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  1. 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,…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. “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;…

  7. Working towards a better future through Black History Month

    I’m delighted to see that a selection of films made by students from Milton Keynes College which form the centrepiece of a website celebrating this year’s Black History Month (1st – 31st October) have been featured on the website of The Voice, the magazine which describes itself as “committed to celebrating black excellence.” The students have…

  8. Art from 16 prisons on show at Worcester Cathedral

    Art created by offenders from sixteen prisons across England from Full Sutton in the North to the Isle of Wight in the South is going on show at Worcester Cathedral this week (25 October – 7 November 2019). The work has been produced by students in prisons taking courses provided by Milton Keynes College, one…