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Worcester Sixth Form College Geographer attends Geographical Association Event

Catherine Regan, a first year student at Worcester Sixth Form College, represented the College at the Future Geographers’ day which was held at Manchester University on Friday, 10th April. This was part of the Geographical Association national conference programme 2015. The event covered a wide variety of geographical concepts and issues and Catherine attended a lecture on the evolution of polluted waterways in the city of Manchester and worked in the new laboratories investigating the movement of glaciers. She was also given a tour of the campus learning about the changes made to the campus to make it more sustainable. Catherine said: “It was such a brilliant and varied day. There was something for every type of geographer and I would really recommend anyone who is even remotely interested in geography to take the time to go the GA Future Geographers’ day next year.”
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Tristram Hunt visits Worcester Sixth Form College

On Thursday, 12th March Shadow Secretary of State for Education, Tristram Hunt, and Worcester City Councillor and Labour candidate for Worcester, Joy Squires, visited Worcester Sixth Form College and participated in a Q & A session with approximately 100 students. The students, some of whom are studying Politics and others with an interest in the forthcoming general election, asked relevant and challenging questions about a range of topics from tuition fees to potential alliances after the election, TV debates to the living wage. Michael Kitcatt, Principal, said of the visit: “This was a tremendous opportunity for our students to hear directly from a front bench politician and to put forward their questions and concerns. I was really impressed with the quality of the questions and the articulate way in which our students expressed themselves. The students were really engaged in the event and there were still many hands up from people wanting to ask questions when it had to come to an end. I am very grateful to Tristram Hunt for coming into College and was pleased to have the opportunity to raise with him, as Shadow Education Secretary, the most important issues facing sixth form colleges – I was delighted with his commitment to guarantee sixth form college funding in real terms and to maintain the current system of modular A Levels, whereby students’ AS grades contribute to their overall A Level results.”
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