Staff from the Undergraduate Programme Board attended the ‘Working Differently Across Boundaries: Transforming Health and Social Care’ NHS Scotland Event 2017 at the SECC in Glasgow, held between 20-21ST June 2017. The School hosted a stand, to promote the School’s portfolio of programmes at the event.
Elaine Gifford, Helen Rainey and Claire Chalmers met and spoke with a number of people interested in study at UWS, and it is hoped the contacts made will come back and speak to us any apply to join our new programmes in the forthcoming academic year.
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They also met with someone ‘old’ (as in…from our recent past….)… Professor John Rae former Head of School.
…And someone ‘new’ (…well by comparison new….)… Our new Honorary Professor Anne Hendry.
Overall, a very worthwhile event.
UWS is a sponsor of the British Transplant Games – everybody who participates has had a transplant and the Games are both a celebration of life (donor families are also invited to attend) and a vehicle to raise awareness of the Organ Donor Register. Information about the Register can be found here
The 2017 Games will be held in North Lanarkshire 27th July – 30th July and we would love as many of our staff and students to volunteer as is possible. Students, in particular, benefit from volunteering because it develops their employability skills, enhances their CV’s and demonstrates passion and effort, devoted to a particular cause, all of which are of interest to employers.
So far, over 100 students have signed-up.
If you’d be interested in hearing more about this, please leave your contact details on this link and you’ll be contacted about a short training session being held in Paisley on 22ndMay, from 12-2pm and at Hamilton on 25th May, from 10am – 12pm.
The team involved with the Games, at North Lanarkshire Council, have been working very hard on this and UWS hopes that the involvement of our staff and students will contribute to the overall success of this worthwhile event. If you would like to know more about activities and events in the run-up to the games, all information is here.
On Friday 5th May 2017, four of our soon to be qualified pre-registration adult and mental health nursing students presented at one of our local partner trusts Health & Social Care Partnership Nursing Event conference.
John Davidson, Nichola Duffy, Suzanne Hainey and Clare Sutherland (pictured above) were asked to represent the voice of student nurses and provide an insight into the future of nursing from their perspective.
They presented to a room of about 80 qualified nurses including some very experienced managers, including David Thomson, Associate Nurse Director and Professor Hazel Borland, Nurse Director NHS Ayrshire & Arran. They were very enthusiastic about their journey into and through our programmes and to their careers that lie ahead. They were highly professional and represented the University and Ayr Campus exceptionally well. Thanks to you all!
International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world every May 12, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. The International Council of Nurses commemorates this important day each year and we think we should too!
So first of all, a message from Scotland’s Chief Nursing Officer Fiona McQueen on the launch of the NMC’ s enabling Professionalism document that you can download from here.
This second video is a little bit of inspiration. This talk is by Carolyn Jones who spent five years interviewing, photographing and filming nurses across America, traveling to places dealing with some of the nation’s biggest public health issues. She shares personal stories of the unwavering dedication in this celebration of the everyday heroes who work at the front line of health care. #nurseheroes
Throughout June the University and our partners the Ayrshire Hospice will be encouraging everyone to take part in Tea at 3. It’s fun and easy to get involved in and we would love to have your support!
Why not host – A Mad Hatter’s Tea Party; a Teddy Bear’s Picnic, ask colleagues for a donation at their tea break; a Tea Dance at your local club; a garden party; a G&’T’ party even!
You could also get into the spirit by holding a Royal Ascot Party on Saturday 24th June and it’s also the Queen’s Birthday parade on Saturday 17th June – what better way to celebrate than by holding an afternoon tea event in aid of the hospice?
It’s also Father’s Day on Sunday 18th June – why not hold a family event and spoil your dad!
For more information go to Tea at 3 or please contact Lyn. Tel: 01292 288488 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Health, Nursing and Midwifery Careers Fair is being held on the Tuesday 30th May 2017 from 10.00am – 3.00pm.
All final year BSc/MSc Adult Nursing, Mental Health, and Midwifery students are encouraged to attend this event.
Since this event is directly related to employability all third-year HNM nursing students, you will be granted time from placement. There will also be buses supplied to take you from your home campus to Paisley Campus for the event.
We look forward to meeting you and introducing you to our exhibitors, who are keen to talk to you and will provide you with valuable careers information and potential employment opportunities.
This Careers Fair is an excellent way to meet prospective employers and gather information on careers and other opportunities:
- NHS Scotland
- Union Reps
- Nursing Agencies
- National and Local
- Government Agencies
- Private Healthcare Sector
- Research Opportunities
The event is being held in the Brough Hall which is beside the main reception on the Paisley Campus.
To register CLICK HERE
We hope you enjoy the day and find it helpful