Creative industries students outside East Durham college Peterlee campus

East Durham College Far From Home!

Thu, 16/05/2019 - 09:14

Creative Industries students from East Durham College are off for a spell-binding trip to London this week, as they head out on a special trip supported by the NECOP fund to give the learners participating an increased awareness and understanding of the higher education opportunities available to them.

The North East Collaborative Outreach Programme (NECOP) is a consortia of all of the universities and colleges in the North East region. The colleges and universities are working together to support young people in the North East think about their futures and how higher education can help them reach their goals.

On the 15th of May the students will be performing their music live in the capital at the Luna Lounge with their fellow music students from Epping Forest College. The following day the learners will be visiting the Museum of London to see the “Beasts of London Exhibition”. The Exhibition has been created by learners from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. After visiting the multimedia exhibition learners will then visit Guildhall School to meet the students who created to the exhibition to discuss the work and what it is like to study in London. The trip will be concluded with a trip to the Warner Brothers Studio on the 16th of May to see the Harry Potter Tour before heading home to the North East.

Student Jack Jacomb said “I am really excited to see the exhibitions and chat with the students from Epping Forest College and Guildhall School about their experiences. It really helps me to make sense and decide what to do next rather than just looking at a load of prospectuses”.

Chris English, Director of Curriculum, also added “Our Creative Industries Department is exceptional. The students and staff all work incredibly hard through the academic year, often behind the scenes when everyone else has gone home, so it is wonderful that they are able to have access to such a quality learning experience. The trip is evidence of the huge range of employment opportunities available in the sector and it is really important that our learners can see the potential routes available to them”.