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Pizza and Politics with Polly Toynbee

Polly Toynbee Visit

Celebrated Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee visited Harlow College on Wednesday 26 November for a politically charged discussion and provided some helpful tips to aspiring journalism students.

Accompanied by Harlow’s Labour candidate Suzy Stride, Mrs Toynbee hoped to inspire some of the students at the College during a “Pizza and Politics” event, the fifth one of its kind, where students were wholeheartedly encouraged to vote and take a more active role in politics.

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BBC Radio 4's Any Questions? at the GlassBox Theatre

Any Questions

Harlow College had the honour of hosting Radio 4’s Any Questions? on Friday 9th of January. Presenter Jonathan Dimbleby grilled five prospective parliamentary candidates in the College’s GlassBox Theatre in front of an invited local audience.

The panel consisted of Victoria Ayling (UKIP), Jillian Creasey (Green Party), Maajid Nawaz (Liberal Democrats), Sir Keir Starmer (Labour) and Tom Tugendhat (Conservative).

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A Level Students Shine at Harlow College

impressive A Level Results

Harlow College is celebrating its latest set of impressive A Level results, with high achieving students securing a 100% pass rate for the third year in a row. Not only that but 58% of the passes were at grades A*-B and 83% were at grades A*-C.

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Student Celebration Awards

A Night to Remember

On Wednesday 3rd of July students, staff, alumni and proud parents gathered in Harlow College's Glass Box Theatre to celebrate the achievements of our amazingly talented and successful students. It was a wonderful evening and an opportunity to showcase the positivity, enthusiasm, hard work and dedication of our young people. Students played key roles in all aspects of the event, including organisation, presentation, catering and technical support.

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Guardian Editor Strikes Gold Thanks to Harlow College

Tayla Mead Gets Rising Star Award

Harlow College is celebrating its success at the AoC Gold Awards held at the House of Commons on Wednesday 11 June. Alan Rusbridger, Editor of The Guardian and a former Harlow College student, was awarded a prestigious Association of Colleges (AoC) Gold Award by Lord Willis of Knaresborough at the House of Commons. BA (Hons) Journalism student Tayla Mead received a Rising Star Award for her exceptional progress.

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Ed Miliband at Harlow College

Labour Leader Makes a Return Visit

Harlow College hosted a second visit from Ed Miliband on Wednesday 12 November. After being welcomed to the College by Principal Karen Spencer, trainee journalists from the College were given the chance to meet the leader of the Labour Party for an informal interview session. He faced some tough questions on topics that included tuition fees, unemployment amongst young people, engaging with voters and how he deals with the pressure of leadership.

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BTEC Media Student Wins National Award for Educational Excellence

Media BTEC Student of the Year

Local student Sophie Stacey from Harlow College has won Media BTEC Student of the Year at the National BTEC Awards, held in London on 3rd July 2014. The ceremony was held in recognition of the nearly one million students around the country who are studying BTEC qualifications this year. Pearson, who own Edexcel, the awarding body for BTECs, received over 1000 nominations across the 20 award categories for this year’s Awards.

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Cooking Outside the Box

Mystery Box Challenge

We had a flavour of Masterchef at Harlow College recently as catering students from Harlow and Herts Regional College were presented with a 'Mystery Box' cooking challenge.

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Summer Graphic Design Show

A Wealth of Design Talent

Our incredibly talented Art and Graphic Design students displayed their outstanding artwork at the recent Visual Arts Show held at Harlow College. Students hosted a private viewing of their work on Wednesday 4th June 2014, where they were able to showcase the varied disciplines of art, design and animation they had worked on throughout the year.

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