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Prize giving is an opportunity for the MPW community to celebrate student achievements from the previous academic year. This year’s prize giving was led by Dr Roger Charlton who is Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Nottingham as well as being an active clinician as a GP in Hampton-in-Arden.
Once the AS exams have finished, students are usually ready to relax after a year of hard work; however there is still a little more for them to do before they can fully enjoy the summer break. In the final few weeks of term we ensure that the students are fully prepared for the challenges related to applying for university through UCAS.
To celebrate the outstanding art, photography and media work created by MPW students this year, an art and media exhibition was held. Parents, students and tutors were invited to view the work and discuss their interpretations of the work on show. “This year’s art and design students have shown great commitment to their work which is reflected in the high quality pieces that are on show this evening.
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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.
“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.
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? Tajasvi - My favourite lesson is English. Having been born in the Netherlands, I have always been keen to develop my knowledge of English.
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.
Each year a student from MPW Birmingham whose academic achievements have been judged outstanding attends an awards ceremony at the House of Lords. The latest student to participate in this most wonderful event is Nathan Tomlinson who is now reading Physics at Imperial College, London.