College giving students foundation to reach their full potential

Sunderland College is helping students with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) continue their education through interactive activities and bespoke support to parents during the COVID-19 lockdown. Anticipating the government’s decision to suspend face to face learning and recognising that staying at home can be more disruptive to the lives and routines of students aged … Continued

College lecturer supports local community during Coronavirus outbreak

An inspirational Sunderland College lecturer is doing her bit for the local community by helping the elderly and vulnerable during the COVID-19 lockdown.  Christine Bell-Thompson, who teaches Hairdressing at City Campus, has joined a group of volunteers in County Durham who are providing free hot meals to those most in need during the coronavirus pandemic, while also delivering online learning … Continued

Colleges supporting vulnerable students during COVID-19 lock down

Colleges across the dynamic Education Partnership North East group are providing thousands of young people across the North East with access to vital support and resources following the COVID-19 outbreak. The group, which includes Hartlepool Sixth Form, Northumberland College and Sunderland College, established protocols to ensure its vulnerable students would be supported as part of … Continued

College donates vital equipment to the NHS

Sunderland College has donated personal protection equipment to frontline NHS staff treating coronavirus patients.  Staff at City Campus in Sunderland handed hundreds of face masks, protective eye wear, coveralls and protective gloves to South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust.  The much-needed supplies from the college’s vocational learning programmes including hair and beauty, construction and engineering will support health workers who are fighting the … Continued

Colleges stay open to support vulnerable young people and children of key workers

Sunderland College and Northumberland College will continue to support vulnerable young people and students of key workers during the COVID-19 outbreak. From Monday 30th March 2020 campuses at Bede in Sunderland and Kirkley Hall in Northumberland, will become lead sites for Education Partnership North East supporting these students from the Scottish Borders to Tees Valley. … Continued

Looking through the lens of a future in engineering

A student on an extended industry placement with Sunderland City Council has been filmed and interviewed to help promote new further education opportunities. Sam Billingsley 18, is from Thorney Close, Sunderland, and studying Btec Engineering at Sunderland College, which leads to a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering. He spoke about his work experience at … Continued

College celebrates its 100th Mental Health First Aider

Sunderland College held a special event to celebrate the first anniversary of its commitment to mental health and wellbeing and achieving its aim of 100 staff qualifying as Mental Health First Aiders. The breakfast event, which took place at the college’s Bede Campus, celebrated a year since it signed the Time to Change Employers Pledge … Continued

Musharraf Rofik

Course: Barbering Level 3 Competition: AHT North East Heat Musharraf competed in theworked extremely hard in preparation for the competition to showcase his talent. He won 3rd in the mens creative cut category and will compete in the national finals in Blackpool in March.  

Sunderland Vision 3

The college was recently highly commended in the Employer of the Year category at the Sunderland Echo Portfolio Awards. The college had to demonstrate that they are considerate of staff welfare, reward loyalty and promote a safe and relaxed working atmosphere. Winners of the awards were honoured at a prestigious ceremony, which took place at The … Continued