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 hustings and mock election at Penwortham Priory

The hustings and mock election at Penwortham Priory proved exciting and controversial in equal measure. Was it a defeat for serious politics or a victory for the great British tradition of satire? Either way there can be no disputing the facts: Lord Buckethead Junior (Ethan Yates – 33 votes) romped home by five votes from… 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

Dames on the Run!

Runshaw’s Hair and Media Make Up staff and students offered their expertise and free time to help out with the Derian House ‘Dames on the Run’ event at Astley Park in Chorley. Derian House decided in 2016 to stage a “men only” event in support of all the Derian Dads who do so much to… Read More

Medical Showcase

Students from the School of Science were invited to the new state of the art SEIC at our Euxton Lane campus to participate in our first Medical Showcase. Students who enrolled as potential applicants for Runshaw Medical Society in August were selected for the day plus our HE biology students as part of their enrichment… Read More

SEIC Taster Day

Current Year 1 Extended Diploma in Applied Science students had their first experience of our state-of-the-art facilities at the new, £6.5m, Science and Engineering Innovation Centre (SEIC) this week. The fun-packed day involved synthesising aspirin, extracting DNA, which was taken home in a vial attached to a lanyard, and determining the focal length of various… Read More

Visual Arts End of Year Show 2016

The School of Visual Arts holds its annual ‘End of year show’ on Thursday 16 This exhibition celebrates the fantastic work of our students from the following courses A Level 3D Design A Level Fine Art A Level Graphics A Level Photography A Level Textiles ED Art & Design ED Graphics Level 2 Art &… Read More

Runshaw Careers Fair 2016

Over 300 Runshaw students visited the Careers Fair which was recently held at the Runshaw Euxton Lane Campus. The event was held in conjunction with North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce and was attended by representatives from over 60 businesses across the county and beyond. The students gained an insight into the world of… Read More

Minister visits the Science & Engineering Innovation Centre

The Work and Pensions Secretary, Iain Duncan Smith MP, recently visited our new Science & Engineering Innovation Centre (SEIC) at the Euxton Lane Campus. The visit was facilitated by one of our governors, Andy Pratt, who is also Lancashire’s Conservative Crime Commissioner Candidate. Iain Duncan Smith saw first-hand how as a leading College we are helping to equip the future workforce,… Read More

Ministerial visit for RBC and the Science and Engineering Innovation Centre

Iain Duncan Smith at Runshaw College

The Work and Pensions Secretary, Iain Duncan Smith MP, recently visited our Science and Engineering Innovation Centre as it nears completion. Along with one of our Governors, Andy Pratt, and College Principal, Simon Partington, Iain Duncan Smith saw first hand how as a leading college, we are helping to equip the future workforce, and said: “I was impressed to see the high quality… Read More

Student becomes the Teacher

Former Runshaw College Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training graduate Danielle Sharrock from Health and Fitness Education (HFE) has been nominated for the prestigious UK Active award for the Most Inspiring Fitness Activity Professional in 2015. Hosted by UK Active and sponsored by Active IQ, the event recognises and celebrates the achievements of those organisations and individuals… Read More

Runshaw barbering student is a cut above!

John Ward, a Level 3 Barbering student at Runshaw College, has fulfilled his ambition to open his own barbers shop. Originally a plasterer, John decided to have a change of career due to health reasons. He has always had an interest in hairdressing and cut his families hair for years. John said, “I have always… Read More

Flash Bang Chemistry!

Runshaw Science Academy were delighted to welcome back Dr. Steve Rossington from the University of Salford, for a morning of Flash Bang Chemistry! Steve delivered a fantastic lecture that included explosions, smashing bananas and apples and the magic of cardice and liquid nitrogen. Pictured is Dr. Rossington, Camilla Chapman (Course Leader for Science Horizons), Rachel… Read More

Runshaw College designated a National Teaching School

Runshaw College has been selected to become a National Teaching School. Teaching Schools take a leading role in recruiting and training new entrants to the profession, identifying leadership potential and providing support for other schools. Runshaw is one of only four colleges in England to be granted teaching school status in the latest round, alongside… Read More

Over £10,000 raised for Charity in 2014!

We have had a busy 2014 raising money for the College Charity Mary’s Meals so far our total is a whopping £10,638. There has been cake sales, bucking broncos, The Runshaw Run and Ramble, Leyland Festival, dressing up and dressing down, a Super Slide, Karaoke, Christmas Markets and a Christmas song to name but just… Read More