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October 2016

Former Wyke Students Star on Stage and Screen

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Two former Wyke students, Hester Arden and Rob Aramayo, are currently starring in leading theatre and television productions.

Hester Arden left Wyke in 2005 having completed A levels in Film Studies, English Language & Literature and Drama & Theatre.  The former Cottingham High student is currently playing the role of Kay in the theatre production of “The Gaul”. The play centres on the mysterious disappearance of the Hull ship and the families left behind.

No trawler tragedy has caused as much controversy as the loss of the Gaul in 1974. This new play by Hull-born writer Janet Plater explores the journeys of the wives and relatives, through the discovery of the wreck by a TV documentary crew in 1997 and the government inquiry in 2004 to the present day.

The production is running at the Hull Truck Theatre until Saturday, 29th October with tickets available online or through the theatre book office.

Rob Aramayo completed his studies at Wyke in 2011 after gaining a place at the internationally renowned Julliard Stage School in New York, USA. Rob studied Government & Politics alongside Drama and Performing Arts whilst at Wyke.

Earlier this year the former Malet Lambert student  appeared in season six of “Game of Thrones” and now he can be seen playing  the central character of Bill Harley in the Discovery Channel production “Harley and the Davidsons”, the story behind the birth of the iconic American motorcycle brand.

The three part drama is now available to view on catch up on Sky and Now TV.

Increased Funding for Doctor Training

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The Wyke Science Department have welcomed the announcement of increased funding for medical education.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is pledging to train up to 1,500 more British doctors a year in a bid to tackle the recruitment crisis in the NHS. Speaking at the Tory conference in Birmingham, he claimed the move will make NHS England “self-sufficient” in doctors by the middle of the next decade.

Wyke Head of Faculty Valerie Evans said, “This is excellent news and it will hopefully encourage more of our most able students to consider a career in medicine. Last year we celebrated a record year of students progressing onto medicine, dentistry and veterinary science and we are looking forward to more success in the future.”

The “Begin your Medical Career Here” enrichment offered by Wyke is one of the reasons many students see the College as the supportive step towards gaining a place at medical school. This new government announcement will hopefully help to expand these opportunities.

Mr Hunt promised to reform the current 6,000-a-year cap on students at medical schools, allowing numbers to grow by as much as 25%.

He said he would ensure all young people with the capability to train as a doctor have the chance to do so.
There will also be a new requirement for all doctors trained on the NHS to work for it for a minimum of four years after graduation.

The dramatic drive to boost doctor numbers is estimated to cost £100m by 2020, but could sharply reduce the £1.2bn a year spent on medical locums, many of them from overseas.

Super 8

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Congratulations to the eight Wyke Film Studies students who have been accepted into the highly regarded BFI Film Academy.

As a member of the BFI Film Academy, students gain invaluable experience working alongside industry professionals who are respected practitioners in their field. Students will be offered a hands-on filmmaking experience which will help them develop practical knowledge and skills. During these sessions, students will be able to explore their creativity and passions in a supportive and dynamic environment.

Alongside these workshops are two intensive residential programmes. These courses last between one and two weeks and are designed to develop more specialist filmmaking skills and give students a unique insight into the filmmaking business.

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