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One stop university shop

Two thirds of the UK’s leading research universities were among 73 exhibitors at our Higher Education Fair. Sixteen of the 24 Russell Group universities – including Oxford and Cambridge – were represented at the event which has doubled in size since 2004 and now ranks among the largest of its kind in the country. From…

Fashion Show success

At Barton Peveril, A Level Textile students are encouraged to explore and experiment, research and respect traditional techniques and discover innovative, unorthodox ways of working. This year’s Fashion Show saw more than 90 students take to the catwalk in a stunning display of talent titled ‘Luminosity’. AS Level creations were inspired by the colour and…

Holocaust remembered

On Saturday 27 January 1945, Russian troops liberated the Nazis’ biggest concentration camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland. On Monday 27 January 2014, two Barton Peveril students will be among thousands of young people across the UK for whom the significance of Holocaust Memorial Day has taken on a deeply personal meaning thanks to the Holocaust…

STEM takes root

An event devoted to STEM subjects and the careers they lead to brought 110 Gifted and Talented pupils from seven local schools to Barton Peveril for a day of discovery run by the Mathematics and Science Learning Centre and Student Recruitment and International Relations at the University of Southampton. A series of fun, interactive workshops…

Knit wit

Forget Rupert Bear and Dr Who; a Barton Peveril student has taken the scarf world by storm after sporting a binary knit at a recent Maths Inspiration event. Maths and Further Maths enthusiast, Jo Baldwin, was one of 15 students attending the popular show which she first discovered as an AS student. At last year’s…

Lights, camera, action!

“Be prepared for lots of surprises, but keep focussed on what you want to achieve.” These were just some of the pearls of wisdom that Ben Willbond provided for students of Film, Media and Communications & Culture during a talk primarily aimed at young film makers, but also any student aspiring to a role within…

Retina in residence

Barton Peveril’s Youth Dance Company had a unique opportunity to work with Belgium-based dance company, Retina, and perform to a packed auditorium at The Point, Eastleigh. Renowned for its physically vibrant and ambitious contemporary work under the artistic direction of Filip Van Huffel, Retina has firmly established itself as a company that enables other dancers – both…

Parliament Week

The Leader of Hampshire County Council, Cllr Roy Perry, offered a valuable insight into the role of local government when he gave a lecture to first year Politics students. A few days earlier, the college  welcomed Eastleigh MP, Mike Thornton, who held a lively debate with Gifted and Talented students. Both visits  took place during…

Rolling back the years

Psychology teacher, Sharon Tanner, and Head of the Humanities Faculty, Steve Mukherjee, had plenty to reminisce about when they joined colleagues and our senior management team for afternoon tea. Sharon and Steve have both worked at Barton Peveril for 20 years – a length of service shared with Learning Support team member, Lois Crouch. The…