Houghall's New 'Mop Up' Operation

East Durham College’s Houghall Campus has suffered its second flood this summer! But rather than water, this time it’s students that are now being mopped up!

The College held its enrolment event last week, and was so inundated with new students that they are having to organise a ‘mop up’ enrolment event to deal with the numerous young people who are still wanting to sign up for one of the land based courses. Enrolments were almost 35% up on last year.

The Houghall Campus on the outskirts of Durham City Centre, recently hit the national headline when the ‘Grand Canyon of Durham’ was formed by the flooded River Wear.

Ian Prescott, Principal and Chief Executive said “This time it’s a welcome flood, the sheer number of people at the enrolment events has left many courses fully booked, but we would like to welcome any other potential student to Houghall and assist them in gaining a first class educational experience.”

The Houghall Campus offers a wide range of land based educational courses including Agriculture, Animal Care, Arboriculture & Forestry, Environmental Conservation, Equine, Floristry, Horticulture and Land Based Foundation Studies. The College with its highly experienced staff and 400 acre estate including working farm and other specialist land based and animal care training units is the ideal place for students to get the best training possible.

Ian added, “The College is passionate about this sector of education and is committed to continuing to be a leading provider of land based education in the North East.”

The enrolment event will take place on Tuesday 8th September 2009 between 10:00am and 4:00pm at East Durham College’s Houghall Campus, Durham.