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From Brexit to Star Wars: In the Media

michael holmes 150 Friday 1 July 2016

From Brexit to Star Wars, academics from Liverpool Hope University have been sharing their views and expertise with the media.  

Dr Michael Holmes was quoted by the Xinhua News Agency and was a guest on That’s Lancashire TV, where he gave his analysis of the Brexit result. He was also featured in two pieces about Brexit by the Liverpool Echo; one about Article 50 and the other about Ireland and Liverpool after Brexit. The piece on Article 50 received 30 shares via the Liverpool Echo website, while the latter received 8141 shares via the Liverpool Echo website, and 800 comments and 852 shares on the Liverpool Echo’s facebook page. Earlier in the month, Dr Holmes was also interviewed by That’s Lancashire TV about the results of the local and European elections.

Dr Danny Rye appeared on BBC Radio Merseyside’s Roger Philips Show and live on the BBC Radio Merseyside Breakfast Show with Tony Snell where he discussed the Labour Party and Brexit.

The launch of the Liverpool Hope Tennis and Ageing study was featured by BBC Radio Merseyside, the Liverpool Echo, Bay TV, Good News Liverpool and BBC Online. Dr Omid Alizadehkhaiyat and Dr Matthew Jackson were both interviewed, as were tennis players Jeremy Bates, Peter McNamara and Macy Clarke. Dr Matthew Jackson also spoke to Healthy Magazine about the benefits of playing tennis as we age.

Professor Pillay joined 95 other Vice Chancellors in signing a letter to The Independent, supporting the EU Remain campaign.

Drama student Amie Du Buisson Spargo was featured in The Guardian, in an article about resilience through illness. Her success in winning a place at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts was also featured in the Liverpool Echo.

Dr David Bolt was interviewed by the BBC’s Peter White for a programme about representations of blindness in television, drama, and film. The programme is due to be broadcast 8.40pm 5th July, 2016.

Conference Manager Tammy Buckland was interviewed by Your Move magazine about how universities utilise their accommodation and facilities over the summer break.  

Dr David Lundie appeared on BBC Radio Merseyside's Daybreak programme (2:09) on Sunday 3rd  July, speaking about his conference on young people, citizenship and values in response to Brexit.     

Charlotte Hall (Student Recruitment) was featured in an advice piece in The Student Room: Ten common mistakes you should avoid making at UCAS fairs.” Charlotte was also featured in the Liverpool Echo, in a full page advice piece about attending university Open Days.

Dr Danny Rye appeared on BBC’s Sunday Politics to discuss the idea of Metro Mayor for Merseyside.

Dr David Reid’s expert comment on Star Wars Day and how close we are to a world of Death Stars, Cyborgs and BB8s was featured in the Liverpool Echo and by Culture Liverpool.

Tracy Ramsey spoke to Radio Wirral about how parents should approach the subject of puberty when talking to their children.

The Liverpool Hope Playwriting Prize was featured in the Liverpool Echo and in The Stage.

Angel Field at the Creative Campus has been named the number one must-visit place in Liverpool and was featured in the Liverpool Echo.

Dr Bryce Evans has become a regular contributor to Radio City news’s PMQs analysis. 

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