Canterbury Arts Conference 2017

Local and international speakers and workshop leaders congregated at the Canterbury Baptist Church for the 4th Annual Canterbury Arts Conference (CArtsCon), which is organised and sponsored by Warnborough College. The 4-day event saw presenters and speakers from all arts disciplines share ideas, experiences, and knowledge around the theme of ‘Art for Change’. As a conundrum, the very concepts of art …

RIP: William ‘Bill’ Houston Chalker – WC Oxford supporter

It was with sadness that we learnt of the passing of Bill Chalker in Sonoma (California) in 2016. His association with Warnborough College began in 1971/2 while he was on sabbatical from the College of Idaho. While in Oxford, he met Dr Brenden Tempest-Mogg, and heard about the proposed new college for American Study Abroad students, to give them the …

German Youth Mobility Partnership Yields Results

2017 marks the second year of collaboration with our German partner college, Hanse Berufskolleg, in Lemgo. Under the ERASMUS+ Youth Mobility scheme, Warnborough has hosted many European youths as they undergo various internships or training in different countries. This year, the first batch of 9 German students arrived on 19th March with teacher Iris Köster. Taking up various positions in …

Dr Julian Ng poses with Warnborough's Malaysian learning centre representatives

Welcome for Malaysian Learning Centres

Nine Warnborough College (UK) approved learning centres in Malaysia came together on December 4th, 2016 to meet with VP Dr Julian Ng. These learning centres are something that we are quite proud of as they represent Warnborough’s commitment to VET (vocational education and training). Each centre focuses on a niche area of VET (for example, in music or cuisine production, …

The colourful words encapsulate Warnborough and IVETA's vision of collaboration

IVETA Europe Meeting in Bulgaria

The European chapter of the International Vocational, Education and Training Association (IVETA) had their second meeting this year in  Sofia, Bulgaria. The event was hosted by Know and Can Association at the Central Park Hotel, facing the majestic Palace of Culture on the 20th and 21st October. 28 organisations participated including Warnborough College (Ireland and UK), the Academy for Distance …

Warnborough College Ireland Commencement Exercises 2016

Commencement in Canterbury

The 4th of September saw commencement exercises in Canterbury for some of Warnborough College Ireland‘s students at the Clagett Auditorium within the historic Canterbury Cathedral precincts. Participants came from places such as Ireland, France, Germany, Switzerland, Lebanon, Angola, Greece, the USA and China. The event began with a trumpeted fanfare by celebrated maestro Kevin Kay Bradley. Dr John Allen, Chairman …

Key delegates pose with George Konrote, the President of Fiji (centre)

2016 World TVET Conference in Fiji

Warnborough College President, Dr Brenden Tempest-Mogg, attended the 2016 World TVET Conference which was held in Fiji from 23rd to 25th August, 2016. TVET stands for Technical Vocational Education and Training, and looks at creating real, practical outcomes for students as a result of their learning. This is very much a philosophy adhered to by Warnborough. The World TVET Conference …

New Warnborough partner in Paderborn, Germany

Partner in Paderborn

The Berufskolleg Schloss Neuhaus (BSN) invited Warnborough College to present its programmes to key staff members for partnership opportunities in Paderborn, Germany. The College takes its name after the Schloss Neuhaus (New House Palace) close by, and is located in a beautifully-landscaped residential area of Paderborn. BSN head, Matthias Gross, outlined his plans for European partnerships and expressed his desire …

Posing with the Warnborough interns at Hanse Berufskolleg

Visit to Lemgo

Warnborough President, Dr Brenden Tempest-Mogg, and Vice-President, Dr Julian Ng, visited our German partner college, Hanse Berufskolleg (HBK), in Lemgo in May. This was to cement the relationship between the two institutions after Hanse sent a group of 11 interns to Canterbury in March. It was an opportunity to catch up with good colleagues and friends, and also to see …

2016 IVETA Europe meeting at Warnborough College in Canterbury

IVETA Europe Meeting at Warnborough College

Warnborough College hosted the first IVETA Europe meeting for 2016 at its HQ in Canterbury on the 18th and 19th March. A welcome reception with wine and nibbles was held at HQ on Friday leading on to a nice dinner at Café Rouge. On Saturday the 19th, the proceedings began in earnest with a welcome speech by current IVETA Europe …