Preston College


Preston College

Preston College is a further education college in the city of Preston, Lancashire, England. The college originally opened as W R Tuson College in September 1974 and was renamed on 1 September 1989. [cite web|url=http://www.preston.ac.uk/WSCourseSearch/publications/academic/academic_prospectus.pdf|format=PDF|work=School Leaver Sixth Form Guide 2008–2009|title=64478 Academic Prospectus 40pp|publisher=Preston College|year=2008|accessdate=2008-10-10|quote=1974 In September the town’s new tertiary college officially opens. It is called W R Tuson College (after Preston’s Chief Education Officer) and is one of only 12 such colleges in England. W R Tuson College is unique in being the first in the country to offer a true union of academic and vocational courses, [..] 1989 To reflect its growing national profile, W R Tuson College is officially renamed Preston College on 1 September.]

The college has two main sites, one at St. Vincent's Road in Fulwood and one next to Moor Park.

The college offers a lot of vocational based subjects including dance, music, media and performing arts. The college also offers many sixth form subjects such as English Combined, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths and Futher maths.

As of 2008, the college Principal and Chief Executive is Willie Mills. Former Principal of Northumberland College and City College, Manchester, he took up his post at Preston College in March 2007.

Alumni

During the 1980s, British Comedian Lenny Henry re-took his O Levels at the college whilst appearing in a summer comedy show in Blackpool. [cite web|url=http://archive.thisislancashire.co.uk/2007/1/25/964236.html|publisher=Newsquest Media Group|title=Lenny Henry's Preston memories|date=2008-01-27|accessdate=2008-10-11|quote=Henry left school without any qualifications but decided to retake his O levels at Preston College - then called WR Tuson College - while appearing in a summer season in Blackpool with Cannon and Ball in the early 1980s. [..] "I thought 'I'm going to do my O levels', which is a bizarre thing for a rock 'n' roll 21-year-old comedian to do."|work=This is Lancashire]

References

External links

* [http://www.preston.ac.uk/ Preston College]


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