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15th December 2010 - Students urge residents for vote for better broadband

IT students from East Riding College are campaigning to secure better broadband services in Bridlington to help businesses in the town.Anthony Purvis, James Grayshon, Peter Attack and Martyn Wilson, studying on the Foundation Degree in Computing, say improvements to the town's IT infrastructure will...

7th December 2010 - Dennis is a star in national awards

Dennis Young, schools liaison and guidance manager at East Riding College, has been recognised with a prestigious national STAR Award for his outstanding contribution to education.The awards, from the Learning and Skills Information Service (LSIS), are open annually to any learning and skills sector...

8th November 2010 - Students celebrate Colleges Week

Students at East Riding College are this week joining in the celebration of the economic and social contribution that colleges make to the nation.Now in its third year, Colleges Week runs from November 8 to 14 and raises awareness of the work undertaken by colleges to ensure that students and busine...

2nd November 2010 - Students send Christmas gifts to eastern Europe

Travel and tourism learners from East Riding College are to send 40 shoe boxes filled with gifts to poor families in eastern Europe as part of their studies.The students, studying at the College's campus in St Mary's Walk, Bridlington, have spent six weeks developing fundraising ideas and preparing...

25th October 2010 - New prospectuses now available

Anyone who is thinking about going into further and higher education in September 2011 can now take a look at East Riding College's new full-time and higher education course guides.The full-time course guide features nearly 100 courses in art, design and media; business and administration; construct...

21st October 2010 - Campus shortlisted for national award

East Riding College's Bridlington campus (pictured) has been shortlisted for a prestigious LABC Building Excellence Award.The £17m building, which opened to students in September 2009, is one of 10 in contention for an award in the Best Educational Building category.The winners will be an...

21st October 2010 - Helping hand to prepare for university

Anyone who is preparing for university or another form of higher education can get a helping hand by joining East Riding College's Bite Size study skills courses.These level four (A-levels are level three) short courses last for six weeks and give participants valuable preparation for the higher edu...

21st October 2010 - Hi-tech insight for motor vehicle students

Motor vehicle students at East Riding College were given a fascinating insight into highly specialised fuel injection refurbishment equipment and how this can help in reducing carbon emissions from modern vehicles.Bob Hopkinson from industry leader ASNU, the UK-based manufacturer of refurbishment eq...

19th October 2010 - Priory full for higher education celebration

A ceremony at the Priory Church of St Mary in Bridlington on Saturday celebrated the achievements of higher education students from East Riding College.The church was full with about 400 people attending the event, which saw students presented with scrolls by Principal Derek Branton in recognition o...

14th October 2010 - Brave Emma raises £500 in sponsored head shave

Hairdressing student Emma Leah raised £500 by having her head shaved at East Riding College's Bridlington campus salon.Her fellow student Katie Smithson did the honours with the clippers as Emma raised the money for Evelina's Children's Hospital at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital in London in ai...

4th October 2010 - Find out more about your future at open events

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 buildings. They are suitable for school leavers and adults, whether th...

17th September 2010 - Learn relaxing techniques at reduced prices

East Riding College is offering reduced prices on reflexology and massage courses this autumn. The Level Three Certificate in Body Massage has gone down from £400 to £300 and the Level Three Certificate in Reflexology Techniques, which was £460, is now £400. Both will run at...

23rd August 2010 - New course on "fascinating" aspect of tourism

Travel students at East Riding College will from September be able to learn about the importance of a tourism industry which does not harm the environment.The NCFE Level Two Certificate in Sustainable Tourism looks at how this global industry has caused irreparable damage to landscapes as some count...

18th August 2010 - Entertaining new video lifts the lid on College life

Prospective students can find out what life at East Riding College is really like in a new short film. "This is the future" is a six-minute video featuring real students giving their opinions about the College, their course and their tutors.Produced by Brough-based JayJay Media, it features intervie...

11th August 2010 - Sports student to represent Yorkshire at rugby

Bridlington sports student Ben Johnson has been selected to represent Yorkshire under-18s for the 2010/2011 season.The 17-year-old, who has just completed the First Diploma in Sport at East Riding College and broke into the Bridlington RUFC first team last season, will tour Ireland with the regional...

6th August 2010 - Students put language skills to the test

Eight past and present Spanish students from East Riding College recently visited the Spanish city of Valencia. The part-time students, who studied at the College's Beverley campus, in Gallows Lane, went to Spain's third largest city with their tutor Maria Rounding (pictured, fourth from right). Th...

5th August 2010 - Career advancement and lighter learning in new course guide

East Riding College's new part-time course guide, featuring hundreds of courses starting from September, is now available.The publication features a wide range of programmes from a variety of subject areas, with most starting in the autumn and some in January, and a number which can be done at any t...

4th August 2010 - Ken's toad leaps onto Hull street

Brickwork lecturer Ken Shaw (right) has seen his handiwork unveiled as part of Hull's "Larkin with Toads" art trail.Ken, who teaches at the College's St Mary's Walk campus in Bridlington, lovingly decorated the one-metre-high amphibian in his garage in the town before it was transported to Hull...

16th July 2010 - Jane is proud to win regional award

Upholstery student Jane Leaning has earned a regional adult education award after setting up in business just months into her course.Jane (pictured, right), 50, from Barton-Upon-Humber, scooped the Regional Business Link Skills for Business Award at the Adult Learners' Week Awards for Yorkshire and...

25th June 2010 - Award for putting customers first

East Riding College has earned 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 particul...

17th June 2010 - Talented Tiff shows hairdressing expertise

Talented hairdressing student Tiffany Wilkinson has narrowly missed out on winning a prestigious competition despite only starting her course in January.Tiffany, 20, from Hull, who is described as "a natural" by tutors came second in the regional heats of the hairdressing WorldSkills UK competition...

3rd June 2010 - Football marathon raises £900

Students and staff from East Riding College have raised more than £900 for charity by taking part in a 12-hour football marathon.Twenty-seven players in four teams kicked off at 9am yesterday at the all-weather pitch at Longcroft School and Performing Arts College, in Burton Road, Beverley, an...

1st June 2010 - Salons win award for fourth year in a row

East Riding College's Inspire Hair and Beauty salons have won an industry award for health, safety and cleanliness for the fourth year in a row.The salons, at the College's campuses in Bridlington and Beverley, have been accredited by the Hair and Beauty Industry Authority (HABIA) and East Riding of...

28th May 2010 - Former Rugby League star among guest speakers at sport event

Former Hull FC star Craig Murdock will be among the guest speakers at a free sports event at East Riding College next month.The lively and informative three-hour session which starts at 10am on June 10 aims to help people considering a career in sports and fitness-related careers to find out more ab...

27th May 2010 - Marine engineer fixes job in exotic locations

A marine engineering student has scooped a dream job working on yachts in sunshine locations like the Caribbean and the Mediterranean. Sam Ashby, of Bridlington, will take up the position with Sunsail next month after completing two years at East Riding College's campus in St Mary's Walk, Bridlingto...

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