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ISSUE 1 2010/11 INSIDE STORY


Hats off to graduates


Celebrating academic success at Chester Cathedral: Pages 2&3


Just keep on running


Above, Titan in action and below, members of St Joan’s Ambulance theatre company who will be on campus on December 1


CLASH OF THE TITAN


EXPECT the unexpected on campus this week as giant world-famous robot Titan unleashes his powers at the


University of Chester! He will be making a starring


appearance and delivering an important health message as the festive season fast approaches. As the special guest of the Univer-


sity and NHS Western Cheshire, Titan will be touching down at the main Chester campus on December 1 to support a campaign focussing on drug and alcohol awareness and safe sexual health messages. The eight-foot robot’s visit marks World AIDS Day and he will be wearing one of the symbolic red ribbons which will be distributed across campus. Titan will be joined by St Joan’s


any questions you like.” – Nina Swarbrick


“The day will focus on enjoying the holiday season while staying safe at the same time. We’re here to help so ask us


Ambulance, a theatre company who will be performing random sketches across campus throughout the day. Keep your eyes peeled for them dressed as paramedics and bringing their own unique take on festive safety! Alcohol-free Mocktails will be


served and various health promo- tions will be around all day including a drop-in chlamydia clinic. Nina Swarbrick, the University’s


Healthy University Co-ordinator, hopes everyone will take on board the messages while still having fun. She said: “The day will focus on enjoying the holiday season while staying safe at the same time. We’re here to help so ask us any questions you like!” Wayne Ashbrook, Public Health


Improvement Lead at NHS Western Cheshire said: “NHS Western Cheshire is delighted to be working with the University to host this event. We hope that, in addition to raising awareness of World AIDS Day, young people will take good care of themselves, and others, over the festive season and all year round.” For further help and advice on


staying safe this holiday season contact Nina at health4work@ chester.ac.uk or 01244 512166.


Teeing off with University’s golfing champion: Page 16


Rachel’s challenge to raise money for cancer care: Pages 4&5


Woman’s best friend


Big Brother star touches down to launch seasonal health event By Alexandra Williams


Former student takes the lead in her new career: Page 14


Swinging into action


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