Oxbridge Success!

Oxbridge 2018

We are thrilled that this year 15 of our students have received offers for Oxford and Cambridge universities. Our students have received 100 offers over the last five years for these two universities. We will be delighted to follow their progress as they move through the challenge and excitement of their studies and move on… Read More

Partner College students enjoy brilliant day at Runshaw’s Krypton Factor Event

On Wednesday 7th February, students from a number of local schools participated in the School of Science’s annual Krypton Factor event. The afternoon included a variety of events including ‘Cadaver’- an introduction to Forensic Entomology and the use of maggots in post mortem examinations, ‘CSI Cretaceous’– a detective based dinosaur adventure in which students used… Read More

Runshaw College Students Finalists in Computing Challenge at Oxford

Talented students Daniel Antrobus, Adam Hulme, and Harry Clipston from Runshaw College were invited to the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford on Saturday 27 January as finalists in a UK-wide computing competition – The UK BEBRAS Computational Thinking Challenge. Reaching the final of the Elite age group is an impressive achievement,… Read More

Medical Society visit Royal Preston Hospital AAU

On Wednesday 24th January, sixty students from the college Medical Society spent the day at Royal Preston Hospital, working with their clinical education staff, within their simulated AAU (Acute Assessment Unit). The students worked through the case of a young lady who had been hit by a car on a night out. The initial sessions… Read More

Holocaust Memorial Day 2018

Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) is commemorated each year on 27th January, the date in 1945 of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau. Holocaust Memorial Day remembers the millions of victims of the Nazi Holocaust, including six million Jews, and of other, more recent genocides. This theme explores how language has been used… Read More

From Runshaw with Love

Catering students Kieran Walmsley, Gemma Arrowsmith and Adrian Swift organised a fantastic Casino Royale themed evening in Foxoles restaurant on Tuesday 23rd January in aid of Breast Cancer Awareness. Customers enjoyed a Martini cocktail reception, seven course dinner and a trip to the Casino. Customers commented “Amazing evening, can’t believe it is a training establishment”. The… Read More

Media Make-up visit Mac Pro

MAC Pro cosmetics store in Liverpool invited the level 3 media makeup students to attend a professional masterclass. Mac Makeup Artist and Product Specialist Sophie Chung educated the students on the current ‘on trend’ looks and shared some fantastic tips on makeup application techniques, product knowledge and how to become a successful, professional makeup artist… Read More

Anna Selected for Team England Gold Coast 2018

Alumna Anna Hopkin has been selected to compete for England in April at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games! She will swim in the 4 x 100m relay. Anna competed at the World University Games in Taipei in 2017 and is the current British Champion at 50m Freestyle. After graduating from Bath University she gained a scholarship… Read More

It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas…

Birkacre Nurseries in Chorley was the location for this year’s Media Make-ups Christmas shoot. The Level 2 students descended on the garden centre throughout December. The beautiful Christmas displays were the perfect back drop for the winter shoot. Students designed a Christmas character of their choice as part of their assessment on their theatrical media… Read More

Social Science Newsletter – Winter 2017

Take a look at the new Social Science Winter 2017 Newsletter – out now! It’s packed with photos from events and trips that our School of Social Science students have been on this term. Featuring: Lancaster Castle & Prison Medical Detection Dogs Penwortham Hustings Psychology Conference Criminology Conference Edinburgh Trip Halloween Fancy Dress Day Neurology Day… Read More

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