The Bletchley Park CPD session went above and beyond my expectations as Andrew Fryer really knew what he was talking about and he made it very interactive with us breaking codes and him asking us questions.
The CPD sessions solidified my confidence in continuing my medical career path. It has also opened my mind to different medical career paths and other medicine related courses I may want to take in the future and potentially mathematical courses I’d like to study.
I've discovered different routes I can go down using the subjects I am already studying and how I could do it. These discussions showed me about how difficult even the best in the business have it. Therefore I feel more prepared. Like I know a little bit more about what to expect, how to prepare and that it is possible for me to get to where I want to be.
Students quiz Gunner in the Army
Live Q&A with Rebecca Harris, Conservative MP for Castle Point, and Colin Maclean, Conservative Councillor Cedar Hall.
A-Level Classical Civilisation and History students were given the valuable opportunity to take part in sessions with Castle Point MP Rebecca Harris and local Councillor Colin Maclean. Delivered in partnership with The Politics Project, who work with educational establishments to deliver high quality political education, the two sessions gave excellent insight to students who are considering a political or local government career. Q and A sessions saw students ask a number of well researched and quite probing questions with points strongly debated and discussed in great detail.
The education of the next generation should be a top priority for everyone and, as ever, I was delighted to play a part in trying to help local students with their studies. As usual the students had some excellent, thoughtful questions for me- there is no doubt many of them would have a successful career in politics
Neosevern Marketing present to Business Level 3 students
Olando Salina shared his extensive marketing knowledge in an informative session to business students with content that linked to Module 2 of their course. They learnt about the importance of social media and online marketing, how to decide which method best suited certain industry sectors and the importance of research to determine the end user or target market. He also explained how the Covid-19 Pandemic has forced businesses to change and adapt their preferred marketing strategy and find alternative methods to attract new customers.
Pathways students focus on business skills
The College’s Pathways Department supports individuals with a recognised learning difficulty, or disability, and offers students the opportunity to develop their independent learning and living skills in a supportive environment.
Some CPD sessions are presented in house by USP College teachers. Rosemary Goodwin worked with Pathways students to focus on their business skills discussing what attributes were needed to succeed and evolve in the workplace. Students were set a practical project to decorate a Christmas decoration which required them to consider sourcing materials, identifying the cheapest supplier, costing the overall project and considering how they would market it.
Creative Arts speak to two industry professionals
Actor, Filmmaker and stage director Charles Sharman Cox
Creative, Media and Performing Art Students gained invaluable advice from highly respected industry experts Charles Sharman Cox and Andrew Delaney, both of whom have enjoyed successful careers each within their respective fields of film, stage and TV.
Actor and Director, Charles, discussed the importance of acquiring a diverse set of skills that could be adapted across the TV and film industry to enhance long term employability.
New art Films - music video and filmmaker Andrew Delaney
Music video director and filmmaker, Andrew, also has a wealth of music industry knowledge having previously worked with Lauren Hill and George Michael. He shared his experiences of working on both big budget projects and small independent films.