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Issue 9 - June 2011

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P9. Sports and Activ P10 Job Vacancies

Campus Catch Up Dates for Your Diary

4th - 19th June - Adult & Community Learning Sculpture Exhibition (Adur Art Trail) 21st - 24th June - Art, Design and Media Diploma Shows 22nd June - Fashion and Textiles Show, St Paul’s Centre

Broadwater Festival Staff and students enjoyed World Music and a raft of activities at the recent festival at the 14-19 Centre. 300+ students watched international bands, took part in music workshops and created designs on canvas and on t-shirts at a graffiti workshop. A football tournament ran throughout the afternoon, with staff playing against students from Construction, LLDD and Music, with Hair & Beauty and Early Years students cheering along the teams. Both staff and students enjoyed a free barbecue and sampled delicious cakes made by LLDD students.

HE Awards Ceremony Invitations to the Higher Education Awards Ceremony were sent out to students in May. If you are a completing Higher Education student (BA/Foundation Degree/Level 4/5) and you have not yet received your Northbrook graduation pack, please contact Geraldine on 01903 606147 or

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Campus Catch Up Race Night Success BTEC Hospitality students enjoyed success with their recent Race Night Charity Event, held in The Arundel Restaurant. The event, managed entirely by the students, raised over £900 for St Barnabas House Hospice. Guests enjoyed an evening of horse racing, quizzes, a cake auction and sale, along with a raffle of prizes donated by local businesses. Barbara Stuart, BTEC Hospitality Course Leader, said, “The event was a resounding success.”

Cabin Crew Students Help Heroes Cabin Crew students dressed up as wounded soldiers in aid of ‘Help for Heroes’ at The University Centre, West Durrington campus. ‘Help for Heroes’ was founded in 2007 out of a desire to help wounded servicemen and women returning from Afghanistan and Iraq.

Northbrook Student Radio

Looking towards the end of this term, we need to consider the future of Northbrook Student Radio after the summer break. Northbook Student Radio is run by a group of students who maintain and manage all of its affairs – for example programming, technology, events, publicity and community. In order to keep the station running into the autumn, we need more of you to get involved with the management committee and help us out with just a few tasks. It’s not a huge commitment of your time and you’ll definitely learn a lot from the experience. This is in no way limited to music students or the 14-19 Centre, Broadwater campus - everyone is invited to get involved! To find out more, please send us an email at: Michael Bowerman

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Campus Catch Up Student Rep Meetings 1. What you said... The Blackbox is not fully soundproofed. What we did... Work to soundproof the Blackbox is now being scoped by a specialist acoustic company. 2. What you said... Improvements should be made to the bar at The University Centre, West Durrington campus. What we did... Work on the bar is now being planned for Summer 2011.

The College Committee of Students met for the final time this year on all three campuses and Reps from across the College came along to represent their peers. Through the meetings this year, student views and suggestions have been listened to. With many students raising issues regarding the College refectory and shops, we arranged for Student Reps to meet with Chartwells, the company that provide the catering at the College, on a number of occasions. Lynne Brown, the Refectory Manager and Jeremy Bennett, the Regional Manager, attended several of the meetings and have responded to the issues that the Student Reps have raised.

Any Reps or other students interested in finding out more, can go to the ‘Rep’ page of the student website on:

Land Speed Record Car Comes to Northbrook The Bloodhound SSC project to design a land speed record-breaking car came to the College last month. School children and members of the public came along to see a full scale replica of the Bloodhound car at Northbrook College’s Shoreham Airport Campus. The Bloodhound SSC project aims to create the ultimate Land Speed Record car, building on the success of Thrust2 and ThrustSSC, with a new target of 1000 mph.

Students Transform Patio Garden The LLDD Towards Independence gardening group has been busy transforming the patio garden outside Brooks coffee shop. They planted spring bulbs, grasses, sweet peas and summer bedding plants. Much to the chefs’ delight, they also made a herb garden to provide a regular supply of herbs for the kitchen.

