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Radio presenters go back to college

Posted on Friday 03 July 2015

This week Myerscough College arranged for two local radio personalities to spend a day in the life of an apprentice.

Ged Mills & Hayley Kay, from Radio Wave’s Breakfast Show, were set the challenge of learning a new skill by sampling two of the range of apprenticeships that Myerscough has to offer. Ged took up horse riding for the day, while Hayley tried her hand at greenkeeping.

Ged was sent to the Wrea Green Equitation Centre, where the c .. read more

Myerscough golfers retain ‘the Ryder Cup’

Posted on Tuesday 23 June 2015

Myerscough College golfers have retained the collegiate ‘Ryder Cup’ against their American counterparts from Ohio State University.

Ten students and two staff travelled to Columbus to compete in the second playing of the tournament and returned to the UK victorious after a 6 ½ - 5 ½ win. The event brings together the Ohio State University’s Professional Golf Management Programme and the HE Golf provision at Myerscough.

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FEATURE: Another great year for Myerscough Farriery

Posted on Thursday 18 June 2015

It’s been another highly successful year for Myerscough College’s Farriery department.

The excellent on campus facilities provide a great platform for students to ‘forge’ a career in the industry. As a major provider of farriery courses in the UK, Myerscough plays a key role in training the next generation of farriers, to ensure standards within the industry remain as high as they can be.

There is only one way of becoming a fa .. read more

Top sporting venues await Myerscough Sportsturf students

Posted on Wednesday 17 June 2015

Wimbledon, St Andrews & 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 over the summer.

Oil Charpentier and Sam Mercer are among the groundstaff at the All England Tennis Club ahead of Wimbledon later this month. Elsewhere, Elliot Wilson is at St Andrews Golf Club and will be working on The Open. Christy Sullivan is at The Oval, whi .. read more

Disc Golf comes to Myerscough College

Posted on Tuesday 16 June 2015

Myerscough College plays host to the latest leg of the official British Disc Golf Tour this weekend (June 20th/21st).

The sport – invented in America in the 1960s – is rapidly growing in popularity and there is already a nine-hole course, the first in the North West, within the college’s grounds. The course has now been extended to a full 18 holes to accommodate the British Tour.

In excess of fifty of the best .. read more

Agriculture students pitch business ideas to Barclays

Posted on Monday 15 June 2015

Myerscough College Level 3 BTEC Agriculture students have taken part in a Business Planning Competition with Barclays.

Students had to demonstrate understanding in the financial outlay for farm planning and estimating the returns. This year plans were pitched for dairy expansion, sheep expansion, various new buildings, use of livestock technology, diversification into meat production, an activity centre and a zoo.

As part of their Business Planning M .. read more

Campus roundup

Posted on Friday 12 June 2015

Myerscough cricketers retain T20 crown

Myerscough College Cricket Academy has added more silverware to the collection after retaining the AoC Sport (North) T20 title.

Myerscough, defending champions, beat Middlesbrough College by seven wickets in the semi-final before overcoming Darfield Cricket Academy by 10 wickets to lift the trophy at Northowram Fields Cricket Club in Halifax.

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Myerscough College celebrate VQ Day

Posted on Friday 12 June 2015

Once again Myerscough College have celebrated VQ Day - a national celebration which recognises the value of vocational qualifications and celebrates vocational achievement.

To mark this year’s occasion, the college laid on a special “Skills Zone” at last week’s annual Open Day & Country Fair, where visitors were able to 'have a go' at a number of different skills based activities.

The activities were all linked to apprenti .. read more

Floristry students prepare royal display

Posted on Friday 12 June 2015

Myerscough College FE floristry students have showed off their skills to royalty after being asked to prepare flowers for the Queen’s recent visit.

The students, who are studying either City & Guilds or BTEC Diplomas, created a number of floral designs including buttonholes, table arrangements and a large scale screen of flowers, which were used to decorate the large barn at the college’s Lee Farm.

Her Majesty’s visit to Lee Far .. read more

New Masters programmes launch

Posted on Wednesday 10 June 2015

Myerscough College is delighted to announce a number of brand new Postgraduate Masters Degree programmes are now on offer.

The three courses – MA Sustainable Golf Course Management, MSc Integrated Crop Management and MA Golf Management, supplement the existing MSc Arboriculture & Urban Forestry course, and are available to study from September 2015 to both existing students and external applicants.

Mick Cottam, Myerscough College’s As .. read more

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