On GCSE results day, Milton Keynes College Group has bucked the trend of national achievement rates delivering success for hundreds of students in MK. The College’s GCSE results have kept pace with last year despite a predicted national fall of 5-10%, with an achievement rate of over 82%. This is particularly impressive, given that many…
Aspiring nurse wins MK College Student of the Year
Student with ambitions to become a paediatric nurse, Lucy Sharples, has been crowned Student of the Year for 2022. She was named the winner at the annual Students of the Year event held at Hotel La Tour in Milton Keynes last night (Thursday 9th June) and presented with her award by Tom Wraight, Regional Director,…
Silverstone hospitality partnership
Milton Keynes College launches partnership with Silverstone to give hospitality students fuel for success MK College and Silverstone have announced a partnership which will see 30 catering students, aged 16 upwards, working alongside the racing circuit’s events team from September 2022 as part of their training. The partnership will become part of the College’s new…
From Computer Studies to Global Senior Vice President
Paul Gartside graduated from college in 1989 after doing a BTEC National Diploma in Computer Studies. His career has taken him all over the world and has now come full circle, back to Milton Keynes College. Paul is now Security & Data Analytics Coach and Curriculum Innovator at the South Central Institute Of Technology. Tell…
Meet former Music Student Jodie Erica from MKFM
With the huge range of courses and study options on offer we love to see what careers our students go on to after studying at Milton Keynes College. We caught up with former Music Course student Jodie Erica, now Digital Media Presenter and the Head of Local Music at MKFM, Milton Keynes’ radio station. Jodie…
Free Online Courses
After deciding to make regular exercise and a nutritious diet a priority in her life, Maddie wanted to learn more about the basics of health and fitness and improve her future career prospects in this growing industry, alongside her full-time Marketing job. Find out more about Maddie’s experience of studying a distance learning course in Improving Personal Exercise, Health and Nutrition.
7 steps to take when considering changing your career path
There are many reasons why you may have decided that you want a career change. Maybe you’re unable to progress in your current role, perhaps it’s a stress-related issue, or maybe you would just like a new challenge. Whatever the reason, you should be strategic about it, research your options, and assess your qualities, wants,…
i’m always on the lookout for opportunities to learn new things and continue with my CPD, so, as I recently approached my 50th birthday, I was looking to put myself in the best position I could for a promotion or career development, so I wanted to upskill with an industry recognised qualification.
MK College Catering students shine at the British Grand Prix
2021 sees the second year of a very special partnership with Silverstone, through which MK College Catering & Hospitality students participate in the operational running of a hospitality area at the British Grand Prix. In what has been the biggest Grand Prix ever seen at Silverstone, our students certainly rose to the challenge this year….
Your guide to GCSE results day
It’s so nearly here – GCSE results day is just around the corner! On Thursday 12th August, you’ll be able to breathe a sigh of relief and finally put your exams behind you for the year. But what do you do once you actually know your grades? I’ve applied to MK College – what’s next?…