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Palmer Cup adventures for Myerscough golf students

Posted on Wednesday 29 June 2016

Myerscough College golf students have played a major part in the latest Arnold Palmer Cup - the college version of the Ryder Cup, played between Europe and the U.S.A.

The annual international collegiate competition took place at Formby Golf Club in Liverpool, with Myerscough FE students invited to provide the important role of caddying at the event.

Since its inception in 1997, the tournament, which adopts a ‘Ryder Cup’ style format, has .. read more

Praise for Myerscough Student Union’s green impact

Posted on Monday 27 June 2016

Myerscough College’s Student Union has been praised for their efforts as part of a national programme to be more environmentally friendly.

Myerscough have been taking part in the NUS Green Impact programme. This year 117 unions have engaged with the programme, contributing to a total of 5,632 sustainability actions, such as campaigning and community engagement, energy management and recycling.

The College has received a Bronze accreditation for .. read more

Reunion for agriculture students

Posted on Friday 24 June 2016

A group of ex-Myerscough College agriculture students were reunited recently to see how the course had progressed since they left in 2009.

Head of Agriculture & Countryside, Craig Thompson, said: ‘’All are still very passionate about agriculture and thoroughly enjoyed the visit here.

‘’The group were amazed at the changes that had taken place at Myerscough since then. They were really quite envious of today&r .. read more

Another title for Myerscough netballers

Posted on Friday 24 June 2016

There was another title for the Myerscough College netball team recently after being victorious in the London Netball Tournament.

The team competed in five matches at the event and won all of them to take the title for the first time.

The tournament win caps another great season for the girls, with successes including a third place finish in the AoC, Social League runners up, Intra-College Netball Tournament runners up, Northern Counties Champions an .. read more

Myerscough College tutor named Turfgrass President

Posted on Thursday 23 June 2016

A Myerscough College tutor has been elected as the new President of the European Turfgrass Society.

Senior HE Lecturer, Stewart Brown, will hold the prestigious post for the next four years after being voted into the role at a meeting of the Society's General Assembly, which met at Salgados, Albuferia, Portugal for its 5th Research Conference earlier this month.

The conference was a great success and well attended by delegates from all over Europe, t .. read more

Campus roundup

Posted on Wednesday 22 June 2016

Landscapers make next round of WorldSkills competition

Two Myerscough College landscaping apprentices have made it through to the national stage of the 2016 WorldSkills competition.

First year Level 2 Landscaping Apprentices Jake Abell, from Gardenscapes, and Jacob Botting, from Bespoke Outdoor Spaces Ltd, will now go on to take part in the stage 2 build at RHS Tatton where they will compete alongside .. read more

National recognition for Myerscough plant-hire apprentices

Posted on Tuesday 21 June 2016

Two Myerscough College plant hire apprentices have received recognition for outstanding commitment to their work in a national ceremony.

The ‘Stars of The Future’ Awards is an annual event organised by the Construction Plant-Hire Association, in conjunction with training providers from across the country who offer plant maintenance courses. Nominees were assessed on their attitude and quality of work throughout the year, both at their college and in t .. read more

Myerscough basketballers finish runners-up in World Championships

Posted on Tuesday 21 June 2016

Myerscough College’s talented basketballers have been named as the second best on the planet after reaching the final of the FIBA 3x3 World Schools Championships in Tallinn, Estonia.

The College, who were chosen to represent England at theprestigious International Schools Federation (ISF) event, selected a quartet of Myerscough’s AASE (Advanced Apprentice in Sporting Excellence) students to take part in the games, competing alongside nations such as C .. read more

Support for Myerscough golfers on collegiate tour

Posted on Monday 20 June 2016

Myerscough College has secured a 12-month partnership with Callaway Golf Europe, which will see the equipment manufacturer support next season’s Collegiate Tour.

Beginning in September, Callaway will award the winner of the 2016/17 Order of Merit an attractive equipment ‘contract’ for one year, comprising a fully custom-fitted Callaway driver, fairway woods, set of irons and Odyssey putter, plus golf bag, Callaway golf balls, gloves and an umbre .. read more

Myerscough Arboriculture climb height of Everest for charity

Posted on Thursday 16 June 2016

Myerscough College’s arboriculture staff and students have raised £3,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support by climbing the height of Mount Everest. 

The fundraiser took place during the College’s Open Day & Country Fair last weekend, and saw the 40-strong group using a tree on campus to ‘conquer Mount Everest’ by climbing a total of just over 29,000 feet, or almost 8,850 metres, with some members of the team .. read more

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