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Myerscough enjoy success at Disc Golf Championships

Posted on Thursday 08 October 2015

A Myerscough College Countryside student has been crowned the best student player in the UK of the increasingly popular sport of Disc Golf.

Phil Nichols was part of the Myerscough Flyers side that attended the UK University Disc Golf Championships in Edinburgh.  More than sixty players attended from universities from all over the country. The format was 18-holes of singles play, followed by a further 36 holes of doubles play, with the lowest combined sc .. read more

Agriculture students debate with Government minister at NFU fringe event

Posted on Wednesday 07 October 2015

A group of our degree level Agriculture & Rural Management students had the chance to question some of the biggest names in the industry at this year’s Conservative Party Conference in Manchester.

Defra Secretary, Liz Truss MP; Agriculture Minister, George Eustice MP; NFU President, Meurig Raymond; and Vice President, Guy Smith were on the panel chaired by Farmers Guardian Political Editor, Alistair Driver, as a number of key industry topics were debate .. read more

Animal Studies students raise the roof with Africa fundraising

Posted on Tuesday 06 October 2015

Myerscough College Animal Studies students have raised and donated enough funds for a new roof at a school in a deprived area of South Africa.

A party of staff and students of Myerscough College have been visiting the Shamwari Conservation Experience for a number of years now and they always do fundraising activities prior to their trips to go towards their local community projects.

Ahead of the trip this year, hundreds of pounds was raised which wen .. read more

Cheshire expansion plans move a step closer

Posted on Monday 05 October 2015

Myerscough College could soon be offering courses at a new centre in Cheshire after plans to transform a historic site in Warrington moved a step closer.

Plans to restore part of Walton Hall & Gardens have gained initial support from the National Lottery via the Heritage Lottery Fund. The Walton Estate is a thriving public park attracting more than 200,000 visitors a year from across the north-west and further afield. The 32-acre site was purchased by Wa .. read more

More national recognition for Myerscough College Floristry

Posted on Thursday 01 October 2015

The success of Myerscough College’s floristry department has been recognised after being shortlisted for two more national awards.

The British Florist Association (BFA) Awards recognise the best in the industry with a prestigious annual ceremony. Myerscough College has been shortlisted in the category of Training Provider of the Year, while Susanna Brandon is nominated for Floristry Tutor of the Year. The winner in each category will be announced at the Gal .. read more

Callum’s journey from cancer survivor to World Cup winner

Posted on Wednesday 30 September 2015

A Myerscough College cricket student, who overcame cancer as a teenager, has become a World Cup winner after England won the ICRC T20 Tournament.

Callum Flynn was part of the England side that beat Pakistan in the final to win the inaugural event, organised by the International Committee of the Red Cross, and which was held in Bangladesh, for people with physical disabilities.

The 20-year-old, who was Vice-Captain of the team, played a vital, unbeate .. read more

Olympian launches Myerscough Basketball Academy girl’s programme

Posted on Monday 28 September 2015

Myerscough College’s Basketball Academy is set to expand further in 2016 with the launch of a new girl’s programme.

The Academy, which has enjoyed phenomenal success since being established in 2013, has appointed former Great Britain Women’s captain, Julie Page, to take the lead in the establishment of the new girl’s programme, which set to launch in September next year. Julie is a vastly experienced player in the women&rs .. read more

Introducing…. our new Animal Studies Centre

Posted on Wednesday 23 September 2015

Myerscough College’s Animal Studies Centre has tripled in size after the completion of a £3 million extension and major refurbishment.

The latest stage of the college’s ambitious Bilsborrow campus redevelopment sees the new centre boast an impressive list of facilities, including specialist classrooms, dedicated indoor and outdoor areas for different animal groups, as well as spacious private rooms, reception and study areas, all fully equipped .. read more

IOG Industry Awards recognise Myerscough learners

Posted on Friday 18 September 2015

Two Myerscough Learners have been announced as finalists for the prestigious Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) Industry Awards 2015.

Level 3 Sportsturf Apprentice Ryan Powell has been named as a finalist in the Rigby Taylor/Top Green Young Groundsman of the Year category while Advanced Apprentice Ron Mason has been named as a finalist in the John Deere Horse Racing Grounds Team of the Year category.

Independent judging at each venue will now take pla .. read more

Apprentice wins Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year

Posted on Thursday 17 September 2015

Myerscough College Apprentice Steve Thorne has been crowned the Bigga Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year for 2015.

Steve currently works as Deputy Course Manager at Rushmore Golf Club in Salisbury and competed in the final against five other student greenkeepers.

He wins the fabulous first prize of a Toro Scholarship. This life-changing, all expenses paid eight-week trip includes a residential turf management study course at the University of Massa .. read more

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