Entries by Konrad Halabuda

Bridgend College Wins Association of Colleges Beacon Awards

Bridgend College has been named winner of this year’s RSM Award for Leadership and Governance from the Association of Colleges’ Beacon Awards. The awards celebrate the best and most innovative practice among UK further education and sixth form colleges and Bridgend College went head to head with Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education in […]


Kaya – Festival of World Music and Arts has been cancelled and will not proceed as scheduled at our Pencoed Campus. As land owners we were informed this week that festival will NOT go ahead. Bridgend College is not involved in any ticket sales or organisation of the festival and the music acts. Please can […]

Bridgend College secures a place in The Sunday Times 100 Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For 2017

Each year, organisations with the very best in workplace engagement are celebrated in The Sunday Times Best Companies list, the longest-running and most respected of its kind.  It is an annual ranking of Britain’s happiest and most motivated workforces. Its publication each year is a highly anticipated event in the UK’s business calendar. Bridgend College […]

Bridgend College graded Double Excellent by Estyn

Bridgend College has been awarded 11 ‘Excellent’ grades and 4 ‘Good’ grades in an inspection by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate for Education and Training, Estyn. The College also received the rare double ‘excellent’ for the College’s current performance and its prospect for improvement. Bridgend College’s Principal Simon Pirotte, who came into post in 2013 and overseen […]

Photographs of Mametz Wood

Bridgend College photography lecturer Aled Hughes recently re-visited Mametz Wood, 100 years on from the battle during World War One. Having first visited back in 2009, his photography project has focused on the signs of war still visible throughout the wood. “I was immediately taken hold of by the place, or rather the place took […]

Learners visit the Heronston Hotel

Bridgend College Higher Education (HE) learners have benefited from a visit to the Heronston hotel. The visit was arranged in partnership with the British Hospitality Association (BHA) and Paul Gallagher Sales Manager at BEST WESTERN Heronston Hotel & Spa. As they are approaching the end of their course, learners from the HND Tourism, Hospitality and Events/ HND […]

Bridgend College learner wins Gold

Bridgend College learner, Eden Dyne, has won Gold at the final of Skills Competition Wales, in the Beauty Therapy Hands and Face category. Having competed with 12 other learners from across Wales, Eden completed a series of challenges within a two and a half hour period, including leg wax, facial, demonstrating two types of manicure and […]

Horticulture learners visit Cardiff City Stadium

Horticulture learners visit Cardiff City Stadium Bridgend College learners from Level 2 Diploma Horticulture and Level 2 Spots Turf recently had the opportunity of a ‘behind the scenes’ tour of the Cardiff City Stadium, including a close inspection of the pitch to inspect its quality. They looked at how the growing conditions are controlled in […]

2015 Bridgend Business Forum Awards

The cream of Bridgend County Borough businesses have been celebrated at the Bridgend Business Forum Awards 2015, held in conjunction with Bridgend County Borough Council and Bridgend College. The all-important winners were announced in each of the 10 categories, along with the overall Bridgend Business of the Year 2015, which was selected by a panel […]