Young engineers from South Devon UTC get creative at HMS Sultan in the Royal Navy Engineering Challenge

Young engineers from Newton Abbot’s pioneering secondary school, South Devon University Technical College (UTC), went head-to-head against schools from across the country as they participated in a unique challenge set by the Royal Navy.

Hosted at HMS Sultan near Portsmouth, the Royal Navy Engineering Challenge saw young engineers design and build two remote-controlled vehicles, a land-based recovery vehicle capable of carrying a stranded helicopter and a ship that can transport it to safety.




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Exeter College celebrates multi-million pound collaborative bid success for new Institute of Technology for the South West

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Thu, 04/11/2019 - 12:21pm

A multi-million pound bid to revolutionise digital, engineering and manufacturing technology education across the South West has been successful, it has been announced.  

The new Institute of Technology will establish a range of new buildings and facilities across the region.

The Department for Education (DfE) has confirmed the twelve successful applicants will receive a share of £170 million, awarded to establish a network of Institutes of Technology across the country. 

IT career options that do not require a university degree

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Wed, 04/10/2019 - 7:36pm

Exeter boasts one of the UK’s top-performing universities with some noteworthy alumni, including the likes of Zara Phillips and J.K Rowling. But do you really need to attend university to enjoy a high-paying and rewarding career? Not necessarily if you are looking for a career in IT. Here, we will look into alternative options for people wanting a computer-related profession.

4 ways to make new friends over the summer

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Thu, 04/04/2019 - 6:21am

Summer is the most sociable of seasons. Take advantage of the long hot days and relaxed atmosphere to make some new friends in new situations

The Broadclyst team show their t-shirt samples at the presentation in Microsoft HQ, Seattle

Young Global Enterprise Challenge winners travel to Seattle for awards

Authored by Manya McMahon
Posted: Wed, 04/03/2019 - 6:45pm

A team of pupils from Broadclyst Community Primary School (BCPS) and another from Gyan Mandir School in India recently flew out to Seattle to be awarded trophies in the 2017/18 Global Enterprise Challenge (GEC).

Meeting for the first time, the two teams celebrated their achievements as young entrepreneurs, met Anthony Salcito, Vice President of Worldwide Education, Microsoft, and were given a tour of the prestigious Microsoft headquarters, following the official launch of the next GEC, which begins this autumn.

Newton Abbot scientists win recycling award for eco-ambassador initiative

Authored by janeabsolutepr
Posted: Wed, 04/03/2019 - 12:44pm

Young scientists from Newton Abbot’s pioneering secondary school, South Devon University Technical College (UTC), have been presented with a Recycle Devon Award after launching an eco-ambassador project.

Founded by scientists Fyn Hayes (17) and Luke Dawson (18), the eco-ambassador project has initiated a range of practical solutions since its launch in 2018, set to improve the college’s environmental footprint.

Exeter College A Levels Top 10% Nationally for Outstanding Progress

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Mon, 04/01/2019 - 7:20am

Exeter College is in the top 10% nationally - for the second consecutive year - for the outstanding progress of its A Level learners. 

The college has been awarded a 2018 Alps Certificate of Outstanding Progress, achieving a top 10% national positon. This is compared to the A Level outcomes of 2,817 schools and colleges in the UK. 

More support for Newton Abbot's young people as South Devon UTC launches Mental Health Ambassador Programme

Authored by janeabsolutepr
Posted: Thu, 03/14/2019 - 9:26am

Young people from Newton Abbot’s pioneering secondary school have begun working with a leading healthcare provider to support those struggling with mental health issues. and the Book People partner to give away free children's books

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Tue, 03/12/2019 - 9:42pm

Exeter based learn to read website has partnered with the Book People, one of the UK's largest distributors of children's books in an exciting new initiative that will provide their users with free children's books.

A guide to getting back into education after a gap or later in life

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Thu, 02/28/2019 - 9:37pm

After many years working and earning in the same job, or same field, sometimes a new challenge or career seems very appealing and getting back to studying, or even trying it for the first time, can be a greatly rewarding move both in personal fulfilment and in career prospects. There is a lot to consider in returning to study as a mature student so this handy guide will take you through some of the key aspects of what you can expect when going down this route.

So what to study?

Singing triumphs for QE student!

Authored by QueenElizabeth
Posted: Wed, 02/27/2019 - 9:46am

Congratulations to Year 10 QE student, Ava Fitzhugh, who recently brought home two big musical wins!

Ava competed in the District Final of the Rotary Young Musician of the Year 2019, between winners in Devon and Cornwall this weekend at Fowey (she already won the East Devon final) and managed to win her stage.

Ava sang Handel and Mozart and goes on to compete at the Regional Finals on 31St March.