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Ortis Deley

Ortis Deley

We're delighted to introduce this year's special guest, Ortis Deley. Ortis is in his tenth year of hosting Channel 5's very popular The Gadget Show. 

As well as appearing on our screens weekly on The Gadget Show, Ortis has co-hosted the sell-out live version of the show on numerous occasions at Birmingham’s NEC, performing to over 75,000 guests at the 5-day event.

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Adele Sewell Teacher Training Lecturer

Adele Sewell

"Inspiring the next generation of educators and continuing to develop active learning techniques is my goal. I am also hoping to work towards a PhD in Education, with a focus on the observation process and its effects on well-being.”

With a varied and multi-levelled teaching career, Adele is a first-class educator who inspires confidence and determination in her students. Adele leads all of our teaching programmes here at the college, coaching students at all levels to reach and exceed their goals.

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Verity Findlay Floristry Lecturer

Verity Findlay

“Working in the industry alongside my teaching brings so many benefits. Running my own business and attending shows keeps my finger on the pulse of the latest trends.”

With a flourishing floristry business, Verity has considerable experience as a florist and instructor.

A winner at prestigious competitions at Harrogate Flower Show, Tatton Park and the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Verity also delivers seasonal workshops and classes with local schools and the Women’s Institute. As a working practitioner, she is able to keep her finger on the pulse of the latest styles, colours and products. She is also a proponent of eco-floristry bringing green methods into the programme learning.

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Hanne Grice Animal Science Lecturer

Hanne Grice

“I enjoy helping students to modify their perceptions of how animals and humans coexist. Getting into the mind of an animal, viewing the world from their perspective, and adapting our own habits, is vital to the future of the planet.”

Lecturer Hanne Grice is an expert on Animal Behaviour.

A former graduate of UCBB with an MSc Applied Animal Behaviour and Training under her belt, Hanne is a leading expert on animal behaviour in the UK. Winner of Animal Behaviourist of the Year 2022-23, she is regularly in the media and recently featured on the One Show where she discussed training dogs to use ‘talking buttons’ as a means to communicate with their humans.

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Matthew Lowe Lecturer in Welding and Fabrication

Matthew Lowe

"Before joining Bishop Burton, I was in the Army, working in welding and fabrication with the Royal Engineers, for six-and-a-half years. I also worked in a welding and fabrication factory.

"Everything we do in the engineering department has a real world, practical element to it. As a specialist college, Bishop Burton has its own working farm, so we get real jobs to do from that, working on the machinery. We also get local farms bringing their equipment in as well. The students are all working on real tasks, which provides them with invaluable experience.

"It’s really important to prepare students for industry, so as well as working on practical tasks, we also give them responsibility and treat them like adults."

Paul Nicholson Lead Assessor and Coach in Butchery Apprenticeships

Paul Nicholson

"I’m from a farming background and got into the butchery after school, so I really know the importance of learning a trade.

"I’ve had a fantastic career, including opening and running a butchery department at Castle Howard stately home and running a farm shop called Fodder at Yorkshire Agricultural Society, so I know what it can lead to.

"There’s no doubt apprenticeships can open many doors and be a platform for a long and successful career."

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