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By Ruth Exelby on 15 December 2017

So the year of 2017 is coming to an end. There are celebrations to be had as people complete their end of term projects, entertain us with their reviews and the season is started off as the College launches into the festivities throwing a glittering awards ceremony. On the face of it, all is well. So I ask the question in the immortal words of the glorious David Cassidy who died recently – “how can I be sure, in a world that's constantly changing? “

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By Lauren Glover on 7 December 2017

Hi, I’m Lauren Glover and I perform in a band called LMK. I write my own songs, but I’ve only ever performed one song in front of an actual crowd. I’m also registered blind – which makes things tricky but even more rewarding.

Welcome to my blog post on the lead up to our fabulous festive gig at Northampton College, which is taking place in the Drama Theatre at Booth Lane from 7pm on December 18th.

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By Jason Lancaster, Vice Principal on 7 December 2017

I’ve got a question for you and I’d like you to answer it honestly. What is your first reaction if someone gives you feedback that says “I didn’t like that” or “that could be improved by...”?

Come on now, be honest! Hurt? Frustrated? Defensive? Maybe even angry? All perfectly natural responses, all of which I’m guilty of from time to time.

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By Daniel Owens, PR and Comms Consultant on 29 November 2017

This time of year is awards season. From glitzy red carpet affairs in a swanky London theatre to a bit of fun at end-of-year office parties, it’s a time to celebrate success and look back on the hard work undertaken throughout the year.

Here at Northampton College it’s no different. Our annual awards ceremony is always a highlight of the curriculum calendar and this year was no exception.

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By Jason Lancaster, Vice Principal on 22 November 2017

We had some great news in the most recent edition of FE Week, the newspaper for the further education sector. Northampton College was rated joint second in its NICDEX, a ranking of all FE colleges in England. Here, we’re in pretty lofty company, with some of the very best UK colleges around us. The NICDEX uses UK data to rank colleges based on student and employer satisfaction as well as the proportion of younger and adult students who move on to good quality work or further study.