The University of Chester in 100 Objects: Pat Ransome’s College Pen

We have been asking staff, students and alumni to share objects and places with us that make the University of Chester special to them. This week, alumna Pat Ransome (née Salter), tells us about an object that was essential to her during her time at Chester College – her pen! Pat studied at the then Chester College from 1969 until 1972, when a pen was a key communication tool for students with their families and friends back at home. Nowadays, students are used to instant communication with friends, family, and even lecturers, through their mobile phones and the internet. For Pat however, writing letters home was her main method of communication. Keep on reading to hear Pat’s memories of Chester College and her trusty pen…

Our Alumni Blog is one year old!

Hi everyone, it’s Hayley here – welcome back to our alumni blog! Did you know that this month our blog has turned one year old?! Time sure flies when you’re having fun blogging!

The University of Chester in 100 Objects: Gladdy Hall

We have been asking staff, students and alumni to share objects and places with us that make the University of Chester special to them. This week, alumna Susan Carmichael (née Mallard), tells us all about Gladdy Hall (now known as Small Hall). Susan studied at the then Chester College from 1963 until 1966, when Gladdy Hall was the venue for many dances and drama productions. Nowadays the hall is used for exams, conferences and clubs/societies. Keep on reading to hear Susan’s memories of Gladdy Hall…

Guest Blogger: Katie Gaffney (2017)

Alumna Katie Gaffney graduated last year after studying Marketing, PR and Event Management at the University’s Warrington campus. She was determined to secure a career in PR shortly after starting her third and final year at university. On the blog this week, Katie shares with us the key factors that helped her to enter the working world and land that all important graduate job…