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  • 18 Jun 2015Car Boot Sale at BCoT on 28th June

    Fancy a bargain? Come along to the BCoT Car Boot Sale on Sunday 28th June 8.30am–1pm (set up for sellers from 7.30am) 

    Want to come along and sell?

    Please book your pitch in advance with Richard on 01256 306359 or email richard.wilkins@bcot.ac.uk

    £5 for a standard family car or £8 for a van

     Want to come along and buy?

    Just pop along!

    Entry fee – 50p per adult, children get in free

    Basingstoke College of Technology Worting Road Basingstoke RG21 8TN

     

  • 17 Jun 2015Pupils display culinary talents

    The Restaurant at BCoT played proud host to the finals of the Hampshire Create & Cook Competition 2015, giving pupils the opportunity to display their culinary talents. 

    Students from four schools around Hampshire took part in the final which saw them create a two course menu using as many Hampshire sourced ingredients as possible. The competition, which has the support of top chefs, aims to nurture young talent and celebrate local food. 

    The students were judged on a number of factors to decide the winners. These included: the design of their menus, use of local produce, taste and texture of the dishes, culinary skill involved in cooking the dishes, teamwork and time management. A panel of judges watched the competition giving each team a score before deciding an overall winner. 

    Judging the budding chefs were: 

    Adam Fargin – Chef at Aviator in Farnborough

    Davina Tibbetts – Home Economist and co-founder of the competition

    Stuart Heaton – Retail Business Manager of The Southern Co-operative’s Wickham store

    Min Raisman – organiser of the competition from fit2cook 

    The winners were Zoe Parsons and Laura Pauley from Horndean Technology College in Waterlooville. They will have their recipes professionally styled and photographed and also go on to the Regional Final of the Create & Cook Competition where they will compete against cooks from Sussex and Isle of Wight schools. Zoe and Laura won £1000 for their school Food Technology department. 

    Catering and Hospitality lecturer at BCoT, Ian Pitt was delighted to host the competition at the College, saying: 

    “This competition challenges aspiring chefs to think about sustainability and the importance of supporting local farmers whilst giving them a chance to showcase their skills. Some of the talent on display was incredible and some truly excellent dishes were produced.”

  • 15 Jun 2015Student designs on show at Whitchurch Silk Mill

    Graduating BCoT Textiles for Fashion students enjoyed an early celebration of their success at a private viewing of their work at Whitchurch Silk Mill. 

    Tutors on the BCoT course have established strong links with the Mill over the years and, to celebrate its 200th anniversary, they decided to collaborate on a project inspired by silk.  Final year students on the Textiles degree course at BCoT, accredited by the University of Winchester, were tasked with producing a statement garment from silk panels woven at the Mill. 

    The students began their research back in March with a visit to the Mill.  Designs were then submitted and a winner was chosen in April to be made up in Whitchurch-made silk.  All the entries formed part of the students’ final collection items, showcased at BCoT’s annual fashion show in early June. 

    The reception and private view at the Mill marked an opportunity to see all their pieces made up and displayed together and to see Liz Masa Silver’s winning design completed in silk.  Students invited family and friends to enjoy the beautiful setting on the river Test and appreciate the quality of their design work.

    Presenting the winning students with their prizes, BCoT Deputy Principal, Jackie Grubb, said how impressed she was with the standard of their work.

    “I could see any of these pieces gracing a Paris catwalk!  I am really impressed with the quality of your work and know that each of you has a great future ahead of you.” 

    The winning dress and designs from all of the students who worked on the project will now be on display at Whitchurch Silk Mill until the end of June.

     

  • 15 Jun 2015Fashion Show and Art Exhibition blog

    Read Isabella Stockwell's great blog on this year's Fashion Show and Art Exhibition.  More photos of the event will be on this website soon!

    http://love-and-wardrobe.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/bcot-fashion-art-design-show.html#!/2015/06/bcot-fashion-art-design-show.html

     

  • 15 Jun 2015Forensic finger printing masterclass at BCoT

    BCoT Forensic Science students got a taste of higher level study when Ben Littlefield, Science lecturer at the University of Reading, visited the College to run a fingerprinting master class.

    Ben gave a talk to first year Forensics students about the use of fingerprints in crime scenes to help them gain a greater knowledge and understanding of the subject area.  The students were also given a demonstration on how to make an exemplar set of prints and then had the opportunity to try it themselves.

    The practical session gave students a chance to see what studying at a higher level is like and allowed them to learn more about the options they have after college. Ben was delighted to run the class and said:

    “When the College contacted me, I jumped at the chance to come and showcase our research and inspire the future generation of scientists. It was excellent to give the students a glimpse of university education whilst helping them to gain more practical experience.”

    Ann Grant, Head of Science at BCoT said:

    “Ben has given students an opportunity to broaden their understanding of different fingerprinting techniques. He has enabled them to improve skills that will be beneficial as they progress through the course. The students have gained some highly valuable practical experience in a session that they have all thoroughly enjoyed.”


Events

  • 01 Jul 2015Part-time enrolment evening

    Fancy trying your hand at something new?  Why not try a part-time course at BCoT?

    Our enrolment evening takes place on Wednesday 1st July 4-8pm - call in and sign up!

    If you are thinking of learning a new skill for enjoyment or want to develop your employment prospects, then come along and talk to us about the extensive range of courses available at BCoT.

    We also have a 10% early bird discount on tuition fees available for those who enrol and pay in full in July, so get in quick to save! 

    To find out more, please call our team on 01256 306484.

  • 08 Sep 2015Part-time enrolment evening

    Fancy trying your hand at something new?  Why not try a part-time course at BCoT?

    Our enrolment evening takes place on Tuesday 8th September July 5-8pm, no need to book.

    If you are thinking of learning a new skill for enjoyment or want to develop your employment prospects, then come along and talk to us about the extensive range of courses available at BCoT.

    To find out more, please call our team on 01256 306484

  • 19 Oct 2015Open Evening

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    Come along to our Open Evening from 4-7.30pm where you can look around the College, chat to staff and students and find out more about the courses you are interested in.

    This is also a chance for you to learn more about A levels and our subsidised travel programme.

     

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  • 14 Nov 2015Open Evening

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    Come along to our Open Day from 10:30am-1pm where you can look around the College, chat to staff and students and find out more about the courses you are interested in.

    This is also a chance for you to learn more about A levels and our subsidised travel programme.

     

    College Entrance

  • 07 Mar 2016Apprenticeships Event

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    Come along to our Apprenticeships Event which is being held in conjunction with National Apprenticeships Week.

    The Apprenticeships team and a wide range of employers will also be on hand to talk about apprenticeship opportunities and give help and advice if you are considering taking this route.

     

    We look forward to seeing you

     

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