Students taste The Big Apple

Students from Travel and Tourism and Public Services courses recently visited New York as part of their studies.

The 26 students were taken on a whirlwind sightseeing tour, viewing many cultural sites including Madison Square Garden, the Empire State Building, Central Park, Strawberry Fields and Brooklyn Bridge.

Students visited a working Fire House and continued their unique link with the Suffolk County Sherriff’s Department by having a tour of the Correctional Facility at Riverhead. The prison, which houses a range of prisoners from New York State and beyond, gives a unique opportunity for students to see how the penal systems of the US and the UK differ.

The trip runs every year to allow students to experience different cultures, visit iconic locations and give them the opportunity to gather information and materials that will help with their College projects.

Matthew Egginton, Programme Manager for Sport, Public Services and Travel and Tourism, said: “I’m fortunate enough to have visited this great city several times and I’m still amazed at how it changes and grows each year. The students were a credit to themselves and the College.

“We will get some feedback from the students and use this to plan for next year and, as always, I’d tell any of our students coming to the department in September to start saving now as this visit is one not to miss!”


Last updated: 12th June 2018

Originally posted on: 12th June 2018