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University Centre Myerscough

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Overview
Overview

Overview

Specialising in education and training for land-based and sports industries, there are over 20 different subjects taught at Myerscough College and University Centre.

Around 6000 students are enrolled at the college, around 2000 of which are part-time students, and around 1000 of those study for Higher Education qualifications. The college has a main partner in the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).

The College has recently invested upwards of £30 million on campus developments to complement its ever growing, expansive parkland campus, which is based around 6 miles outside of Preston City Centre.

The College has a strong QAA report and has achieved a prestigious TEF GOLD award in an assessment that highlights excellence in teaching and learning across higher education providers in the UK.

Job Prospects
Job Prospects

Job Prospects

98% of learners are in employment or study within sixth months of graduation. The college runs careers focused events, including trade fairs and education conventions while work experience and work skills modules are completed on every course.

Additional information is available via the dedicated Learn2Work careers section in the onsite student centre “The Core”, with all the support team based there having close links with the Young People’s Service.

Course and lecturers
Course and lecturers

Course and lecturers

Myerscough has been voted as one of the top specialist land-based and sports college in the UK. It offers a range of Higher Education courses, including Foundation Degrees and Honours Degrees. Courses are vocationally based, providing real experience and industry contacts with the view to providing students with the best possible skills for acquiring a job after graduation.

Assessment will be via a range of different ways, including assignments, report writing, case studies, presentations and final examinations.

Students' Union
Students' Union

Students' Union

Myerscough has a Students Union which is designed to provide social events and activities, but also works with charities, facilities groups and societies as well as volunteering opportunities. The Union is found at the Student Hub and also includes a bar (The Stumble Inn). The Union has one full time member of staff and around eight committee volunteers including a president.

You can also visit UCLan for social activities including using the Source Bar and entertainment venue.

Accommodation
Accommodation

Accommodation

There are spaces for 650 students in 28 different halls of residence, with a mix of single and twin rooms with shared common room, kitchen and bathroom facilities. There’s also a range of self-catering en-suite accommodation.

Priority is usually given to students who live more than 15 miles away from the college. Fees start at £4,140 for a single en-suite room in a self-catering hall, up to £6,372 for a single en-suite room with full-board catering. This is for a 36-week contract.

The Residential Services office can also supply you with a list of private landlords who offer local accommodation, but it is not vetted by the college.

Facilities
Facilities

Facilities

Recently, £16 million has been invested in a campus development programme. This has provided new sports and changing facilities, an extension to the Higher Education teaching centre and a dedicated Rural Skills and Engineering centre.

The Frank Peregrine Higher Education centre has wireless internet access, numerous teaching rooms, an IT suite, a quiet study area, cafe and interview and tutorial rooms. A computer centre is located at the main Fitzherbert Brockholes building, which includes a number of networked PCs, software and printing facilities.

There’s also a number of college laboratories which are used by scientific students, as well as by those researching in the land-based industries. These include research labs, veterinary nursing labs, a post mortem room and a video editing suite.

As Myerscough is partnered with UCLAN (University of Central Lancashire), you also have access to the UCLan Library and Student Services, as well as its sporting facilities.

City life
City life

City life

The main Myerscough campus is located just a few miles away from the city of Preston, while Blackpool and Lancaster are also a short distance away. Together they offer a wide array of restaurants, bars and nightlife. You are also pretty close to the surrounding countryside of the Lake District. The very large cities of Manchester and Liverpool are 40-45 miles away from the campus.

Cost of living
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Clubs and Societies
Clubs and Societies

Clubs and Societies

There’s a range of different clubs and societies that you can join as a student at Myerscough both on-campus and off-campus. These include activities, parties and theme nights, sporting activities and clubs and enrichment activities organised by teaching departments within College.

The Stumble Inn is one of the main social centres at the Preston campus and is a perfect venue for many activities.

Students also have access to more than 150 clubs and societies at our partner University UCLan and its nearby Preston campus.

Student support
Student support

Student support

There’s a wide range of student support services available for those at Myerscough.

There is Disability and Learning Support for those with disabilities and learning difficulties. You can also access counselling with trained counsellors. A local medical practice holds daily surgeries at the College.

The Chaplain supports spiritual guidance (regardless of religion). There is also an on-campus nursery for children aged between three months and five years for parents who are also students at the college.

Fees
Fees

Fees

Postgraduate Masters Degrees - Taught (Full time UK and EU Students) £6700/year
Postgraduate Masters Degrees - By research (Full time UK and EU Students) £4,300
Honours Degrees (Full time UK and EU Students) £9250/year
Foundation Degrees (Full time UK and EU Students) £9250/year
Part Time Study (all taught 'on campus', on-line or blended learning undergraduate awards - UK Students) £1,125/module
Part Time Study (all taught 'on campus', on-line or blended learning post-graduate awards - UK Students) £975/module
Part Time Study (all taught on-line or blended learning undergraduate or post-graduate awards - EU and International 'non EU' Students) £1250/module
Initial Teacher Training Courses (PTTLS, Cert Ed, PGCE) £975/module
Postgraduate Masters Degrees - By research (Part time UK and EU Students) £2,160
International Students Full Time (Non EU) (See UCLAN website for details) £9500 - £12500/year*
Sandwich / Placement Year £1500*
* Subject to confirmation

Scholarships/ Bursaries
Scholarships/ Bursaries

Scholarships/ Bursaries

Myerscough College Bursaries

A limited number of these bursaries are available. They provide financial assistance for those students from low-income households. Priority is given to students with children, lone parents, mature student with existing financial commitments and students in unexpected hardship.

Myerscough College Scholarships

Available for students who can demonstrate excellence in their subject and are worth up to £1,000.

For more information on bursaries and scholarships offered by the college, head to their website.

Academic strengths
Academic strengths

Academic strengths

The College has 95% student satisfaction (via the 2017 NSS Survey) for teaching, learning support, practical facilities, employability skills and personal advice and guidance from tutors.

There are partnerships in place, both home and abroad, to help with study and offer fantastic opportunities for students while our strong research activity underpins all our teaching and learning.

Entry requirements
Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Typical offers for undergraduate (honours) degrees include a minimum of 260 UCAS Tariff points which are achieved by three or more A Level passes at C or above or a BTEC National Diploma or Level 3 Extended Diploma at DMM.

For Foundation Degrees, you will usually be required to have 120 UCAS Tariff points which are achieved by two or more A Level passes with at least one grade C, or BTEC National Diploma or Level 3 Extended Diploma at PPP.

Each course has different entry requirements, so look at the course pages for details.

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Max
16 Dec 18

Veterinary Nursing FdSc

Good, I enjoyed my classes in the first year and I am enjoying my placement now. I am well supported by my placement officer and can access further help if i needed it. Wish the money situation was...
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Laura
05 Dec 18

Veterinary Nursing FdSc

Good, I have not stayed for a whole academic year as our course has placement weeks. Although the time I have been at uni it was great, made really good friends and learned so much. The facilities are great, the library is good although it could be...

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