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Spotlight on Conal – Finalist in Sparks Apprentice of the Year 2020

@S_ERC #Apprentice Conal McCrissican, from Downpatrick, has been named finalist in the Sparks UK competition to find the top Electrical Apprentice of the Year 2020 #BrightSparksIreland 

South Eastern Regional College Accredited for Clean Sport Education

@S_ERC has been recognised by UK Anti-Doping for their commitment to Clean Sport Education and become the first college or university in Northern Ireland to be accredited.

Students Celebrate their Driving to Success at South Eastern Regional College

Students from @S_ERC’s Downpatrick Campus were presented with certificates following successful completing of the Driving to Success programme 19/20. 

Industry Support for Fire and Security Engineering Apprentices at SERC

@S_ERC links with specialist fire and security engineering firms ensures apprentices get the best possible start in this fast-growing industry. Stuart Rankin, Deputy Head of School, Construction, Engineering and Skills for Work at SERC said, “Having links with industry is part of the ethos of our work here at SERC. Many of our staff come from industry and our close links with a range of sectors ensures that our students have the knowledge and skills to be work ready once they leave the College.

South Eastern Regional College Access Student Finalist at Student Nursing Times Awards 2020

Former @S_ERC Access student Lynsey McLaughlin has been shortlisted in the upcoming #SNTA Student @NursingTimes Awards 2020. Lynsey, who is currently in her final year of a BSc Adult Nursing at Queen’s University Belfast, is a finalist in the Outstanding Contribution to Student Affairs category.

Katie’s Visit Boosts Budding Entrepreneurs at South Eastern Regional College

@S_ERC's Enterprise Team welcomed multi award-winning “Edupreneur” Katie Matthews to the College for a special session with students and staff

Engineering the Future in Intercollege Competition

Engineering students from @S_ERC South Eastern Regional College’s Lisburn and Bangor Campuses have put their knowledge and skills to the test in the latest round of the Intercollege Competitions.

Treat from St Patrick’s for Golden Memories at South Eastern Regional College

Getting out of school for a morning is always a treat but extra special when you get to show off your talents @S_ERC. Such was the case for pupils from St Patrick’s Primary School, Burrenreagh who visited South Eastern Regional College’s (SERC) Downpatrick Campus to sing and dance for clients of the Golden Memories who meet at the College each Monday morning.

Is Ireland Ready for a Green New Deal?

@S_ERC’s Liverpool John Moores University @LJMU Business degree Students attend 7th Annual Donal Nevin Lecture @Gold_lgold  Final year students from SERC’s Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) Business degree programme attended the 7th Annual Donal Nevin Lecture at the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin.

South Eastern Regional College Host Motor Vehicle Industry Superstar

South Eastern Regional College @S_ERC recently had a visit from Brandon Steckler from WORLDPAC, the United States based automotive parts and equipment distributer.


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