International Women in Engineering Day at Sir Charles Kao UTC

SIR Charles Kao UTC celebrated International Women in Engineering Day on Friday 23rd June, with a day of practical activities to encourage more women to take up engineering careers.

Ofsted tell Sir Charles Kao UTC told it must improve

THE Sir Charles Kao University Technical College (UTC) has been told by government inspectors Ofsted that it “requires improvement”.

Harlow College students help educate the public about hoax calls

HARLOW College Level 2 Media students have been working on a crucial project with the East of England Ambulance Service to produce materials highlighting the damaging effects that hoax calls can have on the ambulance service and members of the public, often depriving them the chance of a speedy response when they need it most.

Harlow College open new cutting edge skills centre

THE new Harlow Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering Centre (HAMEC) was officially opened on Friday 10th March by the Rt Hon Robert Halfon MP, Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills. HAMEC will be focused across key engineering areas covering Advanced Manufacturing, Operational Maintenance and Civil Engineering, allowing learners a full range of learning and skills […]

GlaxoSmithKline increase mentoring support at Sir Charles Kao UTC, after success of first mentor.

STUDENTS in Sir Charles Kao UTC’s sixth form have been receiving expert mentoring from engineers at GlaxoSmithKline to ensure they are well informed about their future career paths and options.

Pearson, GSK and Raytheon deliver unique employment workshops at Harlow UTC

STUDENTS at Sir Charles Kao UTC treated to workshops from staff at GlaxoSmithKline, Raytheon and Pearson as part of their activity week celebrations.

Harlow students go in search of Higgs Boson

STUDENTS from Sir Charles Kao UTC have been inspired by a visit to CERN, home of the Large Hadron Collider.

Harlow students lauded at Education Awards

THE outstanding educational progress of 84 young people was recognised at the annual Harlow Educational Progress Awards held last Thursday (24 November 2016) at the Civic Centre.

Sir Charles Kao students awarded at House of Commons

ACCESS Aspiration hosted a student prize giving and celebration event at the House of Commons.

Bloodhound team visit UTC

THE competition is led by the team who are building the Bloodhound project. The project aspires to break the 1000mph barrier and set a new world land speed record. As a result of the micro:bit model rocket car competition, they aim to inspire more young people into careers in science, technology, engineering and maths.

Sir Charles Kao engineering students visit GSK in Ware

BTEC Engineering students from the GSK-sponsored Sir Charles Kao UTC visited GSK Ware on Friday 8th July. The Year 12 students took part in a variety of activities which will enrich their studies.

Sir Charles Kao students look to the future

STUDENTS at Sir Charles Kao UTC planned for their future on Friday 1st July 2016, as they celebrated futures day.
During the event, students took part in a number of short workshops with a variety of organisations, each focussing on increasing the employability skills of students and their awareness of their future options. These included the Institute of Physics, Inspiring the Future, Public Health England and Alltogether.

Sir Charles Kao student gearing up for London Marathon

EIGHTEEN-year-old Joe, who studies maths and product design at the UTC, will this weekend take on the 26.2 mile race. Currently Joe has raised over £1000 for Cancer Research UK but is hoping for your help to raise more.

Groundbreaking Engineering Centre for Harlow College

ON 15th March, a groundbreaking ceremony was held at the site of what will be the new Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Centre at Harlow College.
The AMEC facilities, due to open in December 2016, will be focused across three key engineering areas – Advanced Manufacturing, Aeronautical Engineering and Operations & Maintenance Engineering.

Harlow College buoyed by cash boost

FOUR Essex colleges have been awarded capital grants totalling in excess of £500,000 by Essex County Council.

Colchester Institute, Harlow College, Prospects College of Advanced Technology (PROCAT) and South Essex College of Further and Higher Education (Basildon campus) have been awarded one-off capital grants totalling £576,173.

Sir Charles Kao UTC has the smartest room in Harlow

THE flat, a smart home environment situated on the first floor of Sir Charles Kao UTC was launched at an event on Thursday 3rd March from 5.00pm. Visitors had a chance to hear from a number of industry experts, staff and students about how this innovative learning space is integrated into the curriculum.

Harlow College students given tour around BBC Essex radio station

Journalism students from Harlow College were given a VIP tour of BBC Essex’s radio station in Chemlsford last Wednesday afternoon.

Sir Charles Kao students go to GSK research facility

ON 29th September four sixth form students from the Sir Charles Kao University Technical College enjoyed an afternoon of activities at GSK’s Harlow research facility.

Lady Kao visits University Technical College

LADY Kao was given a tour of the UTC by Principal Michael McKeaveney before having lunch with a number of the UTCs students where Lady Kao shared her career and experiences while working at Standard Telecommunications Laboratories(STL) in Harlow in the 1960s with the students.

Harlow College Annual Student Celebration

A special new award was created, in memory of a much loved and much missed member of staff, who we sadly lost this year. The Julie Hanger Award will be presented each year to the student who has not only excelled in their studies but has gone out of their way to be supportive and to help and encourage others.

Harlow College praised during apprenticeships week

AS part of National Apprenticeship Week (9-13 March), which celebrates apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy; Suzy Stride, prospective MP for Harlow, has praised Harlow College.

Suzy Stride lambasts ‘appalling’ cuts to Harlow College

LABOUR’S parliamentary candidate for Harlow, Suzy Stride, has hit out against the ‘appalling and despicable’ cuts announced by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills which directly impact Harlow College.

Outstanding achievements in hair awards at Harlow College

THE competition was the ninth annual Harlow College Hair and Beauty show, for the Level 2 Hairdressing students. Each year a new theme is chosen and this year’s theme was ‘The Seasons of the Year’. Each student produces a ‘Mood board’ (a board covered in ideas that eventually gives a visual representation of how the […]

BBC Apprentice star Bianca Miller runs personal branding workshop for Harlow College students

BUSINESS Students at Harlow College spent an afternoon with The Apprentice finalist Bianca Miller who ran a workshop on personal branding, starting their own business and being the best they can be.


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