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Maths Week Winners!

Published Friday, December 16 2016

We just wanted to say a big congratulations to the students who won our Maths Week competitions, and well done to everyone who took part in all of the activities! Poster Competition 1st Prize (£20 Shopping Voucher)  - Courtney Hyde – Cookery Level 2 Runner up (£10 Shopping Voucher)  – Stephanie Price...

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14-19 year olds unsure of what employers look for in a CV

Published Wednesday, November 30 2016

Employers are far more likely to be impressed by a CV which demonstrates attention to detail/spelling & grammar (66%) and work experience (64%) than one which focuses on qualifications, according to new research published today. However this has come as a surprise to 14-19 year olds. 56% of those asked said they think that employers look...

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Our partnership with Monkwearmouth Academy and the Foundation of Light has been secured for a further five years

Published Tuesday, November 22 2016

South Tyneside College has cemented a newly-launched education partnership by committing to its success for at least another five years. In September, we joined with Sunderland's Monkwearmouth Academy and the Foundation of Light - Sunderland football Club's education and charitable arm - to launch Monkwearmouth...

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First student gets financial help from South Tyneside College's Dr Winterbottom Charitble Fund

Published Monday, November 21 2016

South Shields Marine School student Xavier Branche is about to end his five-year and near 5,000-mile quest to launch a career – thanks to a financial SOS first. The Guyana national saved £10,000 to take what he hoped would be a life-changing course at our world-leading training centre. But he found himself in need of a little...

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New apprenticeship scheme boosts Tyneside manufacturer

Published Tuesday, November 8 2016

South Tyneside College is supporting a major manufacturer of battery components to improve production line efficiency through a new and unique programme. It has helped ENTEK become the first company to embrace Grow Your Own, the college’s innovative in-house training provision for existing employees to gain fresh skills. The...

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Hate Crime Awareness Week

Published Thursday, October 13 2016

Students at South Tyneside College and South Shields Marine School have given their support to this year’s national Hate Crime Awareness Week. The learners were joined by officers from Northumbria Police, Councillor Moira Smith, Lead Member for Area Management and Community Safety at South Tyneside Council, staff from the...

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Our second Lee Stafford salon is open for business in Haven Court

Published Tuesday, September 27 2016

A new hairdressing academy - supported by award-winning celebrity stylist Lee Stafford and operated by South Tyneside College – has opened for business in a recently-built £9m centre for integrated health and social care for older people. Lee Stafford Education Academy@STC is a fresh focal point within Haven Court, which is in the...

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A team of students play vets and help repair three damaged Great North Snowdogs

Published Tuesday, September 27 2016

Patch perhaps by name, patched-up by nature. Students at South Tyneside College have repaired three Snowdogs sculptures damaged just hours after going on public display on Monday, September 19. Automotive students took the lead and switched from vehicles to became temporary ‘vets’ to mend the painted fibreglass figures. Part of...

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Staff and students support Sexual Health Awareness Week

Published Monday, September 26 2016

Students at South Tyneside College have learnt how to separate fact from fiction around safe sex as part of a national information week. They were given key advice about sexually transmitted infections (STIs), so that they can banish myths and make the right informed choices. South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust education outreach...

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Brand new part time community and professional short courses

Published Wednesday, August 31 2016

Why don’t you Experience Different with one of our community and professional short courses. Our community and professional short courses help you learn new skills and gain qualifications to enhance your career prospects, and introduce you to new and exciting hobbies. To view our range of courses, please click here. We...

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College team add colour to Newcastle fun run

Published Friday, June 10 2016

A South Tyneside College team has conquered the North East’s most colourful sporting challenge. Ten female health and social care learners, aged 16 to 19, and two lecturers completed the 5k Colour Obstacle Rush – a fun-filled dash around a wacky obstacle course. They were among 500 people taking part in the event, held at...

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Apprentice Jak Costello drives career forward at top motor dealership

Published Thursday, June 9 2016

South Tyneside College apprentice Jak Costello has his career in gear after changing direction to train with Mercedes-Benz. Jak, 17, has proved the value of picking the right road to learning by switching course to work at the prestigious car company’s Newcastle dealership. He put the brakes on studying welding after sizing up his...

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Sport student Megan powers to national competition semi final

Published Monday, June 6 2016

South Tyneside College sport student Megan Goodlad is going from strength to strength in a prestigious national talent test. She is the only learner from the north-east to have reached the semi-final of the WorldSkills UK Fitness Trainer Competition 2016. Megan,18, overcame stiff competition to win the regional round of the gym instructor...

