No matter when you left Priestley College you can always recall the great friends you made and experiences you enjoyed.

Our Alumni Association has been created to help you remain in contact with your peers, build lifelong networks and to support your career progression.

It was created by, and for, ex-students in July 2015. You are at the heart of the association, just as you were at the centre of life at college.

Our goal is to be the biggest and best college alumni association possible, helping you progress both at university and in your career.

As well as offering you many benefits we would also like to give you the opportunity to support the current cohort in various ways.

Ultimately, we hope that being part of the association will be a rewarding experience for you and any student you may help along the way.

If you have any ideas about how we can make the association better for either you as a former student, or our current cohort, please email with your ideas.

Join today to discover to join our network of former students and offer your help to the current cohort

The Priestley College Alumni Association offers you a tailored service. If you do not want to take part in certain events, or do not want to receive particular updates, you can choose to opt out.

The following benefits are currently available for members of the Alumni Association:

  • Lifelong careers advice
  • Help organising reunions
  • Alumni Newsletter
  • Invitations to college events
  • Invitations to speeches from special guests


We are also looking at the feasibility of providing discount cards, online access to the Kit Shop (college’s shop) and a private online community.

What can you offer?

We would like you to consider helping us in some of the following ways although there is no obligation to do so.

Have you ever thought about being a Student Mentor? This will involve answering questions students may have about university courses or jobs. You could even offer work experience, which may help a student secure employment in the future.

You can also help by allowing us to use your success story in promotional material for Priestley College and, if you are really keen, you can take part in a testimonial video.

We look forward to working with you in the future.

Meet our alumni

Priestley students have gone on to great things from playing a leading role in the search for a malaria cure to performing on the West End stage.


Oxford University

Greg Horne

Former Lymm pupil Greg studied Politics, History, English and Maths at Priestley before progressing onto Oxford to study Law


Alexander McQueen

Isabelle Pennington-Edmead

Secured the Alexander McQueen Scholarship while studying BA hons Fashion at Nottingham Trent


Lancashire Cricket

Rob Jones

Rob played for England in the U19s World Cup during his time at college and is now a regular for Lancashire.


University of Lincoln

Charlotte McKinlay

Studied Applied Science, English Literature. Went on to study Bioveterinary Science and hopes to go on to a Vet Nursing apprenticeship.


University of Liverpool

Suzie Mahoney

Has achieved a First Class Honours Degree in Law at University of Liverpool. Wants to become a social justice solicitor.


University of Manchester

Matthew Radley

Secured an MEng Aerospace Engineering, now with BAE Systems on the Graduate Accelerate Scheme working as a Flight Systems Engineer.


Cambridge University

Alice Williams

Went on to be named one of Australia’s most promising young scientists due to her work with the Open Source Malaria project.


Liverpool Theatre School

Oliver Ormson

Professional credits now include The Book of Mormon, Addams Family, Hairspray and soon to be seen in the Frozen musical as Hans.


Nike Academy

Ryan Davies

Completed BSc Physiotherapy at Leeds Met and went on to become a physio with the Nike Academy at the National Football Centre.


Cast in Hollyoaks

Amanda Clapham

Since graduating Amanda has appeared in an advert for The Perfume Shop, a comedy show in Edinburgh and then joined the cast of Hollyoaks playing Holly Cunningham.


Royal Opera House

Graham McKnight

Secured a BA Joint Honours Degree in Technical Theatre and Drama at the University of Cumbria. He went on to become stage manager at the Royal Opera House in Manchester.


University of East London

Cherry Bhimagunta

After studying Sociology at Priestley Cherry went on to secure a degree in Anthropology & Journalism Studies at the University of East London.


University of Chichester

Erin Alexander

Erin is a soprano and has sung at The Vatican. After Priestley she secured her BMus (Hons) in Classical Vocal Performance and a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance.


Thomas Cook Airlines

Robert Lees

Trained with Flight Training Europe, Jerez, to achieve pilot's licence. Went on to fly professionally as a First Officer for Thomas Cook Airlines.


Cavendish Nuclear

Alice Foster

Since Priestley Alice has progressed to a Mechanical Design Apprenticeship at Cavendish Nuclear and is working towards becoming a chartered mechanical engineer.


Drummer with Status Quo

Leon Cave

After studying Music at Priestley Leon joined one of the world’s most famous rock bands - Status Quo. He also studied Geography and Psychology at college.


Cheshire Firefighter

Liam Burgess

Liam Started at Priestley on the Level 2 Public Services course before taking a Level 3 programme and eventually securing his dream job as a firefighter.
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