Hereward College News

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Another Success for the Peer Support Team!

Hereward College has been recognised by The Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) and the National Union of Students (NUS) for its strong commitment towards the health and wellbeing of students and staff.

The College won the Highly Commended Award in the Leading the Learner Voice Awards 2012, in the Health and Wellbeing category, for the significant efforts made by students and staff to raise awareness on the issues of bullying in College. The award was presented on Thursday 21st of June at the annual Leading the Learner Voice Awards ceremony in London.

The various award categories highlight outstanding practice in leadership for learner voice and value the different leadership roles that are vital to ensure that learners’ views are actively sought, listened to and acted upon.

With a record number of nominations received by LSIS in 2012, Hereward College managed to impress the judges with its commitment to making sure that derogatory language – words and expressions that are homophobic, racist, sexist or disabilist and seek to demean particular groups and individuals, do not find their way in the College.

Hereward College was recognised for its ‘Say no to Bullying’ Campaign which covered a wide range of activities, tackling bullying in the college and the wider community. The award was presented to the Peer Support Team (PST), a group of trained students from Hereward College who help and support new students.

Cyntia G. Laycy, assistant Educational Psychologist at Hereward College and one of the coordinators of the PST, said: "This is a fantastic achievement for the Peer Support Team who, with the support of staff, have dedicated themselves to improve the wellbeing and safety of all the students who might have experienced bullying in their lives.’

The PST organised events related to bullying which included having a giant petition on a board where students would express their feelings regarding bullying, making T-shirts with messages against bullying, encouraging students to write down words that have hurt them and then celebrating the destruction of all the upsetting words; watching movies followed by discussions; playing bullying themed board games; and finally, offering free hand massages to relieve stress.

And if these weren’t enough, the PST organised and took part in a sponsored walk to help raise funds for Childline, a charity which helps the most vulnerable children in society.

Dayna Donnelly, a student mentor who was present at the Award ceremony, also added: “Not only did they help their peers at college, but also the wider community and the most vulnerable children in society. For these, I am extremely proud of them all”.


The LSIS judges had the following to say: “Hereward College's Peer Support Team was highly commended because they showed a whole organisational approach and their project was well embedded. A lovely nomination!”

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Monday, 25 June 2012

New sport activities for the Community

Hereward College is developing new sports activities for the community, through a funding application to the Sport England Inclusive Sport programme. 
We are keen to hear your preferences, particularly if you have any disabilities, so please complete the short survey by following the link below:


If you require this in any other format please contact alice.davey@hereward.ac.uk

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Friday, 15 June 2012

The Hereward Festival is coming!!!

It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to the Hereward College Festival which will commence on Monday, 18 June 2012

The Hereward Festival presents a unique opportunity for us to work together and showcase the very best of what our students are capable of, through an exciting and diverse mix of performances, exhibitions and celebrations from all of our curriculum areas.

Students from each curriculum area have actively worked on the organisation of the events and challenged each other about which department will host the most succesful events. Our activities will cover Business, ICT, Creative Arts, Media and Sport. We've got something planned for everyone!

Click to see all the activities and events we have planned for the Hereward Festival .

This year's Festival will demonstrate the imaginative and exciting work of our students, celebrate their academic achievements over the past year. At the same time, our students will promote the values that Hereward College stands for, like supporting independence, breaking attitudinal and physical barriers and developing teamwork in a very diverse environment.


The college will also be open for visitors who have either attended Hereward in the past and want to remember the good old College days, or prospective learners who want to see Hereward College at its best. If you would like to attend please contact admissions@hereward.ac.uk or phone 02476 426173 to register.

You can also join our event on Facebook!

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Friday, 1 June 2012

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Party at Hereward College




The Level 3 Business Group which was led by Jon Parsons put together a very special Jubilee Party.


A big thank you to everyone involved and especially to the Queen, played by Katy Johnson, who made it to our grand event.


It was a great success and students were very impressed with the Jubilee Punch and cream scones.


A student has said “It was lovely get together and we were given a commemorative mug to celebrate the occasion, which I will remember forever, a big thank you to the Level 3 group”……Melissa Holland

Jon Parson wanted to add: "It was a great experience to organize the Jubilee Party. I had the opportunity to work on my organisational and leadership skills, while having a great time with my college mates".


Martin Berisford took the opportunity to say thanks to the 31 Coventry Fun Run Runners who raised £600 for both Mencap and “Friends of Hereward”.  He also awarded a number of prizes to the runners for categories like the best achiever.

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