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Making and Baking for the Community

@S_ERC (SERC) has recently secured a £1000 grant from Food for Life Get Togethers which is run by the Soil Association and funded through the Community Fund to help with the emergency response for those struggling for food during the COVID-19 pandemic.   Teams from SERC’s Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, Hospitality and Catering and student company Golden Memories are working to help meet some needs in the local community. The funding will be used to purchase ingredients to make nutritious meals for vulnerable people during this crisis which will be prepared in the College’s training kitchens by catering lecturers and support staff. 

Spanish Students Regroup Online with Lecturer Declan

It was certainly a case of “Bienvenidos”, rather than “Hasta la Vista” for Level 4 Spanish students from Downpatrick Campus who got more than they bargained for as @S_ERC moved online.

The Water Boys find themselves on Crest of the Wave

A group of @S_ERC applied science students are finalists in the Eco-UNESCO Young Environmentalist Award where they are also up for the public vote People’s Choice Award and have reached the semi-finals of the Catalyst Inc Invent Programme 2020.

Further and higher education colleges across Northern Ireland Continue Support for Industry

#OnlineAndOpenForBusiness - Further and higher education colleges across Northern Ireland are urging local businesses to avail of the wealth of resources and new approaches to accredited training and upskilling opportunities quickly adapted by the colleges to meet current circumstances.   The online provision, mentoring and bespoke offerings will be essential to meeting the needs of the business community, learners in employment and those returning to employment in the drive to revive the economy.

SERC Launch Online Support for Industry

@S_ERC (SERC) has launched a comprehensive programme of online support designed to upskill individuals and work teams in a range of industry sectors, fully funded by the Department for the Economy’s (DfE) Skills Focus.

Josh is Engineering his future with SERC

Josh Attwood, currently based in the Kingdom of Bahrain, proves that distance holds no bounds for someone who wants to turn their work experience into professional recognition with @S_ERC

South Eastern Regional College Launch Fully Funded Online Support for Industry

#OnlineAndOpenForBusiness - @S_ERC has launched a comprehensive programme of Online Support designed to upskill individuals and work teams in a range of industry sectors, fully funded by the Department for the Economy’s (@Economy_NI) Skills Focus.

Poetry in Motion for South Eastern Regional College lecturer

An ‘A’ Level lecturer from @S_ERC, is set to have her debut poetry pamphlet printed by award winning English publisher @IndigoDreamsPub later this year  Amy Louise Wyatt, better known to her students and colleges as Amy Rafferty,  has been both shortlisted and long listed for the Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing and won the inaugural Poetygram Prize 2019 which is edited and curated by Yorkshire-born novelist and poet, Helen Cox.


Local man Samuel Bridges (Sam), from Killyleagh, has been sharing how starting a course on Travel and Tourism @S_ERC (South Eastern Regional College or SERC) put him on the road to his dream career.


In November 2016, @S_ERC (SERC) commenced a 2-year transnational project with four partners from Ireland, Slovenia and Italy. The project focused on supporting the partners as they implement technology enhanced learning (TEL) approaches to engage learners both remotely and face to face.


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