College student closes in on £5,000 charity target for children’s hospital

Seventeen year old Tom Winchester from Bridgwater is gearing up for his final charity event as he aims to hit his £5,000 fundraising target for Bristol Royal Hospital for Children (BRHC). Tom’s ‘Written in the Stars’ charity concert, featuring a live band, West End performers and a drag queen, will be held on Friday 1 September, 7:30pm at Bridgwater Town Hall. It is the finale of a fundraising journey that began last year to celebrate Tom’s 10 year anniversary of recovering from a life-threatening brain tumour. Full story: Read more

Royal Honours for award winning Somerset College!

PRP - AOC Queens Ann - Engineering student on milling machineHot on the heels of their success at the Association of Colleges’ National Beacon Awards, staff at Bridgwater College are celebrating again after being awarded a highly prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in the 2015-16 round. The Prizes, established in 1993, are awarded every two years to universities and colleges whose work is judged to show excellence, innovation, impact and benefit – not only for the institution itself, but for communities locally, regionally and nationally. Full story: Read more