August 2016

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6th. Annual Mental Health Conference

Our annual Student Mental Health Conference is being held at Paisley Campus on Wednesday 31 August 2016. The 6th annual conference, entitled ‘Care, Cope, Connect’, is being organised currently by the third year UWS Mental Health Nursing students…


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Kelly is the Elizabeth Crichton Postgraduate Award Winner

Congratulations to Kelly Lumsden, who is studying for an MSc Health Studies at our Dumfries Campus, has been awarded the annual Elizabeth Crichton Postgraduate Award 2016. Kelly, who lives in Troqueer in Dumfries, has been…


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It's a Knockout, Dumfries 2016

  After participating last year, they were back again. Congratulations to all the UWS Dumfries campus students, staff, family and friends who took part in the Dumfries “It’s a Knockout” for Alzheimer’s Scotland on Saturday. For…


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Well Done, Michael Brennan!

Michael Brennan with Bank of Scotland Morningside Edinburgh branch manager Sarah Horsburgh (from the Daily Record) Michael Brennan , a retired mental health lecturer from our school has raised £10,000 plus for people with mental…


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A Warm Welcome to Dr. Ruth Astbury

Dr. Ruth Astbury recently started a secondment within the School as a Lecturer/Practitioner in order to lead the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing, School Nursing Programme. Up until now Ruth has always been in practice. She is…


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Break a Leg Jordan!

Good luck to Jordan Taylor, one of our mental health nursing students at Hamilton who is joining the cast of ‘Glasgow Live Productions’ new run of ‘Rent’ at Websters Theatre in Glasgow.. Jordan (front right…


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Another Great Blog by One of Our Students

Well done Samantha McCluskey; a student entering her honours year in our BA (Hons) Integrated Health and Social Care programme, who this week contributed to the Self-management Network Blog, sharing her thoughts on the many barriers…


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A New Beginning!

  This week saw a lot of our 3rd Year student nurses finishing their last placements as students. Congratulations to everyone who is completing their programme soon. We wish you all the best in your…


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New Resource based on UWS Professor's Work

‘Putting Caring Conversations into Practice’ is a free online learning resource designed for both medical and non-medical staff in general practice settings. This online resource is based largely on work by Professor Belinda Dewar of…


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Meet the Profs!

The University Research Services is inviting academic colleagues to a ‘Meet the Profs’ network event on Friday 16 September 2016 at St Mirren Football Club, Conference Suite. The UWS Professoriate will host the event which…