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.
Wednesday, 15 March 2017
One of Chester’s most well-known voices will graduate in a subject exploring his vocal craft at a ceremony this week at Chester Cathedral.
The city’s Town Crier, David Mitchell, has been awarded an MRes (Master’s by Research) with a Distinction following his dissertation on ‘The Word on the Streets to Shakespeare and Pepys: The Town Crier and Bellman in Early Modern Britain’. Many congratulations!
You can find out more about the Chester Town Criers on their website
Tuesday, 7 March 2017
Chinese Languages: the past, the present and the future
Place: Binks CBK010, University of Chester, Parkgate Road, Chester, CH1 4BJ
About the Speaker: Dr Yichao Shi is a Confucius Teacher assigned to the University of Chester by the Confucius Institute headquarters in China and teaches Chinese Language and Culture classes to the community as well as writing, reading, grammar, listening and speaking on our undergraduate Chinese courses.
Wednesday, 1 March 2017
Spring is, hopefully, arriving at the University of Chester
|PC Jack Bostock and University of Chester Sustainability Officer Tamara Hunt|
Public Events in March
18:30 - 20:30
18:30 - 20:30
18:30 - 20:30
Public Lecture: Shakespeare: Post-Truth Tragedy - Lunchtime Lecture
12:00 - 13:00
Thursday, 16 February 2017
A gourmet lunch, open to the public at our iconic Queen's Park brasserie with beautiful views of the River Dee is available for Mothering Sunday. Booking is essential.
Tuesday, 7 February 2017
We can't believe it's February!
Welly WednesdaysOur Volunteer Co-ordinator runs Welly Wednesdays helping students get outdoors in the community and taking part in environmental projects. The most recent Welly Wednesday involved students helping to dig over ground with members of the Dig in the Quarter team who are preparing a wildflower meadow on Orchard Street in the Garden Quarter. If you have an outdoor environmental project that you think could benefit from a Welly Wednesday please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Clean UpOn 11th February Chester Students’ Union are holding a big Community Clean Up in the Garden Quarter. A skip was is on campus and students will transport rubbish for local residents unable to make it to the skip themselves.
To see the full programme of events, please visit: www.chester.ac.uk/at-chester/events
Work Based Learning
Tuesday, 31 January 2017
Tuesday, 24 January 2017
What do the UK's universities do for local communities?
At the University of Chester the Faculty of Health and Social Care is a major provider of health and social work programmes across Cheshire, Wirral and Warrington. It offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes for health and social work professionals.
Research is a central and growing part of the Faculty's activities, and they have significant achievements reflected in published work, research grants and postgraduate supervision.
Our Faculty of Education and Children's Services has a proud history of developing programmes to enable our students to become highly effective professional practitioners.
Founded as a college to train teachers in the 19th Century, we now provide programmes not only for the teaching profession but also for the wider children's workforce.
The Faculty has been keen to support the Every Child Matters agenda and we have audited all our programmes carefully to provide opportunities for all our students to work alongside other Children's Services professionals to help develop the kinds of integrated planning and multi-disciplinary working advocated by the Children Act 2004.
Riverside Museum of Health and Social Care
The Chester Military Museum
We also remember the important role of the women of the Regiments and the lives of those who were left behind when the men left home to fight.
Full details and visitor information can be found here
Wednesday, 18 January 2017
HEARTS AND FLOWERS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CHESTERWhisper sweet nothings to your loved one at the University of Chester's pop-up Valentines restaurant!
Open to the local community but please do book by emailing email@example.com or telephone 01244 513 011
Thursday, 5 January 2017
Happy New Year from the University of Chester!
Our new term begins on Monday 9th January and so we expect our students to be returning this weekend.
We would like to remind members of the local community that there is information on our Community Liaison on the University of Chester website which you can see here
Chester Town and Gown 5K
Fancy getting fit in the new year? You could do the NHS Couch to 5K and sign up for the first ever Chester Town and Gown 5K. See if you can beat the students and staff of the University. Full details and online registration at Chester Town and Gown 5K
Diversity Festival 2017Each year the Diversity Festival provides a focus through which the University actively promotes, challenges and develops an understanding of equality, diversity and multiculturalism. The theme of the 2017 Festival, which will take place from 27th February to 10th March 2017, is "Connect and Thrive"
The University is honoured this year to welcome
Paralympian and Commonwealth Games Medallist Jade Jones as our keynote speaker at our launch event on Monday 27th February. Full details can be found here
The University has now launched this year's programme and the events are open to the public. You can find full details along with how to book here
Public Events at the University of ChesterProfessorial Inaugural Lecture