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  • The 'SEARCH' is over as students celebrate
    NHS Borders, Scottish Borders Council (SBC) and Borders College worked together in 2016 to introduce Project SEARCH in the Borders. Twelve months later, the first intake of interns have successfully completed the program. To mark the occasion a graduation ceremony was held on Tuesday 13th June at the Borders College Campus.

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  • Josh definitely in with a sporting chance of realising his rugby ambitions
    Borders College can boast a growing line of students with a talent for rugby, and the latest student to show their worth on the pitch is Josh Mackay, who manages to juggle his full-time NC Painting & Decorating studies with his developing rugby career. Read on for an insight, text by John Smail:

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  • Land-based Awards Presentation (June 2017)
    Land-based Awards Presentation (June 2017)

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  • Construction & Engineering Awards 2017
    Construction & Engineering Awards 2017

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  • Good fortune at East Fortune for Greenpower racing teams
    The College, who compete in the F24+ category, entered both of its cars (one of which is maintained by the Mechanics/Motor Vehicle students, the other by Introduction to Engineering students). The teams participated in two races at the East Fortune meeting, their first races of this season.

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  • Care students celebrate year of friendship and fun
    Students from the Care department within Borders College recently held an awards ceremony celebrating their achievements across the academic year, as well as friendships made.

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  • Caring for animals is diverse work
    Animal Care has grown to become one of Borders College’s most popular course areas, with applicant numbers rising. Students can expect to learn about and handle animals from across the globe, from as near as our own Borders region, to as far as Argentina.

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  • Sustainability – a key part of life at Borders College
    A round up of Sustainability news from Borders College Summer 2017

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  • College Restaurant supports National Waiters Day
    National Waiters Day took place on 16th May 2017 as an opportunity to promote Front of House careers in the hospitality industry.

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  • Childhood Practice HNC - additional places for 2017
    Additional places now available for August 2017 start Full-time or Part-time Courses This course is eligible for SAAS fundin

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  • College and Academy join forces to cater for teaching needs
    Borders College and Galashiels Academy have recently begun a successful collaborative teaching arrangement for Home Economics classes. Due to reduced staffing levels as a result of two staff members beginning maternity leave and another member of staff being promoted, the Academy’s strong Home Economics department found itself in need of extra resource to be able to teach their students. Pauline Anderson (Depute Head Teacher at Galashiels Academy) approached Lynne Gilchrist (College Head of Faculty for Creative Industries, Business & Sport) to find out if the College could help.

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  • College repeats successful Borders Science Festival event
    Following the success of last year’s event, Borders College has again welcomed over 20 primary school pupils through its doors as part of the Borders Science Festival, 2017.

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  • Gary and Fraser benefit from SRU partnership
    This week the SRU Academy also announced its selections for the coming year for both Stage 3 contracted players and Stage 2 players. Both Fraser Renwick and Gary Munro, a Carpentry and Joinery student at the College, have been promoted from Stage 2 and will now be Stage 3 contracted players.

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  • Art student Catrina all set for vlogging in Venice
    In January we made the exciting announcement that Art & Design student Catrina Barquist had been selected to participate in the 57th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia (in Venice).

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  • Smash the Stigma
    Borders College Students’ Association celebrated mental health awareness month, yesterday, by hosting ‘Smash the Stigma’, an event that aimed to promote the support available to students experiencing mental health issues, and encouraged students to forget about exam stresses and looming assessments and have a bit of fun!

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