Former 'Corrie' actor graduates

Nigel Pivaro

Nigel Pivaro

12 July 2006

Wednesday 12 July, 2006
Former ‘Corrie' actor graduates
Former Coronation Street actor Nigel Pivaro, who played the part of Terry Duckworth on the long-running soap ‘on and off' for nearly 20 years, was presented with an MSc Econ in Terrorism and International Relations at this morning’s graduation ceremony.

Nigel followed two of his tutors at Salford University, Martin Alexander and Paul Madrell, to the Department of International Politics at Aberystwyth after completing his first degree.

Speaking of his time at Aberystwyth he said: “Great studying and robust teaching in the middle of beautiful Wales, with like minded people from all parts of the world.”

His decision to study was born out of his interest in current affairs, international affairs and history, and how people can learn from history. He is particularly interested in the way politics can lead into conflict.

Whilst the Department of International Politics provided the academic draw to Aberystwyth, he also appeared on the Theatre y Werin stage in ‘Funny Peculiar’ and ‘Greek’ by Steven Berkhoff during his acting career, which in his own words included ‘playing everything from Shakespeare, to fringe to farce’.

He is currently working on a television documentary programme for the BBC, The Regeneration Game, a critical appraisal of the Government’s housing renewal programme which focuses on problem areas where housing values have plummeted. His longer term aim is to become a journalist specialising in security and conflict