AoC London Region Members’ Bulletin27 July 2012 – Issue 119Dear Colleagues,On the opening day of the London 2012 Olympic Games I wanted to promote our developingand highly valued working relationship with British Colleges Sport (BCS).BCS, as the delivery arm for College sport, takes the lead for extra curricular sports specificsessions, competitions and pathways to excellence. BCS organises a competition frameworkthroughout England and Wales, runs representative teams in five sports, and manages thehighly successful Lead Further programme.The London Regional Co-ordinator for BCS, Carla Emmanuel, is now located right here in theAoC London office at Stedham Place. Some of you will have met Carla as she has been out andabout visiting and working with London Colleges in recent weeks. Carla has contributed anupdate to today’s AoC London Bulletin (see below) and is keen to get to know London Collegeseven better over the coming months, so please get in touch to find out more.Please note the Bulletin will have its usual summer recess over August. The next edition of theAoC London Bulletin will be published on 14 September 2012 and fortnightly after that as usualso keep your items coming in. In the meantime, have a great time throughout the London 2012Olympic and Paralympic Games.Best wishesCaroline Neville24+ Advanced Learning Loans – post seminar information packAoCLR Bulletin 118 made reference to the Skills Funding Agency/Student Loan Company thSeminar held on 4 July 2012 in central London. We promised to signpost members to relevantmaterials. Issues raised during the seminars have been captured and an information pack tohelp Colleges and training providers to prepare for the introduction of loans is now availablefrom the loans section of the Skills Funding Agency website.AoC London/LSIS/Eversheds Governors Event 19 July 2012This well supported event provided Chairs, Governors, principals and Clerks with the latestpolicy, an opportunity to consider the implications for the legal framework, and further insightinto emerging governance models with case study material. If you would like a copy of thematerials and slides please contact Evelina Bagusyte.
AoC London Region Members’ Bulletin, 27 July 2012UPCOMING EVENTSAoC London Procurement Network meeting, 20 September 2012AoC London and the Association of Colleges on the Eastern Region (ACER) are workingtogether to provide the new Regional Procurement Service for London. Please find attached the thsummary of the service. A briefing meeting will be held in London on 20 September 2012afternoon for relevant Finance Directors/Heads of Procurement. The invitations and moreinformation will be sent out shortly.Colleges Week 2012 – 11-18 November 2012We would like to remind you again that this year Colleges Week 2012 is on 11-18 November2012. It exists to help raise awareness and approval of the work of Colleges among unfamiliaraudiences. Please make a note of these dates in your diaries. Further information will becirculated via Ben Verinder, AoC Communications Director and AoC National’s Media and PRbriefings nearer the time. When the themes are finalised we will also highlight them in thisBulletin.Market Maker Trade Fair Competition, 12 November 2012 at the Institute of Directors,Central London Branch in Pall MallThe 2012 Market Maker Experience will start on the 10th September 2012. It is going to be avery exciting competition again this year. Please confirm by email your College participationadding the name and details of the link person at each College who will receive all emails andcorrespondence and act as the unique point of contact.The first prize this year is a trip to New York for 5 students + 1 Tutor.For further information please contact Project Coordinator Rifaat Foufa on 01462 424249.AoC Annual Conference and Exhibition 2012, 20-22 November 2012, BirminghamThe AoC Annual Conference and Exhibition – the UKs leading further education conference –is the perfect opportunity for you to network, share ideas and debate the biggest issues facingColleges. It takes place in Birmingham between Tuesday 20 to Thursday 22 November. Pleasevisit AoC Create website to find out more about the Conference, how you can get involved orbook your place.Would you like to get your College involved with this year’s AoC Annual Conference andExhibition? We are offering Colleges the opportunity to submit a breakout session proposal forthis years Conference. Breakout session run over all three days of the Conference and willoffer delegates the opportunity to explore the key national issues facing the sector, share bestpractice and debate solutions to current and future challenges. Please visit the Conferencewebsite for more information and to submit a proposal. Closing date for breakout submissionsis Tuesday 28 August 2012.Students are an integral part of our Conference. This is a fantastic opportunity for Colleges toshowcase their students to the sector and celebrate the great work that goes on in our Colleges.We are open to all ideas, including skills showcases, performances and on-site assistance at the Page 2 of 7
