NSPCC calls for more local volunteers to deliver child safety project

Over 9,000 children in the west have been given advice on how to get help if they are living with the threat of abuse or neglect.

Leo Murphy.

North West cannot afford to keep exporting its talent

For the region’s economy to grow and develop, it is vital that learners are encouraged to stay local and study higher education courses available on their doorstep.

Group pictured at the final presentation of the Princes Trust Team Programme which was held at North West Regional College. 
Photo (L to R); Conor Hassan (Assistant Team Leader), Brandon McDonald, Joshua Stuart, Conor McGinnity, Macauley Macrory, Liam McClintock, Brandon Bamford, Shannon Doherty, Aaron O�"Donnell, Rachael Jennings, Sean Curran (Team Leader), Susan Chapman (Team Executive), Sharon del la Puente (Team Manager), and Breidge Johnstone (Curriculum Manager).

Prince’s Trust team programme

Sixteen students from North West Regional College (NWRC) have just completed a course aimed at building confidence and motivation in young people.

Advice: GCSE results

GCSE results: what should you do next?

Didn’t get the GCSE results you had hoped for? Listen, it’s not the end of the world, so don’t panic.


Successful head chef believes NWRC laid his career foundations

A successful local chef who returned to education after ten years of working in the kitchen, says he would never have gone on to achieve a full honours degree without studying first at North West Regional College (NWRC).

Some of the 27 students from Loreto College Coleraine who achieved three A grades or better at A Level.

A level success at Loreto College

Loreto College Coleraine has been celebrating its best ever A Level results, with students from the College surpassing the A Level performance of every other year group in the school’s history.

Laboratory technician

Ten top jobs that don’t require a degree

With teenagers across the land about to find out their A Level results, there’s plenty of cause for concern for pupils as well as parents.

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Childline sees rise in counselling for Northern Ireland children anxious about exams

Childline is offering support to young people worried about exam results as teenagers across the country wait anxiously for AS and A-Level grades published this week.

North West Regional College Media student Tomala White celebrates the news that North West Regional College has been awarded almost ��900,000 in Erasmus + funding. From left are Danny Lyttle, NWRC Students Liasion and Events Officer, Aaron Smith, NWRC Media Student, Annette Smith, NWRC Project Based Learning Mentor Co-Ordinator, Ethan Kelly, NWRC Music Student, Bronagh Fikri, NWRC European & International Projects Officerand Christine Cavanagh, NWRC Hospitality Student. (Picture by Martin McKeown)

Eramus+ funding will send NWRC students on European adventures

North West Regional College has secured almost a million euros of Erasmus+ funding.

Under construction: Ballyarnett Country Park

New playpark projects developing in Londonderry

The first of a number of new playparks in Londonderry are expected to open within weeks.

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'Bullying doesn’t stop when school stops' warns NSPCC

The NSPCC’s Childline service in Northern Ireland is reminding children and parents that just because it’s the middle of the school holidays, there is often no holiday from bullying for the many children who experience this misery.

Students watching TV

Students urged to claim TV licence refund

As students pack up and move home for the summer, TV Licensing is reminding students they may be entitled to extra holiday spending money in the form of a refund.

Rebecca McDermott (second from left) and Ian Bratton (second from right) pick up their certificates of achievement at North West Regional College after completing the five week Global Business Services Academy. Also pictured from left are James Casserly, GBS Director for Bemis Europe, Kathleen McCaul, Head of Business, NWRC and Mark McConville, Client Executive with the Department for the Economy. (Pic by Martin McKeown).

The Academy is a partnership between the College, Department for the Economy and Global Packaging Giant, Bemis.

European business centre for Campsie

A total of 16 participants have completed a five week academy at North West Regional College designed to equip them with skills to secure employment with Bemis Company, a global packaging company.

Stephanie Burton was awarded her degree from the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Queen's University in Belfast.

Stephanie graduates with best possible style

After an assault that left her with brain damage, Londonderry Queen’s student Stephanie Burton didn’t dare to dream she would be graduating with first class honours in nursing two years later.


SLIDESHOW: Loreto College prize day

The annual Junior Prizegiving was held at Loreto College Coleraine on June 27, as the academic year drew towards its conclusion.

Pictured from left are: NWRC lecturer Catherine Gormley, Expert on Online Reputation, Wayne Denner, Head of Technology and Enhanced Learning at NWRC, Martin Peoples, NWRC lecturer Caroline McKeever,  and Ryan Williams, CEO Connected Talent.

North West Regional College conference highlights importance of social media

Two leading professionals in the field of social media have advised young people in the north west about the importance of establishing their online profile.

Loreto College students Donal Close and Sian Donaghy, with teacher Mrs M Close, winners of the QUB Maths and Physics prize at the NI Young Innovators Competition.

‘Big Bang’ success for Loreto students

Five students from Loreto College Coleraine have won top awards at the annual Big Bang Fair at Northern Ireland Young Innovators, held at the Ulster University, Jordanstown, last week.


SLIDESHOW: P6 Taster Day for primary schools at Loreto

Primary Six pupils from twenty-one schools enjoyed Taster Mornings at Loreto College Coleraine towards the end of May, exploring a range of activities on offer.

Pupils in community clean up

Pupils in community clean up

Pupils from four local primary schools in the Derry~Londonderry area swapped their books for bin bags recently, taking part in a community clean up as part of the Housing Executive’s Junior Warden Project.

Hannah Deane who is bound for Borneo this summer.

Help kind-hearted student Hannah travel to Borneo to help others

While many teenage girls will be planning their summer jobs or choosing which music festivals to attend, one Eglinton student is making preparations to travel to Borneo to work on a social project.

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