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Defence College students get a taste of the Royal Navy
Students from the Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College have paid a visit to the Service in the South West to get an insight into their future careers.
Prize Giving and Annual General Inspection
On Saturday 5 July 2014 the Principal of Welbeck, Mr Peter Middleton, welcomed over 1300 visitors for the Annual Prize Giving and General Inspection. The event is the most prestigious in the College calendar and marks the culmination of the year and the Graduation of the Upper Sixth Students.
Visit by a delegation from the Japanese Joint Staff College
VAdm Ito, Comdt of the Japanese Joint Staff college, along with a delegation of 32 tri-service students, visited the Defence Academy on Monday 16 June 14. This visit was part of a UK study tour also visiting MOD, JFC, PJHQ and JHC.
HCSC Staff visit to Oman
Between 11 and 15 May a small team from the Higher Command and Staff Course staff travelled to Oman to assist in the delivery of the first ever Omani National Defence Course.
Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College achieves excellence in Inspection Report
The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) published its Integrated Inspection report for Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College on Tuesday 10 June 2014.
Parliamentary Undersecretary of State for Defence Personnel Welfare and Veterans visit to Welbeck
On Monday 9th June Anna Soubry, MP for Broxtowe and Parliamentary Undersecretary of State for Defence Personnel Welfare and Veterans, visited Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College.
Ethiopian Delegation visit to Seaford House
Representatives from the Government of Ethiopia (GoE) visited the UK for one week in May to learn about the UK experience of Civil Service Reform and HR Management.
Prestigious Scottish University joins the Defence Technical Officer and Engineer Entry Scheme (DTOEES)
It has long been an aspiration of the Defence Academy of the UK to appoint a Scottish University partner to the Defence Technical Officer and Engineer Entry Scheme, and this year for the first time since its introduction in 2004, students at Welbeck – The Defence Sixth Form College can now add Strathclyde to their UCAS application.
Defence Academy's Centre for Language and Culture welcomes Cadets from Libya
The British Embassy Deputy Head of Mission, Andrew Allan, and the Colonel Omar al-Hasnawi, Director of the Department of Training congratulated and bid farewell the 6 Libyan cadets who had been selected to travel to the UK to undertake English Language Training (ELT) followed by 12 months of Initial Officer Training.
First World War Commemorations
As part of the Defence Academy’s contribution to the First World War commemorations, we now have dedicated webpages focusing on the Great War.
The Defence Centre for Languages and Culture (DCLC)
The Ministry of Defence has re-located its language training capability, long-known as The Defence School of Languages (DSL), from Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire to the Defence Academy’s main campus at Shrivenham.
Call for Papers - Faith Seeking Understanding: The Religious Lessons of the First World War
International Network for the Study of War and Religion in the Modern World. Armed Forces Chaplaincy Centre, Amport House, Hampshire, 16–18 July 2014
A History of UK Reserves
Paul Lincoln, Joint Forces Command Director of Resources and Policy, describes his role as the MOD Reserves Champion and reflects on the challenges and rewards of reserve service.
The Defence Academy Leadership Routemap
The Defence Academy Leadership Routemap aims to help defence and security people identify courses and programmes relevant to their current grade, as well as help plan their leadership development by showing them what is available at the higher grades.
Storms unearth 19th century remains on MOD island
Storms and flooding have revealed human remains thought to date from the 19th century on a disused MOD island in Portsmouth Harbour.
Cranfield University and the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) signed a Strategic Relationship Charter on 3 February 2014.
The agreement sets out the principles for a closer working relationship, enhancing the benefits delivered by public investment in defence knowledge, innovation and technology.
Defence Instructor Monitoring and Evaluation - DIME course
2-day course for all Defence Academy personnel with the responsibility for the monitoring and evaluation of instructors, trainers, educators, facilitators, and/or Directing Staff.
New Accommodation for the Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme's Thunderer Squadron
On 3 December 2013, Director General, Defence Academy Of The United Kingdom, Shrivenham, Peter Watkins CBE, formally opened the new accommodation at the National Oceanography Centre on the Southampton University Campus.
Lost for Words - The Need for Languages in UK Diplomacy and Security
The British Academy for humanities and social sciences has recently published "Lost for Words - The Need for Languages in UK Diplomacy and Security"
Building integrity - its role in Conflict
Jackie Davies, Senior Advisor, Defence Engagement, working in the Defence Academy’s International Engagement Group (IEG), recently spoke to the UK Joint Delegation to NATO on Building Integrity and the UK and NATO’s work in this area.