Former Student Profiles
Many 1000s of former East Durham College students have gone on to do amazing things... here is just a tiny collection of them. Click on the images to find out about their fantastic stories.
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Former EDC Student Callum has now returned to EDC to teach the next generation skills he once learned in their place.
A former Arb student who went on to become Head Curator of Parks, Gardens and Landscapes at The Auckland Project.
The former Agric student is now Dealer Principal at Lloyd Agriculture in Bishop Auckland.
Ian Dawson is a leading structural engineer and has worked on projects like Wembley Stadium's icon arch.
Former EDCer Stuart Mackenzie is a now a chemistry professor at the University of Oxford.
Care Home Manager Emma Hume tells us about her time with EDC, and her struggle to find the right career for her.
When initially studying A-levels, Eve was rejected from all her university choices. But she kept trying and achieved exactly what she wanted to.
Just 7 years after choosing to come to EDC, Lauren has landed her dream job as a primary school teacher.
Jess Filby & Amy Hughes
Outstanding achievements at the British Barbers Association (BBA) Award Ceremony, 2019.
Former EDC student is about to travel across the world working on board Luxury Cruise ships as a professional beauty therapist.
Hayley Chalmers is a former East Durham College art and design student who recently designed the Hyundai i10 interior.
Former EDC student Shauna Coles painted a bright future for herself after her painting and decorating course.
Kirsty is a former A-Level student, who has gone on to success at Birmingham University and as a women's health advocate.
Jessica & Matthew
Jessica and Matthew are former students, who have gone on to success at Bangor University.
Jemma Kilkerri is a gold medallist trampolinist, former Sports Coaching Foundation degree student who now works as a coach.
Kelvin Beattie is a former Level 3 Motor Vehicle student, now working at the Garage Ltd in Seaham as a mechanic.
Former Houghall student Karl is now living his dream of working with animals as Stocksman at Beamish Museum.
Former ED6er, Kyle Stanforth went on to study Biology (Cellular & Molecular Biology), a Masters and a PhD at Newcastle University.
Former catering student Craig now works as Head Chef at the 5-star Grantley Hall in Ripon.
Former student Katy McLean MBE captained England Women RFU team from 2010 - retiring from rugby in 2019.
Former Houghall arboriculture student Alistair runs his own successful tree surgery business.
After successfully completing her Level 3 BTEC in Floristry, Beth now runs her own floristry business.
After getting his required grades at A Level, Sarjun went to Lancaster University to study Chemical Engineering.
David Wilson is a former EDC Rugby Academy star who played for Bath, Newcastle Falcons & England RFU.
Andy Waterstone & Andy Hughes
Former EDC students who now run their own successful construction business.
Kirsty Fishwick won the national BTEC Business Student of the Year and went to Durham University.
Former media student Suzi has worked as the Breakfast Show Producer at Heart Radio and is a continuity announcer for Channel 4 TV.
Former Access to HE student Natasha King went on to Durham University to study medicine and is now working as a junior doctor in the NHS.
Martin won the Institute of Groundsmanship Most Promising Grounds Care Student of the Year and also Young Groundsman of the Year.