Muamba…

I’m sure, football fan or not most of you have heard about Fabrice Muamba’s cardiac arrest during a premier league football game a week or two ago.

This week, a local group of nurses have been in the Hub showing students how to use the equipment / techniques that saved his life. It has been wonderful to see the unity and the effect this has had on many students. After all, if this happened to you and someone around you could save your life – You would feel very fortunate.

Also, they were taking small donations for a charity which raises money to hopefully raise even more awareness about the issue. Perhaps this will have had a profound effect on Many Edge Hill students as their are a huge amount of Sports students. Cardiac arrests can happen to anyone at any age, but during strenuous activity is more likely.

To see so many people taking such an interest has been touching.

Thanks for reading, it was short this week – but always good for potential students to hear the kind of thing that goes on here from day to day! As always, PLEASE get in touch with questions because I am here to help. Have a good day 🙂

In Beijing!

Sat here in the center of Beijing, in a beautiful youth hostel after a long day sightseeing. I have seen things today which will affect my History studies and my outlook on life for the rest of my life! On a study exchange programme, it’s brilliant!  We have seen Tienanmen Square, been on the bustling metro, seen a lot of  Chairman Mao propaganda. it’s unbelievable, and busy, and huge!

These experiences are just one step away from you all, Edge Hill have THE number 1 careers service in the UK, so they are well adept at getting us these kinds of opportunities!

I must shoot now, as I have an early coach to the Great Wall of China tomorrow!

Thanks as always for reading

Being presentable…..

Presentation week for First year History Students. This is something you can all expect to be doing throughout your three years at Edge Hill. In this case we were asked to select a Historical figure from the 20th Century, & working in pairs to create a 15 minute presentation discussing their importance & impact on the world. This equates to 20 percent of the module grade & certainly breaks things up rather than doing only exams & essays as you would have probably done at college.

I chose to discuss Heinrich Himmler, the head of the SS as I’m sure many of you will know. I discussed his massive increase in power up until the early 40’s and debated whether he indeed became THE most powerful Nazi. Others chose to speak about Thatcher, Hitler, Churchill, Stalin, Bob Marley, Lennon, Castro – I myself learnt many things from watching the other presentations.

Although we were all a bit nervous to start with, it goes quite quickly & apparently by year 3 we will all be experts with no confidence issues so I am sure it will be the same for you!

Thanks for reading, as always get in touch with any questions  🙂