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Class of 2017 graduates!

JUBILANT scenes erupted as Sunderland College students donned gowns and mortar boards to celebrate their graduation.

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Sunderland College marches with Pride

A RIBBON of colour winds its way through Sunderland’s streets on Sunday, as the city marks Pride, a celebration of LGBT rights – of equality and diversity. Among the crowds marching proudly through the streets, is Sunderland College youth worker, Stephen Day.

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Enliten student shines

An international partnership between Sunderland College and a Malaysian company has reached an important milestone.

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Books come to life!

A Stereotype-busting event organised by students from Sunderland College has brought together people from all walks of life.

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Students meet local MP

Young people interested in law and politics have been given an insider’s view of the parliamentary process by a Wearside MP.

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Egg-citing Easter family fun

Disney’s favourite princesses will be gracing the halls of Sunderland College for an action-packed Easter event designed to entertain people of all ages.

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These girls can!

The highly acclaimed This Girl Can campaign has recruited four Sunderland College students to help spread its message.

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Food fight!

Student chefs from Sunderland College crossed utensils in a Hell’s Kitchen-style charity culinary challenge.

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THE REFEREE’S A…WINNER!

THE role of a football referee can be a thankless task, but one Sunderland woman in black has been honoured for her efforts in officiating.

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Future female footies kick it at college

SUNDERLAND schoolgirls are set to kick-start their sporting skills, after signing up to a nationally recognised event, designed to showcase opportunities in football for women.

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City Campus opens its doors

THE DOORS of a £29million new college campus – that will soon churn out the skilled people needed by industry for generations to come – have opened to welcome some 2,000 students this week.

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Hat trick of awards for Sunderland College

Sunderland College has secured a trio of wins, at a regional awards ceremony celebrating the achievements of students returning to education in later life, and the providers who support them.

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Companies explore future of education

Companies from across the North East have been given an early glimpse at the future of education, in a series of tours around a multi-million-pound, soon-to-be-opened college facility.

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MP Praises New College Campus

North East MP Sharon Hodgson has gone back to the classroom, to learn about the development of one of the region’s largest colleges.

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Game on for College Students

Students at a North East college have been upping their career game by taking part in two worldwide events designed to improve their developing skills.

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STEM Event Aims to Inspire

The worlds of business and education are coming together to encourage more young people to pursue a career in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths).

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Walking in a winter wonderland

Sunderland College was transformed into a winter wonderland as students and staff welcomed families to a special festive fundraising event.

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College hosts House of Lords peer

Sunderland College hosted a talk from a member of the House of Lords to encourage students to become more engaged with the political and parliamentary process.

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Golden bolt strikes City Campus

The fixing of a golden bolt to Sunderland College’s new multi-million pound campus has marked a crucial phase in the city centre development.

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Ref Lucy is on the ball at college

A top flight women’s football referee plans to encourage more girls to ‘take up the whistle’ through her new role with Sunderland College’s Sports Academy.

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College opens state-of-the-art studio

Creative Wearside students who are the first in the country to study a pioneering industry-supported course are celebrating the opening of their new high tech studio at Sunderland College.

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First steps into the digital industry

IT and computing students from Sunderland College have been given a head-start in the digital industry thanks to a new initiative with one of the North East’s leading technology companies.

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Students celebrate super eight win

Construction students at Sunderland College have won a haul of awards after working on a year-long heritage project involving one of the city’s oldest parish churches.

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Sporting success celebrated

Sunderland College’s sport department has marked the end of a successful year by celebrating its staff and students achievements at an awards presentation.

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The proof is in the pudding!

Catering students at Sunderland College could give Mary Berry a run for her money after creating a delicious selection of cakes in a bake-off style competition.

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Drama company educates students

A group of entrepreneurial actors have shared their expertise with drama students at their former college after setting-up an educational theatre company.

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Is fashion a load of old rubbish?

Sunderland Museum and Winter Garden is to exhibit recycled paper dresses designed and created by Sunderland College Year 1 Fashion and Clothing BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 students in a joint project with Groundwork North East and Cumbria.

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College opens Hays Travel Academy

Sunderland College has joined forces with the UK’s largest independent travel agent to open a new training academy for travel and tourism students.

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Let it snow!

Everyone might be dreaming of a white Christmas, but the snowflakes will certainly be falling at Sunderland College.

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Students think outside the shoebox

Kind-hearted Sunderland College students are helping to spread some festive joy to children in deprived countries after taking part in a charity Christmas campaign.

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Festive Fun at Christmas Fayre

Staff and students at Sunderland College will be getting into the festive spirit this month when the Hylton Campus plays host to a Christmas Fayre.

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Loaf is good

Catering students at Sunderland College don’t ‘knead’ any help baking delicious loaves and cakes thanks to a generous ‘dough-nation’.

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Fast Feet futsal festival

Football-mad youngsters showed off their ball skills as they took part in a futsal festival at Sunderland College.

