Sport student cycles for 12-hours to support NHS

A Northumberland College student has raised over £1,200 for NHS frontline staff after completing a gruelling 12-hour stationary bike ride.  Joel Dooley, who is studying Sport Science, wanted to raise money while at home during lockdown and decided to do charity bike ride in tribute of the healthcare workers and volunteers who are fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.  The 17-year-old, from Ashington, kicked off his … Continued

College donates to food bank to help those in need

Northumberland College is helping a local food bank feed the vulnerable people and families in crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic. With the college moving to online teaching and learning, unused stock from campus refectories have been passed to the Wansbeck Valley Food Bank to be distributed in Northumberland. Dozens of boxes of crisps, cookies, brownies, … Continued

Adult learner puts studies into practice during lockdown

Adult learner Naomi Charlton is using the knowledge she has learned at Northumberland College on the Early Years Educator programme to create activities for her children during the COVID-19 lockdown. Following the government’s announcement to suspend face to face learning at colleges and schools, Naomi has been home-schooling her two young sons while also trying … Continued

Lecturer joins PPE production line to help health workers

A Northumberland College hairdressing lecturer has joined a team of volunteers producing much needed clinical gowns and scrubs for NHS staff across the North East. Michelle Craggs, an experienced seamstress, is working alongside machinists and design technicians at Northumbria University’s School of Design to produce protective garments which are being distributed to hospitals, hospices and … Continued

Equine team move on campus to look after horses and ponies

Northumberland College’s dedicated equine team have moved on campus to care for Kirkley Hall’s horses and ponies during the COVID-19 lockdown. John Tilley, Equine Resource Manager, and Groom Technician Leanne Rowe have been self-isolating full-time on campus carrying out daily checks, administering medication, changing rugs and cleaning paddocks so the animals are well looked after. … Continued

College producing vital PPE for frontline NHS staff

Northumberland College has responded to the urgent need for personal protection equipment by producing face shields for health care workers in the fight against COVID-19. Electrical engineering lecturer Freeman Thondhlana has been working around the clock at Ashington Campus to manufacture PPE after the college offered use of its 3D printers to Northumberland County Council. They will also be distributed to Northumberland and Wansbeck Hospitals to keep … 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

Students take on Great Farm Challenge

Northumberland College students have been studying the impact of agriculture on water sources and air quality in partnership Northumbrian Water and Natural England. The students worked in groups to assess a case study farm, producing a report which recommended how farming practices – such as minimising run off from pesticides and nutrients – and the … 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