Lanarkshire Memories

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In case you don’t know, the UWS Lanarkshire Campus is moving from it’s current site to a new State of the Art Campus in Hamilton Technology Park in advance of the next academic year commencing.

Since we are moving onto a new site, an initiative has been set up entitled ‘Lanarkshire Memories’ which has set about collecting, pictures, stories, historical achievements, awards, special visitor stories, graduation events and alumni stories related to our time here at ML3 0JB.

These memories are going to come with us to the New Campus in the form of a Digital Memory Wall.

Students will help support the commemorative project by creating a digital film/story about the history of the current Hamilton Campus, recognising the key events and milestones, with talking heads, pictures etc.

If you have anything that you can contribute, please send what you have, with an explanation of course, or contact the project at  to let us know what you have and we’ll get back in touch.


Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies Integreate Care Conference

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CummingsEBThe School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery have recently established a Memorandum of Understanding with the Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies.

They are pleased to host their annual integrated care conference, The 5 C’s of Integrated Healthcare: Care, Collaboration, Cost, Community, & Culture, taking place at The Camby Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona, USA March 8-10, 2018.

Two members of staff from the School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery will be attending and presenting at this event.

This conference brings together students, educators, thought leaders, providers, and innovators to explore, discuss, and be inspired by innovations in the growing field of integrated care. The 2018 conference will explore 5 topics, Care, Collaboration, Cost, Community, and Culture. Presentations, workshops, and panel discussions on each of these topics will be offered throughout the conference by experts, innovators, and disruptors making an impact in the integrated care and behavioural health arenas.

Benefits of Attending

  • Networking – Meet, converse, and connect with 50+ experts, educators, providers, students and innovators in the integrated care and behavioural health arenas
  • Ideas & Innovation- Discover new ideas, trends, innovations, and advancements in integrated care
  • Skills & Knowledge – Attend sessions on topics of interest to advance your understanding and skill set in Care, Collaboration, Cost, Community, and Culture
  • Resources – Gain access to materials and information from conference exhibitors and presenters to advance your performance
  • Perspectives – Listen and learn from the perspectives of a diverse community of integrated care and behavioural health professionals, experts, and educators from around the country and even abroad.

Registration is now open. Registered attendees are eligible to earn CEU’s at the conference. A maximum of 7.5 continuing education units are available.

Register early to save. Rates increase after 9th February 2018.

To learn more visit:

Breast Cancer Now Call for Volunteers

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Breast Cancer Now are recruiting volunteers from around Glasgow to train as lifestyle coaches to support the delivery of the ActWELL trial in Scotland.

ActWELL is a £1 million research trial that will deliver advice to women over 50 on how they can reduce their risk of breast cancer through lifestyle changes.

Volunteers will be trained to support trial participants to make sustainable lifestyle changes, focusing on physical activity, diet and body weight.

Find out more about how you can become an ActWELL lifestyle coach here.

Applications will close on 26 January 2018.

UWS Curated Exhibition Set for Official Launch at Glasgow’s QEUH

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QEUH: The UK’s Largest Acute Hospital


A public exhibition at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH) in Glasgow showcasing new artists’ works realised under the University of the West of Scotland and Fablevision project, ‘Riverside Solidarity’ is set to be officially launched at a public event on Friday 2 February 2018.

The exhibition, which got underway late last year and runs to 10 June 2018 (open daily, 9am – 5pm) at QUEH, will be officially launched with a seminar in the Seminar Room in the Laboratory Medicine Building (2-4 pm) and private viewing in the Atrium of the Adult Hospital Building (4-6 pm) on Friday 2 February.

The exhibition is a collaboration between NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde’s Animating Public Spaces arts programme, UWS and Fablevision, and is curated by Professor Katarzyna Kosmala, Curator and Chair in Culture, Media and Visual Practice at UWS, in collaboration with Krisztina Lackoi, Exhibitions and Performing Arts Coordinator, NHSGGC. The exhibition has grown out of research into the value of heritage and place-making in post-industrial regeneration, undertaken by the international network Regeneration and Waterfront Heritage Zones in Northern Europe and led by Professor Kosmala.