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Ice Bucket Challenge

Sunderland College staff are now officially cool as ice after completing the ice bucket challenge to raise money for charity.

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Sunderland College calls for host families

SUNDERLAND College has strengthened its overseas relationship with budding students after visiting schools in South America and is calling on host families in the region to help make students dreams of studying in the UK a reality.

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Art students scoop awards

TWO students have had their artistic talents recognised by a judging body from the Washington Young Achievers Arts Awards.

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Autism awareness at college

Sunderland College has helped to raise awareness of people living with autism by hosting its first ever event ahead of World Autism Day.

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Students celebrate Fairtrade

Sunderland College is celebrating ten years of Fairtrade status which was marked with a lively debate in which students participated as part of Fairtrade Fortnight.

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Female footballers net a new centre

Sunderland College has kick started a women’s football development centre in a bid to get more ladies in the area to enjoy the sport in association with the new Super League team Durham Women FC.

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Students get hands on at work

Sunderland College construction students have picked up their tools to get some hands on experience of the construction industry and make improvements to community buildings and residential areas.

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Pensioner shares his story

A Sunderland pensioner, who has gone on to become a published author following a short term college course, has been speaking to the next generation at an event to promote equality.

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Top league table performance

Performance tables released last week, showed we are the best performing college in the north east for A-level and Vocational qualifications.

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Sunderland College’s year of success

This year has been one of much celebration. We welcomed Anne Isherwood as our new principal and Rob Lawson as chair of the Sunderland College Board of Governors. We have seen the highest pass rate for A-Level results on record, with over 99 per cent of our talented students making the grade this year. Needless to say it was one of many proud moments of 2013.

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Science event is a big success

Student from across the city enjoyed an afternoon of extraordinary experiments and crime scene analysis last week at the third annual Big Science Event held at Sunderland College.

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College takes stock of training course

Sunderland college is offering people across the region the chance to stand up and be counted, after forming a partnership with a leading stock-taking and inventory company.

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Public consulted on college plans

Sunderland residents will have the chance to have their say on proposals for re-development of a college site, which is due to close in the summer.

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Golden bolt marks college high point

The development of our multi-million pound new college building has been marked with a topping out ceremony led by former Sunderland Echo editor Rob Lawson this week.

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Students fashion winning design

Sunderland students are celebrating after their budget wedding dress designs went under the spotlight, as part of a nostalgic marriage exhibition in the city centre.

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Star students awarded for success

Sunderland students and staff celebrated success in style at an annual awards ceremony designed to recognise outstanding young people in the city.

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Sporting duo kick off careers

A sporting duo who completed a higher education course at Sunderland College are gearing up for their first day of term – on the opposite side of the classroom.

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Art match for college and club

Sunderland Association Football Club has netted striking new artwork, thanks to a partnership project with Sunderland College students.

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Need for education bugs Dan

Education just crept-up on a former factory worker now conducting ground-breaking research into hoverflies at a North East university.

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Windy City dream takes off

Chicago beckons for a former Sunderland College student who is about to jet-off to start her dream job in the United States.

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New career calling

The North East is famed for its large call centre industry and those with a friendly voice who want to be part of it can find out more at a recruitment event hosted by Sunderland College.

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School children flying high

Passports, boarding passes and a trip on a training plane were on the timetable when high fliers at Sunderland College gave primary pupils a lesson in Travel and Tourism.

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Find Your Future

Whether they want to be medics or mechanics, young people from across the North East are being invited to think about their futures at an event held by Sunderland College.

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Chief exec gets a new education

North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC) boss Paul McEldon is preparing for an education, after taking on an additional role at the start of this month.

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Shooting stars are victorious

On -Target Sunderland College students have won the ultimate in local derbys – the North East Colleges League – without even dropping a game.

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Top training for Tesco staff

More than 100 new Tesco recruits attended a graduation ceremony at Sunderland College to celebrate the completion of their training and an end to living on benefits.

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Read all about it . . .

THE former editor of the Sunderland Echo Rob Lawson has been appointed Chair of the Board of Governors at Sunderland College.

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Ask Anne anything

Students with ambitions to be the next Jeremy Paxman or David Dimbleby got the chance to test their skills at an ‘Ask Anything’ event with new Sunderland College Principal, Anne Isherwood.

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Student’s Building Success

A Sunderland College student is building his way to a better future after being crowned the Chartered Institute of Building, North East Student of the Year.

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Homecoming heroes

Home Grown academic talent has returned to Sunderland to inspire others to follow in their footsteps.

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Teaching the global language of football

Football, the saying goes, ‘is a universal language’ and that proved true for Michele Di Mascio who travelled to Denmark to share his expertise with the country’s FA over the weekend

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Cooking up a storm

Grilled mackerel with spinach and rhubarb is just one of the tasty treats being cooked up by Ryan Miller as he competes to win the title of Regional Young Chef of the Year on Saturday (March 16).

