Students were invited to attend a discussion and debate with UK rapper Professor Green.

Sociology students studying on the A Level Professional Honours Programme were privileged to be the only college students invited for a personal and candid meeting with Professor Green.The rapper and music personality was at Edge Hill University for a free public event to talk about the subject surrounding his acclaimed documentary ‘Working Class White Men’ for Channel 4.

They got to hear about his own life experiences and encounters with crime, while receiving a talk about the importance of staying in education.

The lucky students also got front row seats for his lecture concerning ‘the difficulties today’s youth face and what more can be done to bring about equality in society’ along with Edge Hill’s Dr Eleanor Peters and Grace Robinson, chaired by Sean Creaney, Lecturer in Psychosocial Analysis of Offending Behaviour.

The A Level students participated in a lively question and answer session and debate before getting to meet personally with the star.

A Level Sociology Lecturer Marina Islam-Banford, said: “It was a fantastic experience for our students. He was very open to his own experiences and the event was something our students will remember for a long time I’m sure.”

Georgia Clarke, who studies on the Media & Journalism pathway, was so thrilled with the meeting that she bought his book after.

She added: “It was really interesting and it really opened my mind to how people live.

“Professor Green was really open and honest and didn’t hold anything back. It’s made me think more about other people’s lives and not to judge people on stereotypes.”

The event was part of the Universities third annual Festival of Ideas, which this year explored themes of equalities.

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