Guest Blogger: Helena Astbury (DARO)

On the blog this week, we welcome our very own Head of the Development and Alumni Relations Office (DARO), Helena Astbury. Helena is the ‘go-to person’ for alumni to contact about fundraising, organising reunions and to discuss supporting the University with your time or talent. With Father’s Day approaching this weekend, Helena tells us more about her family connection to the University of Chester…

College Memories with John Casswell (1971)

On the blog this week, alumnus John Casswell shares with us his College memories. John retired from teaching in 2014, after working part-time for the last nine years of his career. While clearing out his loft recently, John discovered some old photographs of the College Football teams. This inspired him to make contact with the Alumni and Development team and share his memories. Carry on reading for an insight into the College life of a PE student at the then Chester College…

College Memories (1966)

In July 2016, a group of eleven former Padgate College of Education students met up to celebrate fifty years since starting their teacher training course in 1966.