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Travel scholarships for young farmers and horticulturalists up for grabs

Posted on Wednesday 17 December 2014

Thousands of pounds are once again available thanks to an annual travel scholarship for young people involved in agriculture and horticulture.


Now in its seventh year, the fund, set up by the Lancaster and Morecambe Agriculture & Horticultural Society Trustees in conjunction with Norbreck Genetics Ltd, encourages young farmers and horticulturalists to study or explore business idea .. read more

Myerscough take part in festive fundraisers

Posted on Tuesday 16 December 2014

Myerscough College staff and students have taken part in a number of charity events in the run up to Christmas.


The college raised money for Save The Children after participating in Christmas Jumper Day last week. This involved staff and students donning their favourite festive jumpers and donating to the charity to do so. People can still donate by texting TEAMMYERSCO to 70050 to give £2.


Myerscough also took part in Rock FM’s Cash for K .. read more

Myerscough’s latest ‘TED’ project recruits pass out

Posted on Friday 12 December 2014

The latest batch of Myerscough College students to compete a course run in association with the Army have received their certificates.


The college launched its latest initiative, aimed at young people living in Lancashire who aren’t in either employment or education, last month.  In partnership with Lancashire Young Persons Service, Lancashire Police’s Early Action Te .. read more

News roundup

Posted on Wednesday 10 December 2014

Myerscough retains Matrix accreditation


Myerscough College has officially been reaccredited following the Matrix assessment process.


The matrix Standard is the unique quality standard for organisations to assess and measure their advice and support services, which ultimately support .. read more

Christmas Calf Show a success

Posted on Wednesday 03 December 2014

Our annual Christmas Calf Show has proved to be as popular as ever this year.


Organised by the college’s Level 2 Agriculture students, the event involved the usual parade of dairy heifers and beef cross calves, which were prepared for the show judging at our Lodge Farm site.


The students had planned and prepared the event th .. read more

Myerscough launch ‘Conifers for Colleges’ scheme

Posted on Tuesday 02 December 2014

Myerscough College has become one of the first in the country to take part in a project to promote the sustainable growth and use of coniferous trees across the UK in future generations.


The ‘Conifers for Colleges’ scheme is a venture by the Royal Forestry Society (RFS), with Myerscough as a founder college. The project will see hundreds of trees, kindly donated by RFS spo .. read more

Motorsport provides the right medicine for retired doctor John

Posted on Monday 01 December 2014

A mature Myerscough College Motorsport student is aiming for a late career change – after more than 33 years as a professional anaesthetist.

67-year-old John Davies has always had a passion for motorsport and after retiring in the summer decided to enrol on a full time Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Motorsport. John has worked his whole life in medicine, including for more than 3 .. read more

News in brief

Posted on Monday 01 December 2014

Myerscough welcomes South African clergyman


Myerscough College have welcomed a special visitor in the shape of a prominent South African clergyman.


Dean The Very Revd. Lazarus Mohapi from the Cathedral of St. Andrew & St. Michael in the Anglican parish of Bloemfontein, capital o .. read more

News roundup

Posted on Friday 28 November 2014

Duo awarded grant for their ‘Urban Farm’


Two Myerscough College higher education students have been awarded a grant to help them launch their ‘urban farm’ business.


26-year-old Rachael Heatley, from Blackburn, and 25-year-old Sarrah Ligget, from Wigan, became .. read more

Turkey adventure for Myerscough golf students

Posted on Friday 21 November 2014

42 Myerscough College golf students and staff flew out to Turkey last week to work at a major PGA European Tour event.


The party spent the week providing assistance at the prestigious event that featured many of the world’s top players. The Turkish Airlines Open was held at the Montgomerie Maxx Royal Resort in Belek, Antalya, with a prize fund of seven million euros.

.. read more

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