This project supports families in-need by transforming run-down and derelict properties into modern and affordable homes in the community. The project provides students with hands-on experience and work-based activities whilst being supported by their tutors in the working classrooms.This helps employability of the students and provides them with a direct-link to job opportunities.
Hull College work in partnership with Probe Hull Ltd, a local enterprise and nonprofit company. The project addresses many local economic issues. It uplifts the local community by conquering issues such as high levels of unemployment, especially those aged 18-24, and a lack of community aspiration, with 2,500 identified void properties within the city.
Probe Hull Ltd source these properties using local housing market information provided by Hull City Council. The properties that are sourced are of a poor standard and require renovation. The College targets properties that are a neighbourhood nuisance and cause the greatest problems within the communities.
1 Personalised learning for students who do not excel in a classroom environment
2 Raised the pride and ownership of the area and the local community
3 The project has placed the College and its students in the heart of the community but on a national stage.
Judges saw this as a selfsustaining and innovative project with high student and community
engagement. It really taps into wider social issues for positive change and maximum impact.
“Hull College Group are extremely proud to be part of such a fantastic sustainability initiative. Our commitment and hard work towards Green Energy shines through in our sustainable projects throughout the Group’s campuses and it is a real honor to see these efforts recognised with such a prestigious award.”
Graham Towse, Principal