Northumberland College Zoo reopens to visitors

A popular Northumberland zoo will reopen its doors to the public this weekend with a new name and animals among a host of exciting changes awaiting visitors. Northumberland College Zoo, set in acres of beautiful countryside within the college’s specialist animal management, land-based and outdoor campus at Kirkley Hall, has been closed for the past … Continued

Colleges to continue free meals payment scheme throughout the summer

Education Partnership North East’s colleges have committed to offering free meals to their most vulnerable students over the summer.  The group, which includes Hartlepool Sixth Form, Sunderland College and Northumberland College, announced the payment scheme would continue to provide vital support to families in need during these difficult times.  Following a campaign by Manchester United … Continued

Ashington Campus shortlisted at Property Awards

Northumberland College’s Ashington Campus–development has been shortlisted at the Insider North East Property Awards.  The multi-million-pound project, which is being managed by real estate consultants Hollis, is a finalist in the Refit and Refurbishment of the Year and Commercial Development of the Year categories.  Building work began in August 2019 to refurbish and upgrade the campus‘ main building, a seven-storey 1950s-built tower block, to … Continued

Local communities to benefit from free distance learning courses

Local communities across the North East will be able to benefit from free distance learning courses throughout the COVID-19 crisis and beyond, thanks to regional college group Education Partnership North East. The college group, which includes Sunderland College, Hartlepool Sixth Form and Northumberland College, has further developed its range of high-quality distance learning courses so … Continued

College supporting learners with SEND during lockdown

Northumberland College is helping students with SEND continue their studies at home by offering tailored support and interactive activities during lockdown.  Knowing that many of their students would be vulnerable following the governments’ decision to suspend face to face learning, the college’s Inspire team responded quickly to introduce a clear link to life at college, teachers and support staff.  There are 10 … Continued

Local contractors resume multi-million-pound investment programme at Northumberland College

A leading North East college is using businesses based in the local area to work on its ambitious investment programme, which will support employment within the region and growth in the local economy. After a suspension to non-essential construction work, Northumberland College is set to resume its development project using 9 local construction and building … 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

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

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