Tuesday, 20 June 2017
The debate will take place on Friday 23rd June 2017, 5:30pm-7:30pm in CRV119 at Riverside Campus and will be an opportunity for you to listen to or participate in discussion on education policy, funding, current issues with education in England.
If you would like to attend please email Jo Cowan email@example.com Details of how to find Riverside Campus can be found here
Wednesday, 14 June 2017
The work of University of Chester Photography students is being showcased in an intergenerational exhibition at Storyhouse in Chester.
The exhibition, called ‘Keys to My Memory’, captures intimate dialogues between strangers of different generations. It features images of older people, alongside everyday objects with particular significance to their lives, and was produced for the Big Lottery funded project, Brightlife*.
In association with Storyhouse, Brightlife has organise...d a full day of taster activities for the over-50s between 10am and 6pm on Saturday, June 17. During the day, the students’ exhibition will feature in the Storyhouse lobby.
Full details of all the events can be found at: www.brightlifecheshire.org.uk
"This has been a great way for the students to engage with the wider community in Chester and to use their creative skills in the real world.”
Please pop along and have a look!
Tuesday, 6 June 2017
CH1ChesterBID, in partnership with the University of Chester, is set to host an evening of glamour as The Grosvenor Hotel is transformed into a runway.
|Students with their collections|
The city’s Business Improvement District (BID) has teamed up with the University of Chester as well as a selection of high street and boutique retailers to host an exclusive ticket-only catwalk event, which takes place on Wednesday, June 14.
The style spectacular will feature fashion design graduates from the University who will showcase their glamorous collections on a specially created runway in the Grosvenor Hotel’s prestigious Westminster Suite. Professional models will also showcase a range of seasonal garments and inspirational style trends that are available in the city centre.
“We really want to showcase what’s on offer for fashion and beauty lovers in Chester city centre,” said Julie Charlton, Marketing Manager at CH1ChesterBID.
“We have such a huge range of boutique and high street brands and our Style in the City campaign will really put them into the spotlight. I look forward to seeing our models strut their stuff and show off the latest fashion favourites available in Chester.
“My current collection, which was developed during my third year for Autumn/Winter 2017, is functionally led with strong sports luxe elements and a military concept which translates to include knitted pieces.”
Monday, 5 June 2017
Could your organisation benefit from a five week unpaid placement? Would you like to get involved with a scheme that helps nurture the next generation of employees? More details for organisations are available here
In Community Liaison our thoughts are already turning to plans for the next academic year.
We are reviewing our publications for our students on living in the Chester community and our Chester Student Community Guide has been updated and the latest version can be seen on our website. This link will take you straight to it Chester Student Community Guide
We are currently updating our I love Chester postcard which is sent out to all new Chester based students after 'A' Level results day. The postcard details the very positive views our students have of the City of Chester and some tips on how to help keep Chester special.
Our Community Liaison Manager, Louise Collins, is taking part in the Garden Quarter Residents' and Traders' Association Events Committee. The Committee are busy planning events for the summer and a number of welcome events in October aimed at introducing student residents to the community.
Public Events in June
Chester Research Unit for the Psychology of Health: Public Lecture
Join Speaker, Dr Lee Hulbert-Williams of the University of Chester, for a lecture entitled 'The stressed ape: Why human beings are so prone to stress, and what to do about it'.
Date: 8 Jun 2017
Time: 18:00 - 19:00
CBB115, Best Building, University of Chester, Parkgate Road, Chester, CH1 4B
The basic stress response evolved many millions of years ago. The way humans get stressed is therefore similar, in many respects, to the ways cats, mice, and fleas get stressed. Since the evolution of the basic stress response, however, humans have evolved complex new ways of learning. These uniquely human abilities allow us to do mathematics and understand Shakespeare, but they also make it more likely that we will experience chronic stress. We human beings are inclined to get raised blood pressure and even perhaps stomach ulcers, just thinking about how we might pay the gas bill. Cats tend not to do this. Nor do the chimpanzees — our closest non-human relatives.
In this lecture, we will discuss the initial development of a new framework for understanding the human experience of stress, based on Contextual Behavioural Science. First, we will examine those features of the stress response that are common across the apes (including humans), then we will see how this response might be altered and co-opted through learning processes unique to human beings. Finally, we will ask what we can do to reduce stress. We will examine a range of techniques, both simple and more involved, which have been shown to reduce stress levels in human beings.
Tickets for the lecture are free but booking is necessary. You can book online here
Friday, 28 April 2017
Also coming up on 24th May is one of our Bake Off Days where our artisanal baker will be selling homemade bread and cakes on the Parkgate Road Campus. Members of the public are welcome to come along!
A memorial plaque in the University Chapel reflects the names of 77 former staff or students who lost their lives in World War One. As part of the commemorative events to mark this centenary we will be making individual poppies to remember each alumnus.
The University would like to invite members of the local community to take part in the poppy making. If you would like to get involved the contacts are given in the picture below.
With shades of Abigail's Party we are heading back in time for our next pop-up restaurant with 80's themed specialties including prawn cocktail, scampi and chips and baked alaska. We are sure they'll be given a modern twist! Members of the public are welcome.
To make a reservation please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01244 513011.
Tuesday, 11 April 2017
|University of Chester Chapel|
Our term ended on Friday 7th April and our students will return for the summer term on 1st May.
Coming up in the summer term we have the following public events:
Curating Spaces of Hope – Chester Cathedral
May is The University of Chester's Month of Wellbeing and many events are open to the public.
For more information email email@example.com
Student Community Engagement
Wednesday, 22 March 2017
They're a big success with staff and students so please do pop along between 10am - 2pm and try them for yourself.