We know that despite the uncertainty that surrounds everyday life at the moment, students should still be thinking about their futures, and that as parents/carers, you will have as many questions as the students themselves.
We will be hosting a live Parents Information Evening on Webex, in collaboration with The University of Northampton, on Wednesday, 8 July 2020, from 6.30pm – 7.30pm.
As part of the evening, we will deliver a talk that introduces higher education, including:
There will then be an opportunity to ask any questions that you or the students themselves may have.
Given the unprecedented nature of the current situation, please consider the following information.
If you are handy with a can of WD-40 then you could be in with a chance to win a £25 Amazon voucher. All you need to do to take part in the competition is create a short video of yourself completing a task or home DIY project with the use of some WD-40.
We are looking for entries that complete their chosen task to the highest possible standard and/or in the most creative way. The first prize is a £25 Amazon voucher and a lucky runner-up will recieve a £15 Amazon voucher.
Here are some examples of everyday uses for WD-40:
Competition Closes on 31 July 2020. Click here for T&C's.
We've been really impressed with the ideas and creative solutions students and staff have found to help others in need and keep spirits high during the Coronavirus lockdown.
Let us know a good deed you have accomplished during lockdown, big or small, and you will be in with a chance of winning a £30 Amazon Voucher.
All you have to do is comment on a 'be kind' competition post on our official Facebook, Twitter or Instagram page and let us know about your good deed to be in with a chance to win.
Competition closes at 5pm on Wednesday, 6 May 2020.
Terms and conditions apply.
As part of our Go Green initiative students at Daventry Campus have been raising money for The Daventry Bee Project.
This wildlife conservation project has been set up to teach young people about the important role of bees in the eco-system, including pollination, honey and beeswax production.
Students from across the curriculum had a huge hand in the initial development of the project. This included:
Due to the ongoing circumstances related to the Coronavirus outbreak, students are currently unable to assist with the project, as anticipated.
Our hope is that, as soon as the situation allows, students on our Stepping Up programme can begin to work towards starting their own aviary as planned.
They will wear made-to-measure beekeeping suits to ensure they can safely handle the insects, and staff will be assisted with the practical aspects of the project by Estates co-ordinator Chris Thompson, a keen beekeeper in his spare time.
The first colony of bees have now arrived at Daventry Campus, and to ensure the project is still up and running during these unprecedented times, we have two members of staff still working hard to look after them.
Once the numbers have built up and the forager bees are well oriented to their new home, they will be moved into a standard size hive.
How can I get involved?
Our project leaders are continuing to grow seeds and plants for pollinators at Daventry Campus. We anticipate that these will survive for staff, students and the local community to visit as soon as it is safe to do so. These will also be available to buy.
If you are able, why not support our ‘Plant a metre for pollinators’ campaign, by marking out a metre in your garden and planting up to nine plants for bees?
The videos in the below playlist document the progress of The Daventry Bee Project in chronological order.