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Formed in 1964, Harlow College's Journalism Centre is a journalism training centre, with courses accredited through the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) and the Periodical Training Council (PTC). The centre boasts strong links with Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, through a BA Hons Journalism degree.
The journalism students studying at BTEC level are now able to use the new £9m University Centre Harlow facilities, which is part of Anglia Ruskin University.
The current college was predated by a boys' boarding school of the same name, originally dating from 1862, which was situated in Old Harlow.
The college today
The college has three divisions:
- Corporate services
- Student-focused provision: the Sixth Form, the Vocational Studies Academy.
- Employer-focused provision: the Business & Technology Academy, The Creative Arts Academy, The Employer Response Unit.
In 2006/06, the college enrolled about 2,070 learners aged 16–18 and about 3,040 adult learners, with an income of around £20m.
- John Earls - music journalist and broadcaster.
- Mark Knopfler - musician, songwriter, composer, producer.
- Steve Lamacq - DJ.
- Felicity Landon - journalist.
- Piers Morgan - television presenter and journalist.
- Sarah Ockwell-Smith - childcare author.
- Norman Watt-Roy - bassist.
- Jaime Winstone - actress.
- Jeremy Clarkson - television presenter and journalist.
- Alan Rusbridger - former editor of The Guardian
- Richard Madeley - television presenter and journalist.
- Charlie Thomas - Sky News sports presenter.
- John Linger, Brandon Jacobs and Tom Hawkins - founding members of post-punk band Neils Children.
- Charles Shaar Murray - journalist
- Steve Harley - rock musician, former journalist
The Harlow Harrier
In September 2010, five students created the college's first student paper - The Harlow Harrier. It gives news on student issues, jobs in journalism, sports news, and local politics. The Founding Editor is Talal Musa - a former News of the World trainee sub-editor who worked on the sports desk at the Daily Mail. Musa now works in esports for Gfinity.
The original 'Harlow College' 1862-1965
The college was opened by the Reverend Charles Miller on 29 May 1862, in Old Harlow. In the early 20th century it was a well-known school with Ernest Percival Horsey as its head. When the Old Harlow area was redeveloped the school was forced to close in 1965.
Headmasters of Harlow College
- 29 May 1862: Opened by Rev. Charles Miller
- 1889 - 1903: Rev. Lyndhurst Burton Towne
- 1904 - 1935: Ernest Percival Horsey
- 1935 - 1936: ? Miller
- 1936 - 1962: Kenneth L. Dames
- 1962 - 1965: Roy C. Purgavie
- Gordon de Lisle Lee - Clarenceux King of Arms, 1862–1927.
- Herbert Marshall - actor, 1890–1966.
- George Fellowes Prynne - church designer, 1853–1927.