Arrangements for Enrolment – Trimester 1, 2017/18

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Enrollment for Trimester 1, 2017/18 gets underway from today and full details for this are given below. To view the opening times for online enrollment Click Here.

Continuing students

Online Enrolment will open on Wednesday 9 August 2017 for all students who received Proceed decisions from the June Progression and Award Boards (PABs). Eligible School of  HNM students will be able to access the enrollment system from the following time allocated by the School:


From 13:00 for School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery students
Students who have results still to be processed from Trimester 3 are going through August PABs from week commencing 14 August 2017 and will be eligible to enrol once they have received an email informing of the August PAB decision and a second email informing them that the system is now open for them to enrol.
Graduate School Students

Continuing students of the Graduate School will be notified separately, by Student Administration, with information about their ongoing enrollment. New students of the Graduate School will be able to enrol from 21 August 2017.

London Campus

Continuing students will be notified separately, by Student Administration, with information about their ongoing enrollment.

New London Students

New students will be allowed access to the enrollment system on the date allocated to their School which for our students is the 24 August 2017.

Please note that enrollment for new students will be a two stage process. The first stage involves the student completing the enrollment process in the online system.  Once completed, these students will appear in School enrollment figures e.g. in the Dashboard and will be available for staff to split into tutorial groups, allocation of personal tutors etc. The second stage is the verification of their enrollment by confirming their identity. Students will be required to provide photographic ID when they collect their student ID card. Once their enrollment has been verified, and their ID card has been activated, confirmations of enrollment will be sent to external bodies such as SAAS and SLC as appropriate.

If a student does not complete this second part of the enrollment process, staff should be in contact with these students to establish if they intend to complete their enrollment and commence their module/programme.


Final Year Student’s Previously Loved Uniforms

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Student Uniform

This is a reminder from Sheona Brown <Sheona.Brown@uws.ac.uk>, one of our midwifery lecturers at Hamilton to everyone completing that she is happy to collect all “previously loved” uniforms that are in good condition.

She will provide an opportunity for new and current students to purchase all donated “previously loved” uniforms for a small donation should they wish to have an extra tunic or trousers. She is happy to collect the uniforms from you (if you leave them with your personal tutor), or if you want, you can leave them for her at Room C3.21 in the Caird Building at Hamilton Campus. You can also leave them for her to collect at Room A4.16 on the Paisley Campus. She can take both tunics and trousers. If they have any uniforms that are not fit for reuse can you ask that they remove the identifying UWS badge by cutting it out and they place it in their nearest cloth recycling

If you are a final year student and have any uniforms that are not fit for reuse, can you remove the identifying UWS badge by cutting it out. Then place the unwanted uniform item in your nearest cloth recycling container. These can mainly be found in the councils recycling waste centres or sometimes at local primary schools.

Many thanks in advance for your co-operation with this small green venture.

UWS representation at the World Nursing Conference in Singapore.

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The school of Health, Nursing & Midwifery was well represented at the recent World Nursing Conference in Singapore. The Conference is in its 5th year and attracted delegates from 18 different countries from around the world, presenting on a wide range of diverse topics. UWS has had a regular presence at this event over the past few years. Professor Jean Rankin, who was co-chair of the programme committee, presented research she had conducted in partnership with NHS Lanarkshire. Professor Rankin’s mixed-methods research paper was entitled “Continuing Professional Development: Integral to the Role for Everyday Practice in Healthcare“. In addition, Professor Rankin chaired sessions on both days of the conference.DFkNQ-fUQAEfEMA.jpg large.jpg

Dr David Hunter presented some of the findings from his Professional Doctorate. David’s qualitative research paper was entitled “Doing the Little Things: The Meaning of Compassionate Care to Scottish Student Nurses“. As an unexpected honour, David was asked to chair the afternoon session on day two. The conference ended with a complimentary tour of Singapore, visiting the Merlion Park at the waterfront and Chinatown. More details about the event, including dates for 2018, are available here: http://nursing-conf.org/

Studying for a PhD

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Our PhD students work at the forefront of their academic subject and contribute to the advancement of knowledge.

To be a success they need to be passionate about their subject area, have an enthusiasm for research and analysis, and the motivation to manage their own personal learning programmes. Want to know more? Watch the video:


Thinking about applying and need more information click here


Neonatal Students Graduate!

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Another group of students have graduated with the Graduate Certificate in Neonatal Nursing. This enables them to be recognised as being Qualified in Speciality within their respective neonatal units. This is the second of three NHS Education for Scotland (NES) funded cohorts with the final cohort due to complete at the end of the year. Linda Hannah said –

Linda Hannah said –

I’m delighted that so many neonatal staff are now QIS trained which is helping to meet Scottish Government targets of at least 70% of registered neonatal nurses being QIS. Students come from all over Scotland to study part-time at UWS“.

Hearty congratulations to all!

L to R – Jane Miller, Lynn Shearer, Jane Munro (winner of the Court medal), Linda Hannah (Programme Lead), Michelle Brown, Lisa Hawkins, Laura Murray and Jacqueline Kennedy. 

Zoey Jim also attended the ceremony but was unable to stay for photographs. Unfortunately, not all of the cohort were able to attend the ceremony.

Its a Knockout, Dumfries 2017

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Congratulations to the School Of Health and NHS  team that took part taking part in the Alzheimer Scotland It’s a Knockout event at Dumfries on the 2nd of July 2017. This is the third time that the University has been represented at the event and we hope you raised lots of money for such a worthy cause. You can add to the team’s Just Giving page at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Anna-jackeaugh1

Thanks to Anna Waugh for the pictures. Looks a bit colder this year!

National Breastfeeding in Scotland Week

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Dear all,

National Breastfeeding in Scotland Week statement – Final for distribution with signatories

I wanted to share with you an important ‘call to action’ document, developed by Professor Mary Renfrew FRSE, Mother and Infant Research Unit, University of Dundee entitled Changing the conversation – breastfeeding matters to babies, women, families, and society and we must work together to make it possible and easy for women to breastfeed.  This has been launched today as part of the National Breastfeeding in Scotland week which runs from the 19th to 23rd June 2017.

As a member of the midwifery team at UWS and whose programme, alongside our Health Visiting programme, is Unicef Baby Friendly Initiative (BFI) accredited, I hope you will find it informative and I’d encourage you to share with colleagues and friends and across social media.

Many thanks and kind regards,

Tom McEwan.