Staff and students at the Grimsby Institute are celebrating after scooping the Leading Light Award at the national Association of Colleges (AoC) Beacon Awards.   The college was selected from the 12 AoC Beacon Award 2016/17 winning colleges across the country as the overall Leading Light winner by Baroness Sharp of Guildford, President of the…

Congratulations to Grimsby Institute’s Careers Adviser, Jennifer Emmerson, who has won a national competition to be named the 4th Careers Champion Award Winner! Jenny said: “I’m still is absolute shock at winning this award, it is so amazing to be appreciated and supported by students, colleagues, learners, staff, family, friends, and people from the local area….

Staff, families and friends, joined over 400 students in celebrating at the University Centre Grimsby’s annual graduation ceremonies at Grimsby Town Hall and Grimsby Minster. The four ceremonies, which took place over two days, was a momentous occasion as for the first time the University Centre Grimsby was able to award their students their own foundation…

Lincolnshire Regional College Administrator, Janine Baker, recently completed her first-ever half marathon, raising £2610, which has now been donated to Myeloma UK.  Janine originally intended to raise money for her old school friend, Caroline Owusu, to help with her treatment after she was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma in early 2013.  Janine explained: “Caroline was only…

Grimsby Institute and University Centre Grimsby tutor, Simon Bryson, recently completed Southwell Triathlon, raising £3400 for the Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance, a service that helped to save his life earlier in the year following a near-fatal accident while cycling near Willingham Woods in Lincolnshire with his son. The accident happened in June 2015 when…

A proposal for a major collaboration between the Grimsby Institute Group (GIG) and the Lincoln College Group (LCG) creating one of the largest training capabilities in the UK. The two organisations are exploring collaboration on apprenticeships, higher education, international training and developing provision identified by the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership as priority sector skills…

Horticulture learners at the Grimsby Institute are learning all about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) through an initiative launched by the Royal Horticulture Society (RHS) and the European Space Agency (ESA) which saw two kilograms of Rocket seeds accompany British ESA astronaut, Tim Peake, on his six-month ESA Principia mission. The initiative, aimed at…