North West Geology Champions!

A team of A2 Geology students have won the NW regional final of the Schools Geology Challenge, which took place at Altrincham Grammar School. The students (Jack Smith, Chris Jones, Hannah Worthington and Jack Ambrose) participated in the event where they delivered a presentation and an academic poster on ‘The Caledonian Orogeny of Great Britain’.… Read More

Roaring success for our new theatre season!

The dance show, Tonight We Dance, sold out 3 performances whilst the play, Fury, sold out 2 shows and just last week, the pantomime, Snow White, sold out 4 nights. This adds up to just over 1000 people attending the first 3 productions of the 2017-18 season with 7 more still to come between now… Read More

The Bebras Challenge 2017

Over 350 students from the School of Computing & ICT have taken part in the 2017 Bebras Challenge. The Bebras Challenge comprises of a set of short problems called Bebras tasks and are delivered online. The tasks are fun, engaging and based on problems that Computer Scientists often meet and enjoy solving. The tasks can be… Read More

Winter Newsletter 2017

2017 has been another fantastic year at the college, and one in which our students have once again achieved spectacular successes, just some of which are highlighted in our Winter Newsletter. Featured in this edition: Class of 2017 Results 110 future Medics, Vets and Dentists! Triathlon Success in Rotterdam History students meet TV historian David… Read More

UK Senior Maths Challenge North West Champions!

On Friday the 24th of November our Runshaw team of mathematicians competed in the regional heats of the UK Senior Maths Challenge Team event against 22 other teams from colleges, sixth forms and grammar schools across the North West. The team was in contention throughout the competition and after 3 rounds of intensive mathematical battle,… Read More

PPP Students Secure Scholarships

The PPP Class of 2017 at Runshaw has seen another graduate not only gain a place at a prestigious drama school, but also become the fourth to secure a scholarship to pay for their fees. Leah Jamieson graduated in summer 2017, and has secured an Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation scholarship worth £27,750. This will cover… Read More

A Level 3D Design students visit Barcelona

A Level 3D Design students visited Barcelona for three days to gather research for their coursework portfolios. Their packed itinerary included a guided tour of Barcelona, followed by a visit to the famous Sagrada Familia, Parc Guell, Port Bell and Olympic Port as well as Las Ramblas and a few of Gaudi’s buildings including Casa Batllo. Students… Read More

The Hour of Code 2017

The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code”, to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities, but expanding to all sorts… Read More

Geological Life on Mars

A Level geologists were invited to the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Manchester University to aid in research on the surface of Mars. Rickbir Bahia, a current phD student in the Planetary Science group, is currently embarking on a study of the evolution of the surface of Mars, from a time when liquid… Read More

Runshaw Law Students Represent UK in Empire World Mock Trial Championships

A team of law students have jetted off to New York today to take part in the Empire World Mock Trial Championships. This is a prestigious invitation only competition open to the best young advocates from countries such as the US, Canada, Australia, Malaysia and Singapore. As our students won their regional heat in the… Read More

Peddling for Pudsey

Pudsey peddled into Runshaw on Tuesday 14 November to start our fundraising for this years BBC Children in Need campaign. Alongside Pudsey were stars of radio and TV from BBC Lancashire. Graham Liver and John Gillmore were cycling and cheered on by Ted Robbins, Richard Askham and the comedian, Steve Royle.         Suitably… Read More

Media students Takeover BBC Radio 1Xtra

Vocational Media students had a great day networking and participating in workshops as part of the BBC Radio 1Xtra Industry Day at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. Industry professionals from the Manchester Urban Music scene came together to run workshops and deliver Question and Answer sessions. Students enjoyed workshops on radio promoting… Read More

Scare Fest at Runshaw

Students had free reign to create a spooky character as part of their course work. A mixture of Level 3 and 2 Hair and Media Make-up students enjoyed the experience of being scarily creative. The college’s make-up and hair salons are all decorated in a Halloween theme to get students in the mood and to… Read More

Graphics Students Visit Zoo for Research

Runshaw Graphic Design students at Chester Zoo

Year 2 Extended Diploma Graphic Design students went to Chester zoo to gain primary research for an infographics brief. With cameras in hand, students took 100s of photos of the animals, focusing on endangered species, so that they could develop digital illustrations on Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop on return to college. Some animals were a… Read More