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Sponsorship Opportunities Available at £12m Redeveloped Houghall Campus

19/02/2016 - 10:33

Animal care centre building underway at the Houghall campus

East Durham College is welcoming discussions from businesses about sponsorship opportunities at its redeveloped Houghall campus in Durham.

The campus, which is the only...

Students Set To Put On Bond Theme Night For Local Hospice

16/02/2016 - 09:55

East Durham College creative industries students meet with Hartlepool Hospice, community fundraiser, Janice Forbes

The secret is out as East Durham College’s creative industries team are set to hold a James Bond experience evening on Thursday 21st April....

Bill Quay Farm To Hold Animal Care Course Open Days

11/02/2016 - 15:48

Bill Quay Farm Mosaic

Gateshead’s Bill Quay Farm will be hosting an open day for its East Durham College run animal care courses on Wednesday 17th February and Saturday...

Hair & Beauty Team Take Home Top Regional Awards

11/02/2016 - 14:03

Georgia Leadbetter, Tao-Marie Evans, Bethany McEvoy, Kaitlyn Gibson

Several extremely talented students from East Durham College’s hair and beauty department have won top awards at a regional competition.

Students travelled to Gateshead’s Federation...

Floristry Course Launched To Brighten Up Your Home

10/02/2016 - 11:06

East Durham College Floristry Student Rebecca Morgan

East Durham College has launched an exciting new short course in floristry, aimed at showing you some great tips and tricks to get the most...

A Trolley-Load Of Love For Neonatal Parents

10/02/2016 - 09:04

Tina Lavelle, Lucy Varley, Rianna Massingham-Beale and Becky Howsin from East Durham College, wheel their trolley onto the neonatal unit at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.

A team of caring teenage students have made a very generous and heart-warming donation to the parents of neonatal babies at The James Cook University...

Creative Students Invited To County Hall To Talk About War Memorial Project

09/02/2016 - 17:39

East Durham College Students Johnathon Harker, Callum Bunney and Lewis McDonald outside Durham County Hall.

Three students from East Durham College’s creative industries department where this week invited to Durham County Council’s County Hall to talk about one of their...

Renowned Barber Puts On Show To Full House

04/02/2016 - 16:27

Barber MK with East Durham COllege barbering student Georgia Leadbetter

World renowned barber, Mucktaru Kargbo, known as MK, put on a show to nearly 300 members of the north east barbering community, earlier this week,...

College Engineering Students Honoured At Gala Dinner

04/02/2016 - 16:10

East Durham College engineering students Adisorn Khampan and Connor Duncan

An East Durham College engineering student has been honoured by one of the region’s top institutions at their annual gala dinner and student awards.


Hair and Beauty Students Set To Defend Their Crown

04/02/2016 - 15:58

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

01/02/2016 - 16:44

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

29/01/2016 - 13:47

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

29/01/2016 - 11:27

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

29/01/2016 - 10:46

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

26/01/2016 - 14:35

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

25/01/2016 - 15:58

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

21/01/2016 - 15:31

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

18/01/2016 - 10:24

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

13/01/2016 - 10:11

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

18/12/2015 - 11:26

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.