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Issue 5 - November 20

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P7. Sports and activiti P8. Job Vacancies

Campus Catch Up Dates for Your Diary

6-9 Dec - Student Rep Meetings 15 Jan - UCAS application deadline for University Level courses

Graduation 2010 Congratulations to all our university level students, who graduated recently at a ceremony at Worthing Assembly Hall. A total of 541 students graduated from Northbrook’s university level courses this year - a number which has been rising steadily over the last ten years. After the ceremony, students and their guests were treated to a glass of bucks fizz in the foyer before spilling out into the sunshine to take pictures of each other tossing their caps into the air.

Freshers’ Fair This year’s Freshers’ Fair was another great success with stalls, exhibits, freebies and entertainment, as well as great food.

Design Your Future 2010 Northbrook College attended the recent UCAS exhibition ‘Design Your Future 2010’ at the ExCel, London. Over 8,000 sixth form students came along to find out more about degree courses in 'creative' subject areas and associated career avenues. The event was designed to help students to decide what to study within art and design and gave the chance to attend workshops about the journey to higher

education. Many thanks to the Northbrook students who came along to see us we hope you enjoyed the event!

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Campus Catch Up Student Health Fairs Come along to our Student Health Fairs for help and advice on fitness, sexual health and more, on the folllowing dates: WD Refectory

BW Refectory

Monday 22 November

SA Refectory


Tuesday 23 November


Thursday 25 November


The Health Fairs will be attended by sexual health nurses, alcohol and drugs awareness workers, stop smoking advisors and members of the local gym. Vouchers available for healthy options in the canteen.

The STACblog The STACblog provides you with news and opportunites from the theatre world and the Southern Theatre Arts Centre at Northbrook College. Subscribe for regular email updates and get in touch if you have something to share at:

Northbrook Student Radio Northbrook Student Radio’s appearance at Freshers’ Fair showed DJ WIll Bunch from the ‘Best Believe the Hype’ show playing a three hour set of chilled breaks. The after party at ‘The Victory’ in Brighton, had DJ Danielle White from the ‘White & Frenchie’ show playing a selection of party hits to start the year on a high, and live solo performances from local songwriter Dan Markland & from funk/soul duo Abi & Lee. Check out Northbrook Student Radio, live online, Monday to Thursday 6-9 pm at With‘talk & music’ and ‘continuous mix DJ’ shows, there’s a wide range of music for all tastes, including pop, rock, indie and ska. See the schedule at:

Want a Northbrook Hoodie? Visit the Student Website to order yours for only £10!


Campus Catch Up Simon Says Words of wisdom from the Health & Safety Manager With the recent conviction of George Michael I have to stop and think what sort of role models some of our celebrities are setting. If nothing else, it goes to show that no matter who you are, it is now considered socially unacceptable to drive under the influence. We held ‘Safe Drive Stay Alive Campaign’ talks recently and I hope you had chance to see them. It certainly made me think. I wish you and your family a safe and healthy Christmas and New Year!

Once again it’s that time of year, with the festive season approaching, when we will all be bombarded with campaigns about drink driving. We will not be able to pick up a newspaper, magazine or turn on the TV without being warned about the dangers and consequences of excessive alcohol use. It is at times like this that I wonder how many of us actually pay attention to what we are being fed, or whether it just provides a chance to go and make a cup of tea.

Get Fired Up! Barnardo’s Hot 100 aims for 100 students across the UK to raise £1,000 each in the quickest time possible. So get your skates on if you want to make the list! How does it work? • You will have until 31 March 2011 to reach you’re fundraising goal of £1,000 • To raise the funds, you can organise events and take up challenges: Use your creativity to raise Barnardo’s £1,000 any way you want, just quickly! • On reaching £1,000 you have a choice of 100 prize packages, each worth up to £450 and receive a big thank you from the Student Programme. Sign up at: fundraising_ideas/students_hot_100.htm and start fundraising.

Northbrook’s ‘Big Weekends’ Music Business and Production students have once again played a key role in the success of Arundel Festival’s ‘Big Weekends’. Students ran the sound system for both weekends, learning some useful health and safety techniques due to heavy rain. Music Lecturer, Mike Pailthorpe, said, “Northbrook had great visibility for the whole weekend. The Big Weekends provide an excellent work opportunity for our students.”


Campus Catch Up Equality and Diversity Forums The Equality and Diversity Student Forum provides a chance for you to air your views on matters that relate to equality and diversity within the College. The forum meets at least three times a year and the next dates is: Wed 19 Jan 4pm @ BW (R37) If you are interested in joining this group, please contact Emma Thomson on 01903 606315 or email

Student Rep Meetings The College Committee of Students will be meeting on each campus, with Students Reps from both FE and HE. The dates are: Shoreham Airport: Mon 6 Dec 12-1pm in A5 West Durrington: Wed 8 Dec 12– 1pm in the Arundel Room Broadwater: Thurs 9 Dec 12 – 1pm in R29

Students Help Launch Vintage at Goodwood Northbook Theatre students helped to launch the first ever ‘Vintage at Goodwood’ festival in August. The three-day event celebrated all that is best about Britain from the 1940s onwards, with particular emphasis on music and fashion. The students styled hair in vintage fashions for visitors to the salon and also for models of the catwalk shows, which featured top designers and noted vintage experts.