AoC London Region Members’ Bulletin, 27 July 2012conference itself. For more information or to submit a proposal please visit the website. Closingdate for student submissions is Friday 10 August 2012.AoC EventsAoC is now planning the events for the new College year and some of events are already openfor registrations – make sure you secure place at these informative events for the sector. Allinformation about our events can be found on the AoC Create website.Olympic and Paralympic games updateTHE OLYMPIC TORCH COMES TO BARNET AND SOUTHGATE COLLEGE!Barnet and Southgate College was proud to bepart of the Olympic Torch Relay on thWednesday 25 July. The Olympic Torchentourage arrived on Campus with the Torch,and twenty torch bearers, they stopped at theCollege for a brief break and briefing session.Then the Torch was reignited and passed ontoanother torch bearer, right outside the CollegeReception. Staff brought their families alongfor an exciting and historic day, and for aglimpse of an Olympic Torch! Barnet and Southgate College pictureAt 15.37 the Torch came onto the Southgate Campus and the Torch Bearer was 13 year oldLauren Englefield from Potters Bar. Then at 15.58 the Torch was re-lit from a lantern to a newTorch and the Bearer was 33 year old Kelly Nodding-Scott, from Enfield.Continuing the Olympic theme, the College is also proud to announce that four talentedStudents from the Catering, Hairdressing and Beauty Departments, are all currently working inthe Olympic Village, meeting the athletes and officials. Hairdressing student Carolina Lopezwill be working in the Athletes Salon and the Media Salon at the Olympic Village.OTHER NEWS AND UPDATESBritish Colleges Sport, BCSHello All,My name is Carla Emmanuel and as Caroline has mentioned above I am the London RegionalCoordinator for British Colleges Sport. An organisation, now is in partnership with the AoCworking to ‘encourage and enable students and Colleges to develop their potential by providing sportingopportunities and services’.I’m now 2 months into the role and am slowly but surely getting used to the workings of bothorganisations. With London being a new Region for BCS I’m excited for the opportunitieswhich can come from building it up. For the Colleges already affiliated to BCS I will take theopportunity, through Bulletins to relay any important notices, meeting dates or events. Page 3 of 7
AoC London Region Members’ Bulletin, 27 July 2012Currently my focus is on the Regional Tournament which will be happening in the first term.As soon as venues are confirmed an email will be sent to the Colleges’ Heads of Sport.Nationally we have been working on Intra-College sport initiatives and offers with NationalGoverning Bodies, and have recently created six Intra-College offers in sport including Cricket,Football and Basketball. As the Sport England funding is on the verge of being released we arealso on hand to help Colleges get the most of the funding they receive either through theirCollege Sport Makers, or the Activation Funds.‘Inspire a generation of young people to take part in local volunteering, cultural, and physicalactivity’. With the Games being held in London, it would be fantastic to see participation insport rise within the FE sector, where statistically, it tends to be at its lowest.Any College who hasn’t affiliated and would like to talk through the benefits of joining, I’d liketo say it’s not too late and please feel free to contact me via mobile 07725235007 or emailCarlaEmmanuel@bcsport.org.I’m looking forward to working with your Colleges.Kind Regards and enjoy the Olympics!Carla EmmanuelWestwood checks out Hackneys talent at HCCSummerfestRadio1Xtra’s Tim Westwood came to Hackney to check out the talent at HCC SummerFest. Hejudged an Open Mic competition, open to students and other local artists, and commented‘there’s a LOT of talent here’. He went on to introduce the spectacular fashion show. Sitting beside the catwalk, Tim tweeted a photo of HCC student fashion design to his 275,143 followers with the message: ‘Catwalk front row at Hackney Community College. A lot of proud parents in here!’ The Open Mic contest was run in conjunction with Rising Tide. As well as a prize of £100, two professional studio sessions were awarded to winners.Hackney Community College pictureHCC business studies student Johndit Dimbu (stage name Shawtz) won a recording studiosession courtesy of SAE Institute on Kingsland Road. Estelle Lavard chose a photographystudio session as her prize from Rising Tide.The annual SummerFest at the College’s Shoreditch campus in Falkirk Street is a showcase ofstudents’ talents and an opportunity for potential students and visitors to check out the campusand the courses on offer.To read the full story please check the London Colleges website. Page 4 of 7
