East Riding of Yorkshire
Student James Balkwill, aged 19 from Gransmoor near Driffield has been chosen to receive a bursary for joinery from the Gordon Leason Carpentry Apprenticeship Scholarship Fund, awarded by the Rotary Club of Driffield.
East Riding College and the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) signed a landmark deal at the RMT’s annual Education Festival recently. Representatives from the College were guests at the Festival which was held at the RMT’s Bob Crow National Education Centre in Doncaster.
East Riding College and East Riding of Yorkshire Council have collaborated with local employers to develop a new civil engineering course. The organisations identified a gap in local provision of higher-level HNC qualifications in construction and civil engineering.
Student Tia Ellis has signed a recording contract with East Riding College’s own record label Academy Records. Tia, aged 17, is a singer and pianist from Bridlington. She started playing the piano at the age of six and has only recently started performing live as a soloist, but is now taking on gigs and performances throughout the region.
A group of refugees, some of whom study at East Riding College took part in a Refugee Cycle Challenge recently. Many of the refugees who took part are from Syria and came to the East Riding to start a new life. They have been taking part in a cycling scheme to help them get around the area safely and put their knowledge to good use by taking part in a 50-mile bike ride across the East Riding.
East Riding College re-signed the Armed Forces Covenant at Armed Forces Day in Beverley in July. The Covenant is the College's pledge to support those who serve in the Armed Forces and their families.
East Riding College’s end of year Art and Fashion show Creativity Matters was held in June. Several workshops and classrooms turned into exhibition spaces at the College campus on St Mary’s Walk, showing off a selection of artwork, designs, sculptures, photography and fashion projects produced by the College’s students.
East Riding College is celebrating after being shortlisted at the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) Awards.
Students from the performing arts department put on a suberb end of term performance of Rydell High at the Parkway Cinema in Beverley in June. The 17 students and their tutors worked their socks off to pull together a fantastic performance featuring songs from the musical Grease.
Students at East Riding College recently completed a social action project by teaming up with Healthwatch East Riding of Yorkshire (HWERY). The research project specifically looked at smoking and students collected 950 responses to their survey before compiling the report. Healthwatch supported the students and published the report as part of a project to help young people take charge of their own health and wellbeing by getting a better understanding of local services and statistics.
East Riding College is celebrating after the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), the body responsible for assuring the quality of higher education provision, gave the College the highest level of confidence it can bestow upon a provider.
East Riding College has once again secured the coveted Customer Service Excellence award for ensuring it puts customers first.
East Riding College student Wesley Trowell put on a concert at O’Riley’s in Hull with the help of his fellow Music Academy students. Wesley, 25 from Hull was the mastermind behind the gig and organised and promoted it himself as The Big Music Academy Night Out.
East Riding College received over 70 applications for a handful of apprenticeship vacancies at one company in April. Eco-Modular Buildings received record applications for their joinery apprenticeship roles at their Hull site.