Wednesday 10th October was World Mental Health Day. In support of this awareness day, Student Activities hosted Take 5 Week. Take 5 refers to five ways to support and improve our wellbeing: connect, be active, take notice, keep learning and give.

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Meditation and EFT tapping session in Banbridge

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A new PROSPER project, funded by the Department of Agriculture, Environment & Rural Affairs and delivered at Southern Regional College, is to provide relevant training programmes and help local people gain employment within the Kilkeel area.

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Pictured above at the launch of the PROSPER programme in Kilkeel are (L-R) Councillor Sean Doran, Sinn Fein; Councillor Jill Macauley, Ulster Unionist Party; Councillor Brian Quinn, SDLP; and David Vint, SRC Assistant Director for Community Schools’ Partnership and External Funding.

Read more: PROSPER Project Aims To Develop Employability Skills In The Kilkeel Area

Keith Kilpatrick, Director of Curriculum at Southern Regional College, is among a delegation of senior leaders who have arrived in China today, as part of the 4th UK-China Regional Leaders Summit in Dalian, the capital city of Liaoning. 

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 Keith Kilpatrick, Director of Curriculum at Southern Regional College, with a number of delegates in Dalian, China

Read more: SRC In Delegation To China Aimed At Strengthening Relationships

In the middle of their UK & European tour, indie band The Sherlocks stopped off in Armagh and performed an intimate acoustic gig in Viva Bar before heading up the road for their headline gig in McHughs Bar, Belfast. SRC Music Dept students were fortunate to get an invite from MD Rafferty Music School to attend this intimate event and see the Sheffield lads in action. They performed five tracks off of their Top 10 debut album ‘Live For The Moment’ including the single ‘Chasing Shadows’.

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Sheffield band The Sherlocks with SRC's Music Students outside MD Rafferty Guitar School, Armagh

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Local businesses can boost their competitiveness and unlock their full potential by linking with their local Further Education (FE) college. All six FE colleges hosted representatives from a diverse range of business sectors at a special event in Allstate’s Belfast premises, with the clear message – Let’s Do Business.

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Darran Morgan, Learning and Development Coordinator, Norbrook, Beverley Harrison, Director of Further Education, DfE, Raymond Sloan, Director of Client Services, SRC and Noel Lavery, Permanent Secretary, DfE,

Read more: Southern Regional College says “Let’s Do Business”