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Hair and Beauty Students Set To Defend Their Crown

East Durham College Hairdressing students Abbey Johnson and Sarah Laverick

Staff and students at East Durham College are getting prepared to defend their ‘Best College’ award at an annual regional inter-college competition.

The Association...

Pro Boxing Contracts Signed By Two Former College Students

Former East Durham College student, Jay Hughes, East Durham College head boxing coach, Dave Binns and former East Durham College student Christopher Wallace

Two former East Durham College students, who are continuing to train with the colleges boxing club, have just signed contracts to turn pro.


Students Battle It Out In 2016 Young Horticulturist Of The Year Heats

East Durham College horticulture students, Ben Walker, Damian Unsworth and Jamie Fisher

East Durham College’s Houghall Campus has hosted the local heats of the 2016 Institute of Horticulture’s Young Horticulturist of the Year (YHOY) competition.

This first...

Apprentice Champion Award For Former Houghall Student

Neil Cain

A former East Durham College Houghall campus student has picked up a major Apprenticeship award this week.

51-year old, Neil Cain, who now lives in...

Students Play To Full House Across Panto Week

Two East Durham College creative industries students take part in the 2016 pantomime

East Durham College’s creative industries department have played to an audience totalling over 2000 as a hectic panto week came to an end last week....

Top Barber MK Aims To Help Bridge The Gap

East Durham College barbering students with barbering lecturer Alison Scattergood and barber MK

One of the nation’s top barbers is heading to East Durham College to host an event aimed at bridging the gap between education and employers....

College Works Alongside Joy Global To Train Nine New Apprentices

The nine new apprentices with East Durham College apprenticeshup trainer and assessor

East Durham College is delighted to announce that it has taken on nine new engineering apprentices working alongside Sunderland-based manufacturing company, Joy Global Inc....

Burns Night Supper Returns To Scene1 For 2016

East Durham College student working in the Scene1 restaurant

Students and staff at East Durham College’s Scene1 restaurant are preparing to host their annual Burns Night supper.

The event at the restaurant, based...

Barbering Students Learn History of the Trade from Top Institution

East Durham College barbering students Penny Brown & Lewis Coils, the British Barbering Association’s Mike Taylor, East Durham College barbering lecturer Alison Scattergood, British Barbering Association’s Hannah Grigg and East Durham College barbering students David Jackson & Alex Smith

The East Durham College barbering students have been treated to a talk from the British Barbering Association (BBA).

The team from the BBA visited the...

Former College Joinery Student Visits To Inspire The Next Generation

East Durham College joinery lecturer Dominic Hunt, former student Gareth Frater and East Durham College joinery lecturer Joe Atherton

A former East Durham College joinery student has returned to the Peterlee campus to give an insight into his career since leaving the college....

Houghall Development Update - Dec 2015

East Durham College Houghall Campus Under Development

The re-development of the region’s leading land based college is going very well say bosses, as work progresses rapidly across the site in Durham.


Caring Students Raise Christmas Funds For Salvation Army

staff and students from the cvare department at East Duham College

Students on health and social care courses at East Durham College have been helping to raise money for The Salvation Army’s Christmas present appeal....

College End Of Term Award Winners Announced

Engineering student Phillip Sobihy receives his award

The 10 award winners were announced at presentations held in their classes on the final week of term across the East Durham College campuses....

Christmas Offer On Horse Care Short Course

East Durham College Equine Course Student

East Durham College’s equine department have launched a new deal on their popular ABRS short course, two courses now available for the price of one....

Student Wins Thai Boxing World Championship’s Silver

East Durham College sport student Leigh Newton

A talented East Durham College student has won a silver medal at the World Kickboxing and Karate Union’s World Championship 2015.

Leigh Newton, 17, from...

Mars Hopeful Visits College To Inspire Students

Mars One candidate Hannah Earnshaw visits East Durham College

East Durham College students had a special visit from a candidate hoping to start a new life on Mars.

Hannah Earnshaw, 24, from Birmingham,...

Spring Amateur Gardening Course Returns To Houghall

East Durham College Houghall campus horticulture student

Our highly popular gardening courses are seasonal practical courses to suit amateur gardeners of all ages and abilities.

An interest in gardening is all that...

Student Set To Hit The Red Carpet At Out Of This World Premiere

East Durham College Fouondation Music Student Jennifer Hargrave

An East Durham College student has won a competition that will see her rub shoulders with celebrities at this year’s biggest movie premiere.


Barbering and Hairdressing Students Help Out Deserving Clients

East Durham College Hairdressing and Barbering students helping soldiers and families ready for christmas party

Students and staff from East Durham College hair and beauty departments have spent the day lending their skills to a well-deserved cause.

Ten students,...

Houghall Plant Centre Set To Host Christmas Fayre Weekend

Christmas Cones Graphic

East Durham College’s Houghall Plant Centre is getting set to host its 2015 Traditional Christmas Fayre this weekend.

The event, which will take place...