Reaseheath’s new coach contract lets students travel in style

Reaseheath College has contracted a new fleet of high quality coaches to transport students between its Nantwich campus and their homes throughout Cheshire and surrounding counties.

The network of 24 coach services will provide students with free home to college transport from September from as far away as the Wirral, Macclesfield, Stockport, Telford, Uttoxeter Shrewsbury, Craven Arms and Ruthin.

Reaseheath College awarded championship at Royal Cheshire Show

Reaseheath College celebrated its greatest victory at the Royal Cheshire Show this week when its action packed stand was awarded the Overall Championship in the Trade Stand section.

Reaseheath secures £15m from Santander to support expansion

Reaseheath College in Cheshire has secured a £15 million funding facility from the education division at Santander Corporate and Commercial to continue its programme of expansion.

Outstanding success at SkillBuild

Reaseheath construction students built on their skills to impress judges at a competition to find the nation’s most talented young tradespeople.

Technicians and employers celebrate successful graduation

Forty-five block release agricultural engineering technicians were joined by their employers at a celebration to mark the completion of their apprenticeships at Reaseheath College.

Animal science undergraduates praised for South African projects

Animal Science undergraduates and staff have been praised for their contribution to the welfare of wildlife after completing a study tour in South Africa.

Sorbus International HiTech seminar inspires students at Reaseheath

Cutting edge technology which detects decay in trees was explained and demonstrated at the seminar at Reaseheath College last week.

Military veterans gain building blocks for new careers

The ninth cohort of military veterans has graduated from our pioneering property maintenance course, which is going from strength to strength in its second year.

Reaseheath undergraduates plan oasis for Willaston residents

Plans to turn unloved scrubland into an oasis for Nantwich families to enjoy have been drawn up by undergraduates at University Centre Reaseheath.

Chelsea medal for Reaseheath florists

Talented floristry students from University Centre Reaseheath in Nantwich have continued to prove they are among the nation’s best by taking a bronze medal in the finals of the RHS Chelsea Future Florists with a display inspired by the Royal wedding.

Horticulturists bring joy to young patients

Reaseheath horticulture students have joined much loved tv presenter Alan Titchmarsh in a mission to create a new garden at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.

Reaseheath’s Family Festival ‘best ever’

Over 10,000 visitors thronged to Reaseheath College’s Family Festival on Sunday, making the event the best and biggest since its launch 22 years ago.

Arboriculture students reach new heights

Level 3 Diploma in Forestry and Arboriculture students reached new heights at the 3ATC Northern College Climbing Competition.

Puppies receive first life lessons at Reaseheath College

Nine adorable rescued puppies have received the best start in life thanks to students at Reaseheath College in Nantwich.

Reaseheath College gears up for Family Festival

Reaseheath College’s Family Festival is yet again gearing up to be one of the best value days out in Cheshire.

Insightful experience for animal welfare undergraduates

First year Animal Behaviour and Welfare undergraduates gained an informed insight into the industry they are about to enter thanks to our annual Animal Welfare Conference.

UK showcase for state-of-the-art milking machine

Reaseheath College laid host to the UK’s first training course for the latest robotic milking machine created by leading manufacturer Lely.

Military veterans helped to find next career path

The eighth cohort of military veterans has graduated from our groundbreaking property maintenance course, which is just entering its second year.

Landscape Architecture undergrad gains student scholarship

BSc in Landscape Architecture undergraduate Jake Jackson has been awarded a Student Scholarship by the David Colegrave Foundation.

Maths and English celebrate their shining stars

Beaumont Richards and Brandon Whitehead have been crowned Reaseheath College Maths and English department’s stars of the term. Both Beaumont and Brandon were nominated for demonstrating excellent effort in Maths and English and maintaining 100% attendance.

Marathon runners inspire Cheshire women to race for life

On Monday 23 April, women in Cheshire are being offered £5 off entry fees for Race for Life 5k, 10k, Pretty Muddy, Half Marathon and Hike events using the code MARA2018.

Fit but not fat – key message in equine nutrition lecture

Growing concerns about equine obesity and associated health problems such as laminitis and joint strain dominated the latest free public lecture held by University Centre Reaseheath.

Reaseheath horticulturists awarded bronze in ‘Young Gardeners of the Year’

A student horticultural team has galloped away with a bronze medal at the ‘Young Gardeners of the Year 2018’ competition at the Ascot Spring Garden Show.

Equine students organise a musical day out for charity

Our Level 3 Extended Diploma in Equine Management students have been getting first-hand experience of organising equine events as part of their events management module. 

Students make the most of Case IH Red Power Tour

Engineering and agricultural students had the chance to try out some of the latest technology from Case IH when the company’s Red Power Tour came to the college farm last week.

Benefits of Apprenticeships underlined during National Apprenticeship Week

Around 60 local employers learned about the benefits of apprenticeship programmes offered through Reaseheath Training during focused events held during National Apprenticeships Week.