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Campus Catch Up Making Art Student Show Art students staged an interactive show entitled ‘Making Art’ in Worthing Town Centre recently. The show was about the process of making art and featured examples of works in progress, as well as a workshop where members of the public could have a go at making some art themselves Rebecca Barrett, a mature student on the BA Fine Art course and leader of the project, said, “This was a successful show with the students and visitors getting a lot from the experience. Members of the public enjoyed the experience of the workshop and the Student Forum will be discussing the possibility of repeating this project again next year.”

Equality & Diversity Forum The last meeting of the year of the Student Equality and Diversity Forum was held in May. Some of the achievements of the forum were acknowledged, including: • • • •

Participation in decision-making which resulted in the placement of additional electronic door openers Establishment of the Quiet Room at The University Centre Adoption of the ‘student friendly’ disability statement Attendance on the College Equality and Diversity Committee, chaired by the Principal

S’koolFest Bands from seven local high schools took part in the annual S’koolFest, organised by Northbrook College. The school bands played in the ‘battle of the bands’ style event, with Northbrook offering a range of prizes for winners in different categories. There was also a performance from ‘The Essentials’ a band of Northbrook Music students.

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Campus Catch Up Simon Says Words of wisdom from the Health & Safety Manager Bugs Are All Around Simple ways to minimize E.coli infection are to: • Buy fresh vegetables from a reliable source where possible • Always wash your hands before preparing food • Thoroughly wash raw fruits and vegetables before eating them • If in doubt, soak vegetables such as lettuce and apples in distilled white vinegar for 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Wash with clean tap water • Sanitize cutting boards, utensils and kitchen surfaces with a good kitchen spray • Avoid cross-contamination between cooked and uncooked food • Cook meat well to destroy any bacteria • Use only safe water • Refrigerate leftovers immediately

E. coli – Once again it is in the headlines, following the outbreak in Germany which has had tragic consequences (I am sorry to say it makes good press). But what exactly is E. coli, apart from a very good excuse to give up fruit and veg? E. coli is found everywhere in our environment and even inside our bodies. It is generally harmless to humans when it’s in the gut - it actually helps with digestion and gives us much-needed vitamins. These bacteria help us to digest food and perform other essential tasks without bacteria in our bodies, we wouldn’t live very long. However some types of E. coli can cause serious illness or even death. Foods can become contaminated with E. coli if proper food safety measures are not followed.

The general motto would be - if in doubt - wash it!!!!!

Have Your Say!

The end of year survey has now gone live.

All FE (non-university level) students will need to complete this. Make sure your voice is heard!

Students ‘Stir the Spirit’ Adult & Community Learning Sculpture students and their tutor, Teresa Martin, are exhibiting their work at the Adur Art Trail in Shoreham. ‘Stirrings of the Spirit’, held at St. Mary de Haura Church, celebrates Whitsun themes of wind and fire, energy and inspiration and the students have produced 50 ‘fiery’ reliefs to decorate the old oak screen of the church. The Adult & Community Learning project is based on abstraction and mark-making to embrace all cultures. The work is on show until 19th June - 11-5pm Mon-Sat and Sun 2.30-6pm at St. Mary de Haura Church, East Street, Shoreham.


Campus Catch Up World Book Day Northbrook staff and students shared their love of books during the week of the recent World Book Day. A thriving book exchange raised over £50 for St Barnabas Hospice and saw a staggering turnaround of books. Budding writers also set to work on a communal story entitled ‘The Northbrook Story’, which was created, sentence by sentence, by students passing the display. Many students also created their own individual stories in the library, by writing and pasting images into blank books.


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Degree Shows 7th – 10th June Diploma Shows 21st – 24th June Tuesdays 6pm – 8pm Wednesdays 10am – 4pm Thursdays 10am – 4pm Fridays 10am – 3pm

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22nd June 2011 Time : Doors open at 7.30pm Catwalk show 8.30pm

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Art, Design & Media Summer Shows 2011

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Ticket Price : £5.00 Tickets available from: Fashion/Textiles FLA, Room E121, The University Centre Worthing, West Durrington. Tel: 01903 606298

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Student Success Rhea is in Good Company A former Northbrook Fashion student has been featured in Company magazine. Rhea Fields, who won last year’s award for ‘Best Womenswear’ at Graduate Fashion Week, is interviewed alongside other award winners. She talks about her influences and describes how she was snapped up by fashion house Karen Millen to work as Accessories Assistant following her Graduate Fashion Week success. Rhea is now a Design Assistant at River Island and hopes to one day head up design for a high street brand.

