THE COLLECTIVE

ART & DESIGN

Subject Areas

Art & Design, Graphics, Photography, Textiles, Media, Film, English & Business.

Careers

Graphic Design, Art Directors, UI/UX Design, Illustrator, Journalism, Marketing, Finance 

When does is run:

Every Wednesday 1:30 - 2:15

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Overview

The Collective is an eclectic group of inspired young artists at Holy Cross College, one of the highest achieving departments in the country.  Today, it has grown to be an exemplary demonstration of student initiative and capability, now operating as a self-run, highly developed organisation. Together, we put our skills as Art & Design students into practice, having held exhibitions and producing 8 publications to date.

Our aim has always been to connect and to inspire, consistently demonstrating the power of art in modern life. We explore topics relevant to not just ourselves but to everyone, everywhere. We explore what is important for you.

Who is this open to:

All U6 & L6, students are asked to complete an online application.

Examples of work from the Collective

Aside from The Collective publications, exhibitions, and events that we run, we also have The Collective Studio. The Collective Studio is a newly launched service which can provide clients with an array of art & design services by request. With 20+ students dedicated to The Studio, and the resources of the Art Department at our disposal, we have the skills and the means to create an array of sophisticated, effective and professional design work, all for a reasonable fee. 

 

CHESS CLUB

ENRICHMENT

Who is this open to:

All U6 & L6, students are asked to complete an online application.

When does is run:

RE 4

Overview

Our hopes for chess club are that it will provide a brain break between lessons and be a way for us to get to know people with a similar interest. One day, it would be wonderful to have real 'live' chess games in a real room with real pieces and everything. We can dream.

 
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EXCELLENCE GROUP

OXBRIDGE

Who is this open to:

L6 students preparing for an application for Oxford or Cambridge universities.

Subject Areas

All subjects. Students who have achieved mostly 7s or higher at GCSE are particularly encouraged to sign up.

When does is run:

Overview

Do you wonder what it takes to make a successful application to Oxford or Cambridge universities? This weekly workshop takes you through a range of application advice, as well as developing your skills so that if you decide to apply to Oxbridge, you will be well informed and prepared. You will also have access to a range of resources, super-curricular reading lists and links to webinars that will help you choose the right course for you. Whether or not you apply, you will find the skills gained invaluable in preparing for a strong application to other universities too.

Weekly sessions begin in November of Y1 and support is provided until Oxbridge interviews in December of Y2

How do I sign up:

Click 'Join new Team' on your teams homepage and enter code: aqetoh1

For more information please contact

Ms Kober, Academic Champion

njk@holycross.ac.uk

 

MEDICS + DENTISTS + VETS

EXCELLENCE GROUP

Who is this open to:

L6 students preparing for an application to these three highly competitive courses

Subject Areas

Anyone considering a career in Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Medicine only. You will ideally be studying 2 sciences at A Level and have mainly 7s and higher at GCSE. Note: There are some foundation courses that offer lower entry requirements

Overview

There are many healthcare courses, but Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Medicine are the most competitive. You have to apply for these degrees earlier than other courses, so you need to plan for this during Year 1. If you are interested in applying for one of these competitive courses, then attending the weekly sessions will help you work out where to apply, how to make the best application and how to excel at interview. You will develop skills in being reflective, showing empathy and understanding medical ethics. You will also receive training in MDV personal statements, UCAT and BMAT exams. Give yourself the best chance of success by joining these weekly meetings.

When does is run:

Weekly sessions begin in November of Y1 and support is provided until Medical interviews in March of Y2

How do I sign up:

Click 'Join new Team' on your teams homepage and enter code: 99qshz3

For more information please contact

Ms Kober, Academic Champion

njk@holycross.ac.uk

 
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COLLEGE COMMUNITY FOR CHARITIES AND CAMPAIGNS

4C

Who is this open to:

All U6 & L6 students

Subject Areas

Cross curricular

When does is run:

Every Thursday 12-1:30pm

RE 4

Overview

The 4C group is an opportunity to get involved with charitable events, fundraising and occasionally there is the potential for activism and volunteering. If students are passionate about social justice and equality for all, the 4C groups provides a chance for them to support meaningful causes and quite often, get involved in making a difference in the local and wider community. For some students it's an opportunity for them to put their faith into action, and for all, it's a perfect way to give something back and develop skills of empathy, compassion and service. The group has been involved in organising One World Week, National Grief Awareness Week, Black History Month, Fairtrade Fortnight to name a few and raised thousands of pounds for charities.

How do I sign up:

Please email Mrs Hyndman

rwo@holycross.ac.uk

 
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FAITH AMBASSADORS

HOLY CROSS

Who is this open to:

All U6 & L6 students

Subject Areas

Personal faith therefore not curricular or cross-curricular

When does is run:

One meeting per half term

How do I sign up:

Please email Mrs Hyndman Mrs Kelly Needham

rwo@holycross.ac.uk _ kpa@holycross.ac.uk

Overview

Holy Cross is a welcoming and inclusive college and we take pride in the diversity of our community. Our Faith Ambassadors represent some of the different religious faiths in our college. They are committed to promoting understanding of people of faith with the aim of creating acceptance and peace in society. They embody our college values of faith, humility and daring and are always willing to answer any questions about being a person of faith. In a usual college year, the Faith Ambassadors visit local primary schools to do workshops with year 5/6 pupils and share their experience of being a person of faith. They also attend Bury's annual community cohesion event, Collabor8 where they may answer questions about their faith from members of the public. During the time of online learning, the Faith Ambassadors will be holding live Q&A sessions with interested staff and students.

