Northumberland MPs learn more about student life

Principal Ian Clinton OBE, MP for Wansbeck Ian Lavery, MP for Blyth Valley Ronnie Campbell and chair of governors Jacqui Henderson CBE.
Principal Ian Clinton OBE, MP for Wansbeck Ian Lavery, MP for Blyth Valley Ronnie Campbell and chair of governors Jacqui Henderson CBE.

Two of Northumberland’s MPs have been learning about life as a student.

Wansbeck MP Ian Lavery and Blyth Valley’s Ronnie Campbell spent time at Northumberland College, where they spoke to students about college life and their future goals, as well as newly appointed principal Ian Clinton OBE and Jacqui Henderson CBE, chairman of the governing body.

They took a tour of the campus, viewed student projects and saw the recent investment in college facilities.

Jacqui said: “Our students are key to our college and we were delighted they were keen to talk to Ian and Ronnie about their experiences and ask them questions regarding their careers.

“It was also the perfect opportunity for our new executive team to be introduced to the MPs, strengthening our positive links with them.”

Ian Clinton added: “It was great to meet our local MPs and we were thrilled they took time out of their busy schedules to visit us.

“As a college, we’re always grateful to highlight our successes and continue to build on our strong relationships within the community within our county.”

Student Simon Miles, 30, said: “I’m really enjoying my studies on the Level 4 business administration apprenticeship programme. It offers both practical and theory-based modules, so there’s something for everyone.

“After completing my training, my main career ambition is to become a business manager and it was good to share these aspirations with our MPs during their visit.”

For more information about the college visit www.northumberland.ac.uk or call 01670 841 200.