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 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

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

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

Five more Runshaw Classicists become LSA Classical Association Ambassadors

After successful applications, five more Runshaw Classicists have become ambassadors this year for the Lytham St Annes branch of the Classical Association. They are Daniel Hubbard, Sam Holden, Eleanor Anderton, Niamh Banner and Jonathan Wilson and they join existing Runshaw ambassadors, Alex Melling and Harvey Phythian in representing the association for the next academic year.… Read More

Graphics Students visit Salford

Year 1 Art & Design (Graphics) students visited Salford to take photographs of the stunning architecture on Salford Quays. This primary research is essential for students to use to design from, and students are now using these images to create double exposure photography, Photoshop digital collage and screen print work as part of their first… Read More

Our future Medics, Vets and Dentists!

Congratulations to the 110 students who successfully applied to Runshaw MedSoc. These students follow in the footsteps of our record breaking MVD students of 2016-17, 33 of whom have just commenced their studies at prestigious MVD schools across the country!  

Cambridge Chemistry Challenge Success!

The annual challenge set by the University of Cambridge takes students significantly beyond the A level Chemistry syllabus, challenging them to think like a degree student. The competition aims to stretch and challenge students interested in chemistry, and provide an excellent experience for anyone considering taking their studies further. Set by an experienced team of… Read More