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College Launches New Podcast “SERC Connect"

The resources, support and industry information in South Eastern Regional College (SERC) is vast and while students benefit from this on the daily basis, the College has decided to share key information and tips from out expert and experienced staff and partners, with the wider community. The College has launched “SERC Connect” a new podcast series showcasing the work of the College providing free information and tips to help business owners, community groups and individuals.

South Eastern Regional College's Bangor FM Helps Raise Over £1000 for Community Hub

@BangorFM has helped raise over £1000 for the North Down Community Network during a quiz night at the Marine Court Hotel on Thursday 27 February.

Kyrgyz Republic Delegation on Best Practice Visit at South Eastern Regional College

#SercGoingGlobal with #ErasmusPlus - @S_ERC International team was delighted to welcome a delegation from the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic (Diplomatic Academy) on a first visit to Northern Ireland.

South Eastern Regional College Life Skills students are all up on their wildlife following a visit to Castle Espie Wetland Centre

Castle Espie @WWTworldwide Wetland Centre – ‘Tweet of the Day’ for @S_ERC #Lifeskills Students Life Skills students from SERC’s Newtownards Campus are all up on their wildlife following a visit to Castle Espie Wetland Centre. 

South Eastern Regional College’s Open Day Visit leads to Student Broadcasts Opportunity with @BBC

A visit to S_ERC’s Open Day has led Cormac McConvey, Level 3 Technical Extended Diploma in Media student and presenter on Lisburn’s 98FM and Bangor FM, to national airwaves through the BBC’s Under 25 Season where the young aspiring broadcaster co-hosted a show on BBC Radio Ulster along with veteran broadcaster, Kerry McLean recently.

SERC Lecturer Takes Leadership Role at NATECLA

@S_ERC South Eastern Regional College (SERC) English Language Lecturer Tom Le Seelleur, has taken the role of interim leader for the Island of Ireland (IOI) branch of the National Association for Teaching English and Other Community Languages to Adults (NATECLA). NATECLA is the national forum and professional organisation for ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) teachers. Speaking of his career that has led to this point, Tom said “I have attended many conferences relating to English language teaching which has complemented my expertise in this area. In addition, in the United Arab Emirates, I was an active member of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Arabia and led a national campaign to create a reading culture with workshops, conferences, a roadshow and magazine.”  

“Golden Memories” SERC Students Promote Their Work

South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust @SETrust invited @S_ERC students to attend a community information event they recently hosted in Saintfield, to raise awareness of support services in the local area.

Apprentices Success at SERC’s Intercampus Heavy Vehicle Competition

#Apprentices proved they were on the right road at the @S_ERC Intercampus Heavy Vehicle Competition which took place at the College’s Lisburn Campus recently.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award CEO Visits SERC

Ruth Marvel, the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) visited South Eastern Regional College’s Lisburn Campus to hear how the DofE is supporting students at SERC.

George McDonagh – Turning Career Experience into Professional Recognition at South Eastern Regional College

Congratulations to George McDonagh, Customer Services Assistant, at South Eastern Regional College who has been awarded a Level 6 Graduateship City & Guilds Professional Recognition Award.


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