Author: Mark Fisk

General Election 2017 – The fallout

Following the General Election 2017 result many people are trying to make sense of the outcome. What will it mean for the political landscape over the coming important years with the Brexit negotiations looming? Under 25’s turned out in significant numbers to support Labour, allowing Labour MP’s to increase their share of seats. Although Theresa May lost her parliamentary majority, the share of the vote as a percentage for the Conservatives actually went up from previous elections, causing a fresh round of discussions around the First Past The Post system. The Conservatives will now try to form a majority...

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Harlow launches £11million manufacturing and engineering centre

 THE ADVANCED Manufacturing and Engineering Centre (HAMEC) is a newly built addition to the facilities at Harlow College. A total of £11 million has been spent to ensure that students at Harlow College have access to the very latest in technology and equipment in the field of mechanical engineering. Senior engineering lecturer, Paul Bullen, 47, said : ‘We are looking to provide the workforce of the future with well trained, well rounded individuals.’ The Centre is kitted out with brand new equipment of all kinds, including professional CAD and CAM suites (Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacturing) as...

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A look inside the Harlow College Mechanics Department

WHEN reporter Mark Fisk visited Harlow College’s vehicle maintenance department he discovered that women are being encouraged to take up what has traditionally been seen as a male role. Twenty eight year–old Shannon Maloney is the tutor of the Level two class. She has a range of prior experience, having served five years in the police force as well as doing some prison and support work with young offenders. She took on her current role to ‘inspire young people’ especially young women who might not have thought that such a male orientated job was for them. Female participation on...

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Marketing for success

Ensuring that Harlow College maintains its positive image and attracts a wide variety of students is part of the job of the college’s Marketing Team Leader, Paul Woods, 52. I interviewed him to find out more about what his work entails and what motivates him. When Paul began working at Harlow College his role was different, it was simply an audio-visual resource department to help tutors, Paul evolved his position into what it is now through hard work and success. He says that he loves to promote and encourage education and finds the role extremely rewarding. Paul, who lives...

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