Hertford Regional College (HRC) are delighted to announce the appointment of Nick Buckland OBE as the new Chair of the Board of Corporation, as of 1st August 2021. Nick will be taking over from Mike Carver, who is stepping down after more than 10 years in the role.
Nick brings a wealth of experience to the position, alongside a keen interest in the further education sector, from both a personal and a business perspective. As an experienced Chair, Trustee and Director of a wide range of organisations in the public, private and voluntary sectors, he offers considerable expertise in governance, innovation and technology across a variety of industrial and commercial sectors.
Originally educated as a Mathematician, Nick worked in the IT industry for a number of years, in commercial solutions, high performance computing, virtual reality and the internet. Making a career change in the mid 1990’s, he developed a portfolio career working with many different organisations. He retains an interest in education, the arts, transport, agriculture and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
A Fellow of a number of professional bodies and a Chartered Engineer, Manager and Information Technology Practitioner, Nick was appointed OBE in 2009 for services to Innovation and Technology. As a product of the further education sector himself, with fond memories of completing his A-Levels at College, he has maintained a passion for further education throughout his career.
In welcoming Nick, HRC would also like to thank departing Corporation Chair, Mike Carver for his hard work and commitment to HRC over many years.
Nick is keen to build on the success already achieved at HRC and is looking forward to following in the footsteps of those who have done great things for Hertford Regional College.
We are delighted to announce that one of our Motor Vehicle lecturers, Andreas Anastasi, has been shortlisted for the Teacher of the Year award at the prestigious TES Awards.
These awards recognise the most outstanding individuals and institutions that the further education sector has to offer and we are thrilled that Andreas has been recognised for all of his hard work and commitment.
TES head of FE Julia Belgutay commented, “Further education providers have excelled in what has been a truly challenging year, and the amazing individuals, teams and institutions on our TES FE Awards shortlist showcase that. Our judges were highly impressed with the calibre of entries and I want to congratulate everyone who has made the shortlist – it is a brilliant achievement."
The awards ceremony will be held virtually on Friday 28th May 2021. We wish Andreas the very best of luck on the day!
Dear Parents / Carers / Students
As young people return to College full-time, we have put in place a range of protective measures to reduce the risk of transmission. We will also be engaging fully with the NHS Test & Trace process and will work closely with the local Health Protection Team of Public Health England and the local authority to ensure that any confirmed cases are reported without delay.