College News

  1. St John Ambulance trainer showing life saving techniques on a dummy.

    Saving Lives at Aquinas

    Health and Social Care students at Aquinas College are making a difference between a life lost and a life saved. They recently completed a First Aid course with St John Ambulance trainers, which provided students with the knowledge and confidence to do the right thing when it really counts. A

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  2. Dance workshop with Leanne Horsey

    Dance workshop with Leanne Horsey

    Aquinas BTEC Dance Students recently took part in a commercial workshop with professional dance artist Leanne Horsey from London. Leanne has trained with some of the UK’s top choreographers including ‘The X Factors’ Dean Lee, and has taught contemporary and commercial dance all around the UK.Aquinas students got the opportunity

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  3. Careers Evening in Law event

    It’s all Legal at Aquinas

    On 26th September 2019, the Law Department organised and hosted a “Careers Evening in Law” for students, parents and carers. Speakers from a range of legal fields and backgrounds were invited to speak to students for 10 minutes, including solicitors from a variety of law firms, a barrister, a police

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  4. Aquinas students a AECOM

    Building for the Future: Aquinas Students at AECOM

    On 13th June 11 Maths and Physics students went for a visit to AECOM a civil engineering company with offices in Manchester. The division we visited linked to bridges and structures. The students heard presentations from six of the engineers, their backgrounds and some of the project areas they work

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  5. Psychology Conference

    Psychology Conference

    Just over 2 weeks before the first psychology exam this summer, the upper 6th were given the opportunity to take part in a conference here in college presented by Dr Steven Taylor who is known for his educational films on psychology, sociology and criminology. This is the 3rd successive year

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  6. After Aquinas

    After Aquinas Careers Event, Thursday 28th March #AfterAquinas19

    Last month, we held our annual ‘After Aquinas’ careers guidance event, supporting our students to make informed career choices! The After Aquinas event for students and their parents is a great opportunity for them to find out more information from the various universities, employers and apprenticeship providers to help students

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  7. India Trip

    Aquinas in India

    On St Valentine’s Day this year a group of 37 students, departed on a 12 day trip to India. The first part of the trip took place in Mumbai where the students experienced working with disadvantaged children within schools and community projects. This work is in support of the ‘Prem

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  8. Les Miserables

    “Can You Hear the People Sing?”

    Aquinas Performing Arts students were out at the Palace Theatre in Manchester this week seeing Victor Hugo’s “Les Miserables”. The show was fantastic and the students were a credit to the college. This Musical has so much to offer the audience as they are taken on a journey through the

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  9. UKfast

    Visit to UKFast’s Apprentice Experience Day

    A group of Aquinas students were lucky enough to attend UKFast’s behind-the-scenes apprentice experience day at their offices in Manchester. The students were treated to an inspirational welcome address from UKFast’s founder Lawrence Jones and were given a tour of their fun and inspiring workplace. They also got the chance

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  10. Strawberry studios talk

    Strawberry Studio’s Talk

    On 13th February Strawberry Studio’s Historian Peter Wadsworth came and delivered a lecture to Music Technology A-Level and Music BTEC students about the history of Strawberry studios in Stockport. The studio began life as the first top class professional recording studio to be available in the UK outside of London, allowing

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  11. GMP Talk

    On the Beat with Greater Manchester Police

    A Level Sociology students at Aquinas College took part in workshops delivered by Greater Manchester Police in relation to their Crime and Deviance topic. They were able to see theory in practice through a range of specific activities linking to their studies and learn about career progression in the police.

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  12. Health and Social care autism talk

    Autism Talk at Aquinas College

    As part of their Health and Social Care course, students recently received an interesting and informative talk on Autism from social care professionals working in the field. Health and Social Care student, Jamie Barrick said, “It was an eye-opening workshop and allowed me and my peers to learn more about

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