Priestley reaches ‘international standard’ for advice and guidance

Priestley College has met the international standard for organisations that provide information, advice and guidance. Priestley was praised by the matrix Standard inspector for the support and impartial advice it offers its 2,000 students on everything from careers to health and wellbeing. Among the college’s many strengths, he said, was its impressive partnerships with employers, […]

Physicists pass the test

YOUNG physicists who tested their mettle against peers from around the world scooped bronze medals in the competition. Josh Waldron and Niall Walmsley, who both study Physics at Priestley College, were among 1,606 students from the UK and overseas schools with a further 2,000 taking part in China. “It seemed like a good opportunity to challenge […]

Students’ action to inspire key workers’ children

STUDENTS have produced a series of videos to inspire the children of key workers to stay active during lockdown. Priestley College’s Sport cohort recorded demonstrations of the tasks as part of a partnership with Warrington’s School Games programme. It is hoped these videos will now be used in the town’s primary schools to encourage the […]

Madgey heads to Oxford: Q&A

Did you ever dream of the possibility of going to Oxford before Priestley? Definitely not! I thought Oxford was entirely out of my reach and I had almost avoided thinking about it before I started at Priestley. I knew it was an amazing academic institution but I couldn’t even imagine writing a suitable personal statement […]

Priestley Heroes: Louanne Eccleston

A STUDENT has told how the pandemic encouraged to make changes in her life and pursue a career caring for others. Louanne Eccleston, who studies at Priestley College, changed her part-time job from retail assistant to mobile health carer during last year’s three-month lockdown. After being inspired by her new role she asked to switch […]

Winter Showcase spectacular

THEY say ‘all the world’s a stage’ and students at Priestley College have certainly proved that to be true this year. For – in a bid to keep up despite the pandemic – the Performing Arts and Drama cohorts have been taking cues from their kitchens, living rooms and, on summer days, their gardens. “It’s […]

Triumph for Thalia as she secures scholarship

A game design student has been awarded a scholarship as she pursues her dream of breaking into the multi-billion pound industry. Thalia Thompson studied Computer Games Design at Priestley College before going on to Edge Hill University where she has received the ‘High Achievers Scholarship’. The award will help fund her studies over the next […]