Photographer success

Priestley alumna Sophie Hughen returned to college to inspire the next generation of A-Level Photography students.  Now based in Cornwall, Sophie recently graduated from Falmouth University with a Bachelor’s degree in Photography having also exhibited her work in student exhibitions.  Sophie’s success also includes working with other Cornwall residents to produce a group exhibition, which is […]

Caitlin secures AstraZeneca apprenticeship 

Priestley student Caitlin McKenna has secured a Level 3 Science Manufacturing Technician apprenticeship at a multinational pharmaceutical and biotechnology company.    After finishing A-Levels in Psychology, Biology and a diploma in Criminology she has embarked on a two-year apprenticeship at AstraZeneca in Macclesfield, combining both theory and practical work with industry professionals to gain a […]

Academics praise student essay

AN essay written by a Priestley College student has drawn praise from one of the world’s leading universities.    Megan Voce’s exploration of the influences on the French impressionist Edgar Degas was Highly Commended by Fitzwilliam College at the University of Cambridge.     “When I found out I had been highly commended I was really shocked,” said Megan.  […]

Academy players chosen for England

Two members of Priestley’s Rugby Academy were picked to play for England’s U19s in France earlier this month.  Thomas Mckinney and Joe Bajer helped England to victory on Saturday 8th July in Saint Gaudens, winning 33-20.   For Joe, who attended Beaumont Collegiate Academy, the rugby academy – which is run in partnership with Warrington Wolves […]

Award for Engineering students 

A huge congratulations to our Engineering students who took part in the national Industrial Cadets programme and won the Teamwork Award.    The award, presented to Libby Wood, Tom Monks, Eliza Fox and Jacob McHugh, recognised their exceptional collaborative efforts as part of the Industrial Cadets Gold Project Award.    From September to May, the […]

Ex-student called to the Bar

A FORMER Priestley student has spoken of his pride and joy at being called to the Bar. Philip Ushieagu, who studied Law, Psychology and Economics at Priestley, has secured a contract with LPC Law in London to provide advocacy services in court. “I felt proud and realised what the mind conceives it can achieve. I […]

Science Olympiad success

Priestley’s science students have shown their exceptional talent in Olympiads designed to challenge the best young chemists and biologists in the country.  Former Penketh High pupil Kathryn Da Luz Viera received a gold medal and finished top 9% in the Chemistry Olympiad; which tested Chemistry and Math problem solving. Charis Chau, a first-year student, received a […]

Bright futures in photography

Talented students who are looking to focus on careers linked to photography have secured top university places. Amie Oldland, Emily Saunders and Faye Robinson – all A-Level Photography students at Priestley – are heading to top institutions across the country. Emily Jones received an offer to take Fashion Image Making and Styling at the University of Salford. The […]

Why I took an apprenticeship

A FORMER Priestley student this week explained the benefits of pursuing an apprenticeship after college. Matt Franklin, who has now founded a digital consultancy firm called Optima Digital Solutions, said his tutors had supported his decision to focus on an apprenticeship during his time at college. “Learning and earning on the job is the best […]