Activities & Sports
At MPW, we organise social and physical activities all year round providing our students a fun and relaxed environment to help them stay healthy, interact with peers who share common interests, enhance leadership skills and prepare for the future.
We believe studies are just part of the student experience; we encourage our students to take part in the social events ranging from raising awareness through a charity campaign, joining a debating session or simply stretching their legs and arms at the local climbing centre.
Students who love sport will have plenty of opportunity to meet up with likeminded friends – or make new ones through a large variety of sports clubs here at MPW.
Inside the Study Centre with David Wake
The Study Centre is the most important room in the college. MPW students sit weekly timed assignments in each subject so that progress is checked and developed.
All tests take place in the Study Centre which is managed by David Wake. We discuss the benefits of timed assignments and the importance of a study focused environment within the college.
Running with Alex Moran
After the launch of Running Club last year, jogging around the grand setting of Birmingham University once a week has become a common occurrence for many of the MPW Students. This year AS student and aspiring Lawyer, Alex Moran has been the figurehead for Running Club which he has developed into Half Marathon Club! He tells us about his experience of running and how he balances his passion with studying at MPW.
Breakfast Club – Fit to work; focussed to succeed!
“Come to the BBC!” was the rallying cry on the morning of Tuesday, June 4th. Was this an opportunity to be famous on television? No, but it was something just as good – an invitation to “Bridget’s Breakfast Club”
Breakfast club has started to become something of a regular feature at MPW Birmingham and has been intended to give students a healthy start to the day when they are having exams.
Sports Dinner 2014
Bill Shankley the legendary Liverpool manager famously stated: “Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it’s much more serious than that.”
As an intelligent man it’s most likely the case that Shankley was not being entirely serious when he spoke these words. None the less, the sentiments expressed by Shankley hint at how important it is to keep our affairs in perspective. Enrichment activities form an important part of student life at MPW and the College football team is often a fine showpiece for us.
With the academic year drawing to a close, we dropped into a PSHE lesson to ask Year 11 students Tajasvi, Charis and Zahra to interview each other about their MPW experience.
Charis - What’s your favourite lesson? Why?
My favourite lesson is English. Having been born in the Netherlands, I have always been keen to develop my knowledge of English.
Extra-curricular Project - WORLD CUP HENRY V
It’s nice to do something to promote the BBC charity telethons. Sport Relief came at a very busy time for the college, so we decided to do a pre-shot video to help spread the word through social media, as our contribution.
MPW connects Media Studies students to actors in Birmingham, and the contact led to the idea of making a Sport Relief video in which Shakespeare’s Henry V is re-imagined as the manager of a football team.
Football Season Report 2013/2014
After completing an undefeated 2012/2013 season and being nicknamed ‘The Invincibles’, this year’s squad had a lot to live up to. After losing the opening fixture of the season to MPW Cambridge on home soil, the team showed great character by defeating Bath Academy by an astonishing nine goals.
The Challenge is a UK based charity that supports local people through colleges and other institutions. This year, we joined forces with The Challenge who visited the college to promote their exciting projects to our GCSE and AS students.
We spoke to current A Level student Tajasvi Dhar about her experience of the Challenge last summer and why giving something back to the local community can make a difference.
A Day with Paula Radcliffe: Juggling the five balls of life
It’s not every day that a world record holder visits our college but when Paula Radcliffe came to us during February there was obvious excitement. Before we go onto what Paula presented to students let’s just remind ourselves about Paula’s career achievements and gain further insight into her life.
Paula’s achievements include European Championships gold medallist in the 10,000m, World Championships gold medallist in the marathon, twice winner of the world cross country championships, winner of the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year award and she is the current world record holder for the Marathon.