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Apprenticeships are just the start

The positive impact of apprenticeships on future skills, the economy and on the students themselves is being celebrated by Sunderland College during National Apprenticeship Week.

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Plumbed in for training

Two female plumbing students have become the first to complete the first stage of their level one training course at a new learning centre in Boldon, South Tyneside.

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Christmas Carol Celebrations

The spirit of Christmas was alive in song at a recent carol service organised by Sunderland College students at St Matthews Church in Newbottle, Sunderland.

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Double top for student success

After seeing-off the best competition the North East could offer, sporty students at Sunderland College are now looking forward to taking on the rest of the country.

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An inspiring talk from a master

AN entrepreneur who has cleaned up to create his very own ‘rags to riches’ story has been helping to inspire business students at Sunderland College.

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Festival of football

Colleges from across the North East were onto a winner when Sunderland College organised a five-a-side football tournament for students with learning difficulties and disabilities.

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£10 charity challenge

The business brains of young student entrepreneurs are being challenged to see who can make the most money from £10 – with all profits going to Children in Need.

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Remembrance Day display

A personal wall of remembrance has been created by two students at Sunderland College to commemorate Armistice Day.

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A cut above the rest

Sunderland College launched its new Barber Shop training facility with a fund-raising event for national charity My New Hair.

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Back to school for rockers

The Futureheads have returned to their former college to perform two gigs ahead of this year’s Split Festival in Sunderland.

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Choose your future

As GCSE results are announced today, Sunderland College is encouraging students to think carefully about where they go on to study.

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Student training is red hot

Students at Sunderland College will soon be red hot technicians after receiving new equipment to help with plumbing and gas training.

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Going for Gold

A former Sunderland College student, and one of Britain’s most successful athletes, is preparing to compete in the London 2012 Paralympics, starting on August 29.

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Degrees of Success

As the cost of studying for a degree goes up from this September, one of the region’s colleges has launched a top quality degree course that doesn’t cost the earth.

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Event honours outstanding lecturer

A disabled lecturer, who cannot speak and left school without qualifications, has been honoured for her work in launching an on-line student support system.

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Gold Medal Bake-Off

If baking was an Olympic sport then the staff and students at Sunderland College would win gold.

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Go Karting teens compete with champions

An amateur team of teenage motor karting enthusiasts from Sunderland have competed at the British Schools Karting Championship (BSKC) UK final in Milton Keynes on Sunday (April 1).

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Love your Neighbour-hood

Spring is in the air and according to Sunderland College students it’s time for a Spring clean, of the neighbourhood.

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Free qualifications for jobs

Free courses to improve peoples’ job prospects by helping with maths and English skills have been re-launched by Sunderland College.

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College launches happiness survey

Is going to college all about the grades, or should students and their parents consider other factors when choosing where to go for higher education?

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Is an apprentice right for you?

Taking on an apprentice can make a big difference to your company and a week-long event is being held to help the region’s businesses find out more.

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In a league of its own

Sunderland College is celebrating another successful year after topping the league tables for a third successive year.

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Get a taste for it!

Adults across Sunderland are learning to bake cupcakes, make their own clothes and get the most from home-grown veg.

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Christmas cards of hope

Hundreds of Christmas cards are being sent to prisoners of conscience across the world by students at Sunderland College.

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Achieve your goals

With this year’s Global Enterprise Week (GEW) starting today, former Sunderland College student, Adam Clark, 20, explains how and why he decided to turn his passion for football in to a business.

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Dancing on to the national stage

Sunderland College Usworth campus student, Rosie Roof, has won a place on the Department for Education’s Music and Dance Scheme. The course is recognised as one of the UK’s best dance programmes. When not studying Rosie is busy training at Newcastle’s Dance City.

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New restaurant manager calls on community for support

The Lounge, Sunderland College’s Hylton Campus restaurant, has a new manager. The restaurant provides a real life learning environment for more than 80 students and Kathryn Shepherd, 35, intends to ensure people have even more reason to give it a try.

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Grade A partnership delivers results

A partnership between Sunderland College and Sunderland City Council has enabled 800 council staff to gain nationally recognised qualifications in maths and English. An awards ceremony at the Council’s Leechmere Training Centre celebrated their success.

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College concert dedicated to father

After seeing his father battle liver cancer a young man has organised a pop and rock music night in his memory - and to raise money for the cancer charity that supported him.

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Former student makes football debut

Congratulations to Dale Connor, a former Football Development Centre (FDC) student who made his first team debut recently for Oldham Athletic FC against Blackpool FC.

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College to the rescue!

Our Hylton Skills Campus recently played host to over 200 people at a special Emergency Services Family Fun Day, held in partnership with Northumbria Police.

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Shiney Row Rocks… again!

Students from City of Sunderland College will tread the boards to rock one of the region’s most prestigious live music venues this month.

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