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Abbey College Manchester Business and Economics Students

Doing the Business for Charity

Our Business and Economic students raised an impressive £1,079 for the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital during a challenging academic task.

Abbey Colleges Manchester Celebration of Student Achievement

End of Year Celebration

The students have celebrated a year of outstanding achievements at the annual awards ceremony, held at the iconic Radisson Blu Hotel recently.

Scoring With A New Football Related Programme

Scoring with a new football related programme

The college has launched an innovative new course for aspiring footballers called ‘Academic Studies with football training’. The programme offers students with a passion for football the invaluable opportunity to receive a professional quality football experience.

Abbey College Manchester Engineering Enrichment

Enriching engineering skills

This year the students have chosen their own projects for engineering enrichment. This has allowed students to gear their activities towards their chosen career interests. Two projects were completed just before Christmas that tested different skills in engineering.

Abbey College Manchester Delivering A Global College

Delivering a Global College

What makes the college such a wonderful experience for students is our welcoming and integrated college community with both local and international students. Having a large proportion of local students is vital as it is the primary reason why international students wish to come and study with us. There are 22 nationalities represented within the […]

MMU Training 2018 Abbey College Manchester

Professional Development at Manchester Metropolitan University

One of our Business teachers, Simon Patiniott, attended a day-long course entitled ‘Subject-focused professional development’. This was aimed at teachers, trainees and mentors and was held at Manchester Metropolitan University’s School of Education.

Abbey College Manchester Branding In China

Branding in China

The Principal, Liz Elam, is currently visiting our China office to embark on a brand awareness and recruitment exercise. A similar trip last year was very successful and it is hoped that this year will prove just as successful. The visit comprises: Student interviews Agent training sessions Presentations to groups of students and their parents […]

Teesside Abbey College Manchester University Skills Module

Winds of Development in Teesside

Abbey College Manchester and Teesside University have been working together on a new University Skills Module for sixth form students. The unique pilot project involved 13 students from both Year 12 and 13. Steve Wilks, Senior Lecturer in Safety, Disaster and Risk Management from Teesside University has visited the college twice to teach students about […]

Abbey Colleges Manchester Celebration of Student Achievement

Celebration of Student Achievements

Students from the college celebrated a year of exceptional achievements at the annual graduation and awards ceremony held at the iconic Radisson Blu hotel in central Manchester recently. All the students were presented with their completion of studies certificates by Liz, the Principal. A number of special awards were also presented including: Student of the […]

Abbey College Manchester Sign Language Students

Sign of the Times

Abbey College Manchester students have taken on the very rewarding task of learning sign language as part of an initiative to promote equal access and to improve the lives of deaf and hard of hearing people. They have undertaken the course to give them additional skills as they aspire to secure places on the most […]

Abbey College Manchester Festive Evening

Festive Evening

On Thursday 14th December the Abbey College Manchester community gathered once more for our annual Festive Evening.

Abbey College Manchester Bake Off

Great Abbey Bake Off

Students from our International Foundation Programme and new Combined Studies Programme organised Abbey College Manchester’s annual Great Abbey Bake Off on Monday 11th December.

San Carlo Restaurant Visit Abbey College Manchester

Grazie San Carlo

A taste of Italy came to Abbey College Manchester recently in the shape of Marcello Distefano, the managing director of San Carlo, the largest family owned restaurant group in the UK

Abbey College Manchester Visit Madrid

Trip to Madrid

Abbey College Manchester Art and Photography students took a trip to Madrid for three days in November to enjoy the galleries, architecture and culture of this amazing city.

Abbey College Manchester New Facilities Opening

Mayoral Opening of the New Facilities

The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, took time out from his busy schedule to open our basement and ground and first floor facilities on 22nd November.

Abbey College Manchester Visit Theatre of Dreams

Theatre of Dreams Visit

A group of Abbey College Manchester students recently went on an educational visit to Old Trafford, the Theatre of Dreams and home to Manchester United FC.

Abbey College Manchester Maths Challenge

Maths Challenge

The college has entered a team of four sixth form students into a prestigious national mathematics competition.

Abbey College Manchester Expansion

Expansion Fit For A Mayor

Work has now finished on our exciting £250,000 first floor, ground floor and basement expansion that almost doubles the current capacity on these floors.

