Public Services students ‘meet the Marines’

Sunderland College students were recently given the chance to spend time with Britain’s elite amphibian fighting force, the Royal Marines Commandos. The students took part in fitness sessions and water-based exercises on the River Tyne in Newcastle which mimicked the Royal Marines’ disciplined training. The Commandos also talked about their personal experiences and the opportunities … Continued

Developing health care professionals of the future

With the NHS and health sector under increased pressure during unprecedented times, Education Partnership North East continues to lead the way in producing the next generation of frontline health care professionals. Challenging the growing skills gap across the region, multi-million-pound investment in facilities will see a state-of-the-art ‘Health Hub’ open at Northumberland College, mirroring those … Continued

Students organise sponsored beach clean for charity

Sunderland College media students recently organised a charity beach clean up to raise vital funds to support those affected by muscular dystrophy. As part of their positive contribution projects, the students decided they wanted to help improve the local environment while fundraising for a cause close to their heart. Collecting four bags of litter from … Continued

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

Talented students show they are a cut above at AHT National Finals

Sunderland College students are celebrating after winning two gold medals at the prestigious Association of Hairdressers and Therapists (AHT) National Finals in Blackpool Trainee barber Owen Crossley followed up his first place at the regional heats by winning the Gentlemen’s Creative Cut category, while hairdressing student Melissa Croft scooped the Ladies Commercial Cut prize, both … 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

Scouts ‘take over’ Sunderland College campus

More than 60 Scouts from across Wearside visited Sunderland College’s Bede Campus for a special ‘Takeover’ event recently. Throughout the evening, the young people from local Scouts groups took part in workshops including a Science Spectacular, computer games design, computing and forensics led by the college’s curriculum staff. The aim of the Takeovers was to … Continued

TASS student-athlete Tia is a local hero

Sunderland College TASS student-athlete Tia Anderson was named as a finalist in the Remarkable Achievement (Junior) category at the Northern Echo Local Heroes Awards. Tia was nominated for her outstanding performances for Durham City Harriers, including breaking Olympian Allison Curbishley’s long-standing North East under-17 300m record. Despite narrowly missing out on the award Tia, who … Continued

TASS student-athlete wins Yorkshire PGA Pro Am

Luke Tate, a Sunderland College TASS student-athlete, has won the Yorkshire PGA Pro-Am Campionship in Dubai. Competing against players from all over the world, Luke and his teammates successfully defended their title across three days on some of Dubai’s top golf courses, such as Dubai Hills, Jumeirah Earth, and the Montgomerie. Despite suffering a cruciate … Continued