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Posted on Friday 19 September 2014

Students meet man going  ‘end-to-end’ to promote Arboriculture


A UK arborist met with Myerscough College students this week, midway through a 1,200 mile charity cycle journey from Land’s End to John O’Groats.


Russell Ball is riding the length of Great Br .. read more

Golf student Sean shows the weight of his degree

Posted on Thursday 18 September 2014

A Myerscough College golf student is now coaching some of the brightest young talent in the country – while enjoying success in the world of weightlifting.


Preston based Sean Brown graduated in the summer with a first-class honours degree in Golf Coaching & Performance and has used his qualification to become a Chek Golf Performance specialist coach, working with some of the .. read more

Latest phase of Bilsborrow campus redevelopment complete

Posted on Wednesday 17 September 2014

The latest phase of the multi-million pound revamp of Myerscough College’s Bilsborrow campus is complete with the opening of a new Skills Training & Foundation Learning Centre.


Work got underway on the £2.5 million project late last year to build a state-of-the-art facility which compliments the current modern Engineering & Rural Skills buildings that have been comp .. read more

Myerscough sign up to multi million pound business training programme

Posted on Tuesday 16 September 2014

Myerscough College is proud to be part of a new initiative to provide free, high quality training to businesses across Lancashire.


The college is a major partner in a £5.6m programme to provide support for almost 4,000 staff working in small-medium size businesses across the county. The Lancashire Skills Support for the Workforce (LSS) scheme is run by the County Council and fun .. read more

Vet nursing students spend summer caring for Thailand elephants

Posted on Tuesday 09 September 2014

Two Myerscough College veterinary nursing students have given up their summer break to travel to Thailand to care for mistreated elephants.


Rebecca Hanley and Eleana Evans spent a month Hutsadin Elephant Foundation in Hua Hin. Earlier this year the project had been targeted by thieves who sawed the tasks of two of the animals in care. Rebecca is studying a Foundation Degree, while Ele .. read more

News In Brief

Posted on Tuesday 09 September 2014

Golf student wins European Junior Open Championship


A Myerscough College golf student has won the European Junior Open Championship.


16-year-old Bradley Hardman has competed against around 100 other competitors to secure the title, winning his age group stage and shooting the overa .. read more

Latics score a brace with Apprenticeships at Myerscough College

Posted on Friday 22 August 2014

The transfer window is still open but Wigan Athletic Football Club have just further bolstered their staffing with the signing of two Myerscough College Apprentice Groundsmen, based at the club’s Christopher Park training complex.


The 16-year-old school leavers; Jack Bowers and Josh Thornton, are both local to the club and were selected from nearly 100 applicants to gain these coveted positions.  They will be working at the club’s training comple .. read more

Myerscough floristry student overcomes cancer to earn Foundation Degree

Posted on Thursday 21 August 2014

An inspirational Myerscough College mature student has bravely overcome serious illness to complete a Foundation Degree in Floristry.


Janette Dixon achieved her qualification in Commercial Floral Design despite battling incurable cancer. She overcame the challenges of both her illness and juggling her full time medical career to complete the course with distinction. Janette enjoyed the .. read more

Myerscough College hire next generation of Plant Maintenance Apprentices

Posted on Wednesday 20 August 2014

Fifteen new Myerscough College Construction Plant Maintenance Apprentices have been recruited in a partnership with a major company within the sector.


The college’s Employer Services Team teamed up with Vp plc for a lengthy recruitment drive with applications from 100s of young people across the country, with Myerscough learners now beginning their careers at Vp’s companie .. read more

Double success for Myerscough at Southport Flower Show

Posted on Monday 18 August 2014

Show gardens built by Myerscough College apprentices and designed by primary school children have won Gold at this year’s Southport Flower Show.


Myerscough learners built two gardens based on the winning entries from the Schools Design-a-Garden Competition. The theme of the design was ‘Brazil’, with two designs chosen out of more than 600 pupils who took part. .. read more

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