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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An up-and-coming but already renowned barber is going to great lengths to take a masterclass at South Tyneside College on Wednesday, December 5.

Hayden Cassidy is traveling from Dublin to display her talents to students and established barbers keen to learn new skills.

Although barbering for less than four years, she has already won a reputation for her trend-setting technique and in vogue styling.

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Totalling about 50 tonnes, the new arrival of three high tech diesel engines at South Shields Marine School are to be worth their weight in gold to trainee mariners.

They will allow the hundreds of cadets who study at the world-leading maritime centre every year to experience refreshed levels of training versatility.

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Fresh investment in food and drink services has transformed the way students relax between lectures at South Tyneside College.

Around £280,000 has been injected into a facilities upgrade to help learners better refresh body and mind during breaktimes.

It has been used to improve the main Eat canteen and a smaller food and drink hub at the Westoe campus in South Shields.

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