Reaseheath students take top prizes in Great Farm Challenge

Reaseheath agricultural students have come top of the class for the second time in a regional challenge which proves they understand best environmental practice.

Conservation students inspire pupils to enjoy the Great Outdoors

Pupils at a local primary school are learning about the Great Outdoors, thanks to a partnership between their school and our conservation students.

Agriculture staff and students join BBC Brexit discussion

Agriculture staff and students from Reaseheath have discussed the impact of Brexit on the food and farming industry on BBC Radio 5 Live’s flagship financial series ‘Wake up to Money’.

Student led equine events provide entertainment and education

Our Level 3 equine management students have been running some amazing events as part of their events management module.

Horticultural experts help to preserve rare Cheshire apple

Horticultural experts from Reaseheath College are helping to bring a rare Cheshire apple tree back from the brink of extinction by grafting saplings for a community orchard.

Top speaker empowers florists to serve better and sell bigger

Floristry professionals have received top tips on how to make their businesses flourish from customer service and sales guru Tim Huckabee, founder and president of FloralStrategies.

RHS student wins bursary for California visit

Reaseheath RHS student Jill Wood is off to further her studies at the historic Gardens of Alcatraz in California after winning a prestigious RHS Roper bursary.

Military veterans helped to find next career path

The seventh cohort of military veterans has graduated from our groundbreaking property maintenance course.

Equine students meet racing hero for BBC’s The One Show

Reaseheath equine students had the privilege of meeting legendary jockey Bob Champion MBE during filming for BBC’s The One Show.

Bid could make Chester the world’s first sustainable palm oil city

Chester Zoo’s bid to make Chester the world’s first ‘Sustainable Palm Oil City’ will be described in a free public lecture at University Centre Reaseheath.

Families flock to Reaseheath Lambing Weekends

Undeterred by wintry weather, hundreds of local families flocked to Reaseheath College, Nantwich, over the weekend to welcome newly born lambs into the world.

Florists qualify for RHS Chelsea Flower Show for the fourth time

Our talented floristry students have continued to prove they are among the nation’s best by qualifying for the RHS Chelsea Future Florist for the fourth consecutive year.

Families expected to flock to Reaseheath lambing

Hundreds of local families are expected to flock to Reaseheath College, Nantwich, during the first two weekends of March to welcome the first lambs of the season.

Reaseheath’s Food Centre launches new dairy course in Wales

Reaseheath College’s Food Centre in Cheshire has started to deliver a new industry led training course to help Welsh dairies upskill their staff.

Reaseheath student events attract high profile coaches

Reaseheath College students have been getting hands-on experience of running high profile equine events as part of their course at the college’s Equestrian Centre in Cheshire.

River health lecture launches series at Reaseheath

Plans to involve the local community in caring for Nantwich’s watercourses were described at a public lecture at Reaseheath College on Thursday 15th February.

Valentine’s Day project really delivers

Love was definitely in the air at Reaseheath on Valentine’s Day thanks to Entry and Foundation students on our Career Development Pathway and Bespoke Programme.

Students knit jumpers for rescued hens

Rescued hens are staying snug this winter thanks to woolly jumpers knitted for them by warm hearted Reaseheath students.

Food Centre receives BRC Grade A

Reaseheath College’s Food Centre in Cheshire has proved it continues to operate at the highest industry standards by achieving a globally recognised Grade A (Issue 7) certification for food safety from the British Retail Consortium.

Reaseheath’s Zoo helps to conserve rare spider

Reaseheath’s Zoo is helping to conserve one of the world’s rarest spiders.

Prepare for the competition season with International rider and trainer David Gatherer

Reaseheath Equestrian Centre is delighted to offer riders the chance to train with International event rider David Gatherer later this month (February).

Public Services students achieve citizenship awards

Forty of our public services students have achieved National Citizen Service (NCS) awards after running community projects which raised over £700.

Reaseheath helps to champion agri-tech sector

Reaseheath College is helping to champion the rising agri-tech sector through active involvement with Agri-Tech West (ATW), an alliance of businesses, public sector and industry organisations and educational institutions.

Reaseheath horticulturists to contest ‘Young Gardeners of the Year’

A student team from Reaseheath College, Nantwich, will contest the ‘Young Gardeners of the Year’ competition at the new Ascot Spring Garden Show in April.

A warm welcome for Reaseheath Equestrian Centre’s new yard manager

Reaseheath College’s equine students have given a warm welcome to new Yard Manager Paul Stenson, who has joined the expert team of staff at our Equestrian Centre.

Dairy technologists celebrate first year success

Twenty trainee dairy technologists reached a significant career milestone when they completed the first year of their Eden training programme at Reaseheath College in Nantwich, Cheshire.

Reaseheath students sparkle at ‘Winter Wonderland’ ball

Reaseheath students finished the term in style with a festive “Winter Wonderland” Christmas Ball at the college’s Nantwich campus.

