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Stateside study

Second year student Christina Webber, will be studying stateside this autumn after being awarded a scholarship place at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania. The Trust received more than 1200 applications for places on its 2013/14 Study in the US Programme which is run in partnership with the US-UK Fulbright Commission. The scheme encourages academically talented,…

Lifetime award

Congratulations to our chair of governors, Professor Roger Brown, who was awarded the Lord Dearing Lifetime Achievement Award at the recent Times Higher Education Awards. The honour recognises individuals whose contribution to the world of higher education goes above and beyond their own academic interests. Professor Brown has championed the cause of higher education throughout his…

Talent on tap

Hundreds of toes were tapping during the song and dance numbers at this year’s Christmas Performance –but little did the audience know that 10 of them belong to a gold medallist! Viki Sarker has just returned from the IDO World Tap Dance Championships in Germany where the England team lined up six gold, two silver…

Sideline blog

When Josh Reynolds’ tutor suggested he should start blogging as part of his Extended Project on football journalism, little did he think his opinions would attract more views than those of professionals like Michael Owen, Ray Parlour and John Aldridge. But that’s exactly what happened after Josh began blogging on sportlobster.com, the one-stop shop for…

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…

Bird film takes off

A passion for film and an eye for detail led to Barton Peveril students Josh White and Lucy Watkins winning the Best Cinematography award at the Wessex Colleges Filmmaking Challenge. The duo’s two minute comedy, The Dead Bird, was one of three Barton Peveril entries in this year’s event.  Each team was given a mandatory…

Return to Kenya

The chance to make a difference at educational support and community projects in the poverty-stricken region of Nakuru, southwest Kenya, saw 25 students and staff head for Africa. The trip has been running successfully for three consecutive years, with new students working throughout the year to raise funds for future visits and those who have…

Law in order

Law lecturer, Ann Radford, has made her first foray into publishing after co-writing a revision guide. Ann is an assistant principal examiner for AS Law and also tests questions and scrutinises future papers set for the A2 course by examining body OCR. More than 6000 students who sit the OCR AS level exam every year…