Colleges to continue free meals payment scheme throughout the summer

Education Partnership North East’s colleges have committed to offering free meals to their most vulnerable students over the summer.  The group, which includes Hartlepool Sixth Form, Sunderland College and Northumberland College, announced the payment scheme would continue to provide vital support to families in need during these difficult times.  Following a campaign by Manchester United … Continued

Student Union May giveaway

This month we’re giving you the chance to WIN a £25 Netflix gift card! To enter: You must be a current Hartlepool Sixth Form student Follow @epnestudentunion and @hartlepoolsixth on Instagram Post the Netflix Giveaway graphic on college social media from 18th May and tag in five of your fellow students. The competition will close … Continued

Supporting the LGBT+ community

During this time it is hard to find support and have someone to talk to. There are two organisations that are still offering support to the LGBT+ community during lockdown. Visit or for more information.

Supporting your future

Our dedicated Careers team continue to offer 1:1 guidance to all of our students during this time. Email with your queries or to arrange an appointment, The team are also running live sessions every week which you can attend virtually. These will support your progression decisions, help to develop you employability skills and get … Continued

Supporting your health & wellbeing

During this difficult time, our fantastic support teams are still here for you.  Our Intensive Support and Counselling Teams continue to provide their support. They are available on LiveChat Monday-Friday 10am-2pm. You can also email if you need to speak to someone or have any concerns at Please also visit our Expert & Friendly … Continued

New Student Union logo – your vote matters!

The Students’ Union will be working on developing a new logo. The Students’ Union is for all students and there will be weekly polls on social media where you can vote and give your views throughout the process. Make sure you follow your college on Twitter at @hartlepoolsixth. Make sure you follow our Instagram page … Continued

Duke of Edinburgh Award

This is a great time to learn new skills and keep active – why don’t you sign up for DofE and complete whilst you are at home? I have signed up myself, and this is a fantastic opportunity and a great addition to your CV. You can volunteer for family members, for example you might … Continued

April: Stress Awareness Month

As some of you may already know, April is Stress Awareness Month, never has there been a more appropriate time to take a step back, focus on your mental health and stress management. Our physical and mental health are the most important things and something we should not take lightly. With everything going on, it … Continued

Two years on, merger has strengthened sixth form and created significant benefits

In the competitive post-16 education sector, Hartlepool Sixth Form is emerging as one of the most successful sixth forms in the country. Its merger with Sunderland College more than two years ago has strengthened the sixth form, encouraged innovation and created significant benefits for staff, students and the local economy. The sixth form merged with … Continued