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Check out our new Student Blog. If you are a current or former student of West Suffolk College or the University of Suffolk at West Suffolk College, send in your blog and tell us all about your experience and what you're doing now. 

International Festival of Learning

International Festival of Learning

On 28 June West Suffolk College will be hosting the International Festival of Learning for it's second year! With a huge lineup of top speakers, the festival's theme is all about technology in education covering area's ranging from STEM to SEND to creative subjects, wellbeing and lots more!

College hosts all girl STEM event

College hosts all girl STEM event

West Suffolk College hosted the ‘Big Girls Crumble’ event last week for 103 Suffolk girls from 7 different Suffolk schools all as part of an initiative to encourage young females to start thinking about the possibilities of a career in STEM.

New Anglian Water Course

New Anglian Water Course

This innovative pre-apprenticeship programme has been designed with the specific aim of attracting new talent into the utility sector and enabling learners to ultimately work for one of the Alliance companies as apprentices.

FREE Workshops: Future Proof your Business

FREE Workshops: Future Proof your Business

Come along for free business advice workshops on Monday 24 June and Monday 8 July.

Morocco Trip: Sport students volunteer at orphanage

Morocco Trip: Sport students volunteer at orphanage

View images from the Sport & Exercise students' trip to Morocco where they have volunteered with an orphanage. 

Sixth form students visit Abbeygate site

Sixth form students visit Abbeygate site

A group of students who will be attending Abbeygate Sixth Form College in September had the fantastic opportunity to visit the building site, to be amongst the first group of people to see the swift progress being made. 

STEM Innovation Campus

STEM Innovation Campus

Full steam ahead for the new STEM innovation campus to open in September 2019. The new campus, the College’s third site, will be based at the former global manufacturing Vitec Video Com premises on Western Way. The project is at the heart of the College’s visionary plans to create an ‘education triangle’, which also includes the build of Abbeygate Sixth Form College, in the grounds of King Edwards VI School opposite (set to open in September 2020).

Celebration of Achievement 2019

Celebration of Achievement 2019

We're had our annual awards ceremony, Celebration of Achievement 2019, on Monday 10 June 2019 at Theatre Royal. 

Staff Takeover - College Closed on Fri 5 July

Staff Takeover - College Closed on Fri 5 July

Staff of West Suffolk College will be having their annual celebration on Friday 5 July, and the College will be closed to all visitors and students on this day. 

No.1 in country for adult GCSE English results

No.1 in country for adult GCSE English results

West Suffolk College has been ranked as the number one FE provider nationally for adult English GCSE achievement rates in 2018. The national qualification rate tables published recently show that the College is an impressive 29% above the national rate for adult English GCSE results, under the more challenging new English GCSE specification.

NEW: Digital Engineering Technician Apprenticeships

NEW: Digital Engineering Technician Apprenticeships

Digital Engineering Technicians optomise the performance of built environment projects using digital models and software, sketches and electronic visualisations.

Apply for a bursary

Apply for a bursary

If you’re on a low household income you can apply to get financial help through a college bursary scheme.

Save the Date: Apprenticeships Taster Day: Tuesday 16 July

Save the Date: Apprenticeships Taster Day: Tuesday 16 July

Want to find out more about apprenticeships? What are they, how do they work? Come to our Apprenticeships Taster Day on Tuesday 16 July from 10am to 2pm. Open to all year 9/10/11/12 students, parents and school staff. 

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West Suffolk College is in the top three colleges in the country. The College is one of the country’s leading Apprenticeship providers - apprenticeship results have consistently remained above the national average for the past six years. We offer dozens of foundation and honours degrees at our focused and inclusive University Studies Centre. We have over 10,000 students and 1,500 apprentices studying with us and we work with over 850 employers. A fantastic 97% of students go on to further education, employment or voluntary work.

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Abbeygate students see their new college site for the first time

Abbeygate students see their new college site for the first time

Tuesday 25 June 2019 Read more
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One College, 103 Suffolk girls, 7 Suffolk schools – West Suffolk College host all girl STEM event

One College, 103 Suffolk girls, 7 Suffolk schools – West Suffolk College host all girl STEM event

Sunday 23 June 2019 Read more
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West Suffolk College joins Anglian Water’s Alliances in an exciting new training collaboration

West Suffolk College joins Anglian Water’s Alliances in an exciting new training collaboration

Friday 21 June 2019 Read more
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West Suffolk College ‘high fives’ Suffolk Day

West Suffolk College ‘high fives’ Suffolk Day

Thursday 20 June 2019 Read more