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Cassy Grandidge
Posted by Cassy Grandidge , HE Adviser
January 7, 2019

How my undergraduate dissertation led me to an MRes in English – Mason’s Story

Mason Hill, an English Language and History graduate, has been reflecting upon his time at the University of Chester and how it led him on to further study. 

Cassy Grandidge
Posted by Cassy Grandidge , HE Adviser
January 4, 2019

Getting To Know… Ben France, Students’ Union President

The Students' Union (SU) is the student voice, elected by students, for the students.

Cassy Grandidge
Posted by Cassy Grandidge , HE Adviser
January 3, 2019

Olivia Jones’ Responsible Career Choice Will Help Ensure Ethical Tourism

Olivia Jones, who graduated this year with a First-Class Honours Degree in International Tourism Management has been inspired into a responsible career choice by her degree.

Cassy Grandidge
Posted by Cassy Grandidge , HE Adviser
January 2, 2019

How my BA in English Language prepared me for postgraduate study - Sam's Story

Sam Gardiner, English Language graduate, has been reflecting upon his time at the University of Chester and how it led him on to further study. 

Dr Christopher Lewis at his harpsichord
Posted by Dr Christopher D. Lewis , Lecturer in Music
December 19, 2018

An Expert Explains… Handel's Messiah: A Christmas Tradition

Christmas is associated with so many different kinds of music, but for many, there is one work that towers above all others – Handel’s Mess

Posted by Prof Darren Sproston , Director of School of Arts & Media
December 17, 2018

An Expert Explains... What Makes Christmas Music ‘Christmassy’?

There’s no doubt that music has an enormous impact on what makes the festive season festive. But what are the characteristics which make this music Christmassy?

Posted by Rachel Last , Digital Student Ambassador
December 14, 2018

My First Term At University - Rachel's Story

Christmas time is in full swing and the first term is coming to an end. Although there are many expectations of the New Year, it is also time for reflection. Our first year Tourism Management student, Rachel Last, takes some time to look back at her first term at the University.

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

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