Monday, 12 December 2016
We were delighted to hold a community engagement event on Friday 9th December at local retirement apartments. Our Ultimate Frisbee team came along to chat with residents and entertained them with music. This was a lovely event and both residents and students had a great evening.
This week the Chester Business School will be holding their Carols at Queen's Park Campus. This is on 15th December at 4pm and all are welcome.
Our Community Liaison Team would like to wish all the local community a happy holiday season.
Friday, 9 December 2016
We are repeating it this year - come along and join the festive fun!
Wednesday, 23 November 2016
Thursday, 17 November 2016
Tuesday, 15 November 2016
Sign language choir Reach for the Stars are giving a unique University-hosted performance this month!
Anne Hesketh, Dee-Sign Director, assisted by Sallie Fletcher and Lorraine Fletcher, Assistant Directors, said: “Dee-Sign Choir is delighted to be invited to be part of this unique opportunity, and hopes it will lead to more joint projects with the University of Chester in the future. The Choir members have enjoyed working with Dr Damjanovic, choosing suitable songs relating to the human emotions of hope and fear. It has given them a better insight into how their performances, and the song lyrics and metaphors contained within them, translate into British Sign Language.”
The event falls
during National Learn to FingerSpell Week (November 20-26,) which aims to
encourage as many people as possible to learn the British Sign Language
The performance begins at 7.30pm. Tickets are free but must be booked in advance at:
Tuesday, 8 November 2016
The University of Chester is holding two more of it's hugely popular pop-up restaurant events.
Open to all, just book early to avoid disappointment :-)
Monday, 7 November 2016
Congratulations to all our students who graduated last week!
'Town and gown' is defined as:
'in a University town, the relations between “town and gown” are those between the residents of the town and the students, who in the past wore academic gowns.'
November Public EventsThe Dead Sea Copper Scroll: From Ancient Treasure to Modern Fixation
19:30 - 22:00
09:00 - 16:30
The University’s involvement has been led by Dr Libby Damjanovic, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology, whose expertise includes face recognition and emotion perception.
On Monday November 21, at the Chester Deaf Centre, Dee-Sign Choir, a local charity that helps to raise deaf awareness, will perform a series of songs chosen alongside Dr Damjanovic, to convey how complex emotional themes can be unlocked through the power of music, gesture, metaphor and facial movement. The songs will be accompanied by British Sign Language.
Dr Damjanovic said: “We often speak in metaphors, but how well can the human mind pick up on non-verbal cues of our deepest hopes and fears? For example, are things ‘looking up’ or are you still ‘feeling down’? The repertoire we have chosen will explore these emotions and I’m sure it will be an entertaining, and educational, evening for all.”
The performance begins at 7.30pm. Tickets are free but must be booked in advance here
Cheshire Prize for Literature Awards Evening
Further details are available on our website here
Wednesday, 2 November 2016
Friday, 28 October 2016
Our graduation ceremonies take place at Chester Cathedral next week from Tuesday 1st - Friday 4th November 2016.
Congratulations to all our graduands who will be graduating next week!
It's quite a spectacle to see the students outside the Cathedral so please do come along to see them with their families and friends if you are out and about in Chester.
Thursday, 27 October 2016
From 1916 until 1919, Craiglockhart Hydropathic in Edinburgh was used as a War Hospital following the large increase in shell-shocked officers after the Battle of the Somme in 1916. This presentation, which is a work in progress, will consider the men who were patients at Craiglockhart and the nurses who cared for them.
Tuesday, 25 October 2016
We'd like to invite the Chester community to take part in this new and exciting event in March. A great opportunity to get to know the staff and students of the University of Chester who are taking part!
Full details and how to register online can be found on our website here
Friday, 14 October 2016
Now you can see our Chester Student Community Guide here
This publication is mainly targeted at students moving into private sector accommodation outside of the University.
A new innovation for the academic year 2016/17 was a postcard with tips for living in the community for our new students. This was sent out to all our new Chester based undergraduates before they arrived.
Also, on move in day of Induction (or Freshers' Week) our residential students were given a Welcome to the City of Chester talk. Over 1,000 new students attended and were given talks by the Co-Chair of the Garden Quarter Residents' and Traders' Association, Matt Baker, the police and the Chester Students' Union.