Theatre Students’ Interactive Piece at Festival Northbrook Acting Degree students have received great reviews for their interactive theatre piece, Navigation, at the Brighton Fringe Festival. Audience members were asked to arrive at Brighton station from where they had to navigate their way to a secret destination. Giving up control and following orders were concepts at the heart of the piece. A review on the ‘Fringe Guru’ website said, “It was among the most immersive and cleverly-constructed pieces I’ve ever seen at the Fringe. The ensemble of students from Northbrook College took effortlessly to their roles playing friends, gangsters and even my own conscience.”

‘Show Me the Monet’ An ex-Northbrook student has been featured in a ten part TV series on BBC2. ‘Show Me The Monet’ sees a panel of renowned art experts searching for great art from both amateurs and professionals for a prestigious exhibition. Lucy Ambrose, who gained a BA in Fine Art at Northbrook, is one of the hopefuls to face a panel of art critics for feedback on her work.

Lucy was one of only 150 short-listed entrants from 1200 submissions, to talk about their work in front of the panel of judges. Lucy received a ‘yes’ from all three judges and gained a place in the exhibition at the Royal College of Art.


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’.

Coming Up! Yoga and Zumba Dance. For further information, contact Northbrook’s Sports Coordinator, Dave Green at: or 01903 606315.

Students Tour Stadium LLDD staff and students took a tour of Brighton and Hove Albion’s Withdean Stadium before the club’s move to its new ground at Falmer. Dave Green, College Sports Coordinator, gave them a guided tour of the stadium including the dugouts, changing rooms and hospitality area. LLDD students also took part in a sports session and self defence workshop as part of a fun activities week.

Cycle Leaders Level 2 Award Course • •

Like cycling? Want to encourage adults back on a bike?

Venue: Davison Leisure Selborne Road, Worthing.


Date: Saturday 18th June 2011 & Sunday 19th June 2011 9.00 am to 5.00 pm

The Ride Leadership Award is an interactive and practical two-day accredited course that introduces you to the basics of leading rides. There are practical cycling sessions during the training and you will need to provide a cycling helmet and a roadworthy bike. No previous leadership experience is necessary, but you do need to be over 18 and have experience of riding on roads.

For more details call Julian Stevens on 01273 263104 or email:

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


Up for Grabs Job Vacancies

Higgidy Pies £6.50 per hour Typically 7-8 hours (on occasions may be up to 13 hours) Saturdays 7 am start Catering assistants required for general kitchen assistant work, cleaning baking tins, filling pies, glazing pie lids, packing pies (machinery involved). The work will involve some heavy lifting (large trays of pies) and standing. The work is a little repetitive but would give a valuable insight into the workings of a very busy food manufacturing factory. For further information, contact Debbie Watts, HR Manager, on:

Caffe Nero: Barista & Management Opportunities Pick up a leaflet in store or apply at

Whibley’s Jewellers Full time & part time staff required Send CV to Mrs K Whibley Whibley The Jewellers, 34/36 Warwick Street, Worthing, BN11 3DJ

Cinders Cleaning Cleaners needed. Must be reliable and trustworthy. References Required. Contact on 01903 772272

Sussex Mini Driving School

Volunteering Opportunities

Worthing-based driving school offering professional instruction to all students in Worthing, Durrington, Shoreham-by-Sea and surrounding areas.

British Heart Foundation, Chapel Road, Worthing. Ask in store, call 0844 4125000 or visit:

We are currently offering an incredible deal to students: 20 hours of instruction for only £350. Call Ian now on 07876712015 to discuss this great offer, or check out our website at:

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