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Who We Work With

As a college we believe that sharing skills and resources with local partners is key to providing the best service possible to our students as well as helping the region’s communities and economy develop.

Below are just a few of the many organisations we work with to help support our students, the local community and the environment.

Age UK
We work closely with Age UK through joint debates and meetings to help ensure staff, students and stakeholders understand the key issues related to age and age discrimination. Age UK also take part in our Equality and Diversity weeks.

Equality North East
A regional non-profit body who celebrates the value of equality and diversity. We work with ENE to provide innovative training, support and networking opportunities.

Fair Trade UK
As the first college in the UK to achieve Fair Trade status we work with Fair Trade UK to raise awareness, promote and sell Fair Trade goods.

National Institute for Adult and Continuing Education
As active members of the North East Regional Mental Health Network we work with the NIACE to help promote a policy of social inclusion for our adult provision.

Working in partnership with the Early Intervention into Psychosis team we help provide a transition to college education for young persons with mental health difficulties.

Sunderland and North Durham Royal Society for the Blind
Through our committee and working group membership with the SNDRSB we are able to make provision for individuals at the college with vision impairments including a basic catering course at our City Campus for 6 individuals who are blind or visually impaired.

Sunderland Arch
Are a local authority group aiming to tackle and challenge prejudice, discrimination and hate crime against ethnic minority groups and the LGBT community. Arch participate in our Equality and Diversity Week celebrations and deliver staff development across the college throughout the year.