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Monday, 29 February 2016

March 2016

We are looking forward to Easter after a busy term. 
Term Dates for your Diary
We break up for Easter on Friday 18th March and our students will be returning for the start of the Summer Term on 11th April.  We would like to wish our neighbours a happy Easter.

University and Community Liaison Committee
The University and Community Liaison Committee met in February. 
The Committee is made up of the following members:
Dean of Students                                                 Chief Financial Officer/Bursar
University Proctor                                                Director of Corporate Communications
Community Liaison Manager                              Residential Support Manager
Proctor’s Secretary                                               Students’ Union President
Students’ Union General Manager                    Representatives of Local Resident Associations
Councillors from the various Chester wards    Cheshire West and Chester Officers
Cheshire Constabulary Officers

The Committee agenda included input from a resident of Homedee House, a retirement apartment complex on Canal Street, and Garden Lane, an update from the Proctor’s Office and reports from both the Residential Support Manager and the Community Liaison Manager.
Student Community Engagement
In February the University of Chester held its first Contact the Elderly Tea Party.
Contact the Elderly is a national charity dedicated to tackling loneliness and social isolation amongst older people, through regular face-to-face contact.  You can read more about the charity here
We welcomed local guests for a tea party of cucumber sandwiches, scones, brownies and even trifle with lashings of tea and coffee.  The party was held at  our accommodation on the Fountains Roundabout, Sumner House.
Student volunteers chatted with the guests for two hours and the feedback from both party guests and volunteers was very positive.  We are looking forward to our next Contact the Elderly Tea Party.


Forthcoming Events
Diversity Festival Monday 29th February – 11th March 2016

 Each year the Diversity Festival provides a focus through which the University actively promotes, challenges and develops an understanding of equality, diversity and multiculturalism. The theme of the 2016 Festival is "Wellbeing and Belonging"  Members of the public are welcome to all the events and you can see the full programme, with details of how to book onto events here

Chester City Community Forum
On 10th March at 18:30 for a 19:00 start the Chester City Community Forum will be held at the Parkgate Road Campus.  The Forum will take place in our Westminster Building in Room CWE019.
Refreshments will be available and all are welcome. 
Full details of the Forum and the agenda will available on the Cheshire West and Chester site at

Chinese Activity Day

Saturday 5th March 2016  12:30 to 16:30

 Join us for an afternoon dedicated to Chinese language and culture, in a set of workshops to be run by Dr Yichao Shi, from the Confucius Headquarters, the Ministry of Education, China.   

Full details and booking at                                                                              


Women In Science - Anne-Marie Imafidon  
Wednesday 16th March
18:00 - 20:00
Thornton Science Park

Anne-Marie Imafidon is a woman on a mission campaigning to get more women into Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).
Full details and booking can be found on our web site at       Are you a fan of the Scottish play?

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