Duke of Edinburgh Award

This is a great time to learn new skills and keep active – why don’t you sign up for DofE and complete whilst you are at home? I have signed up myself, and this is a fantastic opportunity and a great addition to your CV. You can volunteer for family members, for example you might … Continued

Student President nominations

The new Student President nominations are open now for the new academic year (August 2020 to July 2021) and will close on 4th April 2020. For more information check your student email or learning platform (Canvas, Moodle or Google Classroom). This is a chance for you to makes a difference to all students at all … 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

Leader to leader interview with Zainab Nadeem

CEO of Education Partnership North East, Ellen Thinnesen, interviewed Student President, Zainab Nadeem, leader to leader, to learn more about her as a young female leader. Zainab is Student President for Education Partnership North East, which includes Sunderland College, Hartlepool Sixth Form and Northumberland College.

ENGIE confirmed as contractor for new SEND centre at Northumberland College

A Newcastle-based company has been confirmed as the contractor for Northumberland College’s new centre for students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). Leading energy services and regeneration specialist, ENGIE, will now start construction work at the college’s Kirkley Hall campus, as part of a multi-million-pound investment plan, which will bring significant benefits to the … Continued

Northumberland College announces investment programme

Northumberland College has unveiled plans to deliver a multi-million pound investment programme which will further position the College as one of the region’s leading education and training providers. Key investment will be made across all campuses at Ashington, Kirkley Hall and Berwick over the next twelve months to construct innovative, industry-focused facilities, with work starting … Continued

The importance of Mental Health Awareness

With one in four people experiencing mental health issues each year*, awareness has, over recent years, increased significantly, with national campaigns such as ‘Time to Change’ attempting to address the stigma amongst groups including young people and the student population. Educational establishments like Northumberland College and the North East’s FE sector, are making huge progress … Continued

North East colleges join forces to call for sustainable investment

Colleges across the North East are joining forces to demonstrate the importance of their role in transforming lives and driving economic growth and to call on the government for better investment and fair pay. As part of the second phase of the national Love Our Colleges campaign, from Monday 13th to Friday 17th May, governors … Continued

Media makeup student highlights pollution of our local beaches

A student aiming for a career in the film industry has used a sweep of our coastline to create a stark warning about how plastics are killing the sea. Philippa Gibbons, from East Boldon, picked up litter from beaches in Seaburn, South Shields and Seaham and used the waste in her final college project. The … Continued