College News

Students cook up a storm alongside Celebrity Chefs
Published: January 15, 2018

Cheshire College - South & West’s award-winning restaurant, The Academy, recently welcomed two celebrity chefs through its doors for special masterclasses in street food and pastry at the College’s Crewe campus. Celebrity chefs Luke Thomas and Damien Wager, both extremely influential and successful within their industry, spent time with the students...

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Cheshire College – South & West host Humanities Conference
Published: January 15, 2018

Cheshire College - South & West hosted an inspiring and educational Humanities Conference for students at its Crewe Campus.   The one-day conference provided a unique opportunity for students to learn from leading experts within a wide range of humanities subjects, as well as networking sessions and encouraging knowledge transfer amongst attendees...

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Young student wins national community award
Published: January 14, 2018

Cheshire College – South & West student Niamh Ross, 16, from Crewe and former pupil at St Thomas More Catholic High School, has won the Dorothy Day Award at a Celebrating Young People event in London.   The Celebrating Young People Awards, organised by youth action group Million Minutes, honour the achievements...

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Inspirational College Director receives MBE in New Year’s Honours List
Published: December 29, 2017

Cheshire College - South & West’s Director of Advice, Admissions and Marketing has been appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2018 New Year’s Honours List released on December 30th 2017. The New Year’s Honours list recognise the achievements of a wide range of extraordinary people...

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Student Boxer Weighs in on Olympic Dream
Published: December 20, 2017

England’s number one youth amateur middleweight boxing champion and South Cheshire College/ West Cheshire College sports student, Ramtin Musah, 18, from Congleton is making a name for himself in the world of boxing having recently been selected to trial out for Team GB.   Currently studying Level 3 Sports Development at South...

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College launches new name and logo ‘Cheshire College – South and West’ for 2018
Published: December 14, 2017

‘Cheshire College – South and West’ has been announced as the new name for South Cheshire College/West Cheshire College.   Cheshire College – South and West, which has campuses in Crewe, Ellesmere Port and Chester, has unveiled a new brand identity to its students and staff.    

  The new name and...

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Apprentices help Chester events company thrive
Published: December 4, 2017

Young people from across the region are being given the opportunity to develop their careers and skills in the workplace thanks to growing Chester events company, Funktion Events.   Funktion Events, which specialises in birthday parties, corporate events, hen and stag do weekends, has over the past three years recruited and employed...

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PwC give employability advice to students
Published: December 4, 2017

Business Studies students at South Cheshire College/ West Cheshire College were given an invaluable insight into employability skills and career opportunities with one of the world’s largest professional services firms PwC.   Jack Phelps and Alex McKay, who are on PwC’s School Leavers programme, held a two-hour workshop with students currently studying...

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Students become the UK’s best of the best
Published: November 28, 2017

Talented Creative Media Production & Games Development student Penny-Jane Prior, 17, from Chester, who studies at South Cheshire College/West Cheshire College’s Ellesmere Port Campus, has won Gold at the WorldSkills UK Competition in 3D Digital Game Art.   Penny-Jane, who competed in front of 70,000 spectators at the NEC in Birmingham last...

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College Celebrates Students’ Graduation Ceremony
Published: November 23, 2017

High achieving students from across Cheshire celebrated with their families and friends, along with the Lord Mayor of Chester Cllr Razia Daniels, at South Cheshire College/West Cheshire College’s Higher Education Graduation Ceremony at Chester Cathedral.   The packed Chester Cathedral celebrated the success of more than 200 students who have studied at...

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