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51福利社 student visit APHA

The Biology department recently took 40 students to visit the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) open day. This was a two-hour programme of science displays and tours so our students could learn more about working on animal health research. The role of the APHA is to detect and control animal and plant diseases. 

Godalming Student Union interviews Godalming Mayor Adam Duce

51福利社 Director of Transition & Progression, Adam Duce was elected as the youngest Mayor of Godalming earlier this year. A few months after his election, and many engagements later, our Student Union caught up with him to find out more about him and his role as Mayor.  

Jeremy Hunts visits 51福利社

51福利社 students had a rare opportunity to discuss hot political and economic questions with the current Chancellor of the Exchequer, The Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt, just after his return from the Conservative Party Conference.  The Main Hall at Godalming was packed with students of Politics, Economics and other students who were interested in what he had to say.  In an hour-long session Jeremy took questions from the floor, not just about his current role as Chancellor but also covering topics that had been the subject of much debate in the press during the week.  

Exam Results Day 2023

We are extremely proud of our students’ achievements both in A Level and BTEC Level 3, especially given this cohort did not sit their GCSE exams, and therefore this was their first experience of sitting public examinations.  Our students have demonstrated much resilience and determination in achieving these wonderful results.  They have been a pleasure to work with and should feel extremely pleased with their outcomes. 

Congratulations and well done again to the inspiring class of 2023.  We wish them all the best for the future.

 

German language students and history students visit Berlin

Berlin was a popular learning destination amongst course trips in the spring term. German language students explored the culture, history, and language of Germany’s capital, while A-Level History students visited all the historical sights, like the Nazi concentration camp at Sachsenhausen and the site of the 1945 Potsdam Conference.

Local election candidates debate at 51福利社

With the local elections coming up on the 4th May 2023, the 51福利社 Student Union organised a debate of local candidates running in the local elections. 51福利社 students got to meet and ask questions to Jane Austin (Conservatives), Paul Fellows (Liberal Democrats), Charlotte Taylor (Labour) and Clare Weightman (Greens).

 

51福利社s Annual Spring Benefit Concert

It was an evening of music, fun and fundraising! The annual 51福利社 Spring Benefit Concert in aid of the Dan Eley Foundation was a great success and exceeded previous ticket sales and fundraising. 

Holocaust survivor shares his life story with history students

Holocaust survivor Marcel Ladenheim visited history students at the College as part of the Holocaust Memorial Day to talk about his early life in Nazi occupied France.  

Isabel Hardman comes back to 51福利社

Isabel Hardman, a former student at 51福利社 is an experienced journalist, covering UK Politics. She is the assistant editor of The Spectator and presenter of Radio 4’s The Week in Westminster.  The Politics students at 51福利社 gained a real insight into the ups and downs of Westminster during her talk.

Godalming students enjoyed 鈥楤rain Day鈥

Neuroscientist and Lecturer Dr Guy Sutton visited our Biology and Psychology students for a couple of Brain Days.

 

Oscar reaches the finals of National Public Speaking Competition

Congratulations to Oscar Chowney who has reached the final of the Gresham College National Public Speaking competition for year 12 students in Great Britain.  He has been invited to take part in the final presentations held in London on the 24th January, which is Speak Up and Succeed Day.  The topics for the finalists are focused on the environment and sustainability, Oscar has chosen to debate ‘what more should the UK Government do about the environment to benefit your generation? 

Wellbeing at 51福利社

At 51福利社 we are dedicated to the wellbeing of our students. We know that wellbeing and health has a big influence on a student’s ability to learn and progress. That’s why we encourage a learning culture that emphasises the importance of wellbeing and provides students with a toolkit for their future.  

Safety Week

At 51福利社 we feel that it is always good to reinforce aspects of safety in these challenging times, therefore we celebrate safety with a week of activities such as talks, videos, workshops and visitors to the College to help students stay safe in a range of situations. 

