Edge Hill News Roundup!

There’s a lot going on at Edge Hill, every day, every week, every month. So it’s no surprise when news surrounding the university can sometimes slip under the radar.
That’s why today I’ve been looking through the news post on the Edge Hill website to find some events or news that you might have missed over the past month to highlight what’s been happening at Edge Hill, while discussing the news further. Enjoy!  

In most recent news, the university has released the names of recipients for an honorary degree this year, with seven individuals listed.
For those of you who may not know, Edge Hill University gives honorary degrees to people that they feel have made their own contributions to society that reflect the University’s values, teaching and research.


“We at Edge Hill University are very much looking forward to July’s graduation ceremonies, where we not only celebrate the achievements of thousands of our students but will also honour these seven inspirational leaders from a range of areas spanning music, television, comedy, sport, science and social policy.” – Dr John Cater, Vice-Chancellor of Edge Hill University

The seven recipients for the honorary degree are:

  • Marc Almond Singer-songwriter and musician
  • Professor Peter Beresford OBE – leading figure in the arena of citizen participation and involvement
  • Chris Chibnall – Television dramatists (showrunner/writer and co-producer)
  • Ray French MBE – Rugby player/ coach/ TV and radio commentator/ author and columnist.
  • Francesca Halsall – Former Olympic Swimmer/ businesswoman.
  • Dr Dame Sue Ion – British Nuclear Fuel Limited’s UK Research and Development portfolio, and more
  • Alexei Sayle –  comedian, actor, author, radio and television broadcaster, columnist and recording artist

Honorary doctorates will be besotted upon these individuals during Edge Hill University’s graduation ceremonies at the Ormskirk campus between Monday 17th and Friday 21st July 2017. For further information on this story, follow this link.

In other news, Edge Hill is launching a new emergency services programme!
The programme is designed for senior managers from the emergency blue light services such as the ambulance, fire and rescue and police services.

This programme is the first of its kind, which is both exciting for the university, the future applicants and of course the professors in charge of this program who have the interesting task of structuring and maintaining the course’s standards.
The programme will be led by Paresh Wankhade, Professor of Leadership and Management at Edge Hill, and an expert in the field of Emergency Services Management.

This new professional doctorate research programme for Emergency Services Managers and Leaders will start from September 2017. For further information, click here.

In more news, my media lecturer Carl Hunter directed a new film, which was written by Liverpool’s Frank Cottrell-Boyce, produced by Hurricane Films, and was shown as the finale of the city’s ‘Sgt Pepper at 50’ celebrations!
So congratulations all around for everyone involved!

The film which was titled ‘ A Day in the Life (24 Zero Hours)’, after the Beatles song of the same name, enjoyed its world premiere screened to a sold out audience at Woolton Picture House.

The film plays heavily with the concept of time, comparing the two free hours of Ellie’s day after her caring duties with that of Arthur who counts time only by the tide-schedule. As pointed out in the original article. (Link here)
The soundtrack of the film also features actual sound clips from Venus and Mars supplied by NASA, which is amazing!

After a private screening, Apple records executive, Jonathan Clyde and George Harrison’s wife Olivia praised the film.  Apple endorsed the film on the official Beatles Twitter account where it received over 6000 views in a few hours. The film will also be featured on the official Beatles website. Which is both amazing news for Carl and another triumph for Edge Hill!

Finally, in other news, Edge Hill took gold, by receiving the Gold award!
This award has been given to less than one-third of Universities nationally and only three Universities in the North West, indicating that the teaching at Edge Hill is of ‘the highest quality found in the UK.’ So Well done Edge Hill!

Thanks for reading this post, I hope it has given you some sort of an insight of what has been happening in the past month and a bit on campus. Feel free to check out the Edge Hill news page as that’s the best place to allow you to keep up to date with what the university is getting up to. I hope you have an amazing week.
Until next time!

Film/Show of the day: Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva (2009)

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