We understand that it is currently difficult for young people to visit colleges and sixth forms to explore their options, so we have created a special virtual tour of their fantastic facilities. The virtual tour uses 360° photos with audio narration and sound effects to give visitors as realistic experience as possible while remaining safely in their own homes.

Featuring highlights from across the College’s vocational curriculum areas, including workshops, salons, kitchens and IT suites, the team here hope that the tour will allow prospective students to familiarise themselves with the campus and learn more about the career pathways that are available to them.

The tour forms part of the College’s upcoming Virtual Open Event, in which prospective students will be able to book individual, one-to-one discussions with tutors and careers advisers via an online booking system.

Marketing Manager, Naomi Cripps, said: “We are constantly looking for new ways to engage with prospective students and provide them with the information they need to make important decisions about their futures. When people visit Newbury College they are always amazed by our incredible facilities and the wealth of knowledge that our tutors have. We hope by providing both the virtual tour and the opportunity for one-on-one discussions with curriculum staff, potential students and parents will be able to enjoy the experience of an Open Event from the comfort of their own home.”

Adults looking to upskill and enhance their career prospects are also being welcomed to speak to tutors at University Centre Newbury (UCN). The UCN recently opened within a specially refurbished wing of the Newbury College campus, expanding the career-focused education range of professional and higher education programmes for the region.

University Centre Newbury (UCN) offers degrees and other higher-level qualifications in the key sectors of Business & Finance, Leadership & Management, Digital Technologies, Engineering, Graphic Design, Health & Social Care, and Children’s Development & Learning.

To find out more about the opportunities available at Newbury College or University Centre Newbury, take a virtual tour or sign up for a one-to-one discussion, please visit our open day page

28 September 2020 - We have notified students, parents and staff of a confirmed case of COVID-19 at Newbury College. Student and staff safety is of paramount importance to us.

07 October 2020 - The College Principal, Iain Wolloff, has confirmed that two new connected cases of coronavirus have been reported. Staff, students and parents/carers have been notified.

On 07 October, the College was notified that two students from the same family had tested positive for COVID-19. They have not been on-site since last week and have been self-isolating since developing symptoms.

The College’s robust plans for dealing with confirmed cases include alerting the Department for Education, Public Health England, and West Berkshire Council and notifying any students and staff that may need to self-isolate as a precaution.

Principal, Iain Wolloff stated: ‘I want to reassure students, parents and staff that we are following government guidelines stringently and are working closely with the Public Health Team. Thanks to the continual monitoring of sickness and effective use of teaching ‘bubbles’ we can identify any staff or students who are affected quickly and efficiently. We continue to provide education on-site to our students while maintaining an emphasis on the importance of social distancing at all times.’

The College remains open thanks to the effective implementation of bubbles. Find out more about how we are keeping you safe.

Elizabeth (top left) and Inez (bottom centre) during the online class.

Newbury College Spanish students have used technology to connect with a guest speaker in New York.


Art lecturers of excellence recognised at Newbury College

Two Newbury College Art lecturers, Sarah Gordon and Victoria Burden have both been awarded Certificates of Excellence in the Pearson National Teaching Awards 2020.