Student Success Stories

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Alice Brown

It is always thrilling to see our students succeed, particularly for Alice Brown, a former Foundation student at the East Durham College Houghall campus in Durham.
East Durham College Houghall Building

Alistair Magee

Alistair Magee, a former English Martyrs School pupil and East Durham College arboriculture student, now runs his own successful business, A.M Tree Surgeons based in Northallerton, working across the region.
East Durham College Houghall Building

Alistair Whitby

Alistair Whitby, Dealer Principal at Lloyd Agriculture in Bishop Auckland and former EDC Houghall student, reflects on his career in the agricultural industry and gives words of advice to those looking to follow in his footsteps.
East Durham College Houghall Building

Andrew Nesbitt

Andrew Nesbitt is a former arboriculture (tree surgery) student, and has gone on to a hugely rewarding career as the Head Curator of Parks, Gardens and Landscapes at The Auckland Project.
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Andy Waterstone & Andy Hughes

Two former East Durham College students are building up a highly successful local construction business.
East Durham College Houghall Building

Annelise Lewis

Annelise Lewis is a former Land & Wildlife student now working at the WWT (Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust) at the Washington Wetland Reserve.
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Benjamin Duncan

Benjamin Duncan, a former Manufacturing Engineering student at The Technical Academy, is now studying Architecture & Urban Planning at Newcastle University.
East Durham College Houghall Building

Beth Trenerry

After successfully completing her Level 3 BTEC in Floristry, Beth now runs her own floristry business.

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Former Student Alumni Form

We are always fascinated to hear what our former students from the Peterlee and Houghall campuses have gone on to do after leaving college. Over the years, many of our students have gone on to achieve outstanding success in a huge variety of different fields.

Amazing Academic Success for A Levels

East Durham College’s sixth form, ED6, has had a 100% pass rate over the last seven years (2016-2022) and in that time was listed as the best in the country for boosting academic results in 2018.

Positive Destinations of EDC Students

At East Durham College, you will build the valuable skills, experience and qualities you need to be successful and move on to the next stage of your life.