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Tyne for Annual Row

Published Thursday, June 2 2016

It’s oar or nothing for competitors taking part in this year’s seventh South Shields Marine School Annual Row. Nine teams are set to battle it out in one of the UK’s most unusual – and toughest – sporting events. They will race eight nautical miles down the Tyne from Newcastle’s Quayside to the finishing...

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Public Services students get first hand experience with SafeGuard bullet resistant vest

Published Friday, May 27 2016

At South Tyneside College we are always looking to provide our students with the best possible educational experiences, and are constantly providing innovative new ways to learn. As part of this commitment to advancing education, we are pleased to be working with SafeGuard Clothing, an international manufacturer and distributor of body...

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Olympic long jumper Chris Tomlinson gives inspirational talk

Published Monday, May 23 2016

Olympic long jumper Chris Tomlinson has helped students take a giant leap towards their dreams during a visit to South Tyneside College. Chris, 34, one of Britain’s greatest ever long jumpers, inspired them through a motivational talk and a display of his prowess. The Sport England Sporting Champion told them anything was possible in...

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Former Sunderland ace Kevin Ball kicks off a new coaching initiative

Published Friday, May 13 2016

Former Sunderland ace Kevin Ball has kicked off a new football training initiative for students looking to score a career in sport. He got the ball rolling on Sunderland Football Club’s Foundation of Light charity’s exciting partnership with South Tyneside College. They have teamed up to provide coaching and playing courses for...

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Walk to raise funds for new South Tyneside College fund

Published Tuesday, May 10 2016

Walkers are to take a stroll down memory lane to recall the founding father of South Tyneside College and raise money for a fund in his name. They will tour landmarks in the life of Dr Thomas Masterman Winterbottom – following his footsteps from cradle to grave. The Walk for Winterbottom will start at South Shields Market Place, close...

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Top college honour for the Port of Tyne boss

Published Tuesday, May 3 2016

South Tyneside College has honoured the man behind the Port of Tyne’s rapid recent growth and success as a main UK deep sea terminal. Andrew Moffat CBE has told of his pride at becoming only the twelfth recipient of our coveted Dr Winterbottom Fellowship Award. The Newcastle University economics graduate said the college and the Port...

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Former art student is a picture of success after winning national photography competition

Published Monday, April 4 2016

A former South Tyneside College art student has won a prestigious national photography award after turning his talents from canvas to camera. Ben Wayman’s stunning image of early winter morning sun filtering through trees at Staward Gorge at Allen Banks, near Haydon Bridge, Northumberland, clinched him Outdoor Photography magazine’s...

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Recruitment Hub Launch!

Published Thursday, March 10 2016

We're delighted to announce the launch of our new recruitment hub at South Tyneside College! Recruitment@stc is a brand new services open to anyone interested in apprenticeship and part time vacancies. You'll be able to drop in and speak to our advisors while you browse through our latest opportunities.  

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Young artist's work set for pride of place at centre for ethnic minority women

Published Wednesday, February 10 2016

Student artist Sarah Greenall has put people in the frame to extend links between South Tyneside College and a centre for ethnic minority women. Sarah, 20, used her talents to skilfully place 10 photographs of members, guests and volunteers of Apna Ghar into a perfect picture setting. Her 28in-high by 21in-wide photo compilation will be a...

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Students learn CPR to counter recent research results

Published Wednesday, February 10 2016

Health and care students at South Tyneside College are proving they are not dummies when it come saving lives – by learning CPR for the first time. They practised the kiss of life and chest compressions on manikins after the specialist technique was added to their course. It came in response to research which pointed to too few people...

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Specialist Interface department shortlisted for national award

Published Friday, January 29 2016

South Tyneside College’s Interface department has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award for its innovative autism provision. It has been recognised by the Autism Professionals Award, which commends and rewards ground-breaking services, organisations and professionals. Interface is contesting the Inspirational Education...

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We are please to announce our exclusive partnership with Lee Stafford Education!

Published Wednesday, January 20 2016

Award-winning celebrity hairdresser Lee Stafford is putting down roots in the North East – by establishing an exclusive training partnership with South Tyneside College. The former British Men’s Hairdresser of the Year and his expert team will work with lecturers to hone their skills to enhance learning for hundreds of students each...

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