Maths and English celebrate their shining stars – Dec 17

Amber Hayes and Luke Ikin have been crowned Reaseheath College Maths and English department’s stars of the term. Both Amber and Luke were nominated for demonstrating excellent effort in Maths and English and maintaining 100% attendance.

Reaseheath awards turn the spotlight on Apprenticeships

A head girl at a dressage and livery yard and a dairy herd manager took the top titles at a Reaseheath College awards ceremony which turned the spotlight on apprenticeships.

Coaching the coaches in equitation science

Our equine staff are continuing to consolidate their knowledge of equitation science.

Television fame for military veterans

Our recently graduated military veterans continue to celebrate the launch of their new careers with an appearance on ITV Granada news.

Minister visit may lead to closer community links

The Associate Minister at St Mary’s Church, Nantwich, the Reverend Dr Bernard Moss, was introduced to the Reaseheath Experience when he visited campus last week.

‘Question Time’ helps students to plan their future

Turn technology to your advantage, study the market and do what you do really well. This was the key advice given to Reaseheath agriculture students at a ‘question time’ discussion on careers in farming and food production.

FE students inspired by peers

FE agriculture students gained an insight into the world of Higher Education from their peers in an innovative progression event being trialed for the first time in college.

Year 10 pupils choose prize winning pigs

Local school children who are studying agriculture at Reaseheath have selected pigs which went on to take top prizes at a premier livestock show.

Food Centre continues international partnership with Tetra Pak

Multi-national engineers and technical operators from global processing and food packaging specialist Tetra Pak have been enjoying a bespoke training course in our industry standard dairy processing halls.

Innovation event showcases undergraduate talent

Ways in which our undergraduates could work with regional businesses to the benefit of both were examined at a promotional event held on campus.

Farming technology explored on The Cat

Innovative technology and its use in farming and food production made for a lively conversation between Programme Leader and HE Course Manager in Agriculture Mark Biddulph and presenter Des Machin on our local community radio station ‘The Cat’.

Stock judging teams rise to College Challenge

Reaseheath’s stock judging teams have continued their run of success in the College Challenge at the East of England Winter Stock Festival, Peterborough.

Food Innovation Room dedicated to former colleague

Reaseheath College’s Food Industry department has honoured a former colleague by dedicating a technical centre to him.

Christmas market and zoo grotto bring Reaseheath festive cheer

Over 2,000 shoppers poured into Reaseheath College in Nantwich on Saturday, eager to buy original gifts made by local designers and craftspeople.

Animal management students praised for Ecuador projects

Our animal management students have been praised for making a difference to the lives of remote communities in Ecuador during a study trip last summer.

Greg helps Team UK shine on a global stage

Greg Houghton, Curriculum Area Manager for Adventure Sports, Sport and Public Services, has used his expertise in sports performance and psychology to help steer Team UK to victory in the global WorldSkills finals in Abu Dhabi.

Steve honoured as WorldSkills UK Local Hero

Horticulture Course Manager Steve Williams has been honoured as a ‘Local Hero’ by WorldSkills UK for the valuable work he does to promote the benefits of the organisation’s competitions and training programmes.

Landscapers rise to challenge at WorldSkills UK finals

Two landscapers flew the flag for Reaseheath at the national finals of WorldSkills UK, held at The Skills Show, NEC Birmingham, last week.

Butchery apprentices show off their skills at WorldSkills UK

Four of our talented butchery apprentices showed off their skills and creative flair when competing at the WorldSkills UK butchery qualifying round.

Construction take on the challenge at Skillbuild

Ten of our talented bricklayers, joiners, carpenters and plasterers represented Reaseheath at the Skillbuild 2017 regional heat at the South and City College, Birmingham.

Richard spreads the word as WorldSkills UK Skills Champion

Former Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horticulture student and national competitor Richard Carden played a valuable role at The Skills Show representing WorldSkills UK as a technical and professional skills ambassador.

Dream job for Reaseheath florist

A former Reaseheath floristry student is to take up an exciting challenge in the Bahamas.

Hi tech safety clothing enhances Public Services experience

Leading global retailer SafeGuard Clothing has made a second donation of protective clothing to our Public Services department, enabling us to further enhance the learning experience of our students.

Clothing trial for Game Management students

Our Game Management students are trialling a range of all weather gear from Ridgeline Clothing, a leading supplier of fit-for-purpose clothing for outdoor professionals.

Sports students get careers advice

Forty sports diploma students have been considering where a degree might take them following a Higher Education careers presentation.

Christmas market and zoo grotto bring Reaseheath festive cheer

Shoppers have the chance to buy original gifts from local craftspeople at a Christmas Artisan Market being held at Reaseheath College, Nantwich, on Saturday December 2. The college’s mini zoo, complete with Father Christmas, is also open for the weekend, giving families the opportunity to enjoy two festive events.

Reaseheath College rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted

Reaseheath College has been rated ‘Outstanding’ for the overall experiences and progress of its students by Ofsted in a report released this week.