Abbey College Manchester visit Cavendish Press

Top PR Agency Visits the College

Students got the chance to put their questions to Jon Harris, Managing Director of the award winning Cavendish Press, which are based in the centre of Media Centre.

Abbey College manchestert Budding Enrepreneurs

Budding Entrepreneurs

Abbey College Manchester has entered two teams in ‘Tycoons in Schools’, a national business start-up competition headed up by Peter Jones of Dragons Den fame.

Abbey College Manchester Engineering Project

Engineering Project

Four students from the college worked alongside a team from ARUP Manchester to solve a real-life engineering problem as part of the Engineering Education Scheme.

Abbey College Manchester Mexico Launch

Abbey DLD Launches in Mexico

Abbey DLD launched in Mexico this week, looking for students for our colleges; Abbey College Manchester, Abbey College Cambridge and DLD College London.

Abbey College Manchester China Team Visit

Five Cities China Tour

Liz Elam, Principal of Abbey College Manchester recently visited our China office to embark on a brand awareness and recruitment exercise.

Mexican agent visits Abbey College Manchester

Mexican Agent Visit

Abbey DLD Group of Colleges has recently started working with Global Education Corporation, one of the largest educational agents in Mexico.

Abbey College Manchester New Expansion Plans

Exciting College Expansion Plans

After planning permission was granted by Manchester City Council to expand into the vacant retail unit next door to the college, work has now started on this major project.

Global Study Centre visit Abbey College Manchester

Principal visits Kazakhstan

Liz Elam, Principal of Abbey College Manchester, visited Kazakhstan during a four day period in March as the special gust of Global Study Centre.

Abbey College Manchester Principal Visits Kazakhstan

Top Kazakh Agent College Visit

Global Study Centre, one of the largest agents in Kazakhstan recently visited the college to promote the college to Kazakh students.

Abbey College Manchester Student Wins First Prize

Student Captures First Place in Art Competition

Saina Najati, GCSE student and promising photographer has been awarded for her talents in a recent art competition. Abbey College Manchester students were tasked with submitting one image that they captured during their recent trip to Barcelona.

A Level Students at the Great Manchester Run

Bupa Great Manchester Run 2016

Students and staff at Abbey College Manchester dusted off their running shoes to join thousands of others when they took part in the Bupa Great Manchester Run to raise money for the PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide.

Abbey College Manchester A Level Students Awards Ceremony

End of Year Awards Ceremony 2016

Students from the college returned to Manchester Town Hall on Wednesday 4th May to celebrate their fantastic achievements in the ‘End of Year Awards Ceremony’.

Abbey College Manchester Philosophy Lecture

The Nature of Philosophy

Dr Keith Crome from Manchester Metropolitan University visited Abbey College Manchester to talk to our A Level Religious Studies students .

Abbey College Manchester Student Debate Team

Model UN Winners!

Talented debaters at Abbey College Manchester shone in the spotlight of a high-pressure UN summit recently, where students from seven top Greater Manchester state and independent schools were locked in talks over the global issue of the refugee crisis.

Abbey College Manchester Photography Paris Trips

Art and Photography Trip to Paris

The Art and Photography department took a trip to Paris over the half term, to take in the sights and sounds of this exciting city.

Abbey College Manchester Principal Liz Elam

Liz’s TV Fame

Abbey College Manchester Principal Liz Elam talks about A-Level & GCSE results and has requested that the videos be published on our website.

Abbey College Manchester Engineering Success

Engineering Success

Two teams of A level students from Abbey College Manchester impressed judges after taking part in this year’s national Engineering Education Scheme.

Abbey College Manchester Students at the Great Manchester Run

Great Manchester Run Success

Students and staff at Abbey College Manchester dusted off their running shoes to join thousands of others when they took part in the Bupa Great Manchester Run to raise money for the Young Minds Charity

Annual A level and GCSE Awards Ceremony

End of Year Awards Ceremony

The fantastic achievements of our students were celebrated at a glittering awards ceremony recently at Manchester Town Hall.

Abbey College Manchester A Level Photography Students

Students Rise to the Challenge

Promising photographer William Haq filtered down the competition to win prominent positioning of his artwork in the college’s brand new reception area.

Abbey College Manchester A Level Geography Field Trip

Lake District Field Trip

The annual field trip to Blencathra near Keswick took place for A-Level Environmental Studies and Geography students over the February half-term. This is an important part of the curriculum for both subjects.

