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Student verdict on North universities

Darlington and Stockton Times: CAMPUS: Students thronging around Sunderland University campus

5:03am Saturday 25th April 2015

SUNDERLAND University is the most highly rated campus in the North-East according to a major student survey.

Exchange pupils enjoy a taste of North-East culture

Darlington and Stockton Times: VISIT: Pupils and teachers from Germany, Italy and Holland are spending the week with Heathfield Primary School, seeing the sights of the region and learning about our culture AND met the Mayor & Mayoress and Town Crier of Darlington Picture: SARAH CALDEC

6:22pm Thursday 23rd April 2015

PUPILS from across Europe have been given a taste of life in the North-East thanks to an exchange programme with a Darlington school.

Students urged to 'have a go' at different careers

Darlington and Stockton Times: INVITATION: Students are being urged to 'Have-a-go' to celebrate vocational qualifications

6:31pm Tuesday 21st April 2015

EDUCATION charity, the Edge Foundation is joining forces with The Skills Show to raise the status of technical, practical and vocational learning.

'Don't put PE funding at risk'

Darlington and Stockton Times: WARNING: Neil Cameron, managing director of Newcastle-based Sport Works

6:29pm Tuesday 21st April 2015

A NATIONAL provider of sport, exercise and educational programmes is urging primary schools in the region to be vigilant when it comes to the spending of government funding for physical education.

Dental nurse who left school at 16 is now on course for top university

Darlington and Stockton Times: OPPORTUNITY: Dental nurse Laura Maddison has been given the chance of qualifying as a dentist despite leaving school at 16

6:28pm Tuesday 21st April 2015

A DENTAL nurse who left school at 16 has been offered a place at university to study dentistry after successfully completing an access to higher education course at a North-East college.

Region's schools not doing enough for disadvantaged young, report suggests

Darlington and Stockton Times:

12:10pm Friday 17th April 2015

DISADVANTAGED young people living in London and the South are most likely to get ahead in life while pupils in some parts of the North-East and North Yorkshire are experiencing low or very low social mobility, according to new research.

First choice school figures positive in North-East with nine out of ten parents securing favoured places for their children

Darlington and Stockton Times:

12:55pm Thursday 16th April 2015

INFORMATION provided by North-East local authorities suggest that most parents in the region have secured places for their children at first choice schools.

Grants boost for students

Darlington and Stockton Times: ASSISTED: A grant allowed Maria Catterick to complete her master's degree with distinction at Durham University

4:51pm Wednesday 15th April 2015

MORE than £3m has been allocated to students in the North-East to allow those from under-represented groups to do a master’s degree.

Newcastle tops region's student experience poll, as Durham slides

1:20pm Thursday 9th April 2015

NEWCASTLE is the region’s best university according to a new student experience survey.

Boost for life science research

12:17pm Tuesday 7th April 2015

A NORTH-EAST university is to receive £250,000 to help researchers and industry work together more closely.

Student first to receive academic prize

Darlington and Stockton Times: ACADEMIC PRIZE: Katherine Hierons presents BA Business Management student Jake Clayton with the Ann & Barry Walker Prize. The award is named after Katherine's parents.

6:36pm Monday 6th April 2015

A HIGH-achieving student has become the first recipient of a new academic prize at Teesside University.

Special needs teacher takes over as national president

Darlington and Stockton Times: PRESIDENT: North-East special needs teacher Graham Dawson is the new national president of the NASUWT

3:32pm Friday 3rd April 2015

A SPECIAL needs teacher from the North-East has taken over as president of the largest teachers’ union in the UK.

Labour pledges to protect funding to beleaguered FE Colleges

6:06am Thursday 26th March 2015

ED Balls today seeks to ease the fears of North-East principals by pledging that Labour will “protect” funding of beleaguered further education colleges.

Body found in search for missing Durham University worker

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:20am Wednesday 25th March 2015

POLICE searching for a North-East man who disappeared while walking in Scotland have found a body.

Cash prizes recognise efforts to help poorer pupils

Darlington and Stockton Times: AWARD: Easington Academy has been given a £100,000 reward for efforts to help disadvantaged pupils do better at school

4:50pm Wednesday 25th March 2015

SIX North-East schools have been awarded prizes totalling £240,000 because of their success in boosting the achievements of disadvantaged pupils.

Uni to open London campus

Darlington and Stockton Times: CAMPUS: Pictured (left) Professor Chris Brink, vice-chancellor of Newcastle University, shakes hands with Andrew Colin from INTO University Partnerships.

12:03am Saturday 21st March 2015

NEWCASTLE University has unveiled plans to open a branch campus in London.

Damning Ofsted report for ‘inadequate’ Darlington College

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:20pm Friday 20th March 2015

IN a dramatic fall from grace, Darlington College has plummeted in the Ofsted ratings from ‘outstanding’ to ‘inadequate’.

Ofsted report was 'no surprise' to new principal who realised there were problems at Darlington College

Darlington and Stockton Times:

9:30am Friday 20th March 2015

OFSTED’S highly critical report came as no surprise to relative newcomer Kate Roe, who realised there were problems at Darlington College soon after she took over as principal eight months ago.

Comment: Darlington College's fall from grace is an educational embarrassment

Darlington and Stockton Times:

9:38am Friday 20th March 2015

THERE can be no hiding from the grim reality of the latest Ofsted report on Darlington College – no window dressing which can make it any more presentable.

Department for Education moves into new offices after campaign to save 400 Darlington jobs

Darlington and Stockton Times:

1:18pm Thursday 19th March 2015

THE official opening has been held today of the new multi-million pound Department for Education offices in Darlington town centre.


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