Reaseheath’s Countryside students gain valuable research experience during a study tour to the Isle of Skye

Level 3 students from our Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Conservation and Wildlife Management programme gained unique research experience during an inaugural study tour to the Isle of Skye.

Arborist joins Caribbean international relief effort

Reaseheath arboriculture trainer and NPTC assessor Jono Finlow has been helping in the recovery of the Caribbean island of Dominica following its devastation by hurricanes.

Reaseheath College raises understanding of equitation science

Reaseheath College in Cheshire has become one of the earliest colleges to adopt equitation science into its teaching programmes.

Fifth cohort of military veterans graduate

Our fifth cohort of military veterans have graduated from a groundbreaking property maintenance course which will give them the skills to launch a new career.

Reaseheath degrees lead to worldwide opportunities, graduates told

Successful graduates from University Centre Reaseheath have celebrated gaining their degrees at a graduation ceremony at St Mary’s Church, Nantwich.

First cohort of Reaseheath veterinary nurses gain professional qualification

Our specialist Centre of Veterinary Nursing has celebrated a significant milestone with the graduation of its first cohort of veterinary nurses.

Inspirational rally experience for motor vehicle students

Motor vehicle students have had the privilege of meeting rally driver Jade Paveley, who vroomed onto campus with her Mitsubishi Evo 3 during the run-up to Dayinsure Wales Rally GB (October 26 – 29).

Exceptional HOYS experience for equine students

Our student arena party has once again provided a stellar service to the Horse of the Year Show (HOYS), the world’s most famous horse show.

Landscapers through to WorldSkills UK finals

Two future stars of the landscape industry will be flying the flag for Reaseheath at the national finals of WorldSkills UK, to be held at The Skills Show, NEC Birmingham, in November.

Countryside students aid The Atlantic Whale Foundation with research into Tenerife’s whale populations

Level 3 students from our progressive Countryside department ventured into unchartered territory when they were the first to experience an educational study tour to the Canary Islands.

RFU focuses in on Rugby at Reaseheath College

Reaseheath College have been selected to receive funding by the RFU to develop, support and increase their rugby offering.

Reaseheath celebrates 60-years of cross-channel links

Every year, Reaseheath welcomes French exchange students from Mâcon College in Southern Burgundy as part of our long-standing relationship with this land-based college.

Construction Plant Maintenance Apprentices celebrate success

The next generation of highly skilled Construction Plant Maintenance engineers have received their final awards at a presentation on campus.

Agriculture students head stateside for a larger than life experience

A group of Level 3 students from our Extended Diploma in Agriculture course were lucky enough to travel to Iowa to further their knowledge of large-scale production methods and to sample the American way of life.

Equine students in Merseyside to receive a top-class education as influential partnership announced

Burrows Lane Educational Equestrian Centre has announced its partnership with Reaseheath College, one of the UK’s leading specialist land-based colleges.

Reaseheath College and North Shropshire College announce outcome of merger

Reaseheath College and North Shropshire College announce outcome of Government funding application to support a move from federation to merger.

Work begins on new student accommodation at Reaseheath

Construction work is underway to build new accommodation for Reaseheath students. Work has begun on the 200 bed halls of residence, which will deliver five blocks of six, eight and 10-bedroom townhouses at the centre of the Nantwich campus.

It’s silver for Lola the Showgirl

A sassie fantasy bug called ‘Lola the Showgirl’, made by our talented floristry students, took centre stage at this year’s RHS Tatton Park Future Florists competition.

RHS students grow their own success

Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) students were feeling chipper after taking part in Reaseheath’s First Early Potato Show, held in our Centre for Horticulture, the Environment and Sustainable Technology.

Four great reasons for celebration at the Nantwich Show

Our college stand was judged the best professional trade stand, thanks to our diverse ‘hands on’ activities, friendly staff and our efforts to engage with and educate the public.

Undergraduates’ show garden will benefit pupils at new special school

Reaseheath undergraduates pooled their talents to design and build a show garden for a special educational needs school which wowed visitors at the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park (July 19 – 23).

Charity garden raises awareness of dementia

A show garden built by Reaseheath trained garden designers in support of a charity appeal for Leighton Hospital, Crewe, has won a silver gilt medal at the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park (July 19 – 23).

Reaseheath lecturer achieves coveted gold medal at RHS Tatton Park

Reaseheath College lecturer Craig Bailey achieved a coveted gold medal and the title of ‘Best Blooming Border’ when he exhibited as a designer in his own right at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park (July 19 – 23).

Celebration time for successful Reaseheath students

One of the country’s most successful specialist colleges, Reaseheath College in Nantwich continues to notch up record student enrolments and achievements. The college’s annual awards ceremony, held over two days last week, celebrated the success of 1251 Further Education (FE) students who have achieved industry recognised qualifications and skills this year.

