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Posted on Wednesday 26 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.

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Floristry student recognised among UK’s best

Posted on Thursday 20 November 2014

A Myesrcough College floristry student has been named among the best talent in the UK after landing a bronze in the national final of this year’s WorldSkills event.


Lisa Wilkinson took the prize in the competition at the annual Skills Show at the NEC in Birmingham. She graduated this summer with a Honours Degree in Professional Floristry & Floral Design, and .. read more

Dragon Theo digs Myerscough at The Skills Show

Posted on Wednesday 19 November 2014

Entrepreneur and star of TV’s Dragons’ Den, Theo Paphitis, paid a visit to an attraction laid on by Myerscough College, at this year’s national Skills Show.


Myerscough was chosen to deliver a "Have a Go" activity at the annual three day event at the NEC in Birmingham, which attracts around 75,000 visitors from across the country.


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Rugby Academy unveil new headline sponsor

Posted on Monday 17 November 2014

Myerscough College Rugby Academy has welcomed the boss of the team’s new headline sponsor for a visit.


Fred Wills is the Managing Director of Fylde coast business, First Medical. The company supplies first aid products to business and industry. Fred visited the campus last week to meet rugby students that the sponsorship directly helps and to watch the 1st XV in action .. read more

Yet another Myerscough football student turns professional

Posted on Friday 14 November 2014

Myerscough College’s amazing record of producing football students that make it into the professional game has continued after yet another completed a move to League One club, Fleetwood Town.


The latest student to make it into the Football League is Jack Sowerby. The 19-year-old has joined the club on a deal until the end of next season after impressing Cod Army boss Graham Alexa .. read more

News roundup

Posted on Wednesday 12 November 2014

Floristry student prepares for Worldskills final


A Myerscough College floristry student is preparing to compete in the national final of this year’s WorldSkills event later this week.


Lisa Wilkinson will take part in the competition at the annual Skills Show at the NEC in Birm .. read more

Hundreds attend Armistice Day service

Posted on Tuesday 11 November 2014

Hundreds of people attended today’s Armistice Day service at the Barton, Bilsborrow & Myerscough War Memorial.


The service, proudly sponsored by Myerscough College, saw local war veterans, special guests and members of the public gather to pay their respectsto Lancashire’s war dead on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.  Principal, Ann Turn .. read more

Myerscough welcome American Fellow

Posted on Tuesday 11 November 2014

American based Myerscough College Fellow, Mike O’Keefe, flew in from the States this week, to showcase the benefits of gaining work experience overseas to sportsturf students.


Myerscough has a long standing relationship with Ohio State University, where students can spend a year undertaking paid work placements and gain invaluable, hands-on experience at leading sporting facilit .. read more

News in brief

Posted on Monday 10 November 2014

Agriculture students enjoy industry training day


Members of a key national farming organisation have given our agriculture students a masterclass in the art of beef and lamb selection.


As part of our excellent links with key partner organisations, specialists from EBLEX – th .. read more

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