College News

  1. After Aquinas Evening

    Today we have been holding our careers event, ‘After Aquinas’. It has proved to be so successful that it has become an annual event in the college calendar with over 40 universities and colleges attending along with 30 or so apprenticeship providers and public service employers. The After Aquinas Evening

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  2. Councillors

    Many thanks to three local Councillors who took time out to visit college this week. Charlie Stewart (Labour), Lisa Smart (Liberal Democrat) and Tom Dowse (Conservative) answered a range of questions put forward by our students. The panel of Councillors stayed in college for an hour and a half answering

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  3. The Crucible

    Congratulations to the cast of The Crucible on a stunning performance of this difficult, tense and dramatic play. Superb performances across the board by the A level Drama and Theatre students. The evening was well attended and was a great success. Rick Harris, Head of Performing Arts commented, “Thanks to

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  4. Students Design Mental Health App

    Last week you may have seen upper sixth student Emily Hollings on Good Morning Britain.  Along with three other girls from Stockport Emily has designed an app to help young people suffering with their mental health. The app, put together as part of a college project, came to the attention

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  5. St. Patrick’s Day Fun!

    St. Patrick’s Day was being celebrated in style at college today with dancing and food available on the main student street. Students organised an exhibition of Irish dancing. Cakes were on sale at break time to raise funds for the charity, Irish Community Care. This charity serves the local Irish community, including

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  6. The Sustainability Challenge!

    29 Upper Sixth Environmental Science students recently took part in a Sustainability Workshop at Manchester Museum. On Thursday 16th February 2017 students and staff headed in to Manchester. Once at the Museum they enjoyed looking around the many exhibits the Museum has to offer. The Manchester Museum is part of Manchester

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  7. Maths Fest 2017

    Recently Maths teachers Dan Slobodian and Eleanor Kelly took twelve students down to London for Maths Fest. A fantastic day was had by all with inspirational speakers such as Eugenie von Tunzelmann and Simon Singh. At the end of the day our students, and Dan, got their books, calculators and

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  8. Immortalised on Film!

      When our students and staff from the Earth Sciences Department were on a field trip to the Lake District they didn’t expect to come across a film crew. The BBC were making a programme, “Life of a Mountain: A Year on Blencathra!”, a film about, ‘the people’s mountain’, from

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  9. Guest Speaker – Professor Helen Woodruffe-Burton

    Professor Helen Woodruffe-Burton is a lecturer at Edge Hill University. Last week, 9th February ’17, she came in to college to deliver a talk to our students on the topic of consumer behaviour and the principles of marketing. A class room full of students from subjects such as media and

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  10. Gander chamber of commerce Seashell Trust

    Take a Gander at this!

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    Many congratulations to our student entrepreneurs, competition winners! On Tuesday 7th February ’17 Carol Mayall (Head of Careers) took two groups of students to the final presentations of the Young Business of the Year Competition run by Gander and the Seashell Trust, and they came home with prizes and fantastic

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  11. Aquinas College Moor Magazine

    Every Student Matters

    Fancy something to read? Live in the Heatons? Well look out for Moor Magazine. Aquinas has a feature in the February/March 2017 issue of Moor, the magazine for the four Heatons. The ‘Heaton’ areas of Stockport are Heaton Moor, Heaton Chapel, Heaton Mersey and Heaton Norris. The piece, ‘Every Student Matters’,

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  12. Aquinas College visiting speakers Andy Burnham MP Leigh Labour Party Mayor Manchester Election

    Question Time with Andy Burnham

    On Monday 23rd January ’17 we had the pleasure of welcoming Andy Burnham to college. A Labour Party politician, Andy Burnham has served as Leigh’s MP since 2001 and is Labour’s nominee to be the first elected Mayor of Greater Manchester in the May 2017 mayoral election. Since 2005 his

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