Undergraduates and staff to present at BIAZA Research Conference

In an exciting first for University Centre Reaseheath, four animal management undergraduates are presenting their projects at the annual British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) Research Conference, being held this week at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo.

Reaseheath students make a difference to cancer research

Big hearted students and staff from Reaseheath College have raised over £13,600 for North West Cancer Research, with still more donations expected. The impressive sum was handed over by representatives of the college’s Student Association at the student summer ball, held on the college’s Nantwich campus this week.

Travel beckons for ambitious agriculturists

Two ambitious young agriculturists are looking forward to global travel thanks to a scholarship run by Reaseheath College and the Cheshire Agricultural Society.

Reaseheath College shines at sizzling Royal Cheshire Show

Reaseheath enjoyed sizzling success in the sunshine at this week’s Royal Cheshire Show, with a ‘Highly Commended’ award for the college’s eye catching trade stand and a fistful of rosettes for agriculture students in the showring.

WorldSkills UK heat tests landscaping skills

Five young landscapers began their WorldSkills UK journey at a college heat held on campus. Level 3 Diploma students Joshua Slater, Tom Cartledge, Kelvin White, Liisi Selmet and Gemma Price demonstrated their technical skills in block paving, decking construction and plant knowledge.

John Muir Award helps Foundation students gain employability skills

Foundation students have been gaining valuable employability skills by working towards their John Muir environmental award. The students carried out conservation tasks across three reserves in a work experience programme, delivered by Shropshire Wildlife Trust, which is aimed at giving young people the skills and confidence to enter a career in the countryside industry.

Reaseheath’s equine team rides high

Reaseheath College equine students were riding high after winning a hotly contested inter college team competition. Katie Gibbins, Lucy Lloyd-Brown, Nieve Dillon, Lucy Lunt-Bell, Emily Hassell and Cerys Calcutt, who are studying for their Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horse Management at the Nantwich college, competed against teams from four other leading land-based colleges.

Reaseheath receives national award for supporting armed forces

Reaseheath has been awarded the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme BRONZE AWARD in national recognition of our commitment and support for former and current military personnel.

Florists take top prizes at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Our floristry students have continued to prove they are among the nation’s best by taking top awards at this week’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show, the world’s most prestigious flower show.

Arboriculture students reach new heights

Level 3 Diploma in Forestry and Arboriculture students reached new heights at the Arboricultural Association’s (AA) College Climbing Competition, held for the northern region on our campus recently.

Reaseheath’s Family Festival draws visitors from across region

Over 12,000 people from across the region poured into Nantwich on Sunday to enjoy the carnival atmosphere of Reaseheath College’s Family Festival. The action-packed festival, which offered hundreds of activities and displays to appeal to all ages, attracted our largest ever crowd to date and caused a storm of appreciation on social media.

Reaseheath College Family Festival set to pull in crowds

Reaseheath College’s Family Festival is gearing up to pull in thousands of visitors. The action-packed festival, on the college’s Nantwich campus on Sunday May 14, will feature an array of performances an entertainment.

Military veterans gain building blocks for new careers

Eleven military veterans have graduated from a groundbreaking property maintenance course which will give them the skills to launch a new career.

Agriculture students take top prizes in Great Farm Challenge

Reaseheath agricultural students came top of the class in a regional challenge which proved they understand best environmental practice.

Advanced parlour technicians graduate at Reaseheath College

The first specialist technicians to achieve a new Parlour Safe Category 3 Accreditation for the milking equipment industry have graduated from Reaseheath College. Professionals from five of the UK’s leading manufacturers, DeLaval, Fullwood, GEA UK, Lely and BouMatic, received their awards from the Cheshire college, which at present is the only training provider to deliver the bespoke advanced course.

Reaseheath seminar will lead to better care for exotic pets

The special requirements of captive exotic animals will come under the spotlight at a welfare seminar at Reaseheath College, Nantwich, on Sunday April 30.

Talented instructor awarded BHS training bursary

A talented instructor at our Equestrian Centre has been awarded a British Horse Society (BHS) training bursary to further her career.

Reaseheath horticulturists prove they are top of their tree

Reaseheath students have proved they are top of their tree by taking top places in the prestigious Chartered Institute of Horticulture’s ‘Young Horticulturalist of the Year’ competition.

Pupils ‘graduate’ at Reaseheath College

Forty pupils from Crewe and Nantwich primary schools have had a taste of what it is like to graduate by attending an amazing graduation ceremony at Reaseheath College in Nantwich.

Future farmers urged to get involved with politics

Reaseheath College’s next generation of farmers have been urged to speak out about their concerns going into Brexit by local MP Antoinette Sandbach.

Horse Care Apprentices enjoy demo day

Reaseheath College horse care apprentices were introduced to three very different equine activities during a day which celebrated National Apprenticeships Week (March 6 – 10).

Reaseheath’s apprentice stars recognised

A dog trainer and the manager of an animal feeds shop took the top titles at a Reaseheath College awards ceremony which turned the spotlight on apprenticeships and traineeships.

