Students at one north Lincolnshire college will have more comfortable surroundings to socialise in thanks to a donation by KCOM.

The Hull-based broadband provider, which celebrates its 120th anniversary this year, has donated two van loads of quality office furniture to Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire, in Scunthorpe, which will now be used to create a comfortable breakout space for its sixth form students.

The bucket chairs, benches, lamps, fridges, tables and stools were delivered by KCOM engineers Thomas Nielsen and Owen Norris before students helped unpack and transport the goods to their new common room home, which is undergoing a makeover to make it a more appealing space to socialise.

Jen Vincent, North Lincs UTC Director of Business Engagement, said: “We’ve worked really closely with KCOM for a couple of years now and they really appreciate the importance of supporting students through ongoing education to help them achieve success in life.

“This furniture will be used on a daily basis in the common room and make it a much more appealing place for our students to be. I think they’re also really looking forward to having their own fridge!”

Year 13 engineer student Oliver Bembridge, said: “It’ll help create a space where we can socialise with each other and have conversations. It will transform the room and make it a space we can be proud of.”

KCOM has established a strong relationship with the UTC in recent years, holding fibre splicing workshops and setting student projects, while also donating match day tickets for students to watch Hull City play.

Field engineer Owen Norris said: “It’s great to be able to feel like we’re giving something back, especially to an engineering college like this. It’s nice to think that some of the students here might be motivated to go into the same field of work as we’re in.”

KCOM Community Impact Partner Louise Babych added: “Engineering UTC North Lincolnshire is a fantastic institution here in Scunthorpe that creates opportunities for young people to go into rewarding careers in tech and engineering. It’s a privilege to be part of these young people’s journeys and we hope this furniture helps them to create a space they’ll love.”


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