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The College was commended for its success in scheduling class timings to fit round school-drop off times and also offering students flexibility with their learning.
Gateshead College also came highly commended in the Outstanding Commitment to the Student Experience Award after establishing links with local care organisations and also hosting an allied health day.
On top of this, former students Ian Carr and Gemma Cullen who studied at Tyne Met College, and Louisa Storey from Consett, who studied at Derwentside College, were all honoured for their excellent achievements in education.
Teesside was also well represented, and Middlesbrough College had plenty to cheer about after landing the prestigious Innovation in Access to Higher Education Award and also being highly commended in other categories.
There are currently 4 active directors and 1 active secretaries according to the latest confirmation statement submitted on 31 December 2016.
The event put learners and educators involved with Access to HE at the heart of the proceedings with 25 individuals and groups receiving awards for outstanding achievement.