10 things university students should tick off while in the North East

Thousands of students are arriving in the North East for the first time for the start of freshers’ weeks at the region’s universities.

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The winning campaign came from Year 7 pupils of St Wilfrids RC College in South Shields

Newcastle United and SAFC putting rivalry aside for business project

A ground-breaking project has resulted in budding entrepreneurs promoting unity between the Black Cats and the Magpies.

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Careers Day at  St Josphs RC Academy

Careers day for South Tyneside primary pupils

Youngsters in South Tyneside got the chance to learn about the world of work at a special event.

GBLFs Gwen Jones, Greenshift Educational Services Angela Harrison and GBLFs Joy Heron, with Angelas children Chloe (10) and Callum (8).

Hebburn teacher gets business boost from law firm

A former South Tyneside teacher who launched her own education-based company was given a helping hand by a law firm.

South Tyneside College

Plans to merge two colleges are moving forward

Two colleges have confirmed their plans to merge.

Sea View Primary School pupils celebrate the schools 10th birthday with teacher Claire Macdonald.

School marks 10th birthday with teddy bears’ picnic – despite bad weather

Pupils did not let the weather dampen their school’s 10th birthday celebrations as a picnic was held to mark the milestone.

From left, John Milner, Curriculum Leader at South Shields Marine School, Wendy O'Donnell, Assistant Harbour Master - Teesport, and Josslynne Masters, a South Shields Marine School lecturer.

South Shields Navy cadets become first ever champions of charity river race

A group of intrepid Merchant Navy sea cadets made a splash by becoming the first champions of a new charity river race.

Staff and students at Jarrow Day Nursery.

Teaching is ‘superb’ at South Tyneside nursery

A South Tyneside nursery has clinched top marks from education bosses.

Ashfield Nursery in the grounds of South Tyneside District Hospital.

Probe launched at nursery over claims boy broke his leg

An investigation is underway at a South Tyneside nursery where it has been claimed a child broke his leg.

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Southern Area Command Chief Inspector Paul Milner and Pub Watch chairman Nik Chapman.

Five tips to keep yourself safe during Sunderland Freshers Week

As Freshers Week kicks off in Sunderland this weekend it's important to keep yourself safe whilst having a good time.

Outstanding Ofsted at Abacus Day Nursery. Manager Margaret Campbell with Matthew Walsh aged two.

South Tyneside nursery celebrates outstanding Ofsted report

A South Tyneside nursery is celebrating after achieving its second outstanding Ofsted report.

Marine Park Primary School's  Jane Kysow, left, and Alison Burden

South Tyneside teachers to speak at national conference

Two school teachers are getting set to represent South Tyneside on the national stage.

back row from left, Jo Caffrey, Joanne Murray, Cllr Joan Atkinson, Nicola Bowman and Linda Short. From bottom left: Dawn Nichol, Rhonda Tervit, Lesley Newbrook.

South Tyneside catering staff rewarded for getting more children to have school meals

Creative catering staff from South Tyneside schools have been rewarded for their efforts to encourage more young people to take up the offer of school dinners.

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Students and National Citizen Service tutors.

Young volunteers get Tyne boat trip reward

More than 100 students and their proud parents from South Tyneside set sail on a River Tyne cruise to celebrate their summer holiday achievements.

Ashfield Nursery in the grounds of South Tyneside District Hospital

South Tyneside nursery criticised over child safety

A South Tyneside nursery has been criticised by education bosses over child safety.

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Beverley Greenlay had her hair dyed purple to increase her confidence, according to her mum Rachael.

Anger after schoolgirl excluded from class for dying her hair purple

A mum has hit out at school bosses after her daughter was taken out of class - because of the colour of her hair.

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Sunderland University pledges best financial support for struggling students

Sunderland University students will see more of increased tuition fees helping poorer scholars than any other in the North East.

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School crossing patrols in South Tyneside are set to be reviewed, according to South Tyneside Council.

Readers angered at ‘disgusting news’ life-saving service in South Tyneside could be at risk

Gazette readers have given an overwhelming thumbs down to a council review which could see some school crossing patrols in South Tyneside being withdrawn.

The school crossing patrol on Mortimer Road, South Shields.

South Tyneside school crossing patrols under threat

School crossing patrols in South Tyneside could be at risk under plans to reduce costs.
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Paul Leach, Further Education Officer with the Foundation of Light, Alison Maynard, Principal of South Tyneside Colleges Professional and Vocational College, Steve Wilkinson, Executive Headteacher at Monkwearmouth Academy, and Martin Jones, Project Coordinator at the Foundation of Light.

New sixth form centre opens at Sunderland school

A new sixth form college has opened its doors in Sunderland for the first time.

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