Launch of new vegan and veggie restaurant on campus

Vegan buddha bowl. Bowl with fresh raw vegetables - cabbage, carrot, zucchini, lettuce, watercress salad, tomatoes cherry and avocado, nuts and pomegranate on slate background

  Edge Hill University has launched its first vegan and vegetarian restaurant on campus. Following a student survey calling for more vegan and vegetarian options the University has opened Roots Kitchen. Using plenty of locally-sourced produce Roots Kitchen will offer a changing menu of special dishes such as cauliflower popcorn, beetroot and halloumi kebabs, vegetable […]

Microbiologists hoping to discover how bacteria in soil makes antibiotics

Edge Hill microbiologists are hoping to discover how bacteria in soil makes antibiotics, so they can be genetically modified to make more antibiotics in a laboratory setting. Dr Lorena Fernández-Martínez at Edge Hill University is beginning three-years of research* to uncover how harmless bacteria (Streptomyces) make many antibiotics in soil. Yet, when these bacteria are […]

Study shows app reduces anxiety in children going to hospital

    A study at Edge Hill University to help develop and evaluate an app for children going to hospital for a procedure has shown that its use reduces fear and anxiety in children and their parents. Thanks to funding from the UK’s Innovation Agency, Lucy Bray, Professor of Child Health Literacy carried out the […]

University partners hospital to see if fully immersive experiences can improve the training of those delivering lifesaving operations

Ground breaking research is underway at Edge Hill University’s Medical School to see if training medical professionals in a fully immersive, mixed reality environment can improve their ability to deliver lifesaving operations.

Law academic tells UK government how to tackle irregular migration in the Mediterranean

A Senior Lecturer in Law at Edge Hill University has recommended the UK government should tackle the root causes of migration, promptly provide legal ways into Europe and not push-back rescued or intercepted migrants to Libya for possible abuse and torture.

National launch of new art network created by Edge Hill academic

                Today (Thursday 5 September) will see the launch of new arts resilience network ‘art does not get you a job’ created by Edge Hill University’s Reader in Literature, Dr Mari Hughes-Edwards. The network, whose members include the internationally renowned balletLorent, The Royal Society of Literature, The Royal […]

Research reveals Universal Credit tenants fall into rent arrears putting them at risk of eviction

Over half of private landlords with Universal Credit tenants have experienced them going into rent arrears in the past 12 months, with landlords owed £2,187 on average. Most of these landlords (82%) said that the arrears began after their tenants started a new claim for or migrated onto Universal Credit. These are the findings of […]

Academic to host conference on Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy and asks if there’s a future for British poetry?

Edge Hill University’s Dr Mari Hughes-Edwards has received funding from the British Academy to hold a major conference on the legacy and impact of outgoing UK Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy.

Call out for items to add to University’s fascinating Archive

Amazingly intricate ‘Friendship Books’ shared by students before the dawn of social media are just some of the fascinating items housed in Edge Hill University’s Archive. Following the opening of the new Archive in the University’s Catalyst building, there is a call out for any items related to Edge Hill and it’s illustrious 134-year history. […]