The rigorous preparation that the college does with its students wishing to apply for these competitive degree courses reported on in the last newsletter has certainly paid off.
Recently Liz had a very interesting brand awareness trip to Tirana in Albania. She visited two schools in the capital and spoke to students in Years 9-12 about studying in the UK.
A Chinese banquet was prepared for the students in the learning centre of the college to celebrate the New Year. The students enjoyed it so much that there was not a scrap of food left afterwards.
Abbey College Manchester students were extremely generous in supporting a call to help Manchester residents suffering from food poverty. Recently a group went to drop off the food donations to the warehouse of the Manchester Central Food Bank on Oxford Rd.
Abbey College Manchester Art and Photography students recently took a trip to Wakefield to visit the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. They were there to photograph and sketch the works of art on display, a huge selection of modern and contemporary sculptures set in the grounds of Bretton Hall.
Some Abbey College Manchester students are participating in the UK Greenpower challenge, which tasks them to design, build and then race an electric car. It is a national initiative and competition run by the Greenpower Education Trust, a UK based charity.
Abbey College Manchester’s Examinations Officer, Keith Burgess, grew a very nice moustache during November to raise awareness for the Movember Foundation. This is a global charity dedicated to making a difference for men’s health.
The annual Abbey College Manchester Art and Photography trip this year took in the wonderful city of Valencia. Students visited the Silk Exchange, the Cathedral that houses the Holy Grail, the Fine Arts Museum and the Institute of Modern Art.
Students and staff showcased an outstanding array of talent at the annual Abbey College Manchester Winter Concert in aid of a local charity. Gifted performers took the stage at the Unitarian Chapel on Cross Street, in a bid to raise much-needed funds for Mustard Tree.
Our Business and Economic students raised an impressive £1,079 for the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital during a challenging academic task.
The students have celebrated a year of outstanding achievements at the annual awards ceremony, held at the iconic Radisson Blu Hotel recently.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 again hosted, and won the student debate run by the Manchester branch of Geographical Association (GA). The event used the Model United Nations format. This year, the topic was “Sustainable Energy for All”.
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 […]
On Thursday 14th December the Abbey College Manchester community gathered once more for our annual Festive Evening.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
The college has entered a team of four sixth form students into a prestigious national mathematics competition.
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.
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 Manchester has entered two teams in ‘Tycoons in Schools’, a national business start-up competition headed up by Peter Jones of Dragons Den fame.
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.
Students recently celebrated the end of the academic year with their annual Art and Photography Show.
The transition from GCSE to A level is a difficult one, which is why the college runs its Success in the Sixth Form programme.
Abbey DLD Group of Colleges has arrived in Brazil at a private welcome reception in Sao Paulo to a selected group of Brazilian individuals and families.
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 celebrated a year of exceptional achievements at the annual graduation and awards ceremony held at Manchester Town Hall recently.
On May 31st we will officially launch Abbey DLD Group of Colleges brand in Brazil.
The college hosted an international tour of Manchester on 25th April consolidating its international relationships and highlighting the city as a desirable location for future students.
Liz Elam, Principal of Abbey College Manchester recently visited our China office to embark on a brand awareness and recruitment exercise.
Abbey DLD Group of Colleges has recently started working with Global Education Corporation, one of the largest educational agents in Mexico.
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.
Jalal Muazu, Alpha Plus Group’s Admissions Director from Nigeria recently visited the college.
Liz Elam, Principal of Abbey College Manchester, visited Kazakhstan during a four day period in March as the special gust of Global Study Centre.
Global Study Centre, one of the largest agents in Kazakhstan recently visited the college to promote the college to Kazakh students.
Abbey College Manchester Medicine Foundation Programme has just been recognised by Aston Medical School.
Artistic students at Abbey College Manchester demonstrated an exceptional array of talent at their annual charity concert.
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.
Students at Abbey College Manchester 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.
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.
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 held a Wellbeing Week for our at the end of the Spring Term.
Dr Keith Crome from Manchester Metropolitan University visited Abbey College Manchester to talk to our A Level Religious Studies students .
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.
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 talks about A-Level & GCSE results and has requested that the videos be published on our website.
Two teams of A level students from Abbey College Manchester impressed judges after taking part in this year’s national Engineering Education Scheme.
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
The fantastic achievements of our students were celebrated at a glittering awards ceremony recently at Manchester Town Hall.
Promising photographer William Haq filtered down the competition to win prominent positioning of his artwork in the college’s brand new reception area.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Are you thinking about going to university? The traditional route of taking two year A-levels is now complemented by a secondpath: BTECs.
A Level and GCSE Art and Photography Show, 19th June 2014, 5pm – 8pm, at Abbey College Manchester.
Abbey College Manchester entered a team of A level and GCSE students for the Great Manchester Run on 18th May 2014.
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.
Local councillor Elaine Boyes praised the achievement of students from Abbey College Manchester at a glittering awards ceremony recently.
Students taking A-Level Religious Studies at the college were inspired by two visits from Manchester Metropolitan University during March and April.
Former International Foundation Programme student, Anna Sapegina, recently visited the college to pass on the secrets of her success to the current students
Recently A Level and GCSE students and staff alike became part of One Billion Rising, a international campaign to end violence against women.
In their first competitive match of the academic year, the Abbey College Manchester football team deliver the goals in a 4-4 draw.
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.
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.
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.
A group of GCSE, BTEC and A-Level students recently visited Cadbury World in Bourneville near Birmingham.
Art and Photography students recently took a trip to Wakefield in North Yorkshire to visit the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
Students got the chance to put their questions to Jon Harris, Managing Director of the award winning Cavendish Press, based in Manchester City Centre.
A group of Art and Photography students took a three day trip to Barcelona over half term.
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.
The 15th August 2013 is A Level Results Day. Nervous? That’s fine. Don’t panic. Here is our guide to how to get through it in one piece. Good luck!
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
The annual field trip to Blencathra near Keswick took place for A-Level Environmental Studies and Geography students over the February half-term.
To promote the college’s unique learning culture and experiences, two students decided to record a typical day at college in video and sound.
Students got the chance to put their questions to Andy Burnham MP during the Shadow Health Secretary’s recent inspiring visit to the college.
One of the college’s former students, Zoe Sutherland, received her scholarship prize recently at Bangor University’s annual Entrance Scholarship Presentation 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.
Students who left the college last summer returned recently to collect their certificates in the annual Alumni Presentation Evening.
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.
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.
A lovely group of Art and Photography students took a three day trip to Paris over half term.
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.
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.