Life at East Riding College

College life is very different to school; you have more freedom and you're treated more like an adult. At the same time, you're expected to attend your classes and do your work without supervision. Your time at East Riding College will be exciting and interesting. While you're learning essential skills for your chosen career, you'll be having new experiences, making friends for life and maybe even going places you never imagined.

Study visits

Learning isn't just about studying in a classroom; it's also about getting out and about and seeing and doing things for yourself. Many students have the opportunity to go on study visits for a day or for longer periods with recent examples including trips to major cities at home and abroad, eating at a Michelin-starred restaurant and meeting the Hull City first team.

Work experience

We want our students to have the experience to back up their qualifications. Lots of our courses involve excellent placements with local businesses.  This gives you practical experience that will help you with your coursework.

Many college courses also involve working within real working environments within the College.  For example, the College’s restaurants, hair and beauty salons and travel shop are all open to the public and provide excellent experience for students preparing for a career in these areas.


The College provides a wide range of enrichment activities including an excellent programme of sport.  You will have the opportunity to represent the College at football, rugby, netball and other team sports.  You’ll find details of what’s happening on the College’s Facebook page and enrichment Instagram.

The Enrichment programme includes a calendar of visiting speakers, a programme of fundraising activities and much, much more.  Events and activities are often planned to coincide with what’s happening nationally, for example Pride, Sport Relief and Children in Need are well established in the College calendar, learners and staff get involved in all sorts of things to raise money for these good causes.

Duke of Edinburgh Programme

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofE), is a youth awards programme founded in the United Kingdom in 1956 by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. There are 3 levels of award Bronze, Silver and Gold. As a participant you have up to the age of 25 to complete the award.

Why not challenge yourself? Make new friends, help in your local community, develop new skills, improve your CV.

Learner Voice

East Riding College has a well-established network of student representatives who meet termly with their head of curriculum area. In addition to this, two representatives from each area attend the College's termly Learner Focus Group meeting. Students are also represented on key College committees including the Board of the Corporation.  A great opportunity for you to participate in the development of the College and to ensure that both current and future learners enjoy the best possible experience.

National Union of Students

As a College student you will have the opportunity to purchase the NUS Extra card which will give you discount on clothes, travel, music and eating out.