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  • College back plan to help tackle economic growth in the Borders
    A major partnership plan to ensure that the Scottish Borders is able to respond to a number of national issues has been launched with key partners including Borders College.

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  • College proud to be awarded Silver LGBT Charter Mark
    In good news during the first Scottish Borders Diversity Week, Borders College has renewed its LGBT Charter Mark and been awarded Silver, by meeting the criteria outlined within the standards at Silver LGBT Charter Mark level.

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  • Head of SFC ‘nails’ visit to College
    Borders College played host to Michael Cross, the Interim Director of Access, Skills and Outcome Agreements, at the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) recently. Michael was invited to visit the College by Principal and Chief Executive of Borders College, Angela Cox.

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  • Borders College needs your help to train the future workforce
    At Borders College, we offer discounted services to members of the general public in our Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy Salons and our Restaurant, open during term-time at our Scottish Borders Campus in Galashiels.

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  • High spirits for Scotland Women U18s in Europe Rugby 7s
    Two HND Coaching and Developing Sport students at Borders College recently played for the Scotland Women Under 18s 7s squad in the ‘Rugby Europe 7s Trophy’ at the Estadi Nacional in Andorra. Anna Forsyth (from Peebles) and Morven Rough (from Perth) represented their country in the weekend tournament which saw the Scotland side claim bronze.

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  • Greenpower racing students feel the ‘Aintree Heat’
    Aintree is fast becoming an annual destination for the Borders College Engineering student teams, who travelled south last month with their two Greenpower racing cars to participate in the ‘Aintree Heat 2017’ event.

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  • Students cater to Scottish Parliament
    Hospitality students from Borders College recently had the opportunity to practice the skills of their trade, serving canapés to guests at the annual Colleges Scotland Parliamentary Reception held in the Garden Lobby of The Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh.

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  • Give Blood at Scottish Borders Campus this month
    The blood drive at the Galashiels campus first began when Helen’s NC Business class arranged it as a citizenship project. Due to the success of the first blood drive, it has subsequently evolved into a regular event supported by both College and University staff and students.

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  • Community Day and Evening Classes – last chance to book your place
    Community Day and Evening Classes – last chance to book your place

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  • Local Downhiller smashes it at Scottish Enduro
    One Borders College student has every reason to celebrate following a big win at a recent prominent mountain biking event. Gregor Nixon, originally from Callander but now based in Peebles, was elated to finish first ahead of 32 others in the Under 19 Mens category of the Scottish Enduro Championship, held at Laggan in the Highlands.

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  • College wow crowds at Borders science festival
    Borders College was invited to return to the Bang Goes the Borders event at St Mary’s School in Melrose following on from last year’s success. Young visitors were wowed by various interactive workshops, engaging both pupils and their parents at what has been another hugely successful year for the popular event.

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  • Top employer title awarded to caring College
    Borders College has become the first of Scotland’s colleges to be named as a ‘Carer Positive Engaged’ employer by Carer Positive Scotland, in recognition of its supportive policies and practices for staff who are Carers. Carer Positive employers support working carers in the workplace, not only benefitting those individuals by helping them to achieve the necessary balance in their lives, but also benefitting the organisation by retaining experienced workers, reducing staff absences and making huge savings on recruitment costs.

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  • College duo selected for Scotland Women Under 18s
    Two Borders College students have been selected as part of the Scotland Rugby Union women’s squad to play in the ‘Rugby Europe 7s Trophy’ in Andorra this weekend (22-24 September).

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  • Limited places for immediate start - September 2017
    We are currently still recruiting on the following courses for an immediate start. if you would like to join us on any of the courses listed below please follow the link below, select your course and apply online today.

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  • College to share science innovations with primary pupils
    Staff from Borders College are set to attend St Mary’s School (Melrose) at the weekend in support of their annual ‘Bang Goes The Borders’ science festival, now into its seventh year. The popular festival offers hands-on activities and workshops for pupils aged 5-14 and their families in order to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) activities, encourage and enhance learning in those areas, something which is being heavily backed by the Scottish Government.

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