Meet our students

Finding your new means more than studying the perfect course – our students enjoy new experiences, gain new opportunities, make new friends, develop new skills, achieve new goals and build a new confidence in themselves!

#FindYourNew at New ƵAPP Durham and #LetsGetYouThere – hear from our students below.

A-Levels (Applied Sciences and Psychology)

"I decided NCD was the place for me after a visit with my secondary school. I liked the idea of being treated as an adult and being able to gain my own independence in my studies."

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A-Levels (Biology, Psychology and Sociology)

“I was able to take control of my learning and this gave me some much-needed independence, I realise this even more now that I have started university!"

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A-Levels (Law, Politics and History)

“New ƵAPP offered the subjects I wanted to study and it was easy to get transport to the campus from where I lived. The campus was very nice and up to date which made it a nice place to study.

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A-Levels (English Language and Classical Civilisation)

“I decided to study A-Levels at NCD because I didn’t want to study at my secondary school, I was ready for a new environment."

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Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship Dental Nursing

“I could never have gone to university without my dental nursing experience, and without the support of my course tutor at NCD whilst I was training. I gained so much confidence and was always taught to pursue my dreams!"

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Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship Information Communications Technician

“Throughout my two-year computing apprenticeship with New ƵAPP, I received excellent support on my day release and with my employer, Durham County Council.

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BA (Hons) Education & Training (Top-up)

“When I started studying I was also working 1-1 as a Teaching Assistant in a local primary school and being a mother of two children with a diagnosis of Autism.

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A-Levels (Psychology, Criminology, Geography and English Language)

“There was certainly a more welcoming and respectful atmosphere towards students at NCD compared to school, not to mention that your course tutors are dedicated A-Level lecturers with expertise in their areas!"

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BA (Hons) Social Work

“I felt wanted as a student on the social work degree, I liked the small class sizes and the team were available whenever I needed them"

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