Students and staff across the college have been getting into the festive spirit and wearing Christmas Jumpers today to raise money for the charity ‘Save the Children’ who support children across the world to learn, grow and become who they want to be.
A huge thanks to all who were involved and for your generous donations.
Last week, fifteen Holy Cross students had the opportunity to visit St. John’s College, Cambridge to find out more about attending a prestigious university. They enjoyed a fascinating Psychology lecture, learnt how to construct a strong application to The University of Cambridge and had a tour of the College led by current students. It was extremely valuable to appreciate that students come from all backgrounds and that there are many bursary schemes that can help make study more affordable.
Next term, on the 30th January, our students will host representatives from Oxford and Cambridge Universities for a workshop for all those interested in applying next September.
Former student, Maddie Rose Garner, recently received a Bangor University Excellence Scholarship of £3,500 at an awards evening. The Bangor University Excellence Scholarship is awarded to new undergraduate students from the UK and EU who achieve the highest academic attainment upon entry in the relevant subject areas, Maddie is studying Marine Biology at Bangor University.
Maddie is going to use some of the money towards a Whale watch trip to Tenerife next Easter with the Zoology society.
Many thanks to all our visitors who supported ‘A Christmas Evening’ we hope you truly enjoyed it. The students where amazing and a big thank you to the staff who made it possible.
We were pleased to welcome Bury Parliamentary candidates to College today for a General Election Hustings. They gave speeches and answered students’ questions on arrange of issues. Afterwards, some candidates spent time with our own Mock Election candidates, giving them advice on their campaigns. We are very grateful to James Frith (Lab), James Daly (Con), Colin Lambert (Brexit), Gareth Liloyd-Johnson (Lib Dem) and Glynn Heath (Green) for giving us time out of their busy schedules.