Sports Round Up

It has been a busy first term for those taking part in team sports this year as part of our +Active programme.   Over 140 students have played 60 fixtures so far this season, representing the College on a Wednesday afternoon in Surrey, the South East and beyond.   

Medical Interview Day

Supporting students to fulfil their potential and succeed beyond College is a big part of what we do at 51福利社. Part of this is the annual Medicinal Interview Day, which is organised for students wanting to study Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Science/Medicine. 

51福利社 best in Surrey for Oxford and Cambridge acceptance

51福利社 has always been committed to providing its student with the best opportunities for their future and this year we have made it to the top of the list. As many as nine students from our 2020/2021 have been accepted to Oxford and Cambridge universities. According to the data from the Department for Education that is the highest number of any state funded college or secondary school in Surrey.

Remembering Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 1926-2022

The 51福利社 community joins the Royal family, the nation and people around the world, in mourning Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.  We extend our sympathies to her family at this very sad time. We will always remember her outstanding sense of duty and loyalty during her reign which spanned an historic seventy years. She was a constant source of stability in an ever changing world.

Huge Congratulations to Class of 2022

Congratulations to all our wonderful students on their fantastic achievements today, we are so, so proud of you. As a College we pride ourselves on our strong sense of community and this is a day for the entire College Community to celebrate what are some of our best results ever!

Royal Academy Young Artist鈥檚 Summer Show

One of our Upper Sixth students has had his final piece selected for the Royal Academy Young Artist’s Summer Show 2022 as part of their exhibition.

Future Fridays 鈥 What is it?

Consisting of a series of talks, fairs and resources our Future Fridays take place over four consecutive weeks, each focusing on a different pathway; Progression Pathways (week 1), Career Pathways (week 2) and Subject Pathways (weeks 3 & 4).

Adam Duce, the Deputy Mayor of Godalming!

One of our very own has recently been elected as the youngest ever Deputy Mayor in the history of Godalming Council! Adam Duce is such an important member of our College, a fabulous English Teacher, Director of Transition and Progression as well as our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Officer… it seems like this man never sleeps! 

We won an award!

The Sixth Form Colleges Association (SFCA) Summer Conference is an annual event in every college leader’s calendar. The College submitted entries for both the Independent Learning and Enrichment & Employability categories. We are thrilled to say that WE WON the Independent Learning Category for our 50/50 learning model!

Romeo & Juliet on Tour

As part of the Performing Arts BTEC course, the students are required to take their skills on the road and tour a variety of local schools. This year the students performed a modern rendition of Romeo & Juliet, reimagining this tragic love story by questioning what the final death scene really achieved.

2022 Spring Term Sports Roundup

The Spring Term has seen the sports industry pick back up again and this includes sixth form colleges. This term our sports teams out outdone themselves in the leagues and worked together as players, we are so proud of everything they have achieved this term and we cannot wait to see what is next...

College trips are back!

After a 2-year hiatus on College trips, we are excited to announce that we have seen the return of student outings this term! If you think we are excited about this… just ask the students how excited they are!

What is happening in STEM?

This term our STEM students have been flexing their skills at the Olympiads, a timed exam-style paper completed at College. The Olympiads are a great place for the students to practice their exam skills and subject knowledge before their A-Level exams. Completed in Maths, Biology and Chemistry this year our students did exceptionally well…

Welcoming back campus events and fundraising...

This year we have seen the return of campus events and fundraising, something we have greatly missed around the College. From ping pong in the piazza to staff karaoke… the creativity we have seen from our staff and students when it comes to events has been amazing.

Our new Student Union has been elected!

Our new Student Union team for 2022/23 has been elected! The 51福利社 SU has become a quintessential part of our students' College experience, giving them the opportunity to both run for the available positions and vote for their new leaders.

The POC Society organised our very first Culture Day!

