Get Fit with the Associate CNO for Scotland

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The  Midwifery Team in Hamilton are hosting a “Fit February” Event on Valentine’s Day, 14th of February, between 1-3pm in the Almada Sports Hall. The Chief Midwifery Advisor and Associate Chief Nursing Officer for the Scottish Government; Professor Ann Holmes will also be coming along.

Midwifery Students will be exhibiting their Maternal Health and Well-being Posters at the event, so no pressure then!

There will be a super circuit and yoga class along with hula hooping, rowing, cycling and a walking dumb bell challenges where prizes will be available.

Representatives from UWS Sport and South Lanarkshire Leisure will also be in attendance to provide advice and guidance. All UWS students welcome (Well, the first 200 students will be).


Launch of “Inside Outside” the Sex Industry in Scotland

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North Lanarkshire’s Violence Against Women Working Group, South Lanarkshire’s Gender-Based Violence Partnership and the Encompass Network formally invite you to the launch of:

Inside Outside the Sex Industry in Scotland: A multimedia exhibition of art, photography, video and audio installations based on and featuring the voices and stories of women involved in prostitution in Scotland.

Powerful and hard-hitting, ‘Inside Outside’ offers a rare insight into the lives of women who have been involved in street prostitution, escorting, brothels and saunas in Scotland. Their stories describe their backgrounds, routes into their involvement in prostitution and for many, their struggles to leave. They also talk about their hopes and dreams for the future.

See: http://www.insideoutsidescotland.info/


The exhibition will be on the Hamilton Campus, on the 6th and 7th March. and will be opened by Christina McKelvie MSP. on Tuesday 6th March 2018 between 10am – 12 Noon at the Caird Building, University of the West of Scotland, Almada Street, Hamilton, ML3 0JB

To attend the launch please RSVP no later than 23rd February 2019 to alison.burns@southlanarkshire.gcsx.gov.uk

The exhibition is the culmination of a project initiated by ENCOMPASS, a network of Scottish Agencies who work directly with those involved in the sex industry. We are delighted to hold this exhibition with our other Standing Safe Partners.

** Please note that some of the content in the exhibition deals with sexual violence, abuse and exploitation which some people may find upsetting**.

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:


Tree of Life Going to Princess Royal Maternity Hospital in Glasgow

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Here’s the latest picture of the UWS Tree of Life, which is travelling around Scotland collecting thumbprints from midwives past, present and future in the lead up to International Day of the Midwife in May 2018.

We can now confirm arrangements for the Tree of Life’s visit to the Princess Royal Maternity Hospital in Glasgow.

It will be there from Friday 19th January to Monday 22nd January. If you are an Ex-midwife, Current midwife or a Midwifery student please add your fingerprint to the tree and tell all of your friends. We would love to share your photos and let us know by visiting and liking the Facebook page UWS Tree of Life . OR use the hashtag  #UWSTreeofLife and or @uwshealth

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

Amanda Wins Baby Friendly Poster Competition

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Our School recently supported two students to attend the UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative Annual Conference in Telford on 22nd-23rd November.

A recent graduate of the Postgraduate Diploma Specialist Community Health Public Health Nursing-Health Visiting programme, Amanda Taka, presented a poster with Health Visiting lecturer Clare McGuire.

The poster titled ‘Working Together to Improve Breastfeeding Support’ was voted best poster by conference delegates.

Amanda works as a Health Visitor in NHS Dumfries and Galloway and will also be presenting the poster at her local development day.

In addition to keynote speakers, the conference is a celebratory event to share the success of teams across the UK who have achieved or maintained baby friendly accreditation.

The SCPHN-Health Visiting programme was delighted to be re-accredited by baby friendly earlier this year and maintain the commitment of UWS to protect, promote and support breastfeeding.