Myerscough College and University Centre

Myerscough College and University Centre

Chat to us today on Zoom! If prompted the meeting code is: 764-032-0119 and the password is: myerscough.

Our team of experts will be online all day for all your questions! If you'd like to speak about a specific course or just have a general catch-up/chat with us please see timings below of the staff team available:

Craig Thompson (Agriculture) 9.00am – 10.30am

Tom Southwood (Agriculture) 10.30am – 12.00noon

Jolyon Dodgson (Agriculture) 12.00noon – 1.30pm

Andrew Parkinson (Land & Wildlife Management including Gamekeeping and Conservation) 1.30pm – 3.00pm

David Iveson (Agriculture) 3.00pm – 5.00pm

Craig Thompson (Agriculture) 4.30pm – 5.00pm

Myerscough College and University Centre has a long history in Agriculture and Land based education since its inception in 1894.

The College offers agricultural courses at both Further and Higher Education with specialist options available in livestock, crop management, land and wildlife management (including conservation, game management and ecology) and agricultural engineering. This education stretches across all levels from foundation learning to postgraduate research.

Our courses in agriculture will help prepare you for a career in the industry, by combining relevant background skills with knowledge of livestock technology, crop science and business enterprise. The expertise of the agriculture team at Myerscough reflects this. The team consists of agriculturalists with a range of specialisms, including dairy, beef, sheep and crops.

Past students have gone on to employment as general farm workers or assistant farm managers, enterprise managers, shepherds and tractor drivers/contractors, agricultural advisers and herd managers. Many job opportunities also exist within the allied industries and students have progressed to work with feed companies, breeding companies, animal health specialists, finance specialists and machinery dealerships.

The main College site is located in Bilsborrow, just outside of Preston, and includes two nearby farms totalling more than 300 hectares of farm and woodland.
Our £5m Food and Farming Innovation and Technology Centre (FFIT Centre) is also located at Lodge Farm near our Preston Campus.

This centre houses our 200 cow dairy herd, milked in a parlour using AfiLab technology and managed using AfiFarm 5.2 Dairy technology which assists in teaching students dairy farm management skills.

It is also a centre for research and development in association with the food and farming industries as well as to develop the adoption of precision farming techniques particularly within the livestock and grassland sectors.

Myerscough College holds regular Saturday Course Advice Mornings throughout the year. Please check the 'What’s On' section of our website for up to date information and dates.