Success in widening participation

PERFORMANCE indicators just published place Edge Hill among the top 10 higher education institutions in the country for supporting the Government?s drive to attract students from under-represented groups into higher education. The statistics, published by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), judge each institution?s records against national averages and sector benchmarks. The benchmark […]

Web project wins award

A PROJECT to develop the use of the web in staff development at Edge Hill College of Higher Education has received a boost. Lindsey Martin, Learning Support Adviser/Learning Projects Co-ordinator at the Ormskirk institution, has won the Society of College, National and University Libraries (SCONUL) Staff Development Award for 2001. The award is for a […]

Sefton coastline under the spotlight

Environmental changes along the Sefton coastline will be put under the spotlight at a conference at Edge Hill College of Higher Education later this month. The event, on Friday 14 December, has been organised by Edge Hill’s geography department. Degree students who have been researching the Sefton coastline will be among those giving presentations on […]

Disabled actors sought for new project

Adult actors with disabilities from West Lancashire are being sought for roles in a specially-commissioned play to be staged at the Rose Theatre in Ormskirk next year. The project, known as Easter Rising, is being organised by Phil Christopher, senior lecturer in drama at Edge Hill College of Higher Education, Ormskirk, in partnership with the […]

A researcher from Edge Hill has uncovered the North West’s violent past

Dr John Archer’s investigations into violent crimes from 1850 to 1914 revealed: Official homicide figures grossly underestimated the actual amount of murder, manslaughter and infanticide open verdicts were often returned when adults had died is suspicious circumstances male on male violence was not always regarded as illegal if no weapons were used reported violence by […]

School pupils to attend history day at Edge

HillStudents from Notre Dame High School, Everton Valley, Liverpool, will be stepping back in time at a history event next week Around 20 pupils will spend next Tuesday, 11 December, at Edge Hill College of Higher Education, brushing up their history knowledge to assist in their A Level studies. They will be accompanied by Notre […]

First academic staff graduate from certificate in research degree supervision

The UK’s first university-accredited Postgraduate Certificate course directed specifically at supporting supervisors of postgraduate research students (the Postgraduate Certificate in Research Degree Supervision) has seen its first participants graduate this week. The course, offered by Edge Hill College of Higher Education and accredited by Lancaster University, allows staff at Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to explore […]

Student nurses return from Philippines work experience

TWO student nurses from Edge Hill College of Higher Education have returned from the work experience of a lifetime – in the Philippines. All final year nursing students have the opportunity to undertake a clinical placement of their own choice. Stephen Flanagan and John Culshaw chose to spend theirs alongside nursing students at the University […]

Edge Hill Chief Executive appointed chair of national organisation

New SCOP Chair calls for dynamic diversity in higher education DR John Cater, Chief Executive of Edge Hill, has been appointed chair of SCOP, the representative body for the colleges and institutes of higher education in England and Northern Ireland. Dr John Cater will outline a SCOP policy statement on dynamic diversity at the SCOP […]

The Wilson Centre Opens

THE newest building at Edge Hill College of Higher Education was officially opened on Friday (26 October) – and named in honour of former Chairman of the Edge Hill Board of Governors, Bob Wilson. The Wilson Centre, on Edge Hill’s Ormskirk campus, cost £4.3million and is a focus for the subject areas of health studies […]