news & events

There is always something happening at Solihull College - from successful students to triumphant tutors, fund-raising events, trips to exotic locations, awards, competitions and partnerships - life at our Blossomfield and Woodlands campuses is never dull.

In 'Making the News' you can share in our achievements and enjoy a flavour of what makes Solihull College tick. For media / PR enquiries, please contact our marketing team on 0121 678 7000

Former Sport students create unique smartphone app

Thursday 29th January 2015

Former Sport students create unique smartphone app

Two former Solihull College students have launched a unique smartphone app as part of their '12 Week Body Transformation' weight management business.

 

Thursday 29th January 2015

"We need female role models in engineering, construction and science", Employment Minister tells College students

A senior government minister has visited Solihull College as part of a campaign to challenge career gender stereotypes. With just 272,000 women in the UK working in construction, compared to two million men and only seven per cent of engineers who are female, the Minister of State for Employment, Esther McVey visited the College to discuss the #NotJustForBoys campaign.  

 
College opens its doors to school leavers

Wednesday 21st January 2015

College opens its doors to school leavers

Throughout February and March, Solihull College will be opening its doors to school leavers as it hosts the annual Next Step events which allow learners to try taster sessions of subjects.  All subject areas, including Animal Care, Engineering, Photography, Construction and Hairdressing will be holding 'Try It! Love It! Learn It!' sessions.  

 
College's University Centre offers new qualification with Newman University

Wednesday 14th January 2015

College's University Centre offers new qualification with Newman University

A brand new qualification has arrived at Solihull College's University Centre thanks to a new partnership with Birmingham's Newman University.  Starting in September 2015, college leavers and adult learners looking to work in the care profession can now apply for the Foundation Degree in Special Education Needs, Disability and Inclusive Practice.

 
College offers

Tuesday 6th January 2015

College offers "€œFabulous" training to local independent retailer

With the focus on helping local retailers survive the high street slump reported regularly in the media, Solihull College has announced it will be supporting one local independent business in Solihull with its skills and training for staff in the New Year.  

 
Popular fast-track College iGCSE for adult learners makes 2015 return

Thursday 18th December 2014

Popular fast-track College iGCSE for adult learners makes 2015 return

Following the success of the pilot earlier this year with Oxford Brookes University, Solihull College is bringing back the iGCSE English course for adult learners in January which is now accepting applications.

 
College seals successful award year with additional award nomination

Thursday 18th December 2014

College seals successful award year with additional award nomination

Following the success of a string of awards for their digital marketing communications, Solihull College has scooped a further award nomination for the prestigious Times Education Supplement (TES) Further Education Awards 2015.

 
Royal charity project helps Solihull people with dementia remember

Tuesday 9th December 2014

Royal charity project helps Solihull people with dementia remember

People with dementia at a Bentley Heath day care centre have received a helping hand with old memories thanks to a project completed by a group of young unemployed people on the Prince's Trust Team programme at Solihull College.

 
Former student sets up first sensory hair business of its kind in West Midlands

Monday 8th December 2014

Former student sets up first sensory hair business of its kind in West Midlands

A former Solihull College student who successfully completed an enterprise qualification focussing on business start-ups has seen her dream realised by finally setting up her own business in Solihull.  

 
Solihull College only college in Midlands to receive HEFCE funding

Monday 8th December 2014

Solihull College only college in Midlands to receive HEFCE funding

As part of a two hundred million pound investment from Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE), Solihull College is one of 73 universities and colleges across the country -  and the only college in the Midlands -  to benefit from the support to increase in high-quality science, technology, engineering and mathematic students.  

 
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