Bank of Scotland Corporate has joined forces with Durham University business school to sponsor projects for the full-time MBA students and recruit some of its graduates. The bank is also looking to draw on the business school's expertise in consultancy and research and will take part in its guest lecture series.
Vote for youth
Voting takes place in Newcastle this week to elect two members of the UK Youth Parliament to represent young people.
Youngsters are invited to Newcastle Civic Centre on Friday, where they can find out more about the Youth Parliament and vote for their representatives.
Twelve young people have been nominated to stand for election and two will be voted in as members with a further two appointed as their deputies.
The election takes place on Friday at the civic centre at 9.30am and the results will be announced on the day.
To attend, contact the Children and Young People's Engagement Team at Newcastle City Council on (0191) 277-1243.
Youngsters at a Whitley Bay school will this week see the fruits of their labours when a new nursery garden is officially opened.
Pupils at Rockliffe First School have been working with horticultural artist Emma Norris on a programme organised by Creative Partnerships North and South Tyneside to create the garden.
They designed the layout, built it and planted raised beds.
The youngsters, who will now maintain the garden, also planted fruit and vegetables in four season beds and set up a wormery for fertiliser, and a rain collection pot.