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BULLETIN W/C 8 th September 2014. Welcome back everyone! Here are a few points to get you focused on your study at Brockenhurst College: Student ID and.

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1 BULLETIN W/C 8 th September 2014

2 Welcome back everyone! Here are a few points to get you focused on your study at Brockenhurst College: Student ID and lanyards – ALL students must wear their student ID and lanyards visible around their necks whenever on campus. These are required to buy food in the café and to purchase items from the Brock Shop. You will not be served anywhere without your lanyard around you neck. This year the work starts now. You will have final exams or coursework and you need to make sure you do well in these as there is no chance of resitting the year again, so attend and do your homework and ask for help if you need it, we want you to succeed as much as you want to succeed in the two years you are at Brock. Timetable changes will only be offered in certain circumstances and are not available if you are asking to be with a friend, or for part time work patterns, but if you have genuine reason for changes see one of the progress managers to see what we can do. Part time working hours should restricted to 12 – 15 maximum or they may have a negative effect on your attendance and results. Workshops will be available to learn how to revise and other aspects linked to the independent elements of college work. Watch out for these being advertised in future Student Bulletins.

3 Safety Office Student Health, Safety & Welfare Please comply with the following, which are intended to ensure your Health, Safety & Welfare whilst on College premises. On your arrival at Brockenhurst College you will be issued with a Student Identity Card/Lanyard. You are required to wear this at all times you are on site Your Tutors will advise you of the emergency procedures for the premises. If the fire alarm sounds please evacuate the premises immediately and follow all instructions given Do not enter any restricted areas that are clearly marked or touch the controls of any equipment or machinery unless authorised by your Tutor Please wear any personal protective clothing and/or equipment provided for your safety whilst in specific areas of Brockenhurst College Smoking (including electronic cigarettes) is strictly prohibited on the College site, except the designated smoking area Consumption of alcohol and use of illegal drugs is strictly prohibited in all areas of the College Health and Safety procedures and requirements are displayed in classrooms and in prominent positions around the College. Please note any specific safety requirements and act accordingly Drinking water is provided in key areas around the College site. Feel free to use these facilities but please don’t abuse them Your personal safety and security is of utmost importance at College. Don ’ t take personal risks and always make sure that somebody knows where you are at all times If you have any questions relating to any of the above or any other queries please ask your Personal Tutor or contact the College Health and Safety Partner –

4 Come and try Chinese at Brock! Do you know 1 in 5 people speak Mandarin Chinese – it is the world’s most popular and the fastest growing business Language in the world! Plus its amazing 5000 years’ history and culture! According to the CBI Mandarin is the second most in demand language for employers and 38% of employer who were looking for staff with a foreign language wanted employees who spoke Mandarin. A number of our students have gone on to study Oriental Studies at some of the top universities in the UK including Oxford and Cambridge. Numerous students who won apprenticeship due to the Chinese they learned. The fact that they have learned Mandarin and known about Chinese culture put them ahead of the crowd. GCSE Chinese is also counted into EBacc points if you are applying for Russell Group Universities. Brockenhurst College has been promoting Chinese Language and culture since 2004! You can choose from Enrichment Chinese, AQA ELC Chinese, GCSE Chinese to A level Chinese! Most of them are for complete beginners! For more information, please talk to Li Xing in E12 or email

5 Do you have a GCSE Modern Foreign Language? If not, have you considered coming along and finding out about the one year fast track GCSE Spanish course designed to meet the EBacc certificate requirements for Advanced Level students. This may be essential for some courses at some universities.

6 THE HUB Finding it hard to settle into Brock? Finding lunchtimes difficult to manage? You won’t be the only one! DON’T SIT OUT THERE ON YOUR OWN AT LUNCHTIMES! Come along to THE HUB for some space, a chat and a friendly face. You will be assured of a warm welcome at THE HUB. No ongoing commitment required – just come when you wish WHERE: H8, Brock Bytes (Little Brock Café on college map) WHEN: Every lunchtime – 1340-1410 – until October half-term Starts Monday 8 th September

7 MUSIC AT BROCK Would you like to add INDIVIDUAL MUSIC LESSONS to your timetable at Brock? We have a team of instrumental teachers, and singing teachers, who are able to give individual half-hourly lessons each week as part of your timetable. Lessons are available for all students, regardless of previous experience. The cost of lessons is subsidised: a programme of thirty individual half-hourly lessons over the academic year (ten lessons each term) is offered at £360 for the year (or £120.00 per term). We are able to offer lessons on a wide range of instruments, including: Bass Guitar, Cello, Clarinet, Cornet, Drums, Electric Guitar, Flute, Guitar, Horn, Piano, Saxophone, Singing, Trombone, Trumpet, Violin, Viola, Bassoon, Percussion. (Instruments are catered for on demand and we cannot guarantee to offer lessons until applications are received in September). If you would like to apply for lessons please go to BrockShop (via the Student Portal) and go the section "Music". Alternatively, if you have any questions about lessons please email

8 Girls Football Academy It’s not too late to join the Girls Football Academy If you used to play or you still play please come and join our team. International Students are very welcome to. Contact Sue Bruce-Burgess at sbruce- for more details.sbruce-


