Power Outage

Due to a power outage, our staff and student email and portals are currently down. We apologise for this unplanned outage and hope to get everything back online asap. -UPDATE: 21:30- Emails are back online but staff and student portals still offline. We are working on getting them back online as soon as we can. We… Read More

SEIC Taster Day

On Wednesday 22nd June our 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. 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… Read More

Medical and Science Society Awards Evening

Runshaw College is celebrating a record breaking year for their Medical and Science Societies, after seventy students achieved British Science Association CREST awards, sixty of whom were awarded the highest gold standard award. During a recent awards evening to celebrate this fantastic success, parents, students and staff were able to see for themselves the amazing opportunities… Read More

Travel & Tourism students flying high!

Runshaw College’s Travel and Tourism department is flying high as they prepare to launch their new mock aircraft teaching facilities in September. They are also celebrating the amazing success of their former students who have recently landed dream jobs working as cabin crew for some of the biggest names in aviation. Former Runshaw students are… Read More

Runshaw Apprenticeship Awards 2016

Apprenticeship Awards 2016

More than 140 guests celebrated the achievements of Apprentices from across Lancashire during the annual Apprenticeship Awards Evening. The event, hosted by Runshaw Business Centre, was held at St Catherine’s Hospice in Lostock Hall on 7 June. With over 500 Apprentices recruited this year and more Apprentices nominated than ever before, judging was extremely tough… 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

Nalisha Gets Lancashire Cricket Call Up

A Level student Nalisha Patel has been selected for the Lancashire Thunder cricket team. Nalisha, who is in her second year of studying Psychology, PE and English Language at Runshaw, will be joining England internationals Kate Cross, captain Sarah Taylor and off-spinner Danni Wyatt in the squad for the new 20-over event. Lancashire Thunder is the new… Read More

Accounting Students Secure Fantastic Progression

Accounting students have secured sponsored degrees or apprenticeships

Congratulations and very well done to 10 of our hardworking A Level Accounting students who have secured a place on either a prestigious sponsored degree course offered by KPMG, PWC, and Close Brothers, or an apprenticeship with BAE, BDO and RSM. Many will receive a fantastic starting salary of £20,000, and will have their tuition fees… Read More

Fantastic Successes for Classics at Runshaw!

Classics student Ross Kinnaird has not only won the Classical Association “Ancient Worlds” Speaking Competition 2016, but also received a commendation in the Fitzwilliam College Cambridge’s competition. After winning heats in college, Ross competed against three other schools at AKS in Lytham St Annes, and was victorious with his speech on “The Fall of the… Read More

Sponsored degree success for Izzy and Hannah

A Level students Izzy Gent and Hannah Tydd have secured places on sponsored degree schemes with organisations. They will receive a salary whilst training and will also have their degree courses paid for. Izzy has a place with the BAE Systems Project Control Foundation Scheme, and will progress to achieve a Degree in Project Management.… 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

Business Academy at Citizenship Residential

Twenty two students from the Level 3 BTEC Business programme havre taken part in a residential visit to the Lockerbie Adventure Centre in Scotland, as part of a joint initiative with Preston North End in order to complete National Citizenship Service Stage 1 – Adventure. After securing the best rooms the students then took part for the… Read More

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