Corrie star turned journalist to speak at seminar

Nigel Pivaro, known for playing bad boy Terry Duckworth in Coronation Street, will be the guest speaker at an event on Wednesday, 17 November 2010.

The lecture, entitled ‘Regeneration: Dragging the media horse to water and making it drink’, is organised by the Management Research Centre at the University of Wolverhampton Business School (UWBS).

Bookings are now being taken for the free event that will take place in the MC Building at Wolverhampton City Campus in room MC438 from 12.30pm to 1.30pm.

Professor Mike Haynes, Principal Lecturer at UWBS, said: “Urban regeneration problems are everywhere as the stalled Summer Row development in Wolverhampton shows.

Nigel Pivaro is playing an important role in exposing what happens to people when things go wrong.” Nigel Pivaro is known for his social conscience and has been responsible for breaking stories on corrupt practice in regeneration and exposing the shortcomings in government policy. As a serious investigative journalist he has written for publications such as the Manchester Evening News and the Daily Star Sunday, as well as being featured on the BBC’s Inside Out documentary series.

Nigel attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) before spending 25 years on stage. He then gained two BA Honours degrees at the University of Salford; a Masters degree at the University of Wales in Aberystwyth and a NCTJ diploma in Journalism. Since becoming a journalist, Pivaro has won two awards in Print Journalism and a Royal TV Society nomination in 2008 for Best Documentary.

To book a seat, please contact Stephen Greenfield at stephengreenfield@wlv.ac.uk by Monday, 15 November 2010.

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