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College Students Aiming For World Record

East Durham College students ahead of their world record breaking gaming attempt

A set of students are making the East Durham College Peterlee campus their home as they aim to game for 48 hours.

The students...

General Election Voter Registration Event

Election registration banner it's you last chance to register to vote

We are pleased to announce that we have secured funding of £5000 from the Cabinet Office to host voter registration events at all 3 of...

Regions Top Hair & Beauty Prospects Battle It Out At East Durham College

Group of 1940s-themed beauty models in the salon at East Durham College during the Northeast Inter-college Hair & Beauty Competitions 2015

Today East Durham College’s Peterlee campus held the semi-finals of the Northeast Inter-college Hair & Beauty Competitions 2015.

Eight colleges took part with Bishop Auckland...

Dene School Crowned Top Maths Whizzes

Peterlee'es Dene School win East Durham College maths challenge

Today teams of budding mathematicians took part in this year’s annual East Durham Schools Maths Challenge 2015.

The event, which took place on Wednesday 25th...

College principals warn 24% cut could hit job chances for thousands

East Durham College Peterlee Campus

Thousands of people across the North East could lose the chance of retraining for new job opportunities as a result of “drastic” government cuts....

Barbering Students In The Medals At National Finals

Barbering students Karen Scarr and Lindsay Ruddock outside the East Durham College Salon

Two East Durham College barbering students have returned home from a national competition with podium placed finishes.

Karen Scarr, 39, from Peterlee, and Lindsay...

Student Set To Kick Off A New Future In Business

East Durham College Peter Jones Enterprise Academy Jonathan Hammond

An East Durham College Peter Jones Enterprise Academy student is looking to kick off an exciting future in the world of football-related business.


East Durham College Hold Wellbeing Day

Hair And Beauty Students Give East Durham College Boxing Scholars Massages

Students at East Durham College have held a wellbeing day at the Peterlee Campus as part of National Apprenticeship Week (9-13 Mar 2015).


Lambing Watch Set To Return To Houghall Campus

East Durham College Houghall Campus student with new born lamb

East Durham College’s Houghall Campus is getting set to host the 2015 Lambing Watch event.

The event will be held at Houghall Farm, in Durham,...

Hair & Beauty Team Wins Best North East College Prize… AGAIN!

East Durham College Hair & Beauty students with their models after a fantastic performance at the AHT regional comp in Gateshead

East Durham College’s Hair and Beauty department have once again come out on top at the Association of Hairdressers and Therapists regional competition.


College Coaches Set To Be In Corner For National Title Fight

East Durham College Sports Lecturer Nicola Douglas, Sunderland boxer Glenn Foot and East Durham College Head Boxing Coach Dave Binns

Two East Durham College coaches are getting set to be in the corner at a major boxing event this weekend.

East Durham College’s head...

Stallholder Applications Now Open For 2015 Durham Flower Festival

Durham Flower Show Seceretary Dianne Howe with East Durham College Floristry Students

The Durham Flower Festival is happy to announce that it is now taking applications from stallholders, both horticultural and craft, ahead of this year’s event....

Bill Quay Farm To Host College Course Information Days

A mosaic sign at Gateshead's Bill Quay Community Farm

After another fantastic year of courses ran by East Durham College at Gateshead’s Bill Quay Community Farm, staff are gearing up for the next academic...

Early Start For Lambing At Houghall Farm

East Durham College Agriculture students Ellis McLurg, 16, Caitlin Seatree 17, Brian troupe,16 and Nicole Odell,17 with the first Houghall lamb of 2015

Houghall Farm at East Durham College’s Houghall Campus has welcomed its first lambs of 2015.

Using specific breeding techniques, staff at the College have...

Students To Put On Valentine’s Dinner Special

Valentines Day Graphic

Why not treat your loved one to a beautiful three course meal this valentine’s day.

East Durham College’s gourmet restaurant, Scene1, will be opening...

Houghall Butchers Shop Open For Business

Students and Houghall Farm Manager Keith Cook get to work making sausages

Houghall Farm at East Durham College’s Houghall Campus, in Durham, is continuing in its mission to become a fully sustainable farm as it launches two...

Technical Academy Students To The Rescue of Scouts

The Technical Academy's centre manager and stakeholder engagement officer with members from Seaham Scout Hut

A DIY SOS-style rescue mission has transformed a crumbling scout base into a HQ fit for generations to come.

The Farn Scouting Centre, in...

Students Take Part in Young Horticulturist of the Year Heats 2015

East Durham College Horticulture Assessor, Alan McManus, Competition winner Tomas Michael Pearson, third placed Connie Foster, second placed Lee Jordan and over 30s category winner Andrew Gavin MacDonald.

East Durham College’s Houghall Campus today hosted the local heats of The Institute of Horticulture’s Young Horticulturist of the Year (YHOY) competition.

This first...

Technical Academy Hosts Annual Trade Day

Sean Vickers From Eagle Welding presents student Kris Johnstone with his prize after winning the virtual welding challenge, George Buttinger from Lincoln Electric and The Technical Academy centre manager Rob Hutchinson.

East Durham College’s Technical Academy has hosted its 2015 trade Day event.

A wide range of companies from the construction, building and engineering industry attended...

Busy First 100 Days For EDC Travel

Logo for EDC Travel

East Durham College’s very own travel agency shop, EDC Travel, has hit its first 100 days of trading and business is really taking off....