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Student notices 17th may

  1. 1. Weekly Student Notices 17 th May 2010
  2. 2. <ul><li>Adult Learners Week </li></ul><ul><li>This week is Adult Learners Week- a national campaign celebrating lifelong learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Visit </li></ul><ul><li>to find out what free activities are available in your area! </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>‘ Confetti Showcase’ June 17 th 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Experience Confetti’s annual showcase of the best student work, including: films, animations, remixes, classic music productions, computer game concepts and designs and sound installations. </li></ul><ul><li>Meet the students that created them and hear about their work and ambitions. </li></ul><ul><li>Guests from throughout the Creative Industries will be there to network with students / graduates and sample the talent of the future. Students, parents and guests are all welcome. </li></ul><ul><li>Times and specific details to follow… </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>Designated smoking areas </li></ul><ul><li>If you haven’t quit smoking yet, please remember that the courtyard is the only designated smoking area in Confetti and it is illegal to smoke under the awning near the bike rack. </li></ul><ul><li>If you would like to stop smoking visit: </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>National Diploma Music Technology Students </li></ul><ul><li>In addition to the usual catch up sessions on Mondays 1800-1900 in S215, from now on Lawrence Stewart is also available every Thursday 1400-1500. </li></ul><ul><li>Email [email_address] to book an appointment and meet in the café ahead of your timeslot. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  Watch this space for additional studio catch up sessions coming in the very near future! </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Functional Skills Exams </li></ul><ul><li>Functional English re-sits and all important Functional math’s exams are being held on Tuesday 7 th and Wednesday 8 th June, 2010 . </li></ul><ul><li>Passing these exams is essential criteria for progression on to higher level courses at Confetti and elsewhere. </li></ul><ul><li>Attending all Creative Industry Skills sessions as well as your allocated Skill Building session in the LRC is essential over the next two weeks. </li></ul><ul><li>In addition to this, you should continue to develop your skills outside of Confetti using or by logging on to your own For Skills account at . </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>UK Young Artists </li></ul><ul><li>UK Young Artists is calling for submissions for this year’s awards and you’re invited to be involved! </li></ul><ul><li>Its aim is to showcase the best of the UK's young and innovative creative talent and provide vital support to young artists (18-30) while building confidence and supporting creative networking. </li></ul><ul><li>  To find out more and to apply online go to: </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>Get Connected! </li></ul><ul><li>Connect is the title for a brand new pilot television programme being launched by the Confetti Media Group. It is a magazine style entertainment programme that looks at the Creative Industries in Nottingham past, present and future. Think The Gadget Show meets The Culture Show.  Content for the programme will be produced by students studying music, media and gaming at Confetti at Levels 3 and 4 with industry specialists and mentors on hand to provide expert tuition and guidance throughout the production process. </li></ul><ul><li>Already 50 students from a variety of courses are actively involved with the project and are currently working with mentors to develop a variety of assets for the programme including music, graphics and video. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>If you would like to find out more about Connect then please contact j [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>You can follow the progress of the show and join out Facebook Fansite ‘Confetti Connect’, our Twitter feed ‘ConfettiConnect’, or our online community on blog . We are also on flickr and youtube ‘confetticonnect. </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>‘ What does Equality and Diversity mean to you?’ </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>Hot food trials coming soon! </li></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>Your radio station needs you. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  12. 13. <ul><li>Castle Radio </li></ul><ul><li>The new Castle College AM Radio Station has been set up to run along the lines of a Student Union society. This gives Confetti students many exiting opportunities in terms of helping to run the station and providing or developing content for transmission. </li></ul><ul><li>Student presenters can submit one hour radio shows on CD to Curtis Hodelin for consideration for upcoming shows. All material will be checked by Castle Radio management before being played on air and the attached guidelines must be followed. </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you to all students who have played a part so far... </li></ul><ul><li>If you’re interested in helping to run the Radio Station please email [email_address] for more information. </li></ul>
  13. 14. <ul><li>Cultural Calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Wed 19 May- Shavuot (1st day) (Jewish ) </li></ul><ul><li>Shavuot is a two-day festival that marks the time when the first harvest was taken to the Temple. Also known as the Festival of Weeks. Work is not permitted for the duration of the festival. </li></ul><ul><li>Sun 23 May - Pentecost - Whitsun (Christian ) </li></ul><ul><li>The seventh Sunday after Easter, commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples and the birth of the Christian Church. </li></ul><ul><li>Sun 23 May - Declaration of the Bab (Bahai ) </li></ul><ul><li>The Bab was the Forerunner of Baha'u'llah, founder of the Baha'i faith. His mission was to prepare the world for the coming of Baha'u'llah and he declared it in the evening of May 22 1844. </li></ul><ul><li>Sun 23 May - Birthday of Guru Amar Das (Nanakshahi calendar) (Sikh ) </li></ul><ul><li>Guru Amar Das (1479-1574) was the third of the Sikh Gurus. </li></ul><ul><li>Thu 27 May - Wesak or Buddha day (Buddhist ) </li></ul><ul><li>The most important of the Buddhist festivals. It celebrates the Buddha's birthday, and, for some Buddhists, also marks his enlightenment and death. </li></ul>