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  1. The apprentice keeping MK schools connected

    If your kids are having lessons at home from teachers doing their best to keep education going, there’s a very good chance you might have Sam Watts to thank for it. Sam is a twenty-two year old apprentice at Milton Keynes College working for Cranfield-based tech company, Partnership Education. As with all apprentices, he is…

  2. Annual Justice Dinner held at Bletchley Park

    MK College hosted the High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire Julia Upton MBE’s annual Justice Dinner at Bletchley Park on Thursday 13th February. Guests gathered in the prestigious surroundings of the Mansion to enjoy dinner and networking. They were joined by special guest Dame Justice Cheema Grubb DBE, who is the first Asian woman to serve as a…

  3. HMYOI Aylesbury featured on BBC Two’s The Choir

    We were delighted to see some our learners from HMYOI Aylesbury feature on BBC Two’s The Choir with Gareth Malone. The two-part documentary followed Gareth as he ventured into HMYOI Aylesbury to work with the young men to form a choir. Gareth and the residents worked together to produce songs about their experiences in life and prison,…

  4. Principal appointed for new Institute of Technology at Bletchley Park

    The consortium led by Milton Keynes College behind plans for a new Institute of Technology (IoT) at Bletchley Park has appointed its first principal. Alex Warner is currently Director of the Technology Faculty for one of the group partners, Activate Learning which operates Further Education (FE) colleges across Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Surrey. He says, “I was involved…

  5. Young Creatives find their beat with Positive Mindful Drumming

    Our latest cohort of Young Creatives have been exploring how mindful drumming can become a powerful tool for developing positive wellbeing and mental health as well as improving co-ordination and concentration. The group took part in an exciting workshop delivered by Drum United; in the session the group were taught about the history of drumming,…

  6. An unforgettable year

    Is that it already? It’s hard to believe that 2019 has been and almost gone. It’s been a year of incredible milestones both personally and for the College. As I look back on it it’s hard to believe we’ve managed to pack so much in, so I thought I would put together a list of…

  7. OBE for Dr Julie Mills, Group Principal and CEO of MK College

    Group Principal and CEO of Milton Keynes College and Chair of the Helena Kennedy Foundation, Dr Julie Mills, has been awarded her OBE by the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William at Buckingham Palace. Dr Mills was named by the Queen in this year’s Birthday Honours List for her services to business and to education. She…

  8. Prison Services staff honoured at annual awards

    Staff working across our Prison Services gathered for the annual Prison Services Awards. The event was a chance to recognise the hard work of our teams working in our Prisons and our students. We were joined by many colleagues from HMPPS, LJ Flanders an ex-prisoner turned personal trainer and author of the Cell Workout as…

  9. Outstanding result for Thames Valley Resettlement team

    Following an inspection by HMPSS, the custody-based element of the Thames Valley Community Rehabilitation Company (TVCRC) has been judged as outstanding. Inspectors commented: “We were particularly impressed with the work of the Through the Gate (TTG) team, which, following national changes to the specification of this work, is providing comprehensive support to those being released from…

  10. “Hats off” for new College graduates

    MK College has been celebrating the achievements of its students at its annual graduation ceremonies at the Woburn Sculpture Gallery. Around eighty Apprenticeship and Higher Education students received their awards watched by family, friends and business partners from across Milton Keynes, including many local employers of graduating apprentices. Two guests were given Honorary College Fellowships;…