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Students Brave Chill to Plant Acres of Trees for a Local Community Group

In In the Press, News, on the 10th, December 2015

The initiative was put together by The Friends of Cocker Beck, who have worked tirelessly to improve their local environment. Dec Donaghy, the Uniformed Public Services tutor who led the students, said the college welcomed the opportunity to work with the community. “The students...

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Christmas Cheer To Swell Charity Coffers

In Apprenticeships, In the Press, News, School Leavers, University Level, on the 7th, December 2015

From today (Monday, Dec 7, 2015) visitors to the Star Radio website,, will be able to download the ‘Winter Wonderland’ single for £1 and all the proceeds will go to the Star Giving Fund. The video, starring students and staff from Darlington College...

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Sports student takes gold at the Brazilian School Paralympics

In In the Press, News, on the 7th, December 2015

The 17-year-old from Heighington, near Darlington who is studying a Gym Instructing and Personal Training Diploma at the College, has won accolades across the country for his inspiring recovery after losing his leg to Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, at the age of...

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Applied Science Student Rachel Secures Place Studying Criminology at Leeds Beckett University

In Adults, In the Press, News, School Leavers, on the 3rd, December 2015

A former Darlington College student hopes to use her scientific knowledge to become a crime-fighting detective. Rachel Hall, from Aiskew,  has secured a degree in Criminology from Leeds Beckett University, and is pursuing her dream of joining the police service. Rachel, aged 19, said...

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Secondary school careers advisors benefit from FE update event

In In the Press, News, on the 1st, December 2015

Darlington College staff welcomed guidance advisors from secondary schools in the town, Teesside and North Yorkshire to an update event on the FE curriculum and new facilities. Careers experts were given a tour of the facilities and an overview of significant developments at the college,...

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College welcomes latest recruit, a former steel specialist to its engineering department

In In the Press, News, on the 1st, December 2015

Dr Alan Taylor has joined the engineering department at Darlington College fresh from Teesside steel manufacturer SSI. For the Middlesbrough research and development expert the appointment marks a welcome return to teaching, for the second time at Darlington College. Dr Taylor, who now lives...

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