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Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Universities and local communities

What do the UK's universities do for local communities?

At the University of Chester  the Faculty of Health and Social Care is a major provider of health and social work programmes across Cheshire, Wirral and Warrington. It offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes for health and social work professionals.
Research is a central and growing part of the Faculty's activities, and they have significant achievements reflected in published work, research grants and postgraduate supervision.

Our  Faculty of Education and Children's Services has a proud history of developing programmes to enable our students to become highly effective professional practitioners.
Founded as a college to train teachers in the 19th Century, we now provide programmes not only for the teaching profession but also for the wider children's workforce.
The Faculty has been keen to support the Every Child Matters agenda and we have audited all our programmes carefully to provide opportunities for all our students to work alongside other Children's Services professionals to help develop the kinds of integrated planning and  multi-disciplinary working advocated by the Children Act 2004.

Riverside Museum of Health and Social Care

The Museum, based at the University’s Riverside Campus on Castle Drive, contains a permanent collection of curiosities from the world of medicine, nursing, midwifery and social work.
You can find full details, including opening times, here

The Chester Military Museum

In this museum we remember
  • The Cheshire Regiment
  • The Cheshire Yeomanry
  • The 3rd Carabiniers
  • The 5th Royal Iniskilling Dragoon Guards
  • Eaton Hall Officer Cadet School

  • We also remember the important role of the women of the Regiments and the lives of those who were left behind when the men left home to fight.

    Full details and visitor information can be found here


    The tradition of public service still lies at the heart of institution and this is illustrated by

    the fact that a highly impressive 29,551 hours of voluntary work was contributed by students

    and staff to the community in 2013–14.

    Students take part in community engagement activities with members of the local community.


    Wednesday, 18 January 2017

    Hearts and Clowns @ The University of Chester


    Performed and conceived by Lucho Guzman
    Directed by Felipe Ortiz
    Original Music by Aldo Zolev
    Wednesday, 25th January - 8pm
    University of Chester – Kingsway Campus –
    Tickets: £10 (£5 for students)
    Winner of 2015 Creation Grant from Colombian Ministry of Culture
    Featured in 2015 Iberoamerican International Theatre Festival

    A lone soldier takes refuge in an abandoned big-top. While the battle rages on outside, he opens the clown’s suitcase and finds himself being drawn into the world of the circus.
    Lucho Guzman brings us his considerable talent as a clown in this feast of absurd and macabre comedy, inspired by real experiences of conflict in Colombia.
    Ceniza is presented as part of Lucho’s week-long residency at Edge Hill and tour of Northwest venues, featuring performances, clown workshops and lecture presentations on the growing practice of social and humanitarian clown.


    Whisper sweet nothings to your loved one at the University of Chester's pop-up Valentines restaurant!

    Open to the local community but please do book by emailing or telephone 01244 513 011

    Thursday, 5 January 2017

    January 2017

    Happy New Year from the University of Chester!

    Our new term begins on Monday 9th January and so we expect our students to be returning this weekend. 

    We would like to remind members of the local community that there is information on our Community Liaison on the University of Chester website which you can see here

    Chester Town and Gown 5K

    Fancy getting fit in the new year?  You could do the NHS Couch to 5K and sign up for the first ever Chester Town and Gown 5K.  See if you can beat the students and staff of the University.  Full details and online registration at Chester Town and Gown 5K

    Diversity Festival 2017

    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 2017 Festival, which will take place from 27th February to 10th March 2017, is "Connect and Thrive"

    The University is honoured this year to welcome
    Paralympian and Commonwealth Games Medallist Jade Jones as our keynote speaker at our launch event on Monday 27th February.  Full details can be found here


    The University has now launched this year's programme and the events are open to the public.  You can find full details along with how to book here

    Public Events at the University of Chester

    Professorial Inaugural Lecture
    Mid-East by North-West: Locating Islamic Studies in the Academic Study of Religions
    Professor Oliver Scharbrodt, Department of Theology and Religious Studies

    Thursday, 19th January, 2017
    Beswick 017, Parkgate Road Campus            
    Full details here
    Chinese Language and Culture Evening - Thursday 19th January 2017 
    The University of Chester China Centre proudly presents a new series of Chinese Language and Culture Evenings every second Thursday of the month.  Full details here
    ‘Can you do development without faith?’ by Dr Nick Henwood
    Thursday, 19th January, 2017
    CBB116 Best Building, University of Chester, Parkgate Road, Chester
    Full details here