DINOSAURS’ WATERING HOLE FOUND

EVIDENCE of a watering hole for dinosaurs has been uncovered during excavations for a new lake at Edge Hill College of Higher Education’s campus in Ormskirk, Lancashire. Dr John Hindley, co-ordinator of a multi-million pound redevelopment of part of the site, noticed ancient mud deposits while diggers were creating the new water feature. Scientists Steve […]

NEW RESOURCE FOR STUDENTS

STUDENTS at Edge Hill College of Higher Education now have access to a new electronic learning resource. The institution’s Information and Media Services department has purchased a collection of electronic books, which can be accessed by registered users via the Internet. The collection is currently predominantly aimed at health and education students, but there are […]

MAJOR WIDENING PARTICIPATION EVENT

Education leaders were meeting today (6 December 2002) to move forward a major widening participation strategy for the North West. The region is set to be the biggest beneficiary of the new Partnerships for Progression (P4P) programme, jointly funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England and the Learning and Skills Council. A minimum […]

GOOD OFSTED RATING FOR COURSE

A TEACHER education course at Edge Hill College of Higher Education has been rated “good” by government inspectors. The secondary Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in History was awarded grade 2 ratings – classed as “good, with no significant weaknesses” – in all five standards-related cells inspected by Ofsted. The inspection report said the course […]

FOCUS ON COASTAL ZONE

THE Sefton coastal zone will be put under the spotlight at an event on Monday, 9 December. The geography department at Edge Hill College of Higher Education has organised a conference, The Interactive Coastal Zone, which will bring together degree students, academics and those working in the area of coastal geography. The event will be […]

PUBLIC LECTURE: CCTV SURVEILLANCE

CCTV surveillance will be the focus of a public lecture at Edge Hill College of Higher Education on Tuesday, 10 December. Dr Roy Coleman of the School of Social Science at Liverpool John Moores University will present the lecture, entitled CCTV Surveillance, Social Order and the Neo-Liberal State. The event is part of the Truth […]

ACCLAIMED AUTHOR VISITS EDGE HILL

ACCLAIMED author Bernard MacLaverty shared the secrets of his success at a workshop and reading at Edge Hill College of Higher Education, Ormskirk. Bernard MacLaverty was Writing at Edge Hill’s guest tutor for the second in their series of workshops and readings, Writers & Readers. An acknowledged master of the short story form, MacLaverty has […]

SCHOOL PUPILS ENJOY NEWSDAY AT EDGE HILL

PUPILS from Whalley Range High School, Manchester, got a taste of newspaper life at an event in Lancashire. The students took part in a “newsday” at Edge Hill College of Higher Education in Ormskirk, designed to prepare them for the launch of their own school newspaper. Led by Peter Butterfield, former Editorial Director of the […]

STUDENT HOPES FOR TV PRIZE

JOURNALISM student Zoe Graham is hoping to win her first job in television after getting through to the final of a competition on Channel Four’s Richard and Judy show. The late afternoon programme has been running a series of regional competitions called “On the Spot” to find reporters for the show. Zoe, 20, is among […]

NEW SEASON AT THE ROSE THEATRE

THE new season at the Rose Theatre, Edge Hill, Ormskirk, gets underway this month with a programme that includes drama, dance, poetry, puppetry, comedy and music. June Gibbons, Rose Theatre Administrator, said: “It’s certainly going to be a busy season, with more performances than usual packed into a few short months. “We have got many […]