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

Gravitas clocks the fastest time

Runshaw Engineering students designed and built two karts called Gravitas and Nemo to enter into a Soapbox Derby in Essex organised by the Rotary Club of Billericay. Gravitas won the trophy for the fastest time which was presented to the students by Perry McCarthy who portrayed ‘The Stig’ in the first two series of the… Read More

The Runshaw Golden Roses Awards 2016

The Runshaw Golden Roses are annual student-led teaching awards held at Runshaw College in partnership with the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) Students’ Union. They allow students to recognise staff across the College for the vital role they play in both teaching and supporting students. More than 80 nominations were made by Runshaw Degree students,… Read More

Prize for winning beer mat design

Students Stephanie Smith and Jared Clark studying the Foundation Degree in Graphic Design were recently presented with a prize by the Police & Crime Commissioner and a Chorley & South Ribble Community Safety Partnership representative, after having their winning designs chosen to be printed on beer mats as part of a drink awareness campaign. The students… 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

UK Quality Mark for Runshaw University Courses

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) has confirmed the quality and standards of provision of University courses at Runshaw College following its review in December 2015. A team of three QAA reviewers visited the College and judged that its academic standards, the quality of its student learning opportunities, and the quality of information… 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

Runshaw College sparks lively fracking debate

Over 100 Runshaw College students listened to both sides of the argument on the controversial topic of fracking in the UK. The thought-provoking conference, held at Runshaw College in Leyland, was organised by Runshaw’s School of Science, and featured several guest speakers who sparked some lively debate. The conference, titled ‘To frack or not to frack’,… Read More

Graphics student has winning design

Foundation Degree Graphic students were recently given the opportunity to work on a live brief with Chorley Council. The students were asked by the council to design a beer mat, which would be distributed to pubs throughout the South Ribble, Chorley and Preston areas for their  ‘Drink Awareness’ campaign over Christmas. The students worked on the… Read More

Runshaw College leads the way on Prevent Agenda

Runshaw College students were given a rare insight into the challenging topic of extremism and the UK’s counter-terrorism ‘Prevent’ agenda in a thought-provoking conference held at Chorley Town Hall on Wednesday 14th October. The conference, titled ‘Confronting Extremism’, was attended by over 380 students and guests, including the Mayor of Chorley and Councillors Marion and… Read More

University Enrichment Day

First year University course students enjoyed a memorable enrichment day in September, which included a University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) Roadshow, talks, brunch and a visit to Manchester or Liverpool! The Enrichment day provided a great opportunity for first year students to find out more about the support and services available at both Runshaw College… Read More

Employers Help Shape Students’ Future

Organisations from across the science sector attended a specialist Employer Breakfast at Runshaw College on Friday 13th February. Employers were invited to help shape the curriculum for the College’s new Applied Chemistry & Analytical Science Foundation Degree, to ensure it meets local employer needs and provides Runshaw graduates with the business skills and knowledge required… Read More