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Peter Gaunt
Posted by Prof Peter Gaunt , Professor of History
December 13, 2018

An Expert Explains… The Myth that Cromwell Abolished Christmas

It is a common myth that Cromwell abolished Christmas, but it is based on a misunderstanding. It was the devoutly religious and parliamentarian party, working through the elected parliament, which during the 1640s clamped down on the celebration of Christmas and other saints' days.

Reindeer
Posted by Dr Lindsay Murray , Senior Lecturer
December 12, 2018

An Expert Explains … Rudolph the Vulnerable Reindeer

Christmas tradition depicts Santa Claus flying through the night sky on Christmas Eve in his parcel-laden sleigh pulled by a herd of reindeer.  Now, neither humans nor reindeer – nor indeed sleighs

Christmas lights
Sarah
Posted by Sarah Markillie , HE Adviser
December 10, 2018

Christmas in Chester 2018

Christmas in Chester is always a magical time. The nights start drawing in and it’s time for our students to hand in their assignments and celebrate with their friends and family.

Christmas tree
Posted by Dr Paul Flanagan , Senior Lecturer in English Language
December 5, 2018

An Expert Explains ... The Origins of Christmas Words

The word Christmas came into English shortly after the Norman conquest, and grew out of the festival then referred to as ‘Christ’s mass’: the Christian tradition of taking holy communion/

Hoole Christmas lights
Posted by Dr Julia Bennett , Lecturer in Sociology
December 5, 2018

An Expert Explains ... The Sociology of Christmas Spirit

Hoole, a suburb a mile north of Chester Cross, was lit up for the nineteenth year in a row on Saturday 24th November.

Graduation 2018
Sarah
Posted by Sarah Markillie , HE Adviser
November 16, 2018

Graduation Celebrations 2018

Graduation is one of our favourite times of the academic year because it means we get to celebrate the success and achievements of our students.

Cassy Grandidge
Posted by Cassy Grandidge , HE Adviser
October 31, 2018

Why going to university isn't as scary as you think it'll be

Starting university can seem like a daunting time, however, in this blog, third year Psychology student Caitlin Youd tackles the myths about going to university and why it isn’t as scary as you think it will be.

Lizzy Deery
Posted by Lizzy Deery , Lecturer in Exercise Physiology, PhD Candidate- Occupational Sedentary Behaviour & Health.
October 30, 2018

Five Things to Consider Before Applying for a Nutrition and Exercise Science Degree

  

 

Posted by Dr Tom Butler , Senior Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics
October 30, 2018

Where Could a Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics Lead You?

A degree in Nutrition and Dietetics can lead to a career as a registered dietitian, working in a variety of roles within the fields of nutrition and health.

Posted by Chantal Bradburn , Widening Participation Officer​
October 23, 2018

UCAS: Writing Your Personal Statement

Personal statements can be tricky. Summing up your personal qualities, interests, academic achievements and work experience in one short page often feels daunting. However, with a few easy techniques, you can get that UCAS application form done and dusted.

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