Opening up a gateway to higher education

Bill Midgley OBE, Steve Cram CBE and TyneMet principal Jon Vincent.
Bill Midgley OBE, Steve Cram CBE and TyneMet principal Jon Vincent.

Students in the borough are being given more support to get into higher education.

As part of a long-standing partnership, TyneMet College and the University of Sunderland have launched a new ‘Higher Education Gateway’.

The partnership gateway at TyneMet aims to help higher education students access guidance, support and advice.

Opening the event, Steve Cram CBE, chancellor at the University of Sunderland, said: “Some of our graduates start their studies at a partner college and tell us the support and quality teaching they receive encourages them to progress on their higher education journey.”

TyneMet principal and chief executive Jon Vincent said: “The opening of the HE Gateway signifies our passion to go above and beyond in the education stakes. Over the years we have worked closely with the University of Sunderland to deliver programmes that have provided people with the opportunity to access countless career routes.”

University partnership liaison officer, Nicola Hopper said: “The HE Gateway provides students with a friendly supportive environment where they can study and socialise.

“The College provides a great range of facilities and having a dedicated, specialised area for Higher Education highlights the significant, collaborative efforts of the College and University to provide Higher Education to students in a college environment.”