 
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DEBATE CLUB

ENRICHMENT

Who is this open to:

All U6 & L6 students

Subject Areas

Any subject matter that students wish to discuss. Often includes politics, philosophy, ethics, religion, sociology. But the limit is endless.

When does is run:

Fridays at 12:00.

RE 4

How do I sign up:

Please email Mr Withey

pjw@holycross.ac.uk

Overview

Join Debate Club and share you views and opinions on a wide range of issues including politics and religion. Debate Club will help you to structure and hone in your views and support them with logic and evidence. These are much needed skills for future careers and universities. Do you think the government has been handling the pandemic well? Do you think the death penalty should be reintroduced in the UK?

 

Students propose and then debate issues that they feel are important or interesting. A student then introduces the debate with some key statistics and arguments and then allows others to contribute towards the debate. A poll is taken at the beginning and end to see what people's views are on the issue raised.

 

Choose a topic and present it to your peers, then let the debate begin!

 
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ECO GROUP

HOLY CROSS

Who is this open to:

All U6 & L6 students

Subject Areas

Cross Curricular

When does is run:

One meeting per half term

Overview

If you're concerned about climate change and environmental issues, join like minded students in the college Eco Group. Holy Cross is aiming to gain Eco-College Status and we have an action plan to try to reach this aim. You could become an Eco Ambassador for one of your subjects, helping to increase the materials we are recycling as a college thereby reducing our individual and collective carbon footprints. We're also interested in attending webinars, online conferences, signing petitions and finding ways to raise our voices to let the wider community know how important eco matters are!

How do I sign up:

Please email Mrs Hyndman

rwo@holycross.ac.uk

 
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COMMITTEE

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE

Who is this open to:

All U6 & L6 students

Subject Areas

Cross Curricular

When does is run:

Various times

How do I sign up:

Please email Mrs Hyndman

rwo@holycross.ac.uk

Overview

The SRC is a group of students who have applied to be part of a small team to represent the student body in college. The purpose of the SRC is to: provide a voice for students promote the values of the college encourage students to participate in the community life of the college The aims of the SRC are to: continuously look at ways to further improve the student experience provide feedback, ideas and suggestions to college leaders encourage good communication between all members of the college community Although membership of the SRC is via an annual application process, all students have an opportunity to be involved by volunteering to be a Tutor Group Rep and attend 3 meetings per year to feedback ideas and views from the Tutor Groups and pass on news from the SRC to all students. Speak to your Tutor to find out how to be a Tutor Group Rep.

 
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GROUP

ENGLISH EXTENSION

All U6 & L6 students

Who is this open to:

Subject Areas

English / Media / Film /Drama

Friday 2.30 -3.15  (Teams)

When does is run:

How do I sign up:

Speak to your English Teacher or email

Mrs Rawsthorne ecr@holycross.ac.uk 

Overview

The English Extension Group is designed for anyone who loves English and may want to study it in some form at university or use it in a future career. We run workshops, run by English staff and in liaison with universities on topics that go beyond the syllabus, from the Modernists to Hip- Hop Shakespeare and creative writing to how to use language in a media career. We also run sessions looking at how to write a brilliant UCAS personal statement, what to choose for an EPQ and the myriad of careers open to English graduates. There is support for anyone applying for Oxbridge too. It is a fantastic, lively group and we welcome students who are keen to share their love of words in any form. The schedule of events is fluid and influenced by what the group are interested in. If you like this group, then why not also try 'Booked Up', the Holy Cross book club.

 
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HOLY CROSS BOOK CLUB

BOOKED UP

All U6 & L6 students

Who is this open to:

Subject Areas

Open to anyone who love readig and talking about books

Fridays 2.30 - 3.15 (Linked to English Extension group)

When does is run:

How do I sign up:

Speak to your English Teacher or email

Mrs Rawsthorne ecr@holycross.ac.uk 

Overview

If you love reading and talking about your ideas, then 'Booked Up' is perfect for you. Come and join this very friendly group for lively discussions. We release a short story or extract (plus questions to think about as you read) 2 weeks in advance to give you plenty of time to read it before the session. The group is led by different members of the English department and we share some of our favourite writers. We are very democratic and students can also introduce others to texts they love.

 

PLEASE NOTE, 'Booked Up' is open to any student who enjoys reading, whatever subjects you are studying. You can also join the group for specific texts only if you don't want to commit regularly.

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THE

FEMINIST SOCIETY

All U6 & L6 students

Who is this open to:

Subject Areas

Sociology, Criminology, Arts,  Film, Media, English

Last Wednesday of the month starting on 29th Sept 13.30, Sociology 4

When does is run:

Overview

The Feminist Society, welcomes members from all genders who believe in women’s equality. We hold regular, monthly meetings which provides a safe space to discuss our experience of the patriarchy, as well as discussing contemporary issues in relation to gender and sexism. We will be raising awareness, fundraising and debating issues in relation to this area. We aim to be as intersectional as possible, considering feminism in relation to race, social class and LGBTQ+ issues.

How do I sign up:

Complete the form below, for further information please email l

Katie Palfrey krp@holycross.ac.uk 

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CULTURAL STUDIES

FILM CLUB

All U6 & L6 students

Who is this open to:

Subject Areas

Sociology, Criminology, Arts,  Film, Media, English

Last Wednesday of every term starting on 21st Oct 12.00, Sociology 2

When does is run:

Overview

To watch films and analyse them from a social science perspective. Considering core themes such as social inequality, racism and ideology.

How do I sign up:

Complete the form below, for further information please email l

Mrs McCabe lmc@holycross.ac.uk