Portergate Property Management and its flagship building Riverside House are delighted to announce that their strong, rewarding relationship with Abbey College Manchester, which has been built up over the last year, is set to continue well into the future following an agreement of a 3-year partnership between the two institutions.
Abbey College Manchester is an independent sixth-form college in the heart of the city centre, offering A-levels, GCSEs and the International Foundation Programme, emphasising flexible programmes and personalised learning whilst maintaining a strong academic ethos. Since last year, Riverside House has housed Abbey College Manchester students across two floors, and this arrangement will continue following the agreement of this 3-year deal.
Portergate was delighted to join students from Abbey College Manchester, who celebrated a year of exceptional achievements, at their annual graduation and awards ceremony held at Manchester Town Hall last month.
Students were presented with their graduation certificates by the Carl Austin-Behan, the Lord Mayor of the City. A number of special awards were also presented including; records of achievement, academic awards for excellence, enrichment awards and contribution to the college community. Riverside resident Decio Gonacalves was awarded Boarder of the Year.
The students and guests which included the Lord Mayor, parents, guardians and the Abbey College Manchester staff enjoyed an array of musical talents as pianists, vocalists and guitarists performed a variety of traditional songs from around the world, including Hungarian and Iranian folk songs.
The Lord Mayor addressed guests, saying: “It is a pleasure to share this event with everyone at Abbey College Manchester which is a facility with a great history. It is a truly great college with a rich diversity of international and local students.”
Principal Liz Elam added: “It is fantastic to see so many parents and student supporters here. This is the last occasion where we can all come together as a college community and celebrate the class of 2017. It confirms our college motto of “Achieving Success Together.”