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Young people who are considering their next steps in education in September can take part in free taster courses at East Riding College this summer.
The courses are aimed at young people who are still considering their options and are available at the College’s Beverley and Bridlington campuses.
An East Riding College tutor has completed a gruelling 100km non-stop trek in North Yorkshire in memory of his mum.
Paul Smith, 30, from Bridlington, tackled the Oxfam TrailTrekker with three friends and completed the course in 27 hours and 40 minutes, coming 39th out of 350 teams and raising more than £2000 so far. Only 20 per cent of the teams finished with all four members.
Students from East Riding College are taking part in a “job swap” this week as part of a national celebration of vocational qualifications.
The event will see learners changing roles to try out subjects and activities they would not normally experience.
East Riding College has once again secured the coveted Customer Service Excellence award for ensuring it puts customers first.
The College achieved the Government-led standard after a rigorous process designed to look in detail at the areas that research has indicated are a priority for customers, with particular focus on delivery, timeliness, information, professionalism and staff attitude.
Tickets are on sale for East Riding College’s performing arts students’ latest play, Seven Internet Sins, which will take place in Bridlington on Thursday, May 23.
It will take place at the Spotlight Theatre in West Street with a matinee showing at 2.30pm and an evening performance at 7.30pm.
Childcare practitioners from across the East Riding attended a free “Forest Schools” event at East Riding College in Beverley.
The session saw them learning about the modern teaching and learning concept which sees young people learning and playing outside in less structured lessons.
Construction students at East Riding College have brightened up their campus with a summer display of bespoke garden furniture.
The joinery learners designed and built items including a gazebo, shed, dog kennel, potting benches, arbour and seating benches, and put them on display in the entrance atrium at the Bridlington campus.
Students at East Riding College will benefit from a new £220,000 multi-use games area (MUGA) from September.
The Bridlington campus facility will have a playing surface covering 1,789 square metres and will be built during the summer to be open in time for the new academic year.
A range of free activities will be taking place at East Riding College later this month for adults who are thinking of learning for their career or as a hobby.
The classes are to be held as part of Adult Learners’ Week, which runs from May 18 to 24 and encourages adults of all ages to learn something new with a view to going on to further study.
People who want to improve their English and maths skills can take advantage of free courses at East Riding College.
Qualifications from a very basic level all the way up to GCSEs are available at no charge to help people who would like to work on their literacy and numeracy skills. They are on offer at the College’s Beverley and Bridlington campuses.
An East Riding College student has won a regional apprentice award from the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI).
Ricky Hookem (pictured, left), 19, from Willerby, won Level Two Apprentice of the Year in the IMI's Hull and District Member Association Apprentice Awards.
Students at East Riding College have been using the latest technology to brush up on their golf swings as part of their sports studies.
The learners, studying towards a BTEC Level Three Extended Diploma in Sport, used an iPad app to study their technique with Daniel Connell, the club pro at Bridlington Links Golf Club.
Students at East Riding College have been learning about the benefits of volunteering at events this week.
Volunteer fairs have been held at the Beverley and Bridlington campuses, with a range of organisations attending to highlight opportunities to learners.
IT students at East Riding College have built a website for a Bridlington church as part of an ongoing link with the organisation.
Daniel Hobson, 18, from Filey, and Elliot Sowersby, 19, from Bridlington, worked with St John’s Burlington Methodist Church to create the site, including a system which allows church members to manage the site themselves.
East Riding College is opening its doors to residents and prospective students next month with a range of activities taking place during its latest open events.
The Beverley and Bridlington campuses will be alive with students and staff, with a number of classes taking place and students working in areas such as the hair and beauty salons, kitchens and construction and engineering workshops.
East Riding College has hosted a five-a-side football tournament for students with learning difficulties and disabilities.
The Five-4-All tournament brought together six teams from the College’s Beverley and Bridlington campuses, Grimsby Institute, Barnsley College and Franklin College, Grimsby.
East Riding College has become the first college in the country to be awarded the highest level of accreditation from a new environmental scheme, only six months after joining.
The College earned the ‘Green Award’ from Investors in the Environment after staff worked hard to meet a range of criteria and showed a continual reduction in environmental impact.
An East Riding College student has come to the aid of a group of bell-ringers in an unlikely engineering project.
Danny Coupland, 18, from Beverley was commissioned to create a bespoke pulley mechanism to prevent the ropes from cutting through the floor of St Michael’s Church in the village of St Michaels, just outside St Albans, Hertfordshire.
Outstanding student achievements were recognised last night at East Riding College's annual awards ceremony.
The event saw 20 students each presented with a glass trophy and a gift voucher at the ceremony at the Gallows Lane campus in Beverley.
Catering and hospitality students at East Riding College have met the former head chef of the Ritz Hotel in London, Michael Quinn MBE.
Mr Quinn visited the College’s Bridlington campus to give a talk about alcoholism and drug abuse in the industry,
Prospective students can find out more about courses on offer at East Riding College at three open events this month.
The open events are a chance to talk to tutors, find out more about courses and have a look round the College's well-equipped and modern learning environments.
AS English Language and Literature students have been busy baking their way to the theatre. In order to fund a visit to Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough, they held a cake stall and tombola at the college.
The students would like to thank staff, family and friends for their contributions to tombola prizes and baking which have helped make the event a success.
Students from East Riding College took part in a range of cultural and religious activities as part of their Equality and Diversity Week.
Activities were held throughout the week at both the Gallows Lane campus in Beverley and in St Mary’s Walk, Bridlington.
Two beauty therapy students from East Riding College have taken the plunge by opening a salon while still studying.
Jen Middleton, 34, and Emmie Prince, 21, both from Bridlington, have opened Essential Beauty in a unit at Applegarth Court, an extra care housing facility in Applegarth Lane in the town. It serves residents of the complex and the general public.
A new sports initiative at East Riding College is aiming to get all students taking part in a minimum of 30 minutes physical activity every week.
The College has appointed a new “sport maker”, Matt Jeffery, to increase the range of activities on offer.