EPNE colleges launch virtual open days

Education Partnership North East is offering its prospective students the chance to experience college life without leaving their homes.  Sunderland College, Northumberland College and Hartlepool Sixth Form have moved their open days online during the COVID-19 outbreak to reassure school leavers, offer advice and guidance and help them prepare for their future.  These innovative live and interactive events will give students the opportunity to talk to directly to teaching staff … Continued

Geography students map out their futures

A-Level Geography students have been learning about the devastating impact of natural disasters and assessing coastal drifts during a series of workshops, seminars and field studies. First up, the students discovered how scientists and engineers use technology such as satellites and local-scale measurements to better predict when geohazards such as earthquakes, landslides and tsunamis are … Continued

Biologists get creative for Science Week

Student biologists showed off their artistic and laboratory skills to celebrate British Science Week.  Inspired by this year’s ‘Our diverse planet’ theme, Year 12 students were tasked with using their scientific knowledge to design a poster featuring a new species which could adapt to different habitats on Earth with prizes awarded for the most creative.  Meanwhile, Year 13 students used gel electrophoresis – a technique to separate DNA fragments – to carry … Continued

Students go behind the curtain of hit West End musical

Performance students were given a special look behind the scenes of a multi award-winning West End production, Cabaret.  The students enjoyed drama and dance workshops with members of Cabaret’s company cast, a Q&A with Anita Harris and James Paterson, as well as a tour of the North East’s flagship theatre which shined a spotlight on the dazzling costumes and inventive props of Rufus Norris’ smash hit.  … Continued

Art students inspired by International Women’s Day

Art and design students at Sunderland College have been showing off their creativity to celebrate International Women’s Day 2020. Jemma Riddle, Mia Hooper, Naomi Flewers, Abby Doran and Millie Farman were tasked by Student President Zainab Nadeem to design a banner for an International Women’s Day event on Monday 9th March which will include talks … Continued

Students take on the Lake District

A-Level Geography students have enjoyed a field trip to the Lake District to engage in three days of practical activity in the area. The AS Students were required to focus on two topics whilst in the Lake District, which were ‘Changing Places’ and ‘Coasts’. Students were tasked with investigating how Keswick has become the UK’s … Continued

Institute of Physics Ambassador Training

Sunderland College are delighted have recently hosted an Institute of Physics Science Ambassador Training Day, welcoming year 7, 8 and 9 students from across the region to gain a further insight into the world of Physics. Dr Jenny Search from the Institute of Physics delivered the event, along with Dr Lorraine Coghill from Durham University. … Continued

Sunderland College STEAM Day

Sunderland College recently ran an afternoon STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) event with a range of activities aimed at students who are looking to progress onto higher education after completing their current studies. A selection of workshops and talks took place across at the colleges Bede and City Campuses and was a chance … Continued

Big names inspire STEAM students

Students studying STEAM subjects at Sunderland College were inspired to succeed by some of the biggest names in industry thanks to a series of workshops organised by the North East Collaborative Outreach Project (NECOP). Level 3 students studying computing, engineering, dance, drama, art and design, games design and music had the unique opportunity to take … Continued