Newsletter February 2017


Students raise over £1,200 in fundraising project

Year 12 BTS business students have completed a project to raise money for Katharine House Hospice.

Their fundraising activities were brought to a close with a final event called “Techno Night at the Races”, organised by students with help from Business Teacher, Steph McNeil.

Parents, staff, employer partners and other members of the public were invited to the event, which offered cheese and wine, a cash bar, an organised “night at the races”, a raffle and virtual reality equipment to try. The event was held in the top floor of the BTS building.

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Bicester Technology Studio is awarded NCS Champion College status

Bicester Technology Studio (BTS) has been awarded Champion College status by the National Citizen Service (NCS).

The NCS programme is a key element of Bicester Technology Studio’s Year 12 induction. It is run by Oxfordshire County Council to help young people aged 15-17 learn important life and employability skills. It also has a focus on building friendships through teamwork, which is highly valuable for students entering the sixth form.

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“Take Five” videos: Students answer five questions about their BTS experiences so far

Hear from our current students about what it’s like to study at Bicester Technology Studio by watching our “Take Five” videos; five questions answered by BTS students. They can be found on the “What our students say” section of our website or on our YouTube channel.

Business students experience real-world example of retail distribution

Before half term, BTS business students were given the opportunity to visit a warehouse as an introduction to their work on retail distribution.

John Nicholls very kindly offered students the chance to have a look around their warehouse, picking shop and show room, exposing them to the business and giving a valuable insight into how it works. Managers and Supervisors were on hand to demonstrate the various processes involved in their line of work and to answer the students’ questions.

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Upcoming events

Tuesday 28 February, 5.30-7pm: Bicester Technology Studio open event


If you are interested in joining Bicester Technology Studio in September, please complete our online application form as soon as possible. Alternatively, if you have any questions or wish to arrange a visit to discuss your options please get in touch.

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