2023

Leading behaviour specialist awards first FE partner status to Bridgend College
15/08/2023
Leading behaviour specialist awards first FE partner status to Bridgend College

We are thrilled to have received When The Adults Change (WTAC) Partner status as a Further Education (FE) College, the first given to any FE institution. The status is in recognition of the commitment to change and the cultural journey Bridgend College has undertaken over the past decade, particularly in regards to Relational Practice and […]

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Agriculture lecturer crowned Wales’ Woman Farmer of the Year
04/08/2023
Agriculture lecturer crowned Wales’ Woman Farmer of the Year

Katie-Rose Davies, Lecturer in Agriculture at Bridgend College, has been recognised for her outstanding contribution to Welsh agriculture, receiving the title of ‘Woman Farmer of the Year’. The award, bestowed by the Welsh branch of the National Farmers Union (NFU Cymru) and NFU Mutual, champions women in agriculture and seeks to raise their profile within […]

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Students hand-picked to exhibit work at UAL’s Origins Creatives
01/08/2023
Students hand-picked to exhibit work at UAL’s Origins Creatives

Digital Arts students from Bridgend College were selected to exhibit their work at Origins Creatives 2023, the annual celebration of student achievement run by the University of the Arts London (UAL). Nia Balendez and Rowan Fry, who both studied the Level 3 Diploma in Digital Arts, Animations and Graphic Communication, were chosen to showcase their […]

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College takes home Gold at the Heist Awards
28/07/2023
College takes home Gold at the Heist Awards

Bridgend College is thrilled to have been awarded Gold for Best Event Experience at this year’s Heist Awards, which celebrates excellence in Education Marketing and Communications across the UK. Held in Manchester’s Kimpton Clocktower Hotel, the ceremony was attended by over 600 professionals within the Further Education (FE) and Higher Education (HE) sectors. Across all […]

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Town Centre Campus development takes an exciting major step forward
27/07/2023
Town Centre Campus development takes an exciting major step forward

We are thrilled to announce that Bridgend College has taken a major step forward in its ambition of building its new Town Centre Campus development. Following a meeting with Bridgend County Borough Council on 27 July, the College has received planning permission for its new Town Centre Campus. The 13,100 m² development is set to […]

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Have an old school uniform? Bring it along when you enrol!
27/07/2023
Have an old school uniform? Bring it along when you enrol!

Until Friday 8 September, Bridgend College will be accepting donations of pre-loved school uniforms to gift to local schools for the start of the new academic term. Schools will then be able to distribute items to students as needed. Collection bins will be located at reception on both Bridgend and Pencoed Campuses. We will be […]

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Wildlife and Countryside deliver a phenomenal year of initiatives
26/07/2023
Wildlife and Countryside deliver a phenomenal year of initiatives

As the academic year comes to a close, we would like to celebrate the fantastic year our Wildlife and Countryside department has had in 2022/23. Catering to students with an interest in the natural world, environmental conservation and habitat management, the Wildlife and Countryside team at Bridgend College has led a superb array of initiatives […]

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Apprentices battle for a chance at WorldSkills finals in Industrial Robotics qualifier
10/07/2023
Apprentices battle for a chance at WorldSkills finals in Industrial Robotics qualifier

Bridgend College has hosted the final qualifying round for the Industrial Robotics category of WorldSkills UK 2023. Held on 30 June at the STEAM Academy, five teams from Bridgend College and Gower College Swansea took part in the event. Bridgend College welcomed industry employers, including Sony UK TEC, Renishaw and FANUC, as well as guests […]

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College hosts its first Business Bootcamp for budding entrepreneurs
06/07/2023
College hosts its first Business Bootcamp for budding entrepreneurs

In conjunction with Coleg Y Cymoedd and The College Merthyr Tydfil, Bridgend College hosted its first ‘Business Bootcamp’, in which keen students were able to attend a schedule of talks and workshops aimed at developing their entrepreneurial skills. For the past three years, Bridgend College has been involved with the ‘Summer Startup Week’, an award-winning […]

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College engages Bridgend at town centre Pop-Up Shop
29/06/2023
College engages Bridgend at town centre Pop-Up Shop

Having opened its doors in November 2022, the Bridgend College Pop-Up closed after a successful run on 23 June.  Throughout its eight month tenure, the Shop has been a hub for the College within the heart of Bridgend, providing a relaxed and informal setting for people to gain careers advice, attend course taster sessions and […]

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