New £4.3 million building to be officially opened.

A NEW £4.3 million building at Edge Hill College of Higher Education will be officially opened on Friday, 26 October. The Right Hon. the Earl of Derby will open the Sports Sciences and Health Building on the institution’s Ormskirk campus. The new building is a focal point for two of the most popular disciplines at […]

Major Step in Mainstreaming Technology

THE Centre for Local Policy Studies at Edge Hill has produced a standard that will allow local authorities across the country to measure the effectiveness of their equality strategies. That is the aim of the new Equality Standard for local government, which has just been launched at a high-profile event at Westminster Central Hall. It […]

New book by Lecturer

A NEW book by an Edge Hill academic explores a period of momentous change in rural England. The Lincolnshire Wolds in the Nineteenth Century, by Dr Charles Rawding, examines how a farming backwater became one of the leading agricultural regions of the country. It traces the development of the landscape and the life of the […]

Open Lecture at Edge Hill

CAMPAIGNER and author Dr Mick North is to give a public lecture at Edge Hill College of Higher Education, Ormskirk, on 18 October. Dr North, whose daughter died in the 1996 Dunblane tragedy, will present “Dunblane and after: the compromise of truth”, a severe indictment of the police and crisis response based on his and […]

Work by lecturer takes centre stage at poetry festival

A PIECE by Edge Hill lecturer Phil Christopher will be a highlight of this year’s Manchester Poetry Festival. Phil, senior lecturer in drama at the Ormskirk institution, was awarded the festival’s prestigious Manchester Airport Commission for “Taking Poetry to the Theatre”. His work, Texts4, is based on four poems. It will be staged at the […]

New single honours drama degree now available

STUDENTS who want to specialise in drama can now do so at Edge Hill College of Higher Education. The Ormskirk institution has launched a single honours degree programme in drama for the first time – and as it is new, places are still available for students wishing to start this month (September). Previously drama could […]

Trainee nurses travel to Asia for clinical placement

TWO trainee nurses from Edge Hill are travelling to the Philippines to learn about the health care system there. Stephen Flanagan, 24, and John Culshaw, 31, are in their final year of nurse training at Edge Hill’s School of Health Studies. All third year students have the opportunity to choose a clinical placement of particular […]

Part-time open evening: 3 September

ANYONE considering studying for a degree part-time can find out more about their options at an event at Edge Hill College of Higher Education. An open evening is being held at the Ormskirk institution on Monday, 3 September, from 5pm to 7.30pm. Tutors will be available to explain the part-time courses on offer at Edge […]

Still looking for a degree place? Don’t panic!

STUDENTS who have still not secured a place on a degree course should not panic, according to the chief executive of Edge Hill College of Higher Education. Dr John Cater said that the clearing process, usually concentrated in the two days after the A level results have been published, will last far longer this year. […]

Edge Hill’s primary maths teacher training praised.

PRIMARY maths teacher training at Edge Hill has been praised by government inspectors. The quality of primary initial teacher training in mathematics was given a top rating of Grade 1 – “very good” – following an inspection by the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted). The inspection report said the course structure had “some outstanding […]