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

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

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