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You don’t have to be mad (to work here)

Thursday 21st June 2018 – 2.30pm – 4.30pm or 7.30pm – 7.30pm – St Gregory’s Centre for Music, Canterbury Christchurch University, North Holmes Road, Canterbury, Kent

Canterbury Christchurch University in collaboration with Kent based West End director Mark Lacey (the House of Glass Angels) is developing a brand new, live theatre event that celebrates the courage of people who have survived mental health crises, but who are still marginalized in society.

In order to tackle this important and urgent subject that is currently affecting thousands of people each day and placing a huge strain on services we need your help. Continue reading You don’t have to be mad (to work here)

ESRC – Shaping Society

How social scientists can get involved in the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund

A new set of research and innovation challenges has recently been announced through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF), providing major opportunities for the social sciences to collaborate with other academic disciplines and businesses to solve specific economic and societal challenges. Read More


Futures Summit – Designing innovations for community wellbeing

18-19 June, The Pines Calyx, Beach Road, St Margaret’s Bay, Dover CT15 6DZ

The summit
Imagine if you could build a better place for you, your family and your community – with new houses to live in that don’t waste energy and run up crippling bills. Imagine if you had a say in where local shops, nurseries and health centres are built – putting them in the right place for everyone to use and benefit from.

For more details click the link below

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Nesta poll

How would you spend $10 million to ensure more children become innovators later in life?

Innovation is the driving force behind rising prosperity, yet we don’t often talk about how people become inventors. Now, a study using US data shows that who your parents are – and how much money they earn – makes a big difference to your chances of becoming an innovator. Ahead of IGL2018 in Boston, we asked six innovation and education experts to tell us how they’d tackle this problem.  Read more and vote in the poll



Advance HE Teaching and Learning Conference 2018

The keynote speakers have been announced for the Advance HE Teaching and Learning Conference 2018 taking 3-5 July, Birmingham, UK.

Professor Christine Jarvis, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning), University of Huddersfield; John Gill, editor of Times Higher Education; and Shai Reshef, President of University of the People, USA. You can read the full news story here.

The conference will position the spotlight firmly on teaching in a global context, exploring how we can learn from global communities to ensure the best student experience for all. In addition to the keynote speakers, the conference will include over 300 sessions from over 500 presenters. Read More

Research Professional news

European researchers are turning down grants, MPs hear.  Some European Union nationals who won funding from the Wellcome Trust have turned down their grant offers due to Brexit, the House of Commons Exiting the EU Committee has been told. Read More

Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chairs and Senior Research Fellowships Now Open. Deadline: 4 September.  Available for professors, readers or senior lecturers from any engineering discipline wishing to build strong industrial collaborations. Awards of up to £45,000 per annum for five years, the industrial partner should contribute at least £250,000. We welcome applications from women and other groups underrepresented across engineering. Read More

Differential fees ‘could harm engineering’  Engineers have warned that any reduction in university tuition fees as a result of the government’s post-18 education review could severely damage their discipline. Read More

REF data are a goldmine as well as a yardstick  Read More

NIHR News and Research

New recommendations launched to improve researchers’ feedback to patients and the public

A new guide has been launched to help researchers improve patient and public involvement in their studies. The guide provides advice on the best ways to ensure patients, carers, service users and members of public contributing to research are kept informed of research progress and that their input is formally acknowledged. Read More

NIHR awards £3m for new research to investigate screening to prevent one in ten strokes

The NIHR has announced a £3m funding award for a new programme of research investigating screening to detect undiagnosed atrial fibrillation, a heart condition responsible for one in ten strokes – Read More

Cancer patients could benefit from world’s largest surgery study

An NIHR-funded study aiming to improve care for patients undergoing cancer surgery worldwide has launched. The pioneering study – known as GlobalSurg3 – will pool patient information from hundreds of hospitals to directly compare surgery quality in more than 100 countries across four continents – Read More



Nurses’ Day

The England Centre for Practice Development presents: A Few Words About Me
Thursday 17th May 2018 2pm – 4pm
Canterbury Christ Church University, North Holmes Road Campus, Ng03 – Lecture Theatre

How can poetry help people living with dementia? A Few Words About Me was a community-based project that ran from October 2017 to March 2018, organised by Funder Films and funded by the National Lottery and Kent Community Foundation. As part of Dementia Awareness Week, Jasper Bouverie will show some short films documenting this recent project in Canterbury, Victoria Field will talk about the theory and practice of biblio-poetry therapy as it relates to dementia and Fay Blair will describe the process of evaluating the project. There will be opportunities to experience some of the creative writing techniques used in the sessions and for discussion.

Tickets are free, for further information contact ECPD@canterbury.ac.uk or victoria@thepoetrypractice.co.uk

To view the poster click here Nurses-day-2018-poster-5 (002)