A Warm Welcome to Stephen Andrade; Learning Technologist.

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We are delighted to welcome our first permanent learning technologist to the School who will be helping us to design and develop innovative approaches to teaching, learning and assessment that harness a range of digital technologies.

Stephen Andrade has worked in the Education sector for the last 14 years. He spent 11 years working for the Education Service at Glasgow City Council (GCC). During his time there, he worked in some interesting projects including GLOW, the Scottish school’s digital network; the IT Refresh project for all PC and mobile equipment for the 300+ Glasgow Schools and “Pedagogical Approaches of Mathematics”, a joint venture with 3 other local authorities. Near the end of his time at GCC, Stephen joined the Open University and completed a BSc Open Degree specialising in Computing and ICT.

From here, Stephen moved to the University of Strathclyde working with the MBA Unit within the Business School. He was a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Content Developer where he learnt about Moodle, our current VLE,  and implemented improved processes for Assessment, Grading and Feedback as well as mechanisms for peer assessment. During his time at Strathclyde, he took part in a Postgraduate Certificate in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education which has allowed him to become a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Stephen has been at UWS for the last year, spending the first 6 months with Learning Innovation (now Education Futures) as an e-learning developer. He has since moved to our school as the Digital Learning Technologist and has worked on a number of projects including virtual reality in sensory processing; telephone triage; module re-design using the ABC learning design approach.

Keep up the good work Stephen!



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:

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: 

Happy New Year From Everyone @uwshealth

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Thinking about doing something different this year? Why not start your career in nursing, midwifery or health and social care here at UWS.

We offer a wide range of innovative and exciting health and social care, nursing and midwifery undergraduate, postgraduate, part-time and continuing professional development courses.

If you are starting out on a new career why not consider joining one of our Undergraduate programmes. You can see what we offer by CLICKING HERE

Are you a healthcare professional already? Then you might want to look at our postgraduate and post-experience courses.

You can see what we offer by CLICKING HERE for our  BSc in Professional Health Studies.

You can see what else we  offer to healthcare professionals CLICK HERE

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year From Everyone Here @uwshealth

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For everyone celebrating today, we wish you a happy holiday We would particularly like to thank all of the heath and social care workers who are working at this time. Thank you for keeping us all safe and we wish you all the joys of this holiday season.

May your holiday season be wrapped in cheer and filled with celebrations for the New Year.

Dr Caroline Sime Awarded a CSO Grant for COPD Study

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Congratulations to Dr Caroline Sime who at the start of this month was awarded a grant from the Chief Scientist Office for her project

‘Qualitative Study Exploring The Acceptability, Facilitators And Barriers To Accessing A Palliative Care Service For People Living With End-Stage Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease’.

The grant is to continue the work being done within the School with our NHS colleagues, looking at improving the service provision and access to specialist palliative care for people with a non-malignant disease. Caroline’s grant has been awarded in collaboration with her colleague Professor Kevin Rooney and Dr David Anderson, both from NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde.

We know that most specialist palliative care services are used by people with a cancer diagnosis, and the benefits of doing so are well documented. Caroline and colleagues work  aims to explore what people need, and want, from specialist services to help support them and improve their experiences of living with end stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).  The aim for this work is for it to contribute to the development of a larger study to improve the service provision of palliative care to people with end-stage COPD.

Make Friday 15th a Christmas Jumper Day!

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The Library are taking part in this initiative in aid of Save the Children



If you would like to join in all you have to do is don your best Christmas attire and donate to Save the Children on the day (suggested donation: £2).

You don’t even have to buy a jumper or item of clothing/accessories you can borrow one or even bling up something you already have. More information here:

Any donations can be taken to the Library on each campus or if you aren’t able to do this and would still like to contribute you can Text TEAMUWSLIB to 70050 to donate £5.

Go On. Make the world better with a sweater.