2023

STEAM Academy wins ‘Inspiring Learning Spaces’ Award 
26/06/2023
STEAM Academy wins ‘Inspiring Learning Spaces’ Award 

On Thursday 22 June, Bridgend College was honoured to receive the ‘Inspiring Learning Spaces’ award at the Education Buildings Wales Awards 2023. Held at the Hilton Hotel in Cardiff, the ceremony celebrated excellence and achievement within the Welsh education sector. The College’s STEAM Academy was nominated in two award categories, including ‘Project of the Year’ […]

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Bwyty31 celebrates 5* food hygiene rating
22/06/2023
Bwyty31 celebrates 5* food hygiene rating

Bridgend College’s onsite restaurant, Bwyty31, has been awarded a fantastic 5 star hygiene rating for its high standard of regulatory compliance with industry codes of conduct. Following the most recent inspection, the restaurant team were praised on their implementation of ‘Safer food, better business’, a food safety management protocol, with clear monitoring and excellent staff […]

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Head of Welsh recognised for Special Contribution at Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol awards 2023
21/06/2023
Head of Welsh recognised for Special Contribution at Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol awards 2023

We are thrilled that the College’s Head of Welsh, Carys Swain, has been presented the Special Contribution accolade at this year’s Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol awards. The annual award ceremony recognises the efforts and achievements of students, apprentices and educators across Wales who have contributed towards Welsh-medium and bilingual post-compulsory education each year. The Special Contribution […]

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Day Nursery at Bridgend College recognised as one of the best in Wales
16/06/2023
Day Nursery at Bridgend College recognised as one of the best in Wales

For the fourth consecutive year, the College’s Day Nursery has been hailed as one of the top 20 nurseries in Wales by the Nursery Awards 2023. View the full list of top-rated nurseries. The annual awards recognise the top-rated nurseries from each region of the UK based on independent parent and carer reviews. Although there […]

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Principal to become the first CEO of the new Commission for Tertiary Education and Research
09/06/2023
Principal to become the first CEO of the new Commission for Tertiary Education and Research

Following the announcement made by Jeremy Miles, Welsh Government Education Minister earlier this week, the College is pleased to announce the successful appointment of our current Principal and Chief Executive Officer, Simon Pirotte as the first CEO of the newly formed Commission for Tertiary Education and Research (CTER). The Commission will be the strategic authority […]

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Bridgend College celebrates outstanding student success at the 2023 Annual Awards Ceremony
09/06/2023
Bridgend College celebrates outstanding student success at the 2023 Annual Awards Ceremony

Bridgend College recently held one of its most anticipated events of the academic year, celebrating the achievements of its students. The 2023 Annual Awards ceremony, held in the College’s STEAM Academy on 8 June,  acknowledged and honoured outstanding success amongst its student body. During the course of the evening, 26 awards were presented to students […]

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Lessons of impact: the importance of community in education
05/05/2023
Lessons of impact: the importance of community in education

Four members of the Bridgend College operational team recently visited South Africa to develop strategic partnerships, aid in the implementation of digital technologies in local communities and create an exchange of learning practices. The eight-day trip, funded by the Welsh Government, was undertaken by Vivienne Buckley, Deputy Principal; Matthew Rees, Assistant Principal; Catrin Sullivan, Pencoed […]

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Jane Hutt MS visits Construction Academy to celebrate women in industry
28/04/2023
Jane Hutt MS visits Construction Academy to celebrate women in industry

On Thursday 27 April, Bridgend College and Persimmon Homes welcomed Dolau Primary School students and Minister for Social Justice, Jane Hutt MS, to highlight career pathways for women within the construction sector. The session, held at the Persimmon Academy, was a celebration of female achievement and possibility. The Year 6 pupils had the chance to […]

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DFN Project SEARCH launches the first National Supported Internship day
27/03/2023
DFN Project SEARCH launches the first National Supported Internship day

DFN Project SEARCH is launching the first ever National Supported Internship day to raise awareness of the positive impact that supported internships have. Monday 27 March marks the inaugural celebration, which aims to further their ambition to support over 10,000 people into paid employment by 2030. DFN Project SEARCH is a charity that enables young […]

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Project MALCOLM: the potential of pedal power
17/03/2023
Project MALCOLM: the potential of pedal power

Project MALCOLM, a joint venture between Bridgend College and Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board, was launched today at the College’s STEAM Academy. The project showcases the use of adaptive technology to convert pedal power into a sustainable energy source.   Packed with interactive student challenges and the chance to learn about the importance and impact […]

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