Liverpool comic Alexei Sayle interview at Clapperboard event in FACT

Roger Shannon, Professor of Film and Television at Edge Hill University, recently chaired a session which saw Liverpool comic, Alexei Sayle, answer questions about his career for Liverpool charity, Clapperboard.

You can watch more about this by visiting Bay TV.

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Advertiser Sports Awards set to recognise sporting stars across West Lancs

Sporting individuals and clubs from across West Lancashire will be recognised at this year’s Advertiser Sports Awards tonight.

The glittering awards evening will be held at Edge Hill University to celebrate those who go the extra mile in our sporting community.

Read more here.

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John Turner to fit out Edge Hill media centre

Preston-based John Turner Construction has won a £5.5m contract to fit out the Creative Media Building at Edge Hill University.

The £16m Creative Edge building will provide a new home for the university’s media and computing departments.

Read more about this here.

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Parents ruining children’s lives by failing to teach them to sleep, Tanya Byron says

Parents are inadvertently ruining their children’s lives by not being strict enough about bedtimes, Chancellor of Edge Hill University and psychologist Tanya Byron has argued, as she examines the drastic effects of sleep deprivation in her new TV show, Bedtime Live.

You can read more of Tanya’s thoughts by visiting The Telegraph.

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Surreal Enigmas

Professor Roger Shannon, Professor of Film and Television at Edge Hill University, will introduce the film Surreal Enigmas at the BIAD School of Art on Saturday 23rd March.

Read more about the film here.

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How Channel 4 gave film-makers their big break

Roger Shannon, Professor of Film and Television at Edge Hill University, recently wrote an article on the impact Channel 4 has had in the world of television and how it gave film-makers their big break since it was launched 30 years ago.

Read more in The Birmingham Post.

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Poorest pupils ‘weaker at maths’

A report on 47,237 children with weak numeracy levels who took part in the Every Child Counts scheme, which is run by Edge Hill University, found that 73% went on to achieve average levels.

Read more about the scheme and how it helps children’s numeracy levels on BBC News.

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£31m media and sport complex investment unveiled as part of Edge Hill University masterplan

ECHO Education was given an exclusive glimpse of Edge Hill University’s £31m makeover plan as part of its continuing expansion.

Read all about the expansion, which include a £16 million Creative Edge building for media, film, animation, advertising and computing students and a £15 million project to bring new sports facilities to the campus here.

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Body beautiful?

Professor Andy Smith, Professor of Sport at Edge Hill, has recently taken part in a debate which included current and former Olympic gold medalists Jessica Ennis, Rebecca Adlington and Denise Lewis.

The debate, which looked into the issues female athletes face when trying to maintain a body needed to compete in professional sport, can be listened to on BBC Radio 5 Live.

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The youngest minds need the finest minds

“You need a certain drive to be a great teacher, balanced with strong organisation skills and a passion for what you do.” believes Matt Jones, a primary school teacher who graduated from Edge Hill three years ago.

Read more of his thoughts in The Independent.

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