Psychology students recently took part in Brain Day 2017 with Dr. Guy Sutton. The lecture focussed on Biopsychology and Schizophrenia, allowing students to learn more about the research and developments happening in wider Psychology right now. Dr Guy Sutton is the director of Medical Biology Interactive and honorary Lecturer at the University of Nottingham Medical School.
Computer Science students recently took part in the UK Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge 2017. The challenge develops computational thinking. It aims to allow students to develop and explore their skills in problem-solving, thinking and initiative. Students will also be able to discover the techniques required for those wishing to progress on to successful careers in software engineering.
Education and Health students fundraise annually for a range of charities across the area, and this year they are raising money for local charity Tameside Toy Appeal. Students have already collected over £800 in sponsorship and have been fundraising around college dressed as Disney "heroes and villains".
English Language and English Language and Literature combined students visited the John Rylands Library in Central Manchester last week. Students had the opportunity to attend an incredible seminar on the history of the English Language.
Games Development and 3D Design and Technology students at Ashton Sixth Form College were visited by Luke Thompson, Co-Founder, Director and Lead Programmer at SIGTRAP Games.
Each year, the college community is brought together to remember and honour those who have served our country. On Friday, students and staff from across the college gathered in the courtyard for a service and moment of silence. On Sunday, students from the Performing Arts department joined the Remembrance Sunday service at the Memorial Gardens in Ashton-Under-Lyne.
Kyle Barnett, Fire Fighter for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, returned to Ashton Sixth Form College to volunteer with the Sport and Public Services department. Kyle began a Level 2 course in Public Services at Ashton Sixth Form College in 2012. Following the successful completion of this, Kyle then went on to progress to the Level 3 Public Services course. During his final year at the college, Kyle applied to join the Fire Brigade. He passed the application process and fitness tests required and, following his Level 3 course in Public Services, went straight in to employment. Public Services courses prepare students for a career in the public sector. Developing the skills required in the sector and gaining a broad knowledge of government, policies, crime and society, prepare students to excel after college.
Art Foundation students from Ashton Sixth Form College travelled to Blackpool last week to conduct primary research for their man-made structure brief. Blackpool beach itself runs along seven miles of sand. The iconic Blackpool Tower, which is over 120 years old, stands centre stage at over 150 metres.
Dancers and performers from across Tameside came together in honour of the Tameside Armed Services Trust to raise over £600 and support the services community. Tameside Armed Services Community offer support and advice, organising events and reunions for Veterans and their families, creating a network for those who have fought for their country.
Artist Ian Johns, visited Fine Art students at Ashton Sixth Form College last week for a two day workshop. Students explored the skills required in oil painting, learning valuable techniques and tips from a professional working artist.
English Language students were visited by two year old, Barney, to explore the way in which children acquire language. Speaking is probably the hardest thing we will ever learn to do, yet we generally all do it at a similar pace.
Deaf Education Advocacy Fellowship (DEAF), visited Ashton Sixth Form College to speak to Public Services students about the work of the organisation and the Sign Language enrichment offered at the college.