Abbey College Manchester A Level English Poetry Students

The Poetry Robot

A group of students worked as a team to build the robot from old boxes. They wrote and attached a series of poems in various font sizes, types and colours to fit its shape.

Abbey College Manchester Art Students visit Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Inspirational Sculptures and Art

Art and Photography students recently visited Bretton Hall near Wakefield to photograph and sketch the works of art and sculptures on display in the grounds.

Abbey College Manchester Charity Festive Evening

Charity Festive Evening

Our talented A Level and GCSE students took to the stage to dazzle the sell-out audience with an array of fantastic performances in the college’s annual charity Christmas show, in aid of Wateraid.

Abbey College Manchester Model UN Debate

Model UN Debate

Talented A level students at Abbey College Manchester shone in the spotlight of a high-pressure UN summit recently against students from five top Greater Manchester schools.

Abbey College Manchester Major Building Investment

Major Building Investment

Guest of honour Julian Drinkall joined Liz Elam, college staff and students to officially open its new £100,000 landmark building investment in the form of a new ground floor extension.

Which Abbey College Manchester A level course

Which Course Is Right For You?

Are you thinking about going to university? The traditional route of taking two year A-levels is now complemented by a secondpath: BTECs.

Abbey College Manchester Art and Photography Show

Art and Photography Show

A Level and GCSE Art and Photography Show, 19th June 2014, 5pm – 8pm, at Abbey College Manchester.

Abbey College Manchester Students Engineer Success

Students Engineer Success

A team of four A-Level students and one BTEC Science student from the best sixth form college in Manchester proved they have an eye for design and the brains for Physics after taking part in this year’s Engineering Education Scheme.

Abbey College Manchester Annual Awards Ceremony

Glittering Awards Ceremony

Local councillor Elaine Boyes praised the achievement of students from Abbey College Manchester at a glittering awards ceremony recently.

The SKy's The Limit for Former International Foundation Programme student Anna

The Sky’s The Limit!

Former International Foundation Programme student, Anna Sapegina, recently visited the college to pass on the secrets of her success to the current students

Abbey College Manchester Raise Money for One Billion Rising

One Billion Rising for Justice

Recently A Level and GCSE students and staff alike became part of One Billion Rising, a international campaign to end violence against women.

Abbey College Manchester Football Team

Football Team Deliver the Goals

In their first competitive match of the academic year, the Abbey College Manchester football team deliver the goals in a 4-4 draw.

Abbey College Manchester Charity Festive Evening

Charity Festive Evening

Our talented students took to the stage to dazzle the audience at the college’s annual Charity Festive Evening, in aid of the Typhoon Haiyan Crisis Appeal for the Philippines.

Abbey College Manchester Hosts Model United Nations Debate

Model United Nations Debate

A-Level students shine in a role play of an actual UN summit on the topical issue of food security along with other independent schools.

A Level Religious Studies conference

Thought Provoking Religious Studies Conference

Recently students studying AS and A2 Level Religious Studies attended a Philosophy of Religion and Ethics Student Conference. This was held in King’s House Conference Centre in central Manchester.

Abbey College manchester Students in Chocolate Heaven

Chocolate Heaven!

A group of GCSE, BTEC and A-Level students recently visited Cadbury World in Bourneville near Birmingham.

Abbey College Manchester Visit Cavendish Press

Top PR Agency Visits the College

Students got the chance to put their questions to Jon Harris, Managing Director of the award winning Cavendish Press, based in Manchester City Centre.

Abbey College Manchester Art Students Visit Barcelona

Art Trip to Barcelona

A group of Art and Photography students took a three day trip to Barcelona over half term.

A Level students Charity Fundraising Success

Charity Fundraising Success

Kate Puc from Francis House Children’s Hospice was presented with a donation of £2,640 following a series of successful fundraising campaigns for the charity.

Abbey College Manchester A Level Clearing Guide

Abbey College Manchester’s Guide to Clearing

It’s August the 15th, 2013, A Level Results Day, and your results aren’t quite as good as you thought they would be. What are you going to do? The first thing is not to panic. All is not lost. There are still plenty of options open to you, and you might be able to find yourself another course at university through Clearing.

Annual Abbey College Manchester A Level Art Exhibition

Annual Art Exhibition

The Art and Photography students from Abbey College Manchester ended the year on a high, with their annual show held in the Chapel on Cross Street.

