News from 2019-2020

  • New students welcomed with Freshers’ Week activities

    The highlight of a week-long programme of events to welcome all new students at Selby College was Wednesday’s Freshers’ Fair when the Abbot’s Road campus was transformed into a Freshers’ Fairground for the afternoon!

    The lunchtime event saw everyone from students to staff having a go on the traditional Fairground stalls including ‘Hook a Duck’ and ‘High Striker’, not forgetting the challenge of the Rodeo Bull, Giant Buzz Wire and Gladiator Jousting on the mound - which even had Selby College Principal Phil Sayles taking on Director of Estates Mark Gent! Students were able to enjoy popcorn and candy floss and a return visit from LoubyLou's ice cream van.

    The local business and support service stands in the Jubilee Building included DW Fitness First Selby, Selby Leisure Centre, Yorkshire Bank and Arriva, alongside the College’s support teams. Domino’s Pizza were also in attendance handing out pizza slices!

    After the Freshers’ Fair, the Sports Department held its Sports Trials for Men’s and Women’s Football, Rugby and Netball on the playing fields and in the Sports Hall. The department also ran a Bubble Football lunchtime session earlier in the week, as well as tasters by Hospitality & Catering and Hair & Beauty, and sign-ups for clubs including Computing and Sport. 

    Throughout the week the Student Admin Help Desk was available for queries about transport and bursary, as well as Careers Advice from the College’s specialist advisors.

    To sign up for a Sports Club visit the Sports Office in the Jubilee Building, alternatively contact Sport Development Officer Matthew Duck on Tel 01757 211025 or email

    Remember, it’s not too late to apply for a course at Selby College this September, please email the Student Admin Team on or call 01757 211040 to find out about availability.

    Tuesday 17 Sep 2019

  • Former A Level student Hannah interviews Olympic Boxer on BBC Sport Placement

    It’s great to see our former students on the way to achieving their dream careers! 

    Former A Level student Hannah Lucas progressed to the University of Sheffield last September to study BA Journalism Studies.

    Hannah, who studied History, English Language and Art & Design at Selby College dreams of being a Sports Broadcaster after she graduates. After applying to be a BBC Kick Off Trainee Sports Reporter she was delighted to be interviewed and chosen to get a five-week placement as a reporter for BBC Humberside.

    The former Howden School student has interviewed football players, read the 16:25 Sports Bulletin live on the radio and created a project on a sports story in the local area. A passionate boxer from the age of 12, she decided to do her feature on local Hull Olympic Champion Luke Campbell’s world title fight against Vasiliy Lomachenko. She was granted exclusive access to attend Luke’s training camp in London to spend time with him and interview him one-on-one.

    Hannah’s final project aired on BBC Humberside on Saturday 31st August before the fight. She will head to Media City in Salford for her BBC Showcase later this month, before she returns to university for her final two years.

    Hannah said of her time at Selby College: "The staff here are dedicated to helping you achieve the best you can and genuinely care about their students' ambitions."

    She added: "I found my A Level courses to be fun as well as very challenging, which made me want to put in the extra work needed to do well. I really enjoyed my time studying here. Selby College gets people to the places they want to be. I could not recommend the College and the course I studied enough!"

    You can listen to her report here:


    Thursday 5 Sep 2019

  • Selby District Jobs & Careers Fair returns to Selby College

    Diane Hodgson from the Department for Work and Pensions, Nigel Adams MP and Selby College Deputy Principal Liz Ridley launch the 2019 Selby District Jobs & Careers Fair

    If you or someone you know is looking to change jobs, get back into work, find part-time work or an Apprenticeship, don't miss the 2019 Selby District Jobs & Careers Fair which will be held at Selby College on Thursday 26th September.

    Previous years' events organised by Nigel Adams MP in partnership with Selby College and Job Centre Plus have proven popular with both jobseekers and the companies that have attended.

    This year’s event will be the 9th Selby District Jobs Fair and will run from 2pm to 5pm in the Sports Hall of the Jubilee Building at Selby College.

    Entry to the Jobs Fair is free to all visitors, with easy access to the campus just off Abbot's Road and free parking.

    Stephen Peal of PPS Power was one of the first to book a stand this year, adding: "We have enjoyed attending this event for the last three years now and would love to make it a 4th.” The company is based in Sherburn in Elmet and supplies standby power generating systems. It prides itself on having a diverse workforce and aims to have at least 5% of its workforce made up of apprentices, graduates or sponsored students on structured programmes within the next five years.

    Other companies and organisations which have already confirmed their attendance include Drax Power, The NHS and Yorkshire Police.

    If you are seeking to further your career, a job to earn extra money or a student considering your first job, the Selby Jobs Fair is a fantastic event to attend with a wide range of jobs and career opportunities to choose from.

    If a company is interested in attending the Selby Jobs Fair, please contact Nigel Adams MP for further information via email or call 01937 838088.

    Tuesday 3 Sep 2019