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7th September 2018 - Students say ‘Sí’ to Spanish

Students say ‘Sí’ to Spanish

Students at East Riding College in Beverley are loving their language courses and want to encourage more people to enjoy the benefits that learning a language can bring. 

5th September 2018 - College joins Bondholders Scheme

College joins Bondholders Scheme

East Riding College have joined Marketing Humber’s Bondholders Scheme.  The Scheme is a powerful network of businesses ranging from local entrepreneurs to multinationals.  The College became one of 280 members whose focus is to attract investment, retain and harness talent in the local area, and to create a thriving economy.

8th August 2018 - Joinery bursary awarded to inspirational student

Joinery bursary awarded to inspirational student

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.  

25th July 2018 - College announces deal with RMT

College announces deal with RMT

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.

23rd July 2018 - College collaborates on new civil engineering course

College collaborates on new civil engineering course

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. 

23rd July 2018 - Another rising star signs to Music Academy label

Another rising star signs to Music Academy label

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. 

 

13th July 2018 - Refugees Cycle Challenge

Refugees Cycle Challenge

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.  

1st July 2018 - East Riding College re-signs Armed Forces Covenant

East Riding College re-signs Armed Forces Covenant

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. 

30th June 2018 - Creativity Matters - End of Year Art Show

Creativity Matters - End of Year Art Show

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.

30th June 2018 - College shortlisted in accountancy awards

College shortlisted in accountancy awards

East Riding College is celebrating after being shortlisted at the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) Awards. 

21st June 2018 - End of year performance draws in the crowds

End of year performance draws in the crowds

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.  

19th June 2018 - Student social action project publishes Healthwatch report on smoking

Student social action project publishes Healthwatch report on smoking

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. 

7th June 2018 - College celebrates high ratings for higher education

College celebrates high ratings for higher education

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.

19th May 2018 - College recognised for outstanding customer service

College recognised for outstanding customer service

East Riding College has once again secured the coveted Customer Service Excellence award for ensuring it puts customers first.

14th May 2018 - Music students organise their own gig in Hull

Music students organise their own gig in Hull

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. 

14th May 2018 - Over 70 applications for apprenticeship scheme

Over 70 applications for apprenticeship scheme

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.  

27th April 2018 - Transcend Media Conference

Transcend Media Conference

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. 

26th April 2018 - Reality Bites for Cookery Skills Students

Reality Bites for Cookery Skills Students

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 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. 

11th April 2018 - East Riding College hits the top spot again for Apprenticeships

East Riding College hits the top spot again for Apprenticeships

East Riding College have come out on top in Government National Achievement Rate rankings for apprenticeships.

11th March 2018 - William Jackson Food Group Training ‘Champion’

William Jackson Food Group Training ‘Champion’

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.

11th March 2018 - Travel & Tourism sweeps annual college awards

Travel & Tourism sweeps annual college awards

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

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.  

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...

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