Abbey College Manchester Student Great Manchester Run Success

Great Manchester Run Success

Abbey College Manchester entered a team of A Level and GCSE students for the Great Manchester Run on 26th May 2013. The Run was 10 kilometres long and started and finished in Manchester city centre.

Abbey College Manchester Sixth Form Awards Dinner

Sixth Form Awards Dinner

The Lord Mayor of Manchester was the guest of honour at the college’s recent sixth form awards event to celebrate the academic, personal and social achievements of the A-Levels students who will be leaving this summer.

Abbey College Manchester A-Level students Engineer Success

A-Level Students Engineer Success

A team of five A-Level students from Abbey College Manchester proved they have an eye for design and the brains for Physics after taking part in this year’s Engineering Education Scheme.

Abbey College Manchester A Level Sixth Form Taster Day

Sixth Form Taster Day

The Sixth Form Taster Day is a great event to attend if you are interested in joining Abbey College Manchester in September 2013 for A-Levels.

Abbey College Manchester A Level Geography Field Trip

Lake District Geography Field Trip

The annual field trip to Blencathra near Keswick took place for A-Level Environmental Studies and Geography students over the February half-term.

Abbey College Manchester Video Diaries

Fly on the Wall Video Diaries

To promote the college’s unique learning culture and experiences, two students decided to record a typical day at college in video and sound.

Abbey College Manchester Charity Christmas Evening

Charity Christmas Evening

Generous and talented students and staff were full of festive spirit when they took to the stage for a special Christmas showcase which raised £400 for Francis House Children’s Hospice in Didsbury.

Abbey College Manchester A Level Alumni Presentation Evening

Alumni Presentation Evening

Students who left the college last summer returned recently to collect their certificates in the annual Alumni Presentation Evening.

Abbey College Manchester BTEC Students Bake Off

The Great Abbey Bake Off

Business BTEC students and staff pitted their baking skills against each other in The Great Abbey Bake Off. All proceeds went to the Francis House Children’s Hospice.

Abbey College Manchester Charity Fundraising Success

Charity Fundraising Success

A fantastic £1,785 was raised by students and staff at Abbey College Manchester through several fund-raising events for its chosen charity Francis House Children’s Hospice.

Abbey College Manchester A level Paris Art Trip

Student Trip To Paris

A lovely group of Art and Photography students took a three day trip to Paris over half term.

Abbey College Manchester Happy Students

Abbey College = Happy Students!

The results of our annual settling-in survery are out and they show overwhelming satisfaction among new students with their learning experience so far at the college.

Nadia is an Abbey College Manchester Student from Russia

From Russia, With Love

Abbey College Manchester student, Nadia Arkhipova, has set up her own international educational agency business to help her fellow Russian students adapt to life in the UK.

Abbey College Manchester A level Photography Student Josh

Facebook Photography Challenge

The college launched the “Life in Manchester” competition, in which students were encouraged to enter their finest photography work through Facebook, to illustrate the artistic talents of its students and to celebrate the culture of Manchester.

Abbey College Manchester Annual Art Exhibition

Annual Art Exhibition

Abbey College Manchester Art and Photography students ended the year on a high, with their annual Art & Photography Show.

Abbey College Manchester A Level Sixth Form Taster Morning

Sixth Form Taster Morning

For students interested in joining the college this September for A-Levels, we are running a Sixth Form Taster Morning on Thursday 28th June from 10.00am to 12.00 noon.

Abbey College Manchester Fashion Show

Annual Abbey College Fashion and Talent Show

Talented students from the college took to the stage recently to dazzle the audience with a unique display of eclectic talents in the college’s annual charity Fashion/Talent Show in aid of Francis House Children’s Hospice. It was a fantastic evening’s entertainment.

Annual A level Geography Blencathra Field Trip

Blencathra Field Trip

The annual field trip to Blencathra near Keswick took place for A-Level Environmental Studies and Geography students over the February half-term. This is an important part of the curriculum for both subjects.

Abbey College Manchester Charity Fashion Show

Charity Fashion and Talent Show

Abbey College Manchester’s Charity Fashion and Talent Show returns on Thursday 22nd March, 2012. Tickets are £5 and all proceeds go to Francis House.

Abbey College Manchester Model United Nations Debate

Model United Nations Debate

The college recently hosted a model General Assembly on water security with countries represented by participant schools. The event was a huge success.