NextStep Careers Information and Guidance You can book an appointment at Reception or Admissions, to see a NextStep Advisor on all three sites between the following times: Shoreham: Tuesday 9.00am – 4.00 pm West Durrington: Wednesday 9.00am – 12.00pm Broadwater: Wednesday 1.00pm – 4.00pm

Get Involved in the 2011 Census Earn extra cash to boost your income and help others by becoming part of tne next census, which takes place on 27 March 2011. The Census is carried out every ten years for all residential households in the UK and provides an excellent source of information about the population. The work will give you valuable experience for your CV and and a chance to help your community. A range of temporary part-time and full-time jobs are available - for further information see the Job Vacancies section on the back page.

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Student Success Aero and Auto Students Rise to the Challenge Two teams of Aeronautical and Automotive students have won a top ten place in the 2010 Army Engineering Challenge Day. Competing against colleges from across the South of England, both teams showed a fine competitive spirit, especially during the Paintball Close Quarter Battle test. One of the teams achieved the fastest time of the day when recovering a Land Rover from a lake.

Other challenges included rewiring a ‘bomb damaged’ control tower and getting ‘explosives’ across a ravine as quickly and as carefully as possible.

Fine Art Graduates Win Exhibition Place The work of three Northbrook graduates has been displayed at the National Open Art Competition 2010 Exhibition. The trio’s submissions were selected from 1600 entries and were shown alongside the work of other finalists at the Minerva Theatre in Chichester. The graduates were all enrolled on Northbrook’s BA (Hons) Fine Art Painting course. Further details of the exhibition can be found at:

Northbrook Creates for the Royal Opera House Theatre students have created installations for an event at the Royal Opera House in London. Highlights of Northbrook’s work included the pre-performance Crush Room which was transformed into a ghost ballroom and the Supper Rooms which became mirrored rooms with a tree canopy entwining around furniture and up to the roof. The Northbrook Theatre was delighted to be involved with the award winning Deloitte Ignite event.

Formula 4 Success for Northbrook After only two races out of twenty, Northbrook College has finished in the top half of the 740mc Formula 4 championship table!

Congratulations to all Motorsport students involved in the Mallory Park Formula 4 championship race in October. The students maintained the car, carried out the data analysis and oversaw the event for driver, Shane Kelly.


Move It Dave Green - Sports Coordinator My job is to improve sport at Northbrook and I have been busy setting up new sports activities and getting students to play more sport. I will be organising more sporting events throughout the year so make sure you check out my page in each issue of The Noodle.

Free Streetdance at Northbrook!!! Fun session with professional streetdance teacher. Venue - West Durrington Limited spaces - book a place ASAP!! For further information, contact Northbrook’s Sports Coordinator, Dave Green, at or 01903 606315

Volunteering In Sport • Is this something you could do?

If you are interested, contact Northbrook’s Sports Coordinator Dave Green at or 01903 606315

• Could you help others in a sport you enjoy? • Help someone improve their skills. • Put a smile on someone’s face.

Gym Discounts David Lloyd The David Lloyd Centre is near our West Durrington and Broadwater sites. Special offer - up to 35% off for 16 - 20-year-old students. Impulse Leisure The Impulse Leisure Centre is on the Lancing roundabout near our Shoreham site. Student offer– Flexible Membership Package.

If you are interested in taking part in any sport at Northbrook, email Dave Green, your Sports Coordinator, at


Up for Grabs Job Vacancies 2011 Census The 2011 Census offers a wide range of temporary part-time and full-time job opportunities ranging from managerial positions to roles working in the field interacting with the public. Contract periods range from a couple of weeks to several months. For an overview of job roles and to find out how to apply go to: asp?newms=info1

HMV: Christmas Seasonal Jobs • • •

Montague Centre Must be flexible to cover weekends, late eves and bank holidays over Christmas period. Apply online

Clarks: Sales Assistant • • •

Montague Street Part-time Saturday and Sunday Ask inside for details

Card Factory: Christmas Temps • •

Montague Street Ask inside for application form

Early Learning Centre: Sales Advisors • • •

Montague Street Christmas Opportunities Ask inside for details

Monsoon Accessorize: Christmas Temp Sales Assistants • •

Montague Street Ask inside for application form

Volunteering Opportunities Debra • •

Chapel Road Ask inside

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