Grimsby College

Grimsby College is a large general FE college offering a wide range of provision. Grimsby College is celebrating triple success after scooping three industry awards for its Construction and the Built Environment department. Grimsby College is working in partnership with Caspian Access and Plant Hire Ltd, to deliver a Pre-fabricated Access Grimsby College have over 30 Degree and Higher National Programmes for students to choose from, Business Studies, Tourism Operations and Marketing, Health and Social Care to name but a few. In February of 2003 Grimsby College was invited to nominate a representative for membership of the tender evaluation panel at Salford University who were reviewing a photocopying tender agreement in conjunction with the Crescent Purchasing Consortium.

The Central Services Manager was nominated to represent Grimsby College as she had in depth knowledge of photocopiers both from an operational standpoint and also from her experience as manager of the college’s large Central Services department which includes all of the College’s photocopying requirements. This she was able to do and felt that with the support of Salford University and its representatives that Grimsby College would benefit from being part of this consortium. This report presents the findings of a review of the academic standards achieved, and the quality of the learning opportunities provided, in English and history programmes at Grimsby College. Overall, the reviewers have confidence in the academic standards achieved by the programmes in English and history at Grimsby College.

English and history programmes at Grimsby College were reviewed in the academic year 2001-02. This report presents the findings of a review of the academic standards achieved, and the quality of the learning opportunities provided, in communications, media, film and television studies programmes at Grimsby College. Overall, the reviewers have confidence in the academic standards achieved by the programmes in communications, media, and film and television studies at Grimsby College. Communications, media, film and television studies programmes at Grimsby College were reviewed in the academic year 2003-04. Launched in 1999 and in its second year, this challenging event is sponsored by the Sea Fish Industry Authority and is held and organized by Grimsby College. The annual competition, which encourages students to concentrate on lesser-known species of seafood, is sponsored by the Sea Fish Industry Authority (Seafish) and organized by Grimsby College, Grimsby.

The Grimsby Art School had been based at the main Grimsby College site at that time. The Masters degree was obtained by thesis on fish population dynamics based at Grimsby College of Technology where he gained practical experience of fishing gear technology. In May 2000, the Grim and Havelock Association went public and conceding somewhat to the wishes of the Grimsby College, sought to attempt to administer public support for having the statue of Grim and Havelock fully restored and re-sited once again in renewed splendor at its site on the open lawns of Grimsby College at Nuns Corner. Frank Vivian, the ex-principal of the Grimsby College had contacted the Association and advised that it contact the Grimsby Rotary Club who had sought to see the statue floodlit as a millennium project, although it had not known or been informed of the full state of disrepair and damage. However, the Rotary Club later informed the group that since the Grimsby College had stated that they were in no position to meet 50% of the funding for floodlighting the statue, they had re-allocated their funding.

The College has an appropriate strategy for the development of HIM learning resources. The College’s students have full user rights for the University library and third-year students undertaking the Independent Studies unit are able to use records held in local libraries to good effect. All staff are annually appraised, using the College systems and the process informs the planning of staff development activities. The College has responsibility for ensuring the quality of delivery of those units taught at the College, for student support and for ensuring an appropriate resource base. There is a lack of formality and heavy reliance on the regular contact which takes place between College staff and those at the University. There was evidence that the poor communication between the University and the College, referred to elsewhere in this report, is also impacting on validation and quality procedures as these affect curriculum design and delivery.