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A Grand night of fashion

BLACKBURN College students displayed their designs on the catwalk at the Grand in Clitheroe. The fashion students showed off their creations alongside Clitheroe clothing boutiques, who paraded their spring and summer styles, with profits from the fashion show donated to the College’s chosen charity, East Lancashire Hospice. The show was organised by Clitheroe retailer Le […]

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Pamper delight for special mum

  AALIYAH Zaman thinks her mum is wonder woman – which is why she voted for her to win Blackburn College’s Mum of the Year. Aaliyah, 26, entered her mum Gill Barlow, 40, into the College’s competition for a woman who had a positive influence in her life and who she would like to thank. […]


Watching the health of young people

  TWO Blackburn College students will be passing on the views of the young on health services in the Borough after being have been selected to the Blackburn with Darwen Healthwatch board. Anmol Mulla, 18, who is on the Cadet Programme studying a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care, and Mahek Chishti, […]

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Westbury Gardens – Healthy eating on a budget

BLACKBURN College hospitality students are helping a community cook healthily on a budget. Westbury Gardens United Reformed Church, based in Shadsworth, got in touch with the College to ask them about cooking lessons. And their first economical baking session has been well received by local residents. “I feel that it’s a tough time for people […]

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George cooks up a culinary treat!

Blackburn College student George Ashton, a Level 2 Professional Cookery student has come 4th in a regional Commis Chef Competition held at Hopwood Hall College in Rochdale. George, from Darwen, came to college with good enough grades to move straight on to the Level 2 programme, and has quickly developed his skills to competition standards. […]

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Catering students take on the Farm to Fork challenge

Fancy a beef and bitter chocolate sausage? Or a lamb biryani one? Blackburn College cookery students are busy making their own variety of sausages and the winner will ‘meat’ with a special prize – as their produce will be sold at Whiteheads Butchers. Blackburn College has formed a unique link with The Wellbeing Farm, where […]

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UCBC building for the future

CONSTRUCTION students were building for success as University Centre at Blackburn College won a Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) North West Student Challenge. Their task, at the University of Salford, was to design a cost-effective solution for the infrastructure – including roads and services – to a new development of six blocks of flats. The […]

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Derby win seals title for Blackburn

UNIVERSITY CENTRE at Blackburn College football team overcame their Burnley counterparts to celebrate a hat-trick of league titles. It’s a huge achievement for UCBC who have come up against much bigger universities including the University of Salford, Keele and Bangor – and also faced old adversaries Burnley, in the form of University College of Football […]

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Blackburn College make progression agreement with University of Arts London

BLACKBURN College is one of just 10 establishments in the country to make a coveted progression agreement with the University of Arts London (UAL). It means that students on Blackburn College’s UAL courses are guaranteed an interview when they apply for courses at any of UAL’s specialist colleges which include the prestigious London College of Fashion […]

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Blackburn’s good name goes global

Blackburn College’s reputation for excellence is spreading across the globe with record numbers of overseas students coming to Pennine Lancashire from all over the world. The College has students from more than a dozen countries, outside the European Union signing up for their prestigious courses with more students than ever choosing to study ‘overseas’. Students, […]