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A level and Level 3 Vocational Results Day

For attention of all A level and Level 3 Vocational Learners

 

Thursday 16th August 2018 – from 8.00am  

We are looking forward to seeing you this Thursday to celebrate your A level examination results and Level 3 Vocational outcomes.

Results will be available for collection from 08:00am in the college atrium. We encourage you all to attend and celebrate with us by enjoying mocktails, tea, coffee, fruit and pastries.

We would like to capture as many of your successes as possible, so there will be photographs, filming and interviews taking place throughout the day These may be posted on the college social media sites (Twitter and Facebook), Website and in future course guide publications.

If you do not wish to be captured in photo and/or film on the day, please make one of our staff members aware and we will not use your footage. We will ask for your consent and ask for you to complete an image release form before taking your photo or completing an interview.

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday

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A level and Level 3 Vocational Results Day

For attention of all A level and Level 3 Vocational Learners

 

Thursday 16th August 2018 – from 8.00am  

We are looking forward to seeing you this Thursday to celebrate your A level examination results and Level 3 Vocational outcomes.

Results will be available for collection from 08:00am in the college atrium. We encourage you all to attend and celebrate with us by enjoying mocktails, tea, coffee, fruit and pastries.

We would like to capture as many of your successes as possible, so there will be photographs, filming and interviews taking place throughout the day These may be posted on the college social media sites (Twitter and Facebook), Website and in future course guide publications.

If you do not wish to be captured in photo and/or film on the day, please make one of our staff members aware and we will not use your footage. We will ask for your consent and ask for you to complete an image release form before taking your photo or completing an interview.

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday

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Joint top college in Wales for HE student satisfaction

The College Merthyr Tydfil has been named as the top further education college in Wales for HE student satisfaction, according to the annual National Student Satisfaction Survey.

The college, which scored 87% last year, has risen to 94%, and is now joint top in Wales alongside Gower College which also scored 94%. This high score puts the college on par with the University of St Andrews which ranks 1st in the Times Higher Education National Student Survey (NSS) 2018: overall student satisfaction results.

Principal John O’Shea commented “This is an excellent achievement for the college. Our small class sizes, high quality, experienced staff and outstanding support aims to ensure that all learners have the best learning experience possible enabling them to achieve their maximum potential. Our outcomes in the 2018 survey are testament to this.”

Areas that we scored particularly well in were teaching (88%), learning opportunities (92%), academic support (90%), learning resources (88%) and learning communities (93%).

On an individual subject basis our Foundation Degrees in Business Studies and Psychology performed particularly well, achieving an overall satisfaction rate of 100%. Our sport and care and creative industries courses also scored very highly achieving 94% and 91% overall satisfaction respectively.

Student Hannah Casey who has just graduated on the FD Business Studies Degree, commented “I’m so grateful to the staff for all of their time and patience. I would never have thought I would graduate and couldn't have done it without then. The teaching and support I have received has been amazing and I couldn't have picked a better college to do the course. I’m really looking forward to progressing on to the BA Hons Top-up in September.”

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Aim Higher, Go Further at The College Merthyr Tydfil

Offering a range of university level courses, all on your doorstep!

Thinking of studying a university level qualification this September? Now has never been a better time to choose The College Merthyr Tydfil.

Whether you have just completed your A levels, looking to enhance your skills or qualifications or seeking a career change, we offer the opportunity to achieve a university level qualification at your local college – helping you to stay close to home and to fit in your study around work, family and other commitments.

With a comprehensive range of courses - from Art and Design and Photography through to Business, Accountancy, Computing, Sport, Care and Childhood Studies, we have something for everyone. What’s more, our small class sizes, high quality, experienced staff and outstanding support aims to ensure that all learners have the best learning experience possible enabling them to achieve their maximum potential.

Our outcomes of the National Student Survey are testament to this with over 94% of learners stating that they were satisfied with their experience on their higher education course during 2017-2018.

We have strong partnership links with the University of South Wales, providing all learners with access to the university’s learning resources and facilities with the option to progress on to the third year of a ‘top-up’ to a Bachelor Degree, if they wish to do so. In addition, the college also offers the BA Hons Top-Up Business Degree, providing learners studying on the Foundation Degree Business programme with the option to complete the full three year degree programme and gain a BA Hons Business Degree.

Learner Sarina Vaughan completed her BA Hons Degree in June 2017. Sarina commented “I started on the BA Hons Business Studies Degree after completing my Foundation Degree Business Studies at the college. Having this progression route locally made a world of difference to my future prospects as I was able to further my studies whilst working part-time and juggling the demands of a young family. The Business tutors were so supportive and I had the opportunity to engage in a range of extra-curricular activities to enhance my studies.”

We have excellent links with employers, providing industry relevant and work-related experience and projects as part of all of our courses.  So, in addition to gaining a university level qualification you will have the opportunity to enhance your employability skills and experience.

With a range of grants and loans available to help with course fees and living costs, studying could also cost less than you think.

Applying to us is easy, you can apply on-line at apply.merthyr.ac.uk or call in to our information sessions and speak to one of our dedicated Higher Education tutors on Thursday 16th or Friday 17th August. Alternatively you can contact one of our specialist admissions advisers on 0800 1693825.

Let the College Merthyr Tydfil help you take that next step towards your future career ambition.

 

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New Head of College appointed

The College’s Board of Directors are pleased to announce the appointment of Lisa Thomas, our current Vice-Principal Academic, as Head of The College Merthyr Tydfil, for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Lisa, who has been with the college since 2012, will take up the post on 1st September.  Her commitment to the college and her knowledge and skills as a senior leader in further education are second to none. Her track record of achievement at the college is impressive. Over the last six years she has developed and led the college’s A level programme driving forward teaching and learning quality and taking success rates and outcomes from strength to strength.

 

Commenting on the appointment, Helene Mansfield, Chair of the Board of Directors, said “Lisa’s skills, experience and affinity for the college are evident to us all and I am thrilled that she is going to continue the positive work already underway to drive forward the college as the first choice for learners, employers and parents in the heads of the valleys region.”

 

Lisa commented: ‘It is a great privilege and honour to be given the opportunity to be Head of College. I have such great hopes and ambitions for both the college and our learners and I look forward to working with staff, learners, parents and our partners to continue the quality improvement journey the college has been on and to take the college forward to be the best it can be.”

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