Greenhead gears up for Mental and Physical Health week

Mental and Physical (M+P) Weeks

Bringing the College community together

M+P Weeks offer an opportunity for both staff and students to access activities, information sessions and resources to support mental health and well-being both in and out of the classroom. They highlight the importance placed on mental health and well-being by the College, offer an opportunity to explore the relationship between well-being and academic outcomes, and open a channel of communication between staff and students to allow a process of reflection.

See below the timetable of M+P Week student activities 7- 10 May.

Please note:

– Advance booking is essential on the following activities: Public Sexual Harassment bystander training (link sent out via teams) and Therapy Dog sessions with Billy (book via the Therapy Dog booking page on Moodle). All other sessions do not require booking, just turn up!⠀⠀
– Skate hire will not be available for the Skate Dance session. Students should bring their own skates

Julia runs London Marathon 2024

We’re extremely proud to share that Julia Musoke-Duggan, Head of Psychology, completed the London Marathon at the weekend – and did so in an incredible time of 3:59:48! 🏅👟

Julia’s sub-4 hours achievement places her well above the average female finish time, which is 4:48:45.

“It was such an amazing and uplifting experience, I’m still buzzing!”

A remarkable achievement and some fabulous photos too. Well done, Julia!

Royal opening of Greenhead College’s new Hirst Building

Photo credit: Matt Radcliffe Photography

Greenhead College’s latest building development has officially been opened by HRH The Duke of Gloucester KG GCVO.

The Hirst building, which has been fully funded by the Department for Education, and developed and constructed by Mace and Galliford Try, replaces the College’s 1960s Science block with vibrant, modern classrooms and laboratories for the teaching of A Levels in Biology, Chemistry, Medical Science, Government & Politics and Psychology. It also contains study and social space for all students. Its eco-friendly features include a bio roof and solar panels, which support the College’s drive for environmental sustainability.

Photo credit: Matt Radcliffe Photography

His Royal Highness toured the building, visiting students and staff as their lessons took place, before cutting the ribbon and unveiling the plaque alongside Professor Judy Hirst to mark it officially open.

Photo credit: Matt Radcliffe Photography

Simon Lett, Principal at Greenhead College said:

“We are honoured and grateful to His Royal Highness, the Duke of Gloucester, for inaugurating the new Hirst building. This new resource is named after Professor Judy Hirst, a former student of Greenhead College, whose support for science and especially championing women in STEM is truly valued. As one of the most successful Sixth Form Colleges in the country, these new classrooms and labs will enable Greenhead to go from strength-to-strength.”

Jack Broomhead, Senior Project Manager at Galliford Try, said:

“We are proud to have been part of creating this Net Zero carbon in operation facility for Greenhead College, demonstrating what can be achieved with a firm focus on sustainability.”

The Hirst building has been named after Professor Judy Hirst, who was also in attendance at the opening. Judy is a former Greenhead College student who has since gone on to be a pioneering woman in science and Fellow and Director of Studies in Chemistry at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. Commenting on having the building named after her, Judy said:

Photo credit: Matt Radcliffe Photography

“It’s a great honour to have the fantastic new science building at Greenhead College named after me.  Greenhead is where I started my journey as a scientist – it showed me I could succeed and sent me off into the world.  It’s also part of my identity.  My family have lived in Huddersfield for many generations (my grandmother attended Greenhead High School for Girls, as it was then) and the Hirst Building renews my sense of belonging and of being part of the Greenhead community.  But most of all, I am delighted to give my name to a building where so many talented young people will come to learn and study, and I look forward to seeing both Greenhead and its students continue to go from strength-to-strength.”