Beatings, 11plus, exam stress – A century of School Culture investigated

By Elana Xerri / 22nd August 2020 / 0 Comments

HAVE you ever wondered what the education system was like 100 years ago compared to now? I decided to find out and this video gives an insight into school life then and now. I interviewed 98-year-old Doris and 17-year-old Callum to discover what their school lives were like. I then compared the two, to show…

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Harlow College campaigns to get more women into engineering

By Elana Xerri / 24th May 2020 / 0 Comments
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THE ENGINEERING course at Harlow College has around 150 students and only 10 of those are female. Unfortunately, the college is representative of the industry as a whole where women, even in the twenty first century, are poorly represented. Reporter Elana Xerri interviewed a student, a teacher and an industry professional to find out more. …

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Harlow College principal reveals the challenges of being a woman in education

By Elana Xerri / 23rd January 2020 / 0 Comments
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KAREN Spencer, principal of 7,000 student Harlow College, has never found being a woman a disadvantage in further education. As far as Karen is concerned it was ageism that held her back when she first started working in a Sixth Form College – at one point she was told to ‘wait a few years’ before…

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Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid visits Harlow College

By Elana Xerri / 22nd November 2019 / 0 Comments
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CHANCELLOR of the Exchequer Sajid Javid visited Harlow College to see its £11m Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Centre (HAMEC) and speak to students and staff. He was joined by the principle of Harlow College, Karen Spencer and Conservative parliamentary candidate for Harlow, Robert Halfon. A third of the funding for this centre came from the…

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New opportunities for Harlow as construction centre opens at £450m Public Health England site

By Elana Xerri / 10th November 2019 / 0 Comments
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A CONSTRUCTION Skills Centre has opened at Public Health England’s (PHE) £450 million campus site in Harlow. PHE has been working at Harlow Pinnacles in the vacant GSK site which it purchased in 2017. The new skills centre will train hundreds of people in the construction industry, with 1,000 expected to study there in the…

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Harlow Council tackles the homeless

By Elana Xerri / 10th October 2019 / 0 Comments
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THE PLIGHT of the homeless in Harlow was one of the subjects that journalism students tackled with representatives of Harlow Council at a recent meeting. Head of governance, Simon Hill and the chairman of the council Clive Souter spoke with Harlow College journalism diploma students in an interview to address the situations in the town…

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