Dr Simon Grennan: January 1871
Eduard Louis and Geoffroy de Lagasnerie: New Engagements in French Literature and Politics
Dr Graham Atkin: Staging ShakespeareChester Town Hall
This is a free event and can be booked here
Monday, 10 October 2016
In June of this year the Garden Quarter of Chester kindly allowed the University of Chester to take part in their Street Party. Staff and students of the University ran an art stall for local children to make birthday cards for HM the Queen's 90th birthday.
These were then sent off to Buckingham Palace and this month we received this lovely response from the Queen.
Friday, 23 September 2016
Wednesday, 3 August 2016
anita.Williams@chester.ac.uk or telephone 01244 513 011.
Monday, 18 July 2016
About Walking Netball from England Netball
Walking Netball has evolved from a growing demand for walking sports. Often, one of netball’s strengths is that people never forget playing the sport and the memories as well as the love for the game never leave.
Parkgate Road Campus
Wednesday, 13 July 2016
University and Community Liaison Committee July 2016
Earlier this month we held our last University and Community Liaison Committee of the 2015/2016 academic year.
Inspector Paul Loughlin gave a presentation to the Committee explaining the Chester Public Space Protection Order and it's implications and plans were shared for policing to ensure student safety during the next Freshers' Week.
I updated the Committee on community engagement plans that are in the pipeline and educational materials and talks about living in the Chester community that are planned for our new undergraduate intake in September.
This includes this postcard to be sent out to new students before they arrive.
|"I have found the delivery and method of teaching the Arabic Language to the students at the Chester University far and above expectations. The quality of instruction and degree of capability beyond compare. A course and class worthy of profound recommendation."|
Arabic Year 1 Student
"We all help each other. I love it."
“It’s a friendly atmosphere.”
“Lovely bunch of people.”
“It’s not embarrassing when you don’t get it at first. Marie is really patient as is the rest of the class.”
“We have bonded as a group and we socialise.”
“Mandarin has already been useful in my job talking to people, even though I’m not fluent.”
Chinese Mandarin Year 1 Students
"The French Language Course Parts 1 & 2 Beginners I took was brilliant. It was well paced, stretching and rewarding enough to make progress and there was an excellent balance of written, reading and spoken work. The tuition was both friendly and professional and I would highly recommend to anyone at any stage of language learning. C'est fantastique!"French Year 1 Student
"The language class is a relaxed and fun way of improving your language skills, while also meeting a whole new bunch of people. No chance of worrying about life's stresses, when you are engaging your brain in this way!"
French Year 2 Student
|University friends and colleagues rally round for Rose|
Staff at the University of Chester have been showing their support for their colleague, Jo Winchcombe, helping to raise much needed funds for Jo’s five-year-old daughter Rose.
Having previously been developing normally, until the age of 15 months old, Rose was suddenly unable to talk, laugh, cry or move, and simultaneously developed epilepsy. Despite having undergone genetic testing, it is still not clear what caused Rose to be poorly, but her neurologist believes Rose may have an, as yet, undiagnosed genetic condition.
Rose’s symptoms began to improve dramatically after Jo found out about the specialist Family Hope Center based in Pennsylvania, which works with families to create individual developmental programmes for children with special needs.
Jo works at the University of Chester as a Library and Information Services (LIS) Resources Assistant, where she says colleagues across the institution have showed tremendous support to help her in her fundraising efforts for her daughter.
It was actually a former LIS colleague, Lizzy Roberts, who set up the fund for Rose in the first place. She was leaving to go to a new job and, instead of a collection, she decided that she would like to set up the fund.
The most recent to offer to go the extra mile is Ben Hultum, who also works in LIS at the University. Ben is taking part in the Brompton Bike World Championship in London on Saturday, July 30, and is racing the eight mile circuit for Rose. (Brompton bikes are handmade folding bikes – more information can be found here: www.brompton.com).
If you would like to sponsor Ben Hultum please visit: https://www.gofundme.com/dfhzug or use the
Wednesday, 22 June 2016
Staff and students from the University of Chester recently enjoyed taking part in the Garden Quarter's Street Party to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen's 90th birthday.
With the support of Cllr Bob Rudd we provided a Make a Birthday Card for the Queen art stall for local children.
The jumbo tubs of glitter proved very popular and we turned University staff and students very sparkly.
People were invited to include their card in a letter to Her Majesty or they could send it themselves to the address provided.
The University is very grateful to the Garden Quarter Residents' and Traders' Association for allowing us to take part in the party!
Wednesday, 1 June 2016
Public Events in June