Performers have the world at their feet

A TALENTED group of performers have shown that all the world is their stage after securing offers from the UK’s top theatre schools. Students on Priestley College’s Musical Theatre course have so far received 25 offers from specialist institutions famed for helping their students carve out careers on the stage, in TV and film. “Despite […]

Graphic Designers make their mark

GRAPHIC Designers studying at Priestley College have been accepting challenges set by a variety of fascinating ‘clients’. The students have been set live briefs by organisations as diverse as a publishing company, an international photographic magazine and a leadership movement founded in the Netherlands. “These kinds of opportunities are invaluable for students to learn how […]

NHS Careers Day is an inspiration

MORE than 70 students took a step towards their dream jobs during an NHS Careers Day at Priestley College. Members of Priestley’s Health & Social Care cohort took part in the virtual event run by Cheshire and Warrington Pledge. “The aim of the day was to raise awareness of more than 300 roles within the NHS,” said Priestley’s […]

Award for game design course

Priestley College has won a national award for its success in equipping students with the skills they need to break into a billion-pound industry. Priestley won the Further Education Institution prize at the Grads in Games Awards where we were praised by judges for the content of our Computer Game Design course. “Priestley College have […]

Medals for science olympians

Congratulations to all Priestley’s medalists in the British Physics Olympiad Senior Challenge competition. Three students achieved a silver medal and another three earned bronze. The Senior Physics Challenge for Year 12 students is an opportunity for students to stretch their problem solving skills and apply fundamental physical principles to novel situations. This year 5,300 students […]

RADA calls for Libby

A WORLD-LEADING school of acting has awarded a former college student the chance to learn from the best. The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) has offered Libby Cooper a place on their Foundation course, which lasts for one term and promises to provide an insight into life at a conservatoire drama school. The former […]

Priestley makes mental health promise

PRIESTLEY College has reaffirmed its commitment to protecting the mental health of its students and staff by signing up to a new national charter. Assistant Principal Mark Eccleston said Priestley had always prioritised its students’ wellbeing, but signing the charter showed it remained a priority. “The impact of the pandemic on people’s mental health cannot […]

Rugby players aim to convert opportunity

THREE members of Priestley’s Rugby Academy have won places on a talent pathway they hope will lead to playing at the highest level of the women’s game. Shakira Westwood, Hattie Dogus and Izzy Hughes have been selected for the RFL’s government-funded Diploma in Sporting Excellence (DiSE) programme. “This is an incredible opportunity for all three […]