Spanish Trip to Salamanca - February 2020

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Posted by /blog/author/SamMcDonnell on 13 February 2020

Walking on custard? College gets a comedian’s take on suffering from mental health problems

Students and staff at the College were treated to an amusing yet poignant talk from Wirral-based comedian, author and speaker Neil Hughes on the subject of mental health. And custard.

Neil performs talks as part of what he calls a ‘humorous mental health outreach’, speaking about his…

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Posted by /blog/author/SamMcDonnell on 12 February 2020

Category: College Life

Psychology trip to London - February 2020

Psychology teacher, Amy Paton, describes what Psychology students got up to:

Students attended a forensic Psychology conference and heard a number of talks including one from David Wilson of the BBC’s Crime Files on offender profiling, changes in the policing system across the years and the…

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Posted by /blog/author/SamMcDonnell on 7 February 2020

Category: The Expert's Voice

English students soak up the culture in London

The College’s Head of English, Dr Jon Thorpe, explains what students got up to during their trip to the capital.

The Department of English paid a Christmas visit to London, once again, enjoying a range of cultural experiences that bring to life aspects of the students’ English Literature…

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Posted by /blog/author/SamMcDonnell on 6 January 2020

Category: The Expert's Voice

Baby massage sessions help psychologists learn about attachment

Head of Psychology at the College, Ashley Vallance, explains how the massage sessions marry up with students’ work in the classroom:

Students in the Psychology department have been taking part in sessions after College where they looked at some of the techniques new mothers and fathers are…

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Posted by /blog/author/SamMcDonnell on 12 December 2019

Category: The Expert's Voice

Professional photographer gives Media students industry insight and advice

Head of Media and Film Studies, Julie Edwards, explains what went on with this week's visiting speaker:

 

Commercial Photographer, Deana Kay, visited Media students during their lesson this week to give careers and industry advice as part of the College's exciting and varied curriculum.

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Posted by /blog/author/SamMcDonnell on 5 December 2019

IT students take inspiration from Museum of Liverpool trip

IT teacher Paul Moore explains the somewhat unusual idea behind getting IT students away from their computers to soak up some local culture ahead of their computer game development projects:

 

The Museum of Liverpool may seem an unlikely place for an IT trip, but this was a different IT…

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Posted by /blog/author/SamMcDonnell on 18 November 2019

Category: The Expert's Voice

Media students get inside the BBC studios in Media City

Second year Media Studies students had the opportunity to visit Media City in Salford Quays, home to both BBC and ITV studios. The students toured the BBC buildings before attending a lecture at the Media Faculty of Salford University, which is also located on the Quays, and touring editing…

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Posted by /blog/author/SamMcDonnell on 12 November 2019

Psychology students bring learning to life at Chester Zoo

Head of Psychology, Ashley Vallance, explains what students got up to during their trip to Chester Zoo:

 

"Psychology BTEC students visited Chester Zoo to receive a workshop on how psychological learning theories apply to the daily routines of many species at the zoo. 

"The students…

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Posted by /blog/author/SamMcDonnell on 15 October 2019

Category: The Expert's Voice

Film students watch hit Sky Atlantic series being filmed

Film Studies teacher, Bert Byron, explains talks through the trip:

 

Film Studies students were invited onto the set of Tin Star, a Sky Atlantic TV series, being filmed in New Brighton this week. The series stars Tim Roth, Ian Hart and a whole host of actors from Merseyside.  Ian, who plays…

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Posted by /blog/author/SamMcDonnell on 10 October 2019

Dance students experience iconic Sadler's Wells Theatre show

Dance teacher Kirsty Thornton explains what the second year Dance students got up to on their trip to London:

 

Dance students had a fantastic opportunity to travel to London to enhance and enrich their learning in preparation for their exams. The students visited the iconic Sadler’s Wells…

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Posted by /blog/author/SamMcDonnell on 23 September 2019

Category: The Expert's Voice

DofE Gold students complete qualifying expedition

The College's Duke of Edinburgh coordinator, Paul Moore, talks through the students' achievements:

 

After July’s successful practice expedition, all 16 students returned to Snowdonia for their qualifying expedition. Spending four nights camping, covering about 65km over four days walking…

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Posted by /blog/author/SamMcDonnell on 5 September 2019