Pedal-weary cyclists from Germany and Poland have praised South Tyneside College and its Ofsted ‘outstanding’ rated Dr Winterbottom Halls of Residence for high-quality hospitality and accommodation during a cultural and friendship stay.

Thirty-two riders used the halls as a home-from-home during a five-day visit to South Tyneside, and they also replenished their energy levels by dining in the college’s recently upgraded The Dock refectory.

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A unique annual rowing race down the Tyne, organised by South Shields Marine School and billed as one of the UK’s most unusual sporting challenges, marks its milestone tenth anniversary on Saturday, June 22.

The South Shields Marine School Annual Row sees competitors line up across the river at Newcastle Quayside – and at the starting pistol attempt to overcome time and tide on an energy-sapping eight nautical mile adventure to South Shields.

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A passion for food and devotion to customer care are the winning ingredients for a South Tyneside College chef and lecturer who has been served the ultimate professional accolade.

Wayne Reed, 50, has been created a Master Craftsman by the Craft Guild of Chefs, the UK’s internationally recognised industry body.

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Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement and South Shields Marine School have joined forces in a collaborative agreement to develop marine training in new and emerging sector business. One such example is the nascent ‘LNG as a fuel’ in accordance with the IGF Code.

The agreement will cover knowledge sharing, including technology, teaching skills and curriculum quality standards.

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South Tyneside College students put their best foot forward to give young carers a Christmas treat.

Students in healthcare and early learning, showed the festive spirit by collecting toys, clothes, toiletries, games, sweets and chocolates that filled over 30 shoe boxes. They were handed over to the Young Carers South Tyneside Project who distributed them to youngsters.

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Tyne Coast College’s new Students’ Union Executive has met for the first time, delivering a pledge to put fresh wind in its sails by becoming ever more influential cross-campus.

The six-strong body believes the time is right to play an increasingly important part in the life of the college and its thousands of students from across the North East.

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South Shields Marine School is looking to boost recruitment to the Merchant Navy through its information-packed Shipping Day open event on Saturday, April 6.

Aimed at people considering a life at sea, its training experts will be joined by representatives of the UK’s leading shipping companies to deliver first-class advice and guidance.

They will be present to identify talented and committed recruits who represent the next generation of Merchant Navy cadets.

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A new programme to train the next generation of port operations professionals has launched to acclaim at South Shields Marine School.

Apprentices from three Associated British Ports-operated ports (ABP) across the UK have joined the school for two academic terms of instruction through the Port Marine Operations Officer course.

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