Newcastle College is extremely proud to announce it has been shortlisted in several categories at this year’s Educate the North awards, across further and higher education.
The Educate the North Awards is a prestigious annual awards event which celebrates, recognises and shares best practice and excellence in the education sector in the North.
Newcastle College has been shortlisted for Business and Industry Collaboration in the HE/FE sector, for our work with Responsive Engineering (part of the Reece Group), to upskill 10 members of its existing workforce through a bespoke delivery of a Foundation Degree.
Our partnership with the ORE Catapult and the launch of the world’s most advanced immersive Hybrid Reality (iHR) training system for the offshore wind industry in our Energy Academy has also been shortlisted in the Business Collaboration and Partnerships category.
Our collaboration with The Launch Group has also been shortlisted under the Business and Industry Collaboration in the HE/FE Sector, for our work in utilising AEB funds to help those not in education or training to access employment opportunities within the aviation sector.
Newcastle College University Centre is in the running for a further two categories – Student Experience in the FE/HE Sector (for its Student as Producer Initiative) and Research Team of the Year.
Principal Tony Lewin commented: “It is a brilliant achievement to be shortlisted in so many categories at this year’s Educate the North Awards.
“Industry and employer collaboration is at the centre of everything we do at Newcastle College and to make the shortlist for two of these key partnerships is great recognition that they have a positive impact on students and on combatting skills gaps in the relevant areas.
“It is also fantastic to see Newcastle College University Centre recognised for the student experience it offers as a higher education provider within a college setting.
“These nominations are the result of a lot of hard work from our colleagues and they put Newcastle College and the University Centre in the spotlight alongside prestigious institutions.”
Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in Manchester on 25 April 2019.