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Salford residents look to the future after Myerscough College Traineeship

Posted on Monday 14 April 2014

Young people in Salford have been given a big step on the career ladder through a Salford City Council and Myerscough College Traineeship programme.

Seven Salford residents completed a 12-week Traineeship with the council’s Environmental Services team - which included eight weeks of work and four weeks of preparation and accredited training.

The Council worked in partnership with Myerscough College on the Councils' first ever ‘Traineeship’ programm .. read more

Top sporting venues await Myerscough Sportsturf students

Posted on Thursday 10 April 2014

The All England Lawn Tennis Club & The Oval are among the destinations for a group of Myerscough College Sportsturf students, after they landed placements at some of the most famous sporting venues in the world this summer.


The first year students will gain invaluable experience which they can take forward with them when they enter the industry for real after they complete their courses. The students - Phil Piner, 20, from Preston; Oliver Grice-Hewitt, .. read more

Floral Art & Design Exhibition a big success

Posted on Wednesday 09 April 2014

The talents of Myerscough College’s Floristry students have been demonstrated again after they held their annual Floral Art & Design Exhibition and catwalk show.


The event gets bigger every year. Hundreds of people turned out to enjoy some the stunning pieces on display, all created by Floristry Degree students, while Foundation Degree Commercial Floral Design students created a floral catwalk show and drinks reception.


Among the students t .. read more

Myerscough College stage Vet Nursing Symposium

Posted on Monday 07 April 2014

Myerscough College have welcomed students from both its own centres and other colleges, who took part in a Veterinary Nursing Symposium.


Dozens of students from across the North West attended the event at the college’s Bilsborrow campus, all of whom are currently studying either a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management or a Level 3 Animal Management Course.


Samara Hill, Higher Education Practice Placement Officer at Myerscough College, .. read more

Myerscough College - News In Brief

Posted on Friday 04 April 2014

Myerscough Veterinary Nurses make history


The first Year Diploma Higher Education Clinical Veterinary Nurses at Myerscough College made history this week when they were taken through their official declaration whilst on their study weekend.


They were in their last Law, Ethics and Professional Practice lecture and Kathy Kissick, Chair of the Veterinary Nursing Council, and their module tutor thought it would be a good opportunity to allow these &ldquo .. read more

Myerscough Sportsturf tutor makes the cut at U.S Masters

Posted on Thursday 03 April 2014

A Myerscough College Sportsturf tutor is preparing to jet off to work at one of golf’s most prestigous events.


Work-based tutor, Wendy O’Brien, is flying out to Augusta for the U.S Masters next week (April 10th-13th). This will be Wendy’s 13th Master’s tournament, where she will be part of the volunteer Greenkeeping team under the direction of Augusta National Superintendent, Brad Owen.


Wendy works for My .. read more

Myerscough Basketball Academy celebrate success

Posted on Thursday 03 April 2014

There’s been plenty to celebrate for Myerscough College’s Basketball Academy this week.


Two members of the Academy – a student and a member of staff – will head down to London next week to work with the England national team.


Ryan Knowles has become the first student from the college’s programme to be selected for England Basketball’s ‘New Horizons’ programme over Easter, while Myerscough Sport’s .. read more

Motorsport students prepare for World Rally adventures

Posted on Wednesday 02 April 2014

Motorsport students from Myerscough College are gearing up to play a major role in five rounds of the 2014 FIA World Rally Championship, starting this week.


As part of the college’s ongoing relationship with Cumbrian rally company, M-Sport, a group will fly out to events across Europe throughout the year to work as part of the service teams on specially designed Fiesta R2 cars. M-Sport have been at the forefront of rally competition for many years, meaning .. read more

No more chairs as Myerscough College launch ‘healthy campus’ initiative

Posted on Tuesday 01 April 2014

Myerscough College is set to become the first educational institution in the country to ban the use of desks and chairs in its classrooms as part of a new scheme to make students fitter and healthier.


The ‘healthy campus’ initiative, which has the backing of leading keep-fit campaigners and medical experts, could eventually see all students required to stand during all lectures and classroom based activities. Ergonomically designed clipboards would be .. read more

Myerscough College Equine students’ Olympic hopes for bionic horse

Posted on Tuesday 01 April 2014

A group of Myerscough College equine students say they could have found an Olympic Gold Medal winning horse after making a shock discovery.


Ten-year-old mare, Polo Flair, a horse given to the college by an anonymous donor last year, has shocked the equine world by emerging as a serious contender for honours in Rio, despite undergoing major surgery to have a bionic leg fitted following a serious accident.


An eq .. read more

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