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13th April 2018 - East Riding College students hit the top spots in maths, English and Apprenticeships

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. 

27th February 2018 - Travel and Tourism students report back on 'Face 2 Face' industry event

Travel and Tourism students report back on 'Face 2 Face' industry event

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...

12th February 2018 - Students report on engineering visit to Rosti Automotive

Students report on engineering visit to Rosti Automotive

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...

30th January 2018 - College Welcomes New Principal

College Welcomes New Principal

East Riding College welcomed new Principal Mike Welsh in January, following the retirement of Derek Branton after 13 years at the College. 

 

5th January 2018 - East Riding College has highest employer satisfaction rates in Yorkshire

East Riding College has highest employer satisfaction rates in Yorkshire

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%.

4th January 2018 - College tutor honoured at awards

College tutor honoured at awards

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.  

30th November 2017 - Ex-College student chef prepares banquet for Queen

Ex-College student chef prepares banquet for Queen

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. 

 

27th November 2017 - College awarded LEP kite-mark for employability passports

College awarded LEP kite-mark for employability passports

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.  

2nd November 2017 - College alumnus Ben Brown returns to inspire East Riding students

College alumnus Ben Brown returns to inspire East Riding students

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. 

1st November 2017 - College seeks new governors to help transform lives

College seeks new governors to help transform lives

East Riding College is seeking new governors from the local community and business world.

25th October 2017 - Students learn about careers with addiction risks

Students learn about careers with addiction risks

Last week the College welcomed ex-professional footballer Dr. Andrew Brownrigg who delivered an informative seminar on drugs and alcohol addiction.  

25th October 2017 - Hallowe’en Bake Sale raises £££s for CLAPA

Hallowe’en Bake Sale raises £££s for CLAPA

Students on Foundation courses organised a Hallowe’en themed bake sale this week to raise money for a cause close to their tutor’s heart.  

20th October 2017 - East Riding College recognised by MoD for its support of Armed Forces community

East Riding College recognised by MoD for its support of Armed Forces community

East Riding College has been recognised as one of the country’s leading employers for its support of the Armed Forces, having been honoured at an awards ceremony as part of the Government’s Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS).

19th October 2017 - College students celebrate at HE Awards

College students celebrate at HE Awards

Almost 100 graduates were awarded their degrees in the presence of friends and family at the historic Priory Church of St Mary in Bridlington last weekend.  Honours were conferred by the University of Hull and the University of Huddersfield to students from across the East Riding.  

13th October 2017 - New Bridlington Mechatronics Centre launched

New Bridlington Mechatronics Centre launched

High-tech Engineering comes to Bridlington

Using funding provided by the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Enterprise Partnership and equipment generously donated by various suppliers to the industry, East Riding College are opening a new Mechatronics Centre in Bridlington.  

The Centre will aid the delivery of specialised engineering courses that meet the demands of the modern engineering industry, where high level skills are in demand.  Mechatronics is the branch of engineering that focuses on designing and manufacturing products that have both mechanical and electronic components.  It brings robotics into engineering, with a strong emphasis on an interdisciplinary approach and problem-solving skills.

14th September 2017 - East Riding College first college in Yorkshire to gain chartered status

East Riding College first college in Yorkshire to gain chartered status

The Chartered Institution for Further Education welcomes East Riding College as its eighth member.

11th August 2017 - Rare opportunity for Apprentice Development Chef

Rare opportunity for Apprentice Development Chef

A rare opportunity has arisen to train in a top development kitchen.  The apprenticeship vacancy is at premium meat producer Dovecote Park and is a great opportunity for any serious foodies out there who want to learn from the best.

7th August 2017 - Sports Degree Students Get Discounts

Sports Degree Students Get Discounts

East Riding College’s Sport degree students are to receive discounts on other fitness qualifications.  

14th July 2017 - Five simple reasons your safety staff need NEBOSH qualifications

Five simple reasons your safety staff need NEBOSH qualifications

Everyone agrees it makes good business sense to keep on track with health and safety, but how do you ensure you're doing it right?

22nd June 2017 - End of Year Art, Design & Fashion show a success

End of Year Art, Design & Fashion show a success

East Riding College’s end of year Art, Design and Fashion show was held at Bridlington Contemporary Gallery for the first time this year.  It featured impressive work from students across multiple disciplines.  The College teamed up with the Gallery to take the students’ end of year show out of the College setting and to give more people in the town a chance to see work created by Bridlington’s talented young artists, graphic designers and fashion designers.  

 

17th May 2017 - Underground Owls launch music video

Underground Owls launch music video

The Underground Owls will be performing live at St Stephens on May 20th 2017 at 2pm to launch the video of their single 'City of Culture’.

17th May 2017 - Students put on Pop-Up Fashion Show

Students put on Pop-Up Fashion Show

East Riding College fashion students teamed up with top fashion outlets to put on a pop-up summer fashion show last weekend.  Students worked alongside the stores at the Flemingate shopping centre to select outfits to showcase the retailer’s summer collections.  

29th March 2017 - Destination Beverley launched at East Riding College

Destination Beverley launched at East Riding College

The College was proud to host the launch of Destination Beverley, a new partnership between leading attractions and traders in the town.

At the launch the new logo for the initiative was unveiled.  It was designed by former East Riding College degree student graphic designer Matt Wildbore of Mattix Design.  

28th March 2017 - Students win at Waste Less Textiles competition

Students win at Waste Less Textiles competition

East Riding College swept the board in the Year 12 and 13 category with students Hayley Campbell and Elland Hill, claiming winner and runner up awards at the annual Lets Waste Less Textiles fashion competition, organised by officers from East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s waste and recycling team.

20th March 2017 - Students honoured for enterprise and excellence

Students honoured for enterprise and excellence

Excellence and dedication were recognised at East Riding College’s annual awards ceremony at the parkway cinema in Beverley on Wednesday evening.

The event saw over 50 students, employers and staff recognised for their achievements, dedication and hard work.
Student winners were nominated by their tutors and ranged from younger students on school-links programmes to adults who were retraining.

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