The artist residences in Gdansk were undertaken by Tara Beall, Andy McAvoy, John Mullen, and Ben Parry and Lee Ivett and ran from 26 August to 2 September 2017. They took place on the anniversary of the Solidarity movement, coinciding with days of signing the iconic Gdansk agreement in 1980, which created Solidarność, an independent labour union that changed the politics in Poland, and beyond, forever.

Proud of their shipbuilding histories and looking to the future, these communities now face the complex challenge of post-industrial regeneration. Over the course of 2017, artists worked in Govan and Gdansk and posed a series of questions, including:

  • What could be the future of our industrial heritage?
  • How should these places be preserved?
  • How do people want to use them?

The seminar event will feature a screening of the Clyde Docks Preservation Initiative’s film made by Fablevision Studios looking at the heritage importance of the Graving Docks as well as current planning proposals and ideas for the future along with Councillor Alan Young talking about the aspirations of the local community in Govan. Speakers will include Louisa Humm, Senior Casework Officer from Historic Environment Scotland, John Morgan Director of Business Development of Ferguson Marine, Maurice Hickey of Ink Design (on behalf of Jim McColl and Clyde Blowers) as well as Arthur Nicholls and Iain McGillivray of Govan Docks Regeneration Trust, who will all consider planning issues and future possibilities for the iconic Govan Docks, followed by a public discussion. Both the seminar and the private viewing are free and open to the public.

Professor Katarzyna Kosmala of UWS said:

“Artists play a crucial role in bringing the voice of communities into the public domain as well as celebrating their histories in the context of regeneration and seeing change. This exhibition at the QEUH showcases outcomes of their artistic process that merges creative research practice with criticality and imaginative play with engagement.”

Jackie Sands, Health Improvement Senior for Arts and Health at NHSGGC said:

“We’re delighted to now be in a position to bring the culture of the city into our hospitals through exhibitions with a wide range of partners for the enjoyment and interest of patients, visitors and staff. The Riverside Solidarity exhibition is of special importance to QEUH given both the strong local connections to Govan and the outstanding quality of the artists whose work we’re proud to display.”

Liz Gardiner, Executive Director at Fablevision currently undertaking PhD at UWS said:

“This is an exciting collaboration between artists, academics and health professionals that will have a major impact on Govan and beyond. Linked as we are now to other post-industrial waterfront heritage zones in Europe, we hope to strengthen the arguments for a more imaginative approach to regeneration: housing is important, but so much more is possible. Our iconic Govan Graving Docks are for example a key focus for our research and artistic inspiration.”

For more information regarding the official launch event as well as to register attendance for the seminar, please contact

Join Our Free “Tackling Inequalities” Course

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Our University has partnered with the Scottish Improvement Science Collaborating Centre (SISCC) and the University of Dundee on a free online course called Tackling Inequalities Through Health and Social Care Design, which will launch on 18th February on FutureLearn. 

We have had nearly 15,000 health, and social care practitioners, third-sector professionals, managers, students and service users join in on our MOOCs so far. 

This course offers an enjoyable and enlightening continued professional development (CPD) opportunity for people working across all disciplines to learn about what health inequalities are, and how we can work together to reduce them. With 12 hours of learning over four weeks, the course gives learners the chance to learn about successful projects across Scotland and share insights from their own practice and the experience of others.  

The course is open for enrollment now: 

MaMa Awards 2018 Nominations for Midwifery staff and students

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EBDA05C2-495A-4B60-ADD1-F0E37B87A787Being the largest independent annual midwifery and maternity conference in the UK, MaMa brings delegates from all parts of the country as well as international audience to Scotland for two days of best practice, personal and professional development, inspirational speakers and, of course, lots of fun!

In addition to the conference the associated MaMa Awards 2018, to be held on 4th May 2018 in Glasgow, has seen a great representation from UWS School HNM students and staff within this years shortlist. They include:

Student Midwife of the Year:
Heather Gilchrist, 2nd year MSc Midwifery with Registration student.
Sarah Scarlett, 2nd year BSc Midwifery student.

Maternity Support Worker of the Year:
Lorna Caldwell, 2nd year BSc Midwifery student.

Midwifery Educator of the Year:
Sheona Brown.
Tom McEwan.

We wish all of the shortlisted nominees good luck for the night.

More details can be found at