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.
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.
Students of East Riding College will once again be holding their annual student conference and exhibition at the Parkway Cinema in Beverley on 11 May at 11am.
East Riding College students Nathan Kaiser, 22 from Hull and Evie Walters, 18 from Beverley have been competing in Estuary TV’s Reality Bites.
13th April 2018 - East Riding College students hit the top spots in maths, English and Apprenticeships
East Riding College have come out on top in Government National Achievement Rate rankings for GCSE maths and English. Students at the College achieving grades A* to C in their GCSE maths have placed the College in the top 10% of further education colleges nationally and at number one locally, compared to other further education colleges in the East Riding, the Humber and North Yorkshire.
East Riding College have come out on top in Government National Achievement Rate rankings for apprenticeships.
William Jackson Food Group won the Training Champion - Large Employer award at the annual East Riding College awards in March. The prestigious ceremony held in the Royal Hall at the famous Bridlington Spa honours students, employers and staff for their outstanding achievements.
Travel and Tourism swept the board at the annual East Riding College awards in March. The prestigious ceremony held in the Royal Hall at the famous Bridlington Spa honours students, employers and staff for their outstanding achievements.
8th March 2018 - East Riding College formally admitted into the Chartered Institution for Further Education
The Chartered Institution for Further Education gathered at Apothecaries’ Hall in London on March 8th for their second ceremony. In attendance was the Rt Hon John Hayes CBE MP who was welcomed as an Honorary Fellow of the Chartered Institution for Further Education in 2017. Other attendees included David Sherlock CBE and Sir Geoff Hall who were welcomed as Honorary Fellows this year, and Andrew Wren and Crawford Knott who were also welcomed as Fellows of the Institution.
Travel and Tourism learners were invited to an industry event in February, where they got the chance to meet a range of TIPTO supplier members and benefited from a range of product updates and training. They report back on their experiences...
Students from our Level 3 Engineering programme went to visit Rosti Engineering at their Pickering site. Rosti is a global plastic moulding injection company who manufacture moulded plastics both in the UK and abroad for some of the world's leading brands. Read one student's blog about their visit...
East Riding College welcomed new Principal Mike Welsh in January, following the retirement of Derek Branton after 13 years at the College.
East Riding College came out on top in an independent survey of employers rating their satisfaction with training delivered by colleges. In the FE Choices survey commissioned by the Education and Skills Funding Agency, East Riding College took the top spot in Yorkshire, with an overall satisfaction rating of 97.3%.
East Riding College health and social care tutor Bev Felgate was honoured at the recent Golden Apples Awards in Hull. Bev, who is from Tickton and has been teaching at the College for the last 12 years was a finalist for Inspirational Teacher/Lecturer of the Year. She was nominated by staff and students for her dedication to her students and outstanding performance as both a tutor and mentor.
East Riding College alumnus Anthony Gault, who is now Senior Chef for Hospitality and Banqueting at the University of Hull prepared a banquet for Her Majesty The Queen on her recent visit to Hull.
East Riding College’s enterprise and employability passport has become one of the first to receive the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership’s employability skills kite-mark since the scheme was officially rolled out.
Over 200 students from across the East Riding attended a talk at Parkway Cinema in Beverley by East Riding College alumnus Ben Brown.
Ben is now enjoying a successful career in the film and media industry and works for Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), famous for its work on blockbuster franchises such as Star Wars, Back to the Future and Jurassic Park.
Last week the College welcomed ex-professional footballer Dr. Andrew Brownrigg who delivered an informative seminar on drugs and alcohol addiction.