This week in Comms: 23 November 2018

In the middle of this week Edge Hill hosted Radio Merseyside for two hours, taking staff and student voices to their 276,000 listeners. A wide variety of topics were discussed, beginning with the history of Edge Hill and the role women have played in the institution. Colleagues then spoke on topics including public health issues around obesity and vascular disease; art and theatre; gender and sexuality; teaching; emojis; politics and spiders and mosquitoes. You can listen again here.

Last week we promised ‘Scholarship winners, bees, anchorites, poetry in California and on Virgin trains, and student sport on our very own playing fields.’  Taking those in order:

We have started issuing stories about the many Scholarship Winners – here is one example:

Migraine diagnosis inspires Imogen to help others

Here come the bees:

Edge Hill Students’ Union allotment and bee keeping society wins national conservation award

Anchorites are medieval religious solitaries, subject of academic work by Mari Hughes-Edwards:

Academic’s work inspires new play

While we are celebrating the newest EHU Press book, Scenes from the Revolution (and planning ahead for the next intriguing publication), last year’s book continues to get attention with a US launch event in conjunction with UC Berkeley:

Edge Hill University Press Atlantic Drift launch in California

Closer to home one of our students won the chance to perform her poem for a Virgin video:

Student on the right track with winning poem

And in our very own ‘back pages’,  with the help of Edge Hill Sport we’re capturing what’s happening on the playing fields both home and away for local press:

EHU sports roundup

We profiled Ryan Moignard, an alumnus from our Sport & Physical Activity department whose career has taken him from Liverpool to Qatar.

We also covered another Sport  and PGCE alumnus:

Promoting inclusion – one smile at a time

And yet another Sport alumnus, Billy McNamara,  was in the press for his work introducing boxing into Wellacre, his former school.

Meanwhile Law alumnus Joseph Hill shared his expertise in a co-authored piece offering 10 tips for getting a training contract or pupillage

Robert Noonan, Senior Lecturer in Physical Education and Children’s Physical Activity, made his debit in the Conversation with his piece Child obesity is linked to deprivation, so why do poor parents still cop the blame?

And finally, Professor Geoff Beattie is quoted in an article in the magazine with the third largest circulation in the UK, the Radio Times: How to communicate like Louis Theroux.


Next week: Further Scholars, the Ideas Depot, Sport, Graduate careers fair and more.