Langley College students trained for special royal wedding duties

Langley College students trained for special royal wedding duties

Langley College students are receiving specialist training to play a central role at the forthcoming coming wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. As Royal Borough Ambassadors, the Foundation Degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management students, Business and Public Service students are now first aid and counter-terrorism trained, ready to help manage the crowds and be the eyes and ears on the ground as they work alongside other trained professionals on the big day. With media interest at an all-time high the students found themselves as the stars of a yet to be aired episode of the One Show. Presenter Matt Allwright spent the afternoon filming the students as they walked the wedding procession route, which on the day may have an estimated 100,000 plus visitors. Tune into BBC1 week commencing 14 May to see the students discuss their training with St John’s Ambulance, Project Griffin counter-terrorism and the confidential updates... Read more

PIXAR co-founder teleported live into a virtual classroom with students in Langley

PIXAR co-founder teleported live into a virtual classroom with students in Langley

Game-changing ENGAGE platform beams in the best teachers from around the world The traditional classroom lesson were finally consigned to the history books when technology pioneers, Immersive VR Education, beamed experts from California and Dubai into a virtual classroom to teach students here at Langley College, via a short trip to the moon.   PIXAR co-founder, Loren Carpenter, was ‘beamed’ in to the virtual reality (VR) classroom live from the US so that IT and gaming students could learn from the very best in the world on how VR brings education to life. Commenting on the future of VR in education he said: “Through virtual reality, we can create a fabulous distributed classroom where anyone in the world with the internet can access a classroom and teaching. We can examine concepts that are difficult to recreate in other ways. Students can experience what it is like at the top of Everest or get... Read more

Langley College students takeover Holiday Inn for the ultimate work experience

Langley College students takeover Holiday Inn for the ultimate work experience

Checking in for the ultimate work experience opportunity, 30 students from Langley College, part of the Windsor Forest Colleges Group, spent a week running Holiday Inn Slough-Windsor in Church Street, as part of InterContinental Hotel Group’s (IHG’s) National Hotel Takeover in partnership with People 1st. A programme designed to encourage more young people to work in the hospitality industry. The students ran a range of aspects across the hotel – from checking in guests at reception, to serving food and beverages, even running the housekeeping and room service. They were all shadowed by hotel team members and had the opportunity to gain practical experience of running a busy, fully functioning hotel, to complement their studies and training at college. The initiative was part of IHG® Academy. Through IHG Academy, IHG hotels (with brands including Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn Express) collaborate with educational providers and community groups to help local people... Read more

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