Category: Education

Cranfield University is collecting sky high memories from flight students

Cranfield University is appealing to students who have flown in their aircraft to share their anecdotes and experiences of their flights as students.

Professor Nicholas Lawson, head of NFLC, said:

“Over the years, we have had hundreds of students from Cranfield and other institutions that have benefited from the facilities at NFLC. Many of them have interesting tales to tell.

“We would love to hear about their experiences and how it has impacted their future careers, as well as helping us build a social history of the NFLC.”

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Cranfield expert shortlisted for Outstanding Technician of the Year

Jane Hubble, head of Technical Services in the School of Water, Energy and the Environment (SWEE), Cranfield University, has been shortlisted as a finalist for Outstanding Technician of the Year in the Times Higher Education Awards 2020.

Jane led a £3 million project to transform Cranfield’s environmental laboratory facilities into a new large shared Environmental Analytical Facility, used by 250 MSc, PhD and postdoctoral students each year.

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Central Bedfordshire Council: Apply for your child’s school place for September 2021

Central Bedfordshire applications are open if your child is due to start school, or transfer to middle, secondary or upper school in September 2021.

If you are applying for a place to start school or to join a middle school, you have until Friday 15 January 2021 to make an application.

The deadline for applications for young people transferring to a secondary or upper school in 2021 is Saturday 31 October, 2020.

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Back To School In Bedford Borough

Bedford Borough Council has welcomed the measures put in place in schools across the Borough to enable the safe return of pupils as they start the Autumn term.

With ​COVID-19 still present in the community, schools have introduced measures to protect staff and pupils. Such as classroom bubbles to limit the contact between pupils, staggered arrival and leaving times and additional cleaning regimes.

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University of Bedfordshire is still accepting budding healthcare students

The University of Bedfordshire has announced it can still accept plenty of budding healthcare students for the upcoming September term.

Statistics unveiled by UCAS this week show that over 15,000 medical and health applicants are still without a confirmed university place.

Over 9,000 of these unplaced applicants are hoping to study healthcare practise courses which are offered by the University. Its Clearing team is keen to hear from them to discuss the options that are available.

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Cranfield scientists support COVID-19 STEM outreach initiative

xplosives chemists from Cranfield University took part in an outreach programme to support and inspire young people with STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) projects during the school shutdown period.

Project Inspiration was organised by STEM Ambassador Hub West England and Graphic Science. It invites volunteer STEM ambassadors to record videos talking about their STEM expertise. This is linked to project ideas that young people can use to follow-up with their own STEM research.

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‘Let’s get Bedfordshire growing!’ says Cranfield team behind Lockdown Lettuce Beds project

Scientists at Cranfield University, in collaboration with University of Liverpool and Lancaster University, are inviting local residents across Bedfordshire to get involved in their latest citizen science research project by growing lettuce in their gardens.

Residents who get involved will be sent lettuce-growing kits containing seeds, a logbook, a trowel, plant labels, markers, and sample collection kits.

The scientists are exploring whether growing more of our own food, particularly in urban areas, could lead to healthier lifestyles, improved wellbeing, and better access to healthy and nutritious food, especially during crises such as the current pandemic.

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A Level results – your next step at University of Bedfordshire

Today (13 August 2020) is A Level Results Day and the start of Clearing 2020. The Clearing Team at the University of Bedfordshire has opened their phone lines and online chat rooms, and are ready to help prospective students.

Available to handle enquiries from early morning through until the evening, the University’s admissions team will be on hand over the coming days and weeks to talk through course options, accommodation and necessary funding.

As well as answering any questions about how student life and learning will function in the wake of the pandemic.

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Central Bedfordshire Council launches return to school online helpdesk

Central Bedfordshire Council has launched a new online helpdesk for parents and carers requiring support or advice relating to the reopening of schools in September.

The Government has confirmed that it will be compulsory for children to return to school in September for the start of the new term.

Every school is required to undertake a rigorous risk assessment and have detailed plans in place for the September return, to help keep pupils safe, and schools will be able to advise parents and carers, on these plans.

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