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Phil Sayles Headshot June 2021

14th June 2021

Principal proud of Selby College’s successes as he plans departure

Principal and Chief Executive Phil Sayles has announced he will be moving on from Selby College at the end of …

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Phil Sayles Headshot June 2021

14th June 2021

Principal proud of Selby College’s successes as he plans departure

Principal and Chief Executive Phil Sayles has announced he will be moving on from Selby College at the end of 2021 to take up an equivalent role at Bournemouth and Poole College on the south coast. During his period leading …

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7th June 2021

Selby College student lands work experience at global tech company

James Greenhalgh, Level 3 BTEC Information Technology student at Selby College, has recently completed virtual work experience with Arm, a global semiconductor and software design company. After successfully applying for the placement via Uptree, James was invited to attend a …

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3rd June 2021

Introducing a new partnership of FE colleges -YNYER

Selby College is one of the leading colleges apart of the brand-new York, North Yorkshire and East Riding (YNYER) Colleges Together. A partnership of further education colleges, it includes Harrogate College, Darlington College, York College, Scarborough TEC, East Riding College …

Selby Escapologist Project

26th May 2021

Art & Design students gear up for exhibition at Selby Abbey

Higher Education Art & Design students at Selby College are preparing to launch their first in-person exhibition this year at Selby Abbey. The display, which will take place from Tuesday, 15th June until Tuesday, 22nd June 2021, will feature work …

Selby College Higher Education

18th May 2021

Selby College successfully delivers degree-level offering despite pandemic

Statistics from the Office of the Independent Adjudicator (OIA) have revealed that Selby College received zero complains for its Higher Education programmes in 2020 –the sixth year in a row without a complaint. The Annual OIA report revealed that Selby …


14th May 2021

Students and staff celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

Throughout the week, students and staff enjoyed a mental health treasure hunt across the campus, a wang-a-wellie competition, mindful colouring and creating their own positive pebbles. To help raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing, students and staff were encouraged …

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13th May 2021

Selby College signs AoC’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Charter

As part of its ongoing commitment to supporting staff and student mental health and wellbeing, Selby College has officially signed the Association of College’s (AoC) Mental Health and Wellbeing Charter. The document, which has been developed in conjunction with mental …

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4th May 2021

Selby College degree students excel in Sports and Exercise sector

A number of BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching and Exercise Science students at Selby College have gone on to secure successful careers in the sport and coaching industry. After completing the programme, former student Sophie Dales has recently launched her own …

Sport ESFA Ambassadors Ella and Matty

22nd April 2021

Selby College students score Activator roles to support football development

Two students from Selby College have been chosen as Activators to help develop football at the College and in the community, as part of the Association of Colleges’ (AoC) and the English College’s Football Association’s (ECFA) Activator programme. As part …

Drax Virtual Work Experience

21st April 2021

Students complete virtual work placement at Drax

Seven students from Selby College took part in a virtual work placement with Britain’s biggest power station, Drax – enabling them to explore the different sectors within the business. As part of the scheme, students were able to get a …

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20th April 2021

Students escape the classroom to support The Escapologist’s reopening

Art & Design students at Selby College have teamed up with The Escapologist to help promote the reopening of its escape rooms and venues, following lockdown. Year 1 Higher National Diploma (HND) Art & Design students have been given a …

Selby College PGCE

15th April 2021

Aspiring FE tutors get a boost with new teacher training bursary at Selby College

The Government has announced a new package to support aspiring teachers in high-demand subjects – which will be available to those looking to carry out their teaching qualifications at Selby College starting this September. The Department for Education’s (DfE) Further …

Easter Football Camp at Selby Town FC

13th April 2021

Students’ Easter football camp goes down a treat

A number of Higher Education students from Selby College spent the Easter break hosting a football coaching camp for local 5-13-year olds at Selby Town FC. Following the launch of his coaching business, BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching and Exercise Science …

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26th March 2021

Former student Kurtus Auty wins national chef competition

Kurtus Auty, a former Hospitality and Catering student at Selby College, has been announced as the joint winner of the Koppert Cress ‘Sechuan Button Challenge’. As part of the challenge, chefs were tasked with creating a dish surrounding the edible …

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25th March 2021

College launches wellbeing art competition for students

Selby College is encouraging its students to get creative, as part of its wellbeing art competition. Students have been tasked with creating a piece of art work within the theme ‘fresh start’ and include the words keep learning, which will …

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23rd March 2021

Successful return to campus for Selby College students

Selby College has safely welcomed back its students to face-to-face learning, following the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown. Online learning is also still being provided so that students can be eased back into face-to-face learning as safely and seamlessly as …

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19th March 2021

Students step up to the challenge for Comic Relief

Pathway and Entry Level students at Selby College have finished a step challenge to raise money for Comic Relief – completing up to 5,000 steps within an hour. Taking place on Red Nose Day, on Friday, 19th March, the students …

NHS Project Placement

18th March 2021

Selby College students embark on virtual NHS placement with Selby Hospital

Students from Selby College have begun a virtual work placement project at the New Selby War Memorial Hospital - providing them with the opportunity to gain valuable experience from National Health Service (NHS) healthcare professionals. Eight A Level Biology and …

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15th March 2021

Selby College launches new website to enhance student experience

As part of its commitment to delivering an excellent service to its students and stakeholders, Selby College has launched a brand-new intuitive website. Designed to bring Selby College’s personality, state-of-the-art campus, vast range of courses and its supportive and friendly …

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9th March 2021

College boosts highly-skilled career paths with HE programmes

Selby College is supporting aspiring professionals to enter a range of highly-skilled careers with its Higher Education and Access to Higher Education programmes. In response to the demand for more healthcare professionals, Selby College has introduced a brand-new Higher National …