Havering College of Further and Higher Education

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Not to be confused with Havering Sixth Form College.
Havering College of Further & Higher Education
Type College
Principal Maria Thompson
Location Ardleigh Green
Hornchurch
London
RM11 2LL
England
Local authority London Borough of Havering
DfE URN 130444 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 2,000 (approx.)
Ages 16+
Telephone 01708 455011
Fax 01708 462736
Email information@havering-college.ac.uk
Website www.havering-college.ac.uk

Havering College of Further & Higher Education is a college with three campuses in the London Borough of Havering, east London, England. One campus is based in Ardleigh Green, under the Hornchurch post town; Quarles is based in Harold Hill and the third is Rainham Campus Construction Centre. It educates part and full-time students aged 16+. The current principal is Maria Thompson.

The college runs some Hair & Beauty courses, in 'The Lanes Hair & Beauty Salon' located in the Sawyers Hall Lane in Brentwood. The college has a partnership with Barking and Dagenham College under the name Thames Gateway College.[1]

Havering Asks[edit]

Havering Asks is a Question Time style event jointly hosted by Havering College and Havering Council.[2] The event is an excellent opportunity for students at Havering College and other schools in the area to engage in discussion and debate with politicians and other media figures.[3]

The production of the show is managed entirely by students at Havering College and is incorporated into their curriculum and assessment. Students from a multitude of disciplines such as make-up, music production, film and TV production assist in the production of the show, while catering students provide the food and assist with hospitality events associated with the show.[4]

The event was first held on 20 October 2011 at Havering College's The Space facility and was attended by 130 students from 7 different schools within Havering. Last year's panel was chaired by veteran BBC broadcaster Michael Cockerell and included panellists: the political commentator and author of Owen Jones, the Leader of Havering Council Cllr. Michael White, Liberal Democrat prospective parliamentary candidate Bridget Fox and X-factor finalist Danyl Johnson.[5]

After the event a short promotional video[2] and a 'Behind the Scenes' video [6] was made.

A five minute video of the event was submitted to the BBC Schools Questions and Answers competition, which Havering won and hosted a live webcast BBC Question Time-styled program.[7]

Havering Asks is planned to run for its second year in November 2012. While panelists have not yet been confirmed Michael Cockerell has expressed a willingness to return as the Chair of the panel.

The Swiss R&B / Rap artist Jay-D aka Yung Fly or The Journey is also studying at Havering College in the Music Department

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