10 Brockenhurst College Hockey Academy – Want to play hockey? It’s not too late to join us! If you have ever played Hockey before or would like to give it a go and learn a new sport to boost your personal statement then this just might be the sport for you! Our coaching philosophy is very much focussed around encouraging anyone that wants to play Hockey and assisting them in their development. Therefore each year we select the squad based on those that show determination to work hard and share our love and passion for Hockey. If this sounds like you, or you would just like to give it a go, please get in touch by email to

11 If any students are interested in trying out for the badminton team then to let Rob Cook or Ruth Greatorex know (Rob – / Ruth ). Alternatively, turn up / sign up for the badminton enrichment on Thursdays. BADMINTON

12 CRICKET ACADEMY The Cricket Academy will start on the 8 th September 2014. The college has hired the Dorset Cricket Centre from 1.30-3.30pm for a 2 hour coached net session. The college has employed Greg Parsons (Dorset Cricket Coach) to deliver the coaching session. The college will provide a minibus that will leave the college at 12.40pm on Monday 8 th September 2014 from outside the front entrance of the Sports Hall, and return student for the college transport at 4.20pm on main site. Please bring your own equipment for the net session.

13 The Student Lock In is coming back to Portsmouth! Get down to Gunwharf Quays for a night of entertainment, giveaways and exclusive discounts at the UK's best student shopping event! The Student Lock In will be on Wednesday 8th October from 7pm - 9.30pm. The event is completely free to attend for all students and comprises of entertainment, giveaways and exclusive discounts at your favourite stores - including brands which rarely give discount. There will be live music and DJ sets throughout the evening and there are also Ministry Paintballing tickets up for grabs! For more info, please see the following links: Website: Facebook: Gunwharf Quays Student Lock In


15 If you would like to use the college WiFi on your personal devices, you will need to connect to the ‘BrockUsers’ wireless network. The Password for this is ‘Br0ck215’. Once you connect to the network you will need to enter additional settings to have access to the internet. A guide showing how to do this is on My.Brock. If you still have issues after entering this information, please go to the IT Services Helpdesk in M07B (M-Block) where we can give you further support. Guide Link From this page please select the relevant operating system for the How To Guide. N/ITSS/default.aspx?RootFolder=%2fDepts_and_Teams%2fA- N%2fITSS%2fITSS%20Published%20Documents%2fStudent%20Wireless%20How%2 0To%27s&FolderCTID=&View=%7b755E6F41-3A88-4DF1-BD2C-D695586DA9FC%7d College WiFi

16 Apprenticeship Position Frame work CompanySectorLocation Apprentice - Marine Engineering Marine Engineering (Marine Mechanical) Salterns Marina Ltd T/A Golden Arrow Engineering service and support to the marine industry Shamrock Quay, Southampton Apprentice - Care Assistant Adult Health and Social Care Gracewell Healthcare Ltd Residential Care HomeSway Apprentice - Conference Organiser Business Administration InCommCommunicationsSouthampton Apprentice - Engineering Engineering Jetting Systems Cleaning systemsWiltshire Apprentice - Customer Service Agent Customer Service Agent New Forest Activities Booking Centre Ltd Activities CentreBeaulieu Apprentice - Mortgage Advisor Business Administration Power Mortgages Financial ServicesSouthampton Apprentice - Administrator Business Administration Royal Southampton Yacht Club Private Members Yacht Club Ocean Village, Southampton Apprentice - Administrator Business Administration Southern Stocktakers StocktakersLymington Current Apprenticeship Opportunities via Brockenhurst College - September 2014 All vacancies will be posted on Contact Alison Herbert / Melina Brothers 01590 625313 / 01590 625561 / See Facebook-apprenticeships

17 Next Steps All level 3 year 2 students thinking of applying to university but unsure where should attend the ‘Researching Higher Education’ talks. All level 3 students applying but not completed an application form to go to the ‘Completing your UCAS application’ talk. All talks are located in the SEC. Researching Higher Education 11/09/2014 12.45 - 1.40 by Portsmouth University 15/09/2014 12.45 - 1.40 by Portsmouth University 16/09/2014 12.45 - 1.40 by Chichester University Completing your UCAS application 18/09/2013 12.45-1.40 By Bournemouth University 22/09/2014 12.45-1.40 By Chichester and Bournemouth 23/09/2014 12.45-1.40 By Portsmouth and Bournemouth

18 SUMMER 2014 EXAM RESULTS ENQUIRIES Please note that all enquiries/requests for summer 2014 exams need to be with the exams office by Wednesday 10 th September. Further information regarding types of enquiries and costs can be found on the Examinations Noticeboard (between the Exams office and the Principal’s office near main reception).

19 All Enrichment courses start this week! To add an Enrichment course to your timetable simply email For a full list of available courses see…


21 Last week was National ZERO WASTE WEEK. Ready to get started? This year our theme is ‘One More Thing’. Why? Because we ALL have room for improvement; regardless of whether we’re a beginner to reducing waste or a bit of a seasoned pro. HOW COULD YOU REDUCE PLASTIC WASTE? Not one to ease you in gently, we’re going right in at the deep end. Could you ditch the disposable carrier bag, shop “naked” at the supermarket ( no extra plastic bags) or refuse straws with drinks when in a café or restaurant?

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