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Dawn Fitt OBE
Pioneering female engineering educator, Dawn Fitt, of Bedford College, has been awarded an OBE in the New Year's Honours list...
As part of its activity during Women’s History Month, the University of Bedfordshire (UoB) is shining a spotlight on the inspiring women who have given their names to important components of its Bedford and Luton campuses.
Phill with the careers map in computing at Bedford College’s riverside campus off Cauldwell Street, Bedford
The Bedford College Group will take centre stage at the WorldSkills UK Live event in November, with IT support department member Phillippe Beall competing in the Network Systems...
Ian Pryce Bedford College
The Bedford College Group has been shortlisted in two categories at the TES FE Awards 2020. The prestigious Times Educational Supplement awards showcase...
learning
As the country’s sixth formers receive their A-level results today, the Bedford Independent has asked some of the town’s educators, leaders and business...
St Thomas More Teen Takeover
Bedford Independent set up its online news desk at St. Thomas More school this morning as part of Teen Takeover Day 2018 and its ongoing mission to inspire Bedford's future journalists...
Bedford College student Eva Cringle has beaten 4,000 other entries to reach the final of the Space Foundation International Student Art Contest.
University of Bedfordshire
Aspiring nurses, midwives and physiotherapists are being urged to apply to The University of Bedfordshire (UoB) ahead of the upcoming September term. The University has announced...
Cranfield University sewage treatment works
Cranfield University is to train the next generation of leading water scientists and engineers, thanks to receiving a share £446m investment in research by the Government...
An Ear to Hear
Takeover Challenge Healthy Eating: an interview with Hannah Brown from An Ear To Hear Hannah Brown has built her own company, ‘AnEarToHear’, with the aim to help those with an eating disorder feel they can talk about...
Students and Vinegar
A highlight of LGBT+ month at Bedford College has been a visit from Drag Race superstar, Vinegar Strokes*, one of a number of initiatives organised by...
(l-r) Principal and CEO of The Bedford College Group, Ian Pryce CBE; Gloria Ochante Cahuana and Cllr Doug McMurdo
Bedford College has recognised its 10,000th student at a “Celebration of Success” event earlier this month which also marked the graduation for students at Bedford College Group...