The inaugural awards event takes place on Thursday 16 July at the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow.
Good luck to to Karen Ross who is a finalist in the ‘Outstanding Contribution from a Student’ category. Karen is currently studying for her BSc Adult Nursing. She has been excelling in all aspects of her degree work and recently co-presented a keynote presentation on ‘Implementing Promoting Excellence- sharing our experiences’ with a fellow student at a joint national NHS Education for Scotland (NES) and Scottish Social Services Council event in Clydebank. Karen presented about her involvement in ‘Promoting Excellence’ through working with primary school children, promoting understanding of dementia through knowledge awareness and simulated experience workshops. She is also presenting at the Her majesties Inspectorate for Schools (HMI) event to be held on the 11th June, 2015 with the children from one of the primary schools involved in the ‘Dementia :Through the Eyes of a Child’ research: see http://www.uws.ac.uk/throughtheeyesofachild/
Karen has been instrumental in the continuing development of the University’s ‘Dementia: through the eyes of a child’ awareness sessions for school pupils. She has creatively developed aspects of the sessions to further engage the pupils. Not only has Karen inspired the children, but her creativity in learning has positively impacted on the teachers of the schools who were involved. She has also motivated her fellow students and encouraged them to think imaginatively to develop other standard workshops linked with this intervention.