Reaseheath apprentices make a difference for patients at Leighton Hospital

Horticulture apprentices from Reaseheath College, Nantwich, have renovated a garden for patients at Leighton Hospital as their contribution to National Apprenticeship Week (March 6 – 10).

Families flock to Reaseheath Lambing Weekends

Hundreds of local families flocked to Reaseheath College, Nantwich, over the weekend to welcome the first lambs of the season.

Undeterred by wintry weather, hundreds of visitors filled the college’s lambing sheds to meet the newborns and many were lucky enough to experience a live birth.

Top event rider advises on preparation for 2017 season

International event rider Michael Owen gave top tips on how best to prepare for the coming eventing season during an informative training demonstration at Reaseheath Equestrian Centre.

Nantwich pupils get top tips from Crewe Alex future stars

Sporty pupils from Millfields Primary School in Nantwich gained top tips from the future stars of Crewe Alexandra FC at a football tournament at Reaseheath College.

Students star in BBC1’s The Farmers’ Country Showdown

Reaseheath agriculture students are to star in this Friday’s episode (March 3rd) of the Farmers’ Country Showdown, a new daytime TV series celebrating inspirational farming families and the rural events where they showcase their hard work.

Reaseheath students raise funds to get new knees for Tilly

Reaseheath College animal management students have joined forces to help a young abandoned dog in desperate need of veterinary care.

Tilly the cross bred terrier is being fostered by Reaseheath lecturer Emma Caskie while she waits for two life changing operations to ease painful knee joints. As soon as Emma launched a fundraising page via FundRazr to help pay for the operations, the students were quick to offer their help.

Reaseheath Lambing Weekends herald Spring

Hundreds of local families will be flocking to Reaseheath College, Nantwich, during the first two weekends of March to welcome the first lambs of the season.

Plough Sunday raises awareness of farming charity

Local parishioners and members of the agricultural community came together to celebrate the new farming year at a Plough Sunday service held at Reaseheath College, Nantwich.

HGV suppliers offer new apprenticeships in collaboration with Reaseheath College

Reaseheath College has secured 25 new apprenticeship positions for young people thanks to a collaboration with heavy goods vehicle commercial parts suppliers.

Agriculture students take Next Generation shepherding awards

Reaseheath College agricultural students proved they have outstanding all-round industry skills by taking the top awards at the Next Generation Shepherds competition, run by the Central Region of the National Sheep Association (NSA).

Maths and English celebrate their shining stars – Jan 17

Nicholas Beuken and Michel Bartlam have been crowned the Maths and English department’s stars of the term. Both Nicholas and Michael were nominated for demonstrating excellent effort in English and maintaining 100% attendance.

Reaseheath are a cut above the rest promoting arborist health and safety

Sports facilities open for community use

Reaseheath has marked the opening of its new, professional level sports facilities to the public with a rugby tournament for local secondary schools.

Pupils from Sandbach High School, Ruskin Community High School, Crewe and Malbank School, Nantwich, took on the touch rugby challenge, which was judged by former English international rugby union player Mark Cueto MBE and supported by Reaseheath sports students.

Students spread festive cheer to deprived children

Reaseheath College students and staff have been helping to spread the festive spirit by filling shoeboxes with gifts and treats for Operation Christmas Child.

Landscaper is rewarded for WorldSkills UK success

Don’t buy exotic pets for Christmas – animal experts’ plea

Reaseheath College animal experts are calling for the public not to buy exotic pets for Christmas unless they are absolutely sure they know how to care for them.

Agriculture students gain valuable career advice

Accolade for RHS students

ighty-five students who gained Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) qualifications at Reaseheath this year have celebrated their achievements.

Mirroring the national trend, around half are professional horticulturists furthering their development while the remainder are career changers and keen leisure gardeners.

Visit Reaseheath’s Zoo for Christmas with a difference

Do you fancy some festive fun with a difference before Christmas?

Reaseheath College’s Zoo is open for two weekends in December and the entry fee will include a visit to Santa’s grotto, a Christmas gift and a festive themed trail around the animal enclosures.

Long term trading deals are the biggest Brexit challenge says Sir Peter Kendall

The biggest Brexit challenge is ensuring that the government actively seeks out and secures the best long term trading deals for agriculture according to Sir Peter Kendall, Chair of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board. Sir Peter, a former NFU President, was addressing the challenges and opportunities facing UK agriculture and food production industries once […]

Reaseheath College and the University of Chester announce closer partnership

Reaseheath College and the University of Chester have agreed and signed a strategic alliance which will enable both institutions to work together more closely and effectively. Under the alliance, which is not a merger, Reaseheath is now a university centre.

Eco Drones champion reveals latest technology

Ways in which scientists are using drones to help endangered species were described by ecologist and conservationist Professor Serge Wich during a fascinating lecture at Reaseheath last week.

WorldSkills journey continues for Reaseheath landscaper

Future garden landscaper Aaron Byrne has proved his talent by taking a bronze medal in the WorldSkills UK finals.

