Sporting Success at AoC National Final 2016

As the end of the winter sports season approaches, Runshaw has been at the pinnacle of sporting success. The Association of Sport in Colleges (AOC) hold the largest annual sporting event run in this country. Over 3500 students complete from all over the country in a myriad of sport to become national champions. 2016 AoC… Read More

Things are Going Swimmingly for Anna

Former Runshaw student Anna Hopkin is aiming to make the GB University swimming squad in 2017 and the Commonwealth games in 2018. Anna explains: “Having not taken part in competitive swimming for 4 years, competing for Runshaw and becoming British Colleges swimming champion helped me to realise my potential to swim at a higher level.… Read More

3D Design students visit the KAWS exhibition at YSP

A2 3D Design students have visited the KAWS exhibition at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. This is the first UK museum exhibition of work by the renowned American artist KAWS, whose wide ranging practice includes painting, sculpture, graphic design, toys and prints. Brooklyn-based KAWS is considered one of the most relevant artists of his generation. Within the Pop… 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

Volunteer Recognition Event

Student receiving their V Award certificates

Our Annual Volunteer Recognition Event took place on Friday 18th March and over 40 students were presented with their Awards by Simon Partington. Three students (Matthew Snape, Jessica Weeks and Alex Banks) spoke about their volunteering experiences and students enjoyed a celebratory lunch following the presentations. Students receive V Awards depending on the number of… Read More

Runshaw Business Centre receives prestigious acclaim from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)

In a letter of commendation, the CIM “commended Runshaw College for the excellent standard of results achieved for assessments submitted in the December 2015 assessments session for the Marketing Principles module of the Foundation Certificate in Marketing.” A total of nineteen delegates from a variety of industries and institutions, including both the public and private… Read More

Students Meet their Catalan Pen Pals

Runshaw students meet their pen pals from Spain

Thirty students and their teachers from Institut Argentona in the Catalonia region of Spain were finally able to meet their Runshaw pen pals face to face after a year of writing to each other. The Catalan students delivered presentations to students of Spanish on different aspects of their life, including their studies and their career aspirations… 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

Meaningful career for Business Apprentice at national charity

Mawdesley-based charity, The Legacy Rainbow House, are reaping the benefits of a successful Runshaw Apprentice candidate. Amber Mitchell has been working as a Community Fundraiser at the organisation since 2014. In July last year, Amber commenced a Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship via Runshaw. Her skills as a fundraiser have seen Amber progress quickly within her… Read More

Alumni Success – Jordan Turner, winner of LET Award

Jordan Turner in Agamemnon, April 2011

Jordan Turner, one of our alumni from the Professional Performance Programme Class of 2011 has won a major award. Jordan came to us from St Wilfrid’s High School in Blackburn and chose the PPP over A Levels in order to develop his practical performance skills. He reaped the rewards of this choice when he gained… Read More

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award success

DoE Award winners 2016

Congratulations to over 30 students who received their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award certificates from the Principal, Simon Partington. Students who completed the Gold Award will shortly be receiving their invitation to attend St James’ Palace later this year. This is guaranteed to be a wonderful day in this, the Diamond Anniversary year of the Award.… Read More

2nd Annual UKLO event is a great success!

UKLO 2016 at Runshaw

UKLO is a competition for students who are still at school or college in which they have to solve linguistic data problems. The UK Olympiad also enters at least one team in the International Linguistics Olympiad. UKLO is run nationally by Linguistics Professor Richard Hudson of University College London.  Students participating this year: Dan Middlemass (French/German), Jack… Read More