Former student returns to college

Upper and lower sixth Chemistry students gave a warm welcome to ex-Loreto student Nasir Ahmad, who had been invited back to college to deliver a presentation on studying Chemistry at degree level. Nasir, who is studying at Manchester University, gave

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Renowned human rights campaigner and broadcaster visits college

Loreto is keen to promote teaching and learning beyond the bounds of the traditional classroom setting and we are fortunate to be able to welcome a wide range of guest speakers and presenters from all areas of academic and creative

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Outstanding performances at Bar National Mock Trial Competition

Fifteen Loreto students took part in the regional heat of the Bar National Mock Trial competition in November at Manchester Crown Court. The competition sees students take on the roles of barristers, witnesses, court clerk, usher and jurors as they

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St Cecilia Concerto Competition & Loreto Composition Prize

This autumn saw the culmination of the two prestigious music competitions held at Loreto. The Music Department runs two competitions, the St Cecilia Concerto Competition, for virtuosic instrumentalists, and the Loreto Composition Prize, for aspiring composers. The final of the

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Sociology trip to Paris

Twenty four Sociology students visited Paris for three days in October and it was such a resounding success that we are already planning for 2016! We kicked off our visit with an evening jaunt to the tower at Montparnasse, which

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Knit-a-Square

Whether you’d like to admit it or not, knitting is a past time many of us enjoy. Relaxing and easy to get the hang of, knitting is more commonly something the older generation likes to indulge in; but it’s not

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LAMDA Workshop with Upper Sixth Students

Nathan and Rhiannon, from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA), visited Loreto to lead a workshop on technique and building a character entitled ‘What moves me?’ The work linked the emotional to the physical and students took

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Engineering & Applied Physics Speed Meet

Fifty students got the opportunity to meet and interrogate thirteen professional engineers from across a wide range of engineering disciplines about their careers. The Speed Meet proved to be popular with lower sixth students in particular, with the event being

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Media Careers Event

Media and Film students were invited this week to a careers conference. We invited speakers who work in various areas of the media to come in and share the story of their journey from college student to industry professional. We

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History students visit Manchester University

The early development of the USA was the topic as thirty five lower sixth AS History students, accompanied by Mrs Murray and Miss Jackson, made the short trip to Manchester University to attend a lecture given by Dr Natalie Zacek,

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Law Department maintaining links with leading law firm

Six lucky Loreto students who are keen to pursue a legal career attended the launch of the Hempsons Aspire Mentoring scheme at the city centre offices of the leading healthcare law firm. The six students were introduced to their individual

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A Life in Physical Oceanography

The Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory (POL) in Liverpool, part of the National Oceanography Centre, has a long history of observation and scientific research, from the calibration of ship’s chronometers in the 1840s, through tidal prediction for the D-Day landings, right up

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Black History Month

To celebrate Black History Month, AS Sociology students visited the People’s History Museum to take part in a living history workshop. The workshop, entitled No Bed of Roses, followed Gabrielle as she made the life-changing decision to move from the

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Theology at Oxford University

Theology student Annie Rogers describes her Oxford University summer school experience In August, I took part in a Theology Summer School at Oxford University. The five day programme comprised lectures, tutorial sessions, library visits and tours around the city of

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Loreto’s Competitive Coders

14 talented young coders from Loreto College are taking part in Manchester’s first ever Hack Manchester Junior. The two day event has been organised by Manchester CoderDojo  and hosted at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester. Industry sponsors

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Hope Formation Theology Conference

The Loreto Theology department was privileged to host the annual Liverpool Hope Formation Conference this year. Liverpool Hope specialises in the study of Theology and Religious Studies and the Loreto Theology department has worked in partnership with them for the

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