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 the day.

Other speakers will include postgraduate students, professionals working in the coastal zone and academics.

Representatives from a number of other agencies have also been invited to the event, including BHP Petroleum, English Nature, the National Trust, Sefton Council and Liverpool Hope.

Ann Worsley, senior lecturer in geography and board member of the Sefton Coast Partnership, said: “The mini-conference is encouraging people from a wide range of backgrounds, ages and interests to come together and discuss issues such as sea-level change and human impacts on the coast. It will raise the profile of coastal studies and hopefully engage many in debate about the future of our coastline.”