared with staff and students.
  • Colleges Week is led by the Association of Colleges, the membership, support and lobbying body for colleges across the UK.