Gold Medal for Sports Student, Callum

Last Sunday, one of our Level 2 Sports Studies students, Callum, competed in the London Universities & Colleges – UEL BUCS Judo competition and won a gold medal in a very tough Under 20 section.

Whilst doing so, he also gained enough points to get his black belt, beating three opponents by the top score of ippon to finally fill his scorecard with the 10 wins by ippon that he needed.

Callum went on to compete in the senior section of the competition and was winning when he, unfortunately, managed to twist the ankle he injured a few weeks ago playing football, re-damaging his tendon and ligaments. We all wish Callum a speedy recovery from this painful injury.

We are all very proud of Callum’s achievements. His lecturers describe him as a joy to watch with every fight being dynamic and exciting, showing a real passion for his sport. Congratulations Callum.

Fundraising Success for Help for Heroes

We are delighted to announce that, thanks to the efforts of the talented students & staff in our creative subjects, an incredible £280.51 has been raised for Help for Heroes as part of our Remembrance Day activities.

Art & Design students hand-made 178 stunning fabric poppies, with each one being dedicated to two serviceman or women from the local area who lost their lives in battle or conflict. Students from Art & Design, Media Production, Performing and Production Arts then collected donations from staff and students for sponsorship of these poppies at our Remembrance Day service – An amazing effort for a fantastic cause.

Silver Medal for Level 1 Sports student, Harrison.

We’ve received amazing news from our Sports department today! Harrison (pictured on the right), a current Level 1 Sports studies student, competed in the athletics Team International of Combined Events up in Glasgow at the weekend. This included hurdles, long jump, 200m, shot put & 800m.

His team came away as Silver medallists overall. Fantastic news and congratulations, Harrison!

BCA Alumni Wins ‘Agriculture Student of the Year’ Award

We love to hear how our past students are getting on and last week we were informed that Alex, who studied our Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management, whilst also taking some units from our Agriculture course to help her get into The Royal Agricultural University back in 2014, has won the Farmers Weekly ‘Agricultural Student of the Year’ award.

Congratulations Alex, what an amazing achievement!

Fundraising Success for Macmillan

Last Friday we had a very successful ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ in aid of Macmillan, coordinated by Nicky our Sport, Outdoor Education & Public Services Curriculum Assistant.

We would like to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who was involved. In total, we raised an amazing £514.71.

Staff and their families were super busy baking and donating delicious cakes (even bringing freshly made creations in on their day off), purchasing raffle tickets/cakes and kindly making very generous donations.

Both staff and students kindly gave up their time to help sell cakes on Friday. Our fantastic Foundation Studies students were ‘Simply the Best’ at selling the raffle tickets, whilst being supported by some of our amazing members of staff.

Thames Hospice’s Bubble Rush at BCA

Last weekend our nominated charity Thames Hospice held their bubble rush fundraising event on campus.

Here are some great photos from Jennie in our HR team who took part in the day. A great time was had by all, whilst raising funds for an amazing local charity.
Find out more about Thames Hospice, including their future fundraising events, at:

2018/19 Application Deadlines

Please be aware that applications for the academic year 2018/19 will close for all Animal Care/Management and Health & Social Care programmes on Friday 7th September 2018.

For all other curriculum areas and programmes, we are happy to accept applications until Friday 14th September 2018.