AoC London Region Members’ Bulletin 8 February 2013 – Issue 129 Dear Colleagues Next week AoC London and Regional Committee Principals have a liaison meeting scheduled with senior colleagues in the Department of Business and Innovation and Skills. I would also draw your attention to the AoC London MIS Managers’ Network meeting (15th February) and our HE Coordinators Network meeting (26 February). Please let us know if you are able to attend. Also, in this weeks bulletin you will find details of four free to attend regional events regarding work experience and 16-19 Study Programmes. Our experience shows that London event places go like hot cakes so if you are interested I advise you book early! Best wishes Caroline NevilleCALLS FOR ACTION WLN Inspiring Leader Award 2013 The WLN recognises contributions to the cause of womens achievements and success in the FE and Skills sector through its annual Inspiring Leader Award, to be presented at the national conference on 22 May 2013. If you know a woman in your organisation who deserves recognition for their contribution to the cause of women’s success, inspired others to achieve, or has achieved great things themselves in terms of supporting and developing other women who have leadership aspirations please submit your nomination to Marion Wilford at firstname.lastname@example.org by 12 noon on 26 April, 2013. For more information, and to download the nomination form, please visit the WLN website at: www.wlnfe.org.uk/news.html Box Office Bioethics student film competition It is a film making competition for young people. This competition is open to students in the UK and Republic of Ireland, with prizes to be won in three categories: • Year 11 and under • Year 12 and 13 • Undergraduate To enter, submit a 3-5 minute film exploring any bioethics topic in a creative and engaging way. Prizes include £200 in gift vouchers for the winning team in each category, with £50 in vouchers for runners-up. The winning films will be screened at the Council’s public lecture event in Spring 2013.
AoC London Region Members’ Bulletin, 8 February 2013 Entries are accepted until 28 February 2013! For further information please visit Competition website or contact Ranveig at Nuffield Council on Bioethics. Skills Competitions 2013 Following the success of The Skills Show 2012, where over 60 UK Colleges won medals or commendations across the full set of finals, the 2013 skills competition registration opens on 11 February and runs to 22 March. Full details are available from their website. This years finals, will again be at The Skills Show, 13-16 November, NEC, Birmingham. AoC Director of Worldskills Engagement is David Smith.LONDON NEWS London Colleges news Royal Albert Hall Exhibition Comes to Kensington and Chelsea College An inspiring Royal Albert Hall exhibition that celebrated the work of young photographers is being shown again at Kensington and Chelsea College following its success. The exhibition was the showpiece behind a pioneering project, run in partnership with the College and the iconic London venue, which gave a group of young people a life changing opportunity. The Shooting Stars project gave 13 young people who werent in education, training or employment the chance to gain a qualification in photography and exclusive access to photograph A-list events at the Royal Albert Hall. Under the two year venture, led by College, the students studied on a specially designed BTEC photography course to gain the skills needed to be an event and portrait photographer. The project led to the students capturing more than 4000 images of which a selection was featured in an exhibition hosted at the Royal Albert Hall. Kensington & Chelsea College picture To read the full story please visit London Colleges website. GLA news Mayor’s leadership clubs to help turn around lives of 1,000 youngsters 19,000 Team London volunteers spent 250,000 hours boosting literacy, skills & environment Mayor calls on youngsters in every London borough to take part in Fourth Plinth art competition Page 2 of 4
AoC London Region Members’ Bulletin, 8 February 2013UPCOMING EVENTSAoC London Network Events and Dates for the Diary • AoC London MIS Managers’ Network meeting. 15 February • AoC London HE Coordinators Network meeting, 26 February • AoC London Strategic Group for Sport meeting, 28 February • AoC London Finance Directors Network meeting, 5 March • AoC London Heads of Sport Network meeting, 7 MarchAoC Create News Developing high quality work experience, 13 March, London DfE is providing support for four free-to-attend regional events for Colleges to gain a clear understanding of how to develop high quality work experience as an integral part of 16-19 Study Programmes. Delegates will hear from the Colleges involved in the DfE Work Experience pilots that are taking place around the country and that have been modelling different aspects of work experience. The events, which are free to attend for delegates from further education Colleges, will take place in the following locations: • Bristol – Wednesday 27 February • Birmingham – Tuesday 5 March • London – Wednesday 13 March • Manchester – Wednesday 20 March Please visit the AoC Create website to book your place and to view the programme.Other events LSIS London Region Event: How can we integrate Sustainable Development in the tertiary sector? 28 March 2013, UCU Head Office, Carlow St, London NW1 7LH This event will bring together people from across Adult and Community, Work Based Learning, FE, and HE to: • Identify the obstacles that prevent the education sector embedding ESD • Review current proposals from government and within the sector • Compare current practice across the London Region • Identify the main changes needed to promote ESD across all parts of the sector For more information and to register your attendance please see attached event’s flyer or contact Graham Petersen, LSIS London Region Sustainability Adviser. Page 3 of 4
AoC London Region Members’ Bulletin, 8 February 2013GET A LINE ON AOC LONDON REGION MEETINGSRecent meetings Date Meetings/Events 28 January Meeting with Dr Caroline Allen Principal, Orchard Hill College (CN) 30 January Higher Level Skills Event, Birkbeck, University of London (CN) 31 January Talent Match Steering Group meeting (JS) 4 February Catch up meeting with Davide Persechino and Rod Baker, Barclays (CN) 4 February London Apprentice Travel Concession – Provider Focus Group meeting(JS) 4 February Skills London 2013: meeting with Mark Hilton, London First and Jen Delderfield, Prospects (CN, JS) 4 February Quarterly meeting with Mark Hilton London First (CN) 4 February Quarterly meeting with Mary Vine-Morris, London Councils (CN) 5 February LEP Skills and Employment Group meeting at GLA (CN) 6 February Beacon Awards – National Presentation Ceremony (JS) 7 February AoC London Regional Committee meeting (AoCLR) 8 February London Councils Operational Sub Group Meeting (OSG) (JS) 8 February Catch up meeting with Graeme Atherton, London Higher (CN) 8 February AoC London Clerks’ Network meeting, South Thames College (CN)Future meetings Date Meetings/Events 11 February Meeting with Mark Silverman, Principal at Lambeth College (CN) 13 February BIS/AoC London Region Principals liaison meeting (CN, JS) 14 February London Apprentice Travel Concession – Provider Focus Group meeting (JS) 14 February Meeting with Frank McLoughlin, Principal at City and Islington College (CN) 15 February AoC London MIS Managers’ Network meeting (AoCLR) 15 February Meeting with Satnam Gill, Principal at Working Men’s College (CN) 15 February Hackney Community College Beacon Award Celebration (JS) 19 February Wider Participation Meeting: Talent Match Group meeting (JS) 20 February College visit: Barking and Dagenham College (EJ) 21 February College visit: City Lit (EJ) If you like to get more information about the AoCLR attended recent and future meetings/events please contact AoC London Region office. CONTACTS If you wish to contact the AoC London office to give feedback on this Bulletin, to request additional information where we have offered it, or to provide suggested content for future issues, please email Evelina Joykutty. Caroline Neville Judith Smyth Evelina Joykutty Regional Director Deputy Director Regional Co-ordinator email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Page 4 of 4