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Art Lecturer Czechs out his artwork at international exhibition launch

Dr Paul Harvey, Programme Leader in Graphic and Digital Design at Tyne Metropolitan College has travelled to the Karlovy Vary Art Gallery as a special guest and collaborator of the Czech-British exhibition taking place at the Summerhouse in Ostrov, Czech Republic.

Stuckists in Ostrov is a joint exhibition of British and Czech Stuckists which launched on Friday 14 July 2023 and was one of the reference exhibitions that accompanied last year’s Venice Biennale of Fine Arts. Dr Paul Harvey along with Charles Thomson, Joe Machine and Ella Guru contributed to the knowledge of this branch of contemporary painting, that is in some respects is overlooked by conceptually eccentric schools of thought. The exhibition closes on Sunday, 1 October 2023.

Dr Paul Harvey said:

I was drawn to the language of Stuckism, where I found parallels with punk attitude and approach, which I first experienced in the original punk movement in 1977. The Stuckists manifesto made sense to me: I found it radical in approach. I appreciated the combination of humour and a deep spiritual message.

Stuckism, an artistic movement born in the context of English art history from which it draws its inspiration, has also attracted the attention of many artists outside the British Isles. It has a special resonance in the Czech Republic, which has been greeted with curious and surprising interest in English professional circles.

Diane Turner, Vice Principal, Tyne Metropolitan College said:

It is fantastic to have an academic of Dr Harvey’s pedigree on our creative team. Learners truly do benefit from studying their art programme with an internationally renowned professional practitioner.

TyneMet College has a variety of art and design qualifications including the level 3 extended diploma in art and design, with higher education options available in Graphic Design with Dr Paul Harvey and Fine Art with Sandra Earl.

To discover details of the art and design programme options available, click here.


Student Success – Former Sport student, Katie Barker scores big with Newcastle United

From studying to scoring, our former sport student, Katie Barker is living her dream life and now proudly dons the famous black and white colours as player for Newcastle United Women’s team.
Katie’s journey from college campus to football stadium, started when she studied our Sport and Exercise Science course alongside being part of our Women’s Football team.
In her two years of study with us, she achieved incredible success with the team including…

  • 3 league titles
  • Selected for the England colleges squad
  • 4 cup titles
  • Selected for England U18 squad

Here’s what she says about here time at college:

My time at college were the best years of my life. I was surrounded by brilliant staff, coaches, and peers. I would absolutely recommend people to study at TyneMet. The college gave me opportunities I could not have got elsewhere. Playing football and travelling to places like New York and Barcelona were life changing experiences. The college also supported me with my education brilliantly, ensuring I maintained a balance with my sport and learning. Without the support I wouldn’t be where I am today.”

After leaving college, Katie’s football journey didn’t stop there, she went on to study a sport degree at Northumbria University before becoming a player for Newcastle United Women’s team. During her time at the club, she has carved her name in history as the first female goal scorer at St James’ Park. This season the team also won their league and promoted to the third tier of women’s football with Katie scoring the goal that secured their promotion.
If you’re interested in following in Katie’s footsteps, apply now to study one of our sport courses.

You can also combine your studies with our Women’s Football Academy so you can develop your sporting ambition alongside academic success.


TyneMet College Rugby Excellence Students Showcase Skills in an International Fixture against Unio Esportivo Santboiana Rugby Club in Barcelona

A group of our talented Level 3 Rugby Excellence students recently embarked on an exciting trip to Barcelona, Spain, to participate in an international fixture against the renowned Spanish team, Unio Esportivo Santboiana Rugby Club. The trip, organised in collaboration with our partners, Falcons Community Foundation and Rugby Tour Specialists, proved to be a remarkable experience for the students.

The team, accompanied by their coaches from the Newcastle Falcons and teaching staff from TyneMet College, set off for Spain on Sunday, July 2nd, filled with anticipation and determination. Throughout their stay, the students were guided and supported by the experienced coaches and teaching staff, ensuring they were well-prepared for the challenging fixture.

The action-packed itinerary commenced with an early morning training session at the prestigious Futbol Salou on Monday, July 3rd. The students put their skills into practice, developing their techniques and strategising for the upcoming match against Unio Esportivo Santboiana Rugby Club.

Later that evening, the much-anticipated fixture took place at 8pm, showcasing an impressive display of rugby talent from both teams. The match concluded with a final score of 12-31 in favor of the hosts, UES Rugby Club. The students showed great sportsmanship throughout the game and were privileged to be joined by Juan Pablo Socino, a former Newcastle Falcons player and current member of Unio Esportivo Santboiana Rugby Club. The captains of both teams exchanged club shirts as a symbol of respect.

Beyond the sporting fixtures, the students were treated to memorable experiences off the pitch as well. They enjoyed a fun-filled recovery session at a local waterpark, where they had the opportunity to unwind and bond as a team. Additionally, a final night tour presentation allowed the group to celebrate their achievements and experiences of the visit.

The success of this trip would not have been possible without the collaborative efforts of our partners, Falcons Community Foundation and Rugby Tour Specialists. Their support and dedication to nurturing rugby talent provided the students with an exceptional opportunity to showcase their skills on an international platform.

Our Level 3 Rugby Excellence Programme in partnership with Newcastle Falcons, is based at Kingston Park Stadium, where students not only complete an NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Rugby Excellence, but also have the opportunity to train and learn within a professional rugby environment with expert coaches.

For more information and to apply for the course, click here.

Our mission, vision and values

Our mission, vision and values drive our delivery of first-class provision and show a clear commitment of support to all students equally.

With a mission to provide outstanding educational opportunities, we will benefit learners and the communities we serve. Doing so will satisfy our vision to grow further as a world-class educational facility, operating with a focus that develops the potential of all.

Following these paths will allow us to play a key role in ensuring the long-term prosperity of our region, through the creation of skills that drive economic growth.

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