A Warm Welcome
From our Principal
Emma Soper, Principal
For me, post 16 has always been the most exciting part of education. It’s the time when students figure out who they are and what they want to be. At Connell, we recognise it’s a privilege to be part of that journey. Supporting students through this crucial stage of their education is what we do best. We deliver excellent qualifications and a rich student experience. This ensures that when students leave us they stand out from the crowd. Whether you want to study medicine, be a lawyer, start your own business or work in grassroots community sport, we have the courses to help you achieve your goals.
One of our vibrant and resilient students is currently undergoing treatment for cancer at The Christie. In a united effort to stand by her side, we’re organising a fundraising event - the Connell Channel Challenge - to raise money for the hospital treating her. On Thursday 15 Febru...
We’ve joined BrainWaves, a large UK-wide research study aiming to transform the quality of mental health interventions and wellbeing support for students in schools. It’s being led by mental health researchers at the University of Oxford. Find out more about BrainWaves.
On Monday 2 October, a delegation of Connell students attended the GMCA Green Summit at the Lowry in Salford Quays. The group comprised the Sygnature Enrichment cohort, a group of geography and business studies students who have volunteered to take part in a programme to learn more about real-world...
I would recommend Connell as it’s a diverse college with so many different cultures. The fact that it’s not huge means students make friends easier. Teachers give attention to each student to make sure they’re on track.
Staff promote the importance of diversity very successfully and students demonstrate mutual respect and tolerance towards each other and to their teachers
Great college with amazing students and people in it. The teachers are amazing, friendly and always there to help! Overall, it was an amazing experience studying at Connell.
Great staff, impeccable support from teachers and an inclusive environment. I have received support every step of the way while at Connell, which is what anyone would wish for.
Students develop good personal, social and employability skills through regular tutorial sessions
I was helped quite a lot over the past two years at Connell. I have matured and enjoyed different things whilst being here. My experience has helped me mentally. The support networks, advice and different coping mechanisms that I was taught, have helped me overcome a lot of mental instabilities that I was suffering. I was helped to get the right support both within and outside of college.