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Rio 2016

This time four years ago the London Olympics were getting underway. Danny Boyle's opening ceremony took place, with cameos from James Bond, Mr Bean, Paul McCartney and David Beckham, and the Queen officially opened the games. Watched by over 27 million UK viewers, which is...

EuroSkills 2016

South West College student, Seamus Goodfellow, will represent the UK at the 2016 EuroSkills in Gothenburg, Sweden in December, when five hundred competitors from over twenty countries gather to compete in thirty-five vocational skills, in what is Europe’s biggest skills competition. From Donaghmore, Seamus has been...

Changing Gear

Chris Evans has resigned after only one series as the host of Top Gear, but there are plenty of other options available in the world of Motorsport. One of the biggest jobs in British television is once again vacant, after Chris Evans resigned as the main...

Miss STEM

A group of students from South West College travelled to London on 25th April as part of the Miss STEM project, an initiative funded by Erasmus+ to involve young females in meetings with decision makers in the field of STEM in the UK. STEM Education Officer Dominic...

STEP Employers Day

A recent event held at the South West College Omagh brought students, college staff and employers together to highlight the brilliant work being done through the STEP programme. Attended by large numbers, the event maintained a small crowd atmosphere that highlighted the family feeling within the...

Koppert Cress

Paul Da-Costa-Greaves, of Koppert Cress, visited the Dungannon campus of South West College on Wednesday 8th June. Having also spoken across Manchester, London, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Istanbul and Oman in the previous week, Paul treated the culinary students in attendance to a talk on some of...

SWC Art Show

The South West College recently launched the Foundation Diploma End of Year Show, which will run until Saturday 28th May. The exhibition features students from the Ulster University Foundation Degree in Design, showcasing the students work in a variety of different disciplines, and including work such...

Panama Papers

Millions of leaked documents dubbed the Panama Papers have revealed how tax havens have helped hide wealth across the globe. The unprecedented leak of 11.5m files show how clients of Mossack Fonseca, the worlds fourth largest offshore law firm, located in panama, laundered money, dodged...

Future of learning

It’s no secret that in recent years and decade’s education has been changing. Some changes are disputed, such as admission fees. Some are rare, such as The University of Essex’s decision to terminate the use of exams in their philosophy course. Others are frankly odd....