Reaseheath Equine supports #NotOnMyYard campaign

Reaseheath’s equine department hosted a free public event last week at its Equestrian Centre as part of National Anti-Bullying Week. The event was aimed at raising awareness about the #NotOnMyYard campaign – an equine-specific anti-bullying initiative launched earlier this year by Tudor Rose Equines.

Students rally together for BBC Children in Need

Reaseheath pays respects on Remembrance Day

Reaseheath’s students and staff turned out in force at a college service today (Fri) to commemorate Remembrance Day.

College food enterprise zone takes root thanks to streamlined planning process

Cheshire East Council has completed the local development order process to enable Reaseheath College to proceed with ambitious plans to create an innovative food enterprise zone.

Equine staff and students are royally received at Ascot Champions Day

Equine undergraduates and Level 3 Diploma students attended the prestigious finale of the British flat racing season at Ascot Racecourse.

Companies benefit from on-farm training

Reaseheath’s agriculture department has been working with Chartered Surveyors Dalcour Maclaren to deliver tailor-made training to one of the company’s key clients.

Reaseheath joins the #NotOnMyYard campaign

Reaseheath’s equine department is delighted to be supporting the #NotOnMyYard anti-bullying campaign.

Reaseheath’s festival gets to the core of fruit growing

Hundreds of local families got to the core of fruit growing at Reaseheath College’s popular apple festival over the weekend.

The fruity festival, being held at the Nantwich college for the 25th consecutive year, featured 110 rare varieties of apples and pears…

Cover crops evaluation revealed at Reaseheath

The evaluation of groundbreaking companion cropping trials, aimed at conserving the environment while improving land productivity, have been revealed at Reaseheath College in Cheshire.

Construction Plant Maintenance Apprentices celebrate success

The next generation of highly skilled Construction Plant Maintenance engineers have received their final awards at a presentation on campus.

PiCUS masterclass focuses on tree safety technology

Cutting edge technology which detects decay in trees was demonstrated at a seminar at Reaseheath College this week.

Equine students enjoy exceptional experience at HOYS

Reaseheath College equine students and staff have again been under the spotlight at the world’s most famous horse show, the Horse of the Year Show (HOYS), by providing the arena party for the sixth consecutive year.

Dairy technologists reach career milestone at Reaseheath College

Twenty-one trainee dairy technologists reached a significant career milestone last week when they graduated from their unique Eden training programme, delivered by Reaseheath College in Cheshire.

Reaseheath College degrees open doors to careers, graduates told

Although studying for a degree could be costly, it would prove to be a phenomenal investment in later life, new graduates from Reaseheath College heard.

Speaking at the Nantwich, Cheshire, college’s Faculty of Higher Education (HE) graduation ceremony, Principal Meredydd David said that an independent analysis had shown that spending £40,000 on course fees and living expenses would bring in nearly a third of a million pounds during a career.

South African study tour voted a massive hit by students

Eighteen of our Level 3 Diploma in Animal Management students were privileged to spend part of this summer studying and traveling within the Shamwari Game Reserve, in South Africa’s Eastern Cape.

This amazing two week opportunity, which opened our students’ eyes to the range of issues facing conservationists, was organised by our animal management department in partnership with gap year specialists Worldwide Experience.

Reaseheath students to raise funds for local cancer charity

Reaseheath College has named North West Cancer Research as its chosen charity of the year. Students at the leading land-based college in Nantwich voted for the charity after learning of its commitment to supporting cancer research in the North West. Members of Reaseheath’s Student Association plan to raise more than £15,000 for North West Cancer […]

New lizard species identified by Reaseheath lecturer

Research by Reaseheath herpetologist Dr Simon Maddock has helped to formally identify a new species of Indian lizard, the Giri’s geckoella Cyrtodactylus (Geckoella) varadgiri. A scientific paper containing a species description of the lizard, which was co-written by Simon, has been published today (Friday 23 September)  in the peer reviewed scientific journal Zootaxa following an […]

Chance to fund research of rare lizards

An exciting crowd funding opportunity has been launched to send two Reaseheath animal science lecturers to Ecuador to help in the study of two rare and endangered species of lizard, Riama yumborum and Riama oculata.

