While other girls her age were going out on a Saturday night, Adele McGrath was enjoying karaoke, line dancing and quizzes with the ladies in her local care home.
Michael Lowe has been kicking a ball around since he could walk. He now combines his passion for football with a desire to help others change their lives through sport, and his dedication to volunteering has earned him a prestigious Edge Hill University Excellence Scholarship.
Not many people can put student nurse and Thai boxing champion on their CV, but for Jade Sandlan training for a caring, nurturing profession is the perfect counterpart to her success in the martial art of Muay Thai. Now the former Great Britain no.1 has plans to regain her Thai boxing crown with the help of an Edge Hill University Sports Scholarship.
James Rooney picked up his first golf club aged two. At nine, he scored his first hole-in-one, and he had achieved a handicap of five or less while still at school. He now represents the Lancashire Men’s 1st team, travelling extensively to compete across the UK and internationally, and his dedication to golf has been recognised with a Sports Scholarship from Edge Hill University.
One day Jessica Johnson went to pick up the phone and found she couldn’t speak. She was a student, working a part-time job in a café while she studied for her degree at Edge Hill University, and regularly took orders over the phone.
Peter Hooton, founder of Liverpool band The Farm, was today made an Honorary Doctor of Philosophy at Edge Hill University.
Anna Stolarski, who graduated this week from Edge Hill with a PGCE in Further Education and Training, has also been awarded a prestigious Chancellor’s Scholarship by the University.
Two of Edge Hill’s longest-serving support staff members were given awards at a graduation ceremony this week, voted for by students at the University.
A history student who graduated with a first class degree today has also been recognised in a national competition for his outstanding dissertation.
Lancashire stage, film and TV actor and singer Jane Horrocks was today made an Honorary Doctor of Arts at Edge Hill University.