Culture Day was set and the team got to work decorating the Bistro with an array of flags, beautiful wall hangings and even a red carpet. A bake sale was organised to raise money for the Afghanistan and Central Asian Association (ACAA) and our fabulous catering team organised Lebanese food to be served from this area of the College to bring in other students.

What it is like to go to university in America?

Ever wondered what it would be like to go to university in America? Promenading through palm tree's in California or powerwalking through crowds in New York... Starbucks latte in hand. We have all seen the movies but what is really like to study over the pond? We chatted with one of our graduates, James Casemore, who is currently in his second year at Yale University. James painted us a picture of what it is really like to study in the USA, what the application process is like, applying for VISA's and what he plans to do next...

The High Sheriff Cadet is awarded for his exceptional work!

One of our very own students, Fin Wells, has been presented an award by the High Sheriff of Surrey for his exceptional work as the High Sheriff Cadet. This well-deserved position saw Fin assisting Dr Julie Llewelyn, the High Sheriff of Surrey, at county visits and events, building trust and offering his professional support when necessary. When chatting with Fin he spoke very highly of his time as a Police Cadet and when asked about his position as High Sheriff Cadet he replied ‘it was an incredible opportunity and extremely enjoyable’.

Godalming receives prestigious Artsmark Award for its' beacon of good practice' in the Arts
Students and staff at 51福利社 are celebrating after being one of the first College鈥檚 nationally to receive a Platinum Artsmark Award, the highest award made by Arts Council England in recognition of the quality of the College鈥檚 contribution to the arts, creativity and culture with the comment 鈥楪odalming is a wonderful beacon of good practice鈥.
COP26 Simulation Exercise
On Monday, November 1st, myself and other students studying Geography and/or Politics were lucky enough to have the opportunity to take part in a simulation of the COP-26 summit happening in Glasgow; this simulation took place in the Council Chambers in Godalming. Provided with access to the same data and information that was presented to the World Leaders and advisors we managed to successfully debate and negotiate with each other to get to a reduction in global warming of 2潞C.
Tributary - The New Student Magazine!
The first issue of our student-run magazine, Tributary, has been launched and is available to read! Founded by two of our students, Sebastian Ellery and Isabel Fraser, this passion project was inspired by the experience gained from their Journalism +Enrichment class, then deciding to take students news into their own hands. Beginning with the goal of bringing students together to discuss topics and potential writing perspectives, they have since exceeded this goal by publishing their very first issue.
Dan Piper awarded essay prize from the Association of Ukranians in Great Britain
Congratulations to History student Dan Piper who came second in the 2021 Holodomor Essay Prize competition, winning 拢400 prize money half of which is donated to the College.
England Hockey selection for talented goalkeeper Dora Savory
Talented godalkeeper Dora Savory has been selected for the England National Squad and will also be playing for the Godalming college Hockey side.
Results Day at 51福利社
As ever, 51福利社 students are celebrating their successes with an amazing set of A Level and BTEC results, enabling them to take the next step into their futures with confidence and optimism.
Brainiac Blair: Making Studying Fun
51福利社 student Blair Fiander is helping others with their revision and home learning using modern technology such as the social media platforms TikTok, YouTube and Instagram and a Discord Server Channel.
History of Art student Wins National Competition
Talented History of Art student Max Taylor is the the winner of SPoKE 2021 a National Art History documentary competition with judges including art historian and TV presenter Kate Bryan (Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year), Abigail Harrison-Moore (Professor of Art History, Leeds University), Rupert Isaacson (author and producer of 'The Horse Boy'). Sponsors and supported of the competition included the Association for Art History, Art History Abroad, Frieze Art Fair.
Luke makes it big at Dorking Film Festival
Congratulations to Media and Photography student, Luke Whatley-Bigg who is runner up in the Young Adult Short Film category of the Dorking Film Festival with his film about Kingston Upon Thames.
Alex wins London Met Photography Prize
Congratulations to Alex Phocas who is the overall winner of the London Met Photography Competition.

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