BBC Radio Stoke enjoys a visit to Reaseheath Zoo

Reaseheath herpetologist speaks at World Congress in China

Reaseheath herpetologist Simon Maddock was among international experts to speak at the 8th World Congress of Herpetology, held in China last month. Simon, a former Reaseheath student who has now joined our lecturing staff, is recognised globally for his research on the ecology, conservation and evolution of Seychelles caecillians (legless amphibians), a subject he studied […]

Research may lead to better life for sun beetles

Research by a Reaseheath College lecturer may lead to improved welfare and living conditions for sun beetles (Pachnoda marginata peregrina). HE Lecturer in Animal Management James Brereton has been investigating the requirements of the sun beetle, a species widely held in zoos and private collections. No previous detailed research has been carried out on the […]

Reaseheath College welcomes new Shropshire partnership

Reaseheath College in Cheshire and North Shropshire College have announced that they are to form a federation which will benefit students, communities and businesses. Both colleges specialise in land-based subjects and technical and vocational qualifications, are in a strong phase of continuous growth and improvement and share a long history of delivering quality education. It […]

Reaseheath students make a wheely good impression for Tour of Britain

Reaseheath College sports performance, adventure sports and public services students made a special effort to mark British Cycling’s Tour of Britain by getting involved in a giant piece of aerial artwork alongside the competitors’ route. About 80 students formed the moving wheels of a 100 foot long bicycle laid out on a field opposite the […]

Industry support for Reaseheaths’s new Engineering Academy

Leading agricultural engineering companies are supporting Reaseheath College’s efforts to raise the bar for training within the industry. Construction of a £7million Advanced Agricultural Engineering Academy will begin shortly at the Nantwich, Cheshire, college which, when completed, will be one of the most sophisticated education centres of its type in Britain. Partners in the initiative […]

Reaseheath’s record RAG raises funds for British Heart Foundation

Big hearted students and staff from Reaseheath College have raised a record breaking £33,000 this year for local charities. Representatives from the British Heart Foundation, the Student Association’s chosen charity of the year, received a cheque for £26,361 at the student summer ball which was held on the college’s Nantwich campus. The final total was […]

Reaseheath Horticulture joins Marshalls’ Education Partnership

Reaseheath’s proactive horticulture department is the latest further education provider to join Marshalls Educational Partnership. Marshalls, the UK’s leading hard landscaping manufacturer, has launched its educational initiative to answer increasing demand for trained professionals within the industry, and to join land-based colleges in promoting garden landscaping as an attractive career choice. Marshalls will help us […]

WorldSkills journey continues for Reaseheath landscaper

Reaseheath horticulture student Aaron Byrne will join other talented future garden landscapers in the WorldSkills UK finals after qualifying at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2016. Aaron, 17, who is studying for his Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horticulture, demonstrated his technical skills in block paving, decking construction and plant placement at Tatton alongside six […]

RHS medal for first time garden designer Nathan

Level 3 Diploma in Horticulture student Nathan Webster was awarded a bronze medal at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park for his first ever show garden. At 17 one of the youngest garden designers ever at the prestigious horticultural event, Nathan was supported in the garden build by Reaseheath trained apprentices and staff from Hultons Landscapes. […]

Small spaces with big ideas lead to success for former students

Small but perfectly formed, The Tiny Plant Company repeated last year’s success by winning a silver medal at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2016. The company was launched less than two years ago by former Reaseheath horticulture student Matt Wood and has Reaseheath trained designer Sally Parkinson as one of its directors. The web-based business […]

Top honours for Eden students at Nantwich International Cheese Show

Reaseheath College trained dairy technologists took five top awards at the Nantwich International Cheese Show, proving they can hold their own against world class professionals. The students, who are studying on the Nantwich, Cheshire, college’s unique Eden programme, was awarded gold in the Specialist Cheesemakers’ class for a speciality cheddar made by Sarah Roberts, Chris […]

Nantwich Show success for student cattle exhibitors

Level 3 Diploma in Agriculture students from Reaseheath College enjoyed record success in the cattle section at the Nantwich Show, winning a total of nine rosettes in youngstock showing and young handler classes. The students prepared and showed three heifers from the Reaseheath Holstein dairy herd and four young beef shorthorn cattle, including bull Redhill […]

RHS silver for a planetary garden

Reaseheath undergraduates have pooled their talents to design and build a silver medal winning garden at the prestigious RHS Flower Show Tatton Park (July 20 – 24). Will Parks, Anna Tyler and Laura Cartmell, who are studying for their Foundation Degree in Garden and Landscape Design, took up the challenge and were supported in the […]

BALI prize encourages young professional

Reaseheath Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horticulture Student of the Year Finin Talbot made useful industry connections during a visit to the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park as guest of the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI). BALI sponsors Reaseheath’s ‘Student of the Year‘ award annually as part of its campaign to encourage and support […]

Reaseheath florists awarded top medal at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park

Talented floristry students from Reaseheath College, Nantwich, are celebrating after taking a top medal at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park (July 20 – 24). The student team of Jacqueline Tudor, Shiona Fosh, Helen Cooke and Robyn Longden were awarded a silver gilt medal in the hotly contested RHS Future Florists competition. Their achievement, which saw […]

Horse behaviourist Richard Maxwell gives insight into training

Renowned Horse Behaviourist Richard Maxwell  gave audiences at Reaseheath Equestrian Centre a fascinating insight into his training methods and philosophies. Richard, who is a qualified Masterson Method Practitioner, combines a unique blend of natural and traditional horsemanship in order to help horses and their owners. His many clients hail from all equestrian disciplines and include […]