AoC London Region Members’ Bulletin, 27 July 2012Recent meetings Date Event/meeting Attendees Feedback 17 July Meeting with Dr CN Access to HE Graeme Atherton, London Higher 17 July Meeting with Jane CN Regular catch up meeting Glanville, London Higher 18 July Meeting with Paul CN College visit: Leyton Sixth Form College Butler, Chair and Kevin Watson, Principal 19 July AoC AoCLR The Agenda includes: London/LSIS/Eversheds • BIS – Policy Developments Governors Events • Eversheds LLP – The Legal Framework • Emerging Governance Models – LSIS case studies and discussion 23 July Pre-meeting discussions CN Regular catch up meeting with Jill Lowery, SFA 23 July Meeting with Mark CN General quarterly meeting Hilton, London First 23 July Meeting with Michael CN College visit: Hillcroft College Wheeler, Principal 25 July Meeting with Tim CN College visit: John Ruskin College Eyton-Jones, Principal 25 July Meeting with Brid CN Regular catch up meeting O’Dwyer and Caroline Tutty, The Princes Trust 25 July Meeting with Ian CN Regular catch up meeting Ashman, Hackney Community College, Principal 26 July Meeting with Michael CN College visit: Tower Hamlets College Farley, Principal 26 July Meeting with James CN Discussions on the English for jobseekers report Lee, GLAFuture meetings Date Event/meeting Attendees Agenda 31 July Meeting with CN College visit: Lewisham College Maxine Room, Principal 1 August Meeting with Victor CN Regular catch up meeting Farlie, Executive Chair LWBLA Page 5 of 7
AoC London Region Members’ Bulletin, 27 July 2012 1 August Meeting with Nicola CN Regular catch up meeting Lowis and Diana Neale, London Councils 2 August Meeting with Chris CN Regular catch up meeting Thompson, BIS 7 August Meeting with Cathy CN College visit: Barking and Dagenham College Walsh, Principal 8 August Pre-meeting with CN To discuss AoC London Procurement Network Keith Middleton, meeting’s agenda ACER 9 August Meeting with Sian CN Regular catch up meeting Harris and Nicole Osborne, AoC Create 13 August Meeting with Mary CN Regular catch up meeting Vine Morris 14 August Joint Meeting on CN Joint Meeting on Apprenticeships Apprenticeships, GLA 20 August Meeting with Rod CN, JS Regular catch up meeting Baker, Barclays 23 August Meeting with Derek CN Regular catch up meeting Hicks and Stephanie Lynch, HEFCE 30 August Meeting with Paul CN Regular catch up meeting Tucker, Job Centre plusEvents and Dates for the Diary • AoC London Procurement Network meeting, Thursday 20 September, 2012. For more information regarding the venue and agenda please contact Caroline Neville. • AoC London Regional Committee meeting, Thursday 27 September, 3.30pm-5.30pm at AoC offices, Stedham Place. Please email Evelina Bagusyte for more information. • AoC London Principals’ Forum, Tuesday 2 October, 4.00pm-6.00pm. For more information regarding the venue and agenda please contact Evelina Bagusyte. • AoC London Clerks’ Network meeting, Friday 12 October, 2.00-5.00pm. For more information regarding the venue and agenda please contact Evelina Bagusyte. • AoC London Heads of Student Services Network meeting, Tuesday 16 October, 10.00am-1.00pm at AoC offices, Stedham Place. Please email Evelina Bagusyte for more information. Page 6 of 7
AoC London Region Members’ Bulletin, 27 July 2012 • AoC London Regional Forum, Thursday 18 October. For more information regarding the venue and agenda please contact Evelina Bagusyte. • AoC London Vice Principals C&Q Network meeting, Monday 22 October, 3.00pm- 5.00pm at AoC offices, Stedham Place. Please email Evelina Bagusyte for more information. • AoC Employment Law Conference 2012, Tuesday 9 October 2012, Prospero House, 241 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1GA, London. For more information please visit the AoC Create website. • Market Maker Trade Fair Competition, Monday 12 November, Institute of Directors, 116 Pall Mall, SW1Y 5ED, London. Please contact Project Coordinator Rifaat Foufa for more information. • AoC Annual Conference and Exhibition 2012, Tuesday 20 – Thursday 22 November, The ICC, Birmingham. For more information please visit the AoC Create website.Policy and other documents GLA news Surprises: Streb - One Extraordinary Day of unforgettable action Wenlock and Mandeville take to the streets as new London tour guides Another step forward in securing the future of the Park’s venues Mayor launches £8m fund for Londoners to build grand designs Mayor opens first Team London Ambassador Pod for 2012 Games 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 Bagusyte. Caroline Neville Judith Smyth Evelina Bagusyte Regional Director Deputy Director Regional Co-ordinator firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Page 7 of 7