Category Archives: Staff Development

Faculty of Health & Wellbeing lunchtime research seminar series


Addressing the issue of safer staffing in community care settings: shining the spotlight on doing things differently. – Tuesday 14th March at 12-1pm (lunch & networking from 11.30am)

This session presents the outcomes of participatory research with community nurses that addresses the gaps and challenges in developing a robust way of measuring safe staffing levels on which to base decisions about commissioning of future health and care services for people in or close to their own homes.  Continue reading Faculty of Health & Wellbeing lunchtime research seminar series

nesta – Announcing the Inventor Prize

Inventing is problem solving. It’s about working out how existing products could be improved or how new products could fill a gap in the market. Announced in this week’s Industrial Strategy green paper, the Inventor Prize– piloted by Nesta and BEIS – will harness the potential of the UK’s inventors, supporting ideas from shed to shelf.  for more information click here

Faculty of Health & Wellbeing Lunchtime Research Seminar Series

The title of this seminar is ‘A pilot study to evaluate the use of social media in teaching’, Led by Ann Price on Tuesday 15th November in PRf01.

Lunch from 11.30, presentation 12-1pm and networking and questions 1-1.30pm.

To book a place, please email or telephone 01227 922976.



Higher Education Academy Conferences

The Higher Education Academy has announced the return of its Annual Conference and has launched calls for proposals for this conference and the popular HEA STEM Conference. Moving firmly away from didactic approaches, proposals are invited for sessions delivered in innovative and exciting ways that seek to engage, enliven and inspire.  For further details click on the link

Health & Wellbeing Lunchtime Seminars

This week’s Faculty Lunchtime Seminar will be delivered by Dr Ian Marsh, School of Allied Health Professions. Ian will be speaking on The Radical contingency of suicidal subject? Anthropology and historical phenomenology as critical perspectives.

The seminar will take place in in Lg45, Laud building, Tuesday 21st June 2016

Next week’s Faculty Lunchtime Seminar will be delivered by Prof Stephen Clift. Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts & Health.

Stephen will be speaking on:  Singing for Better Breathing – Report on progress in the Lambeth and Southwark Singing and COPD Project

The seminar will take place in in Lg45, Laud building, Tuesday 28st June 2016

For both seminars food & refreshments will be available from 11.30am, the formal part of the session will run from 12pm to 1pm & colleagues are then welcome to stay on for informal discussions & networking until 1.30pm.

Colleagues wishing to attend should please email:



The latest training opportunities.  As CCCU are members of PraxisUnico staff are entitled to reduce rates.

15-17 June 2016

PraxisUnico Conference 2016 – Develop — Promote — Connect

Join us in Stratford-upon-Avon for our annual conference. Online registration closes 3rd June.

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20-22 September 2016

New Venture Creation (when to start a company)

Learn how to support and stimulate the formation of new companies.

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13-16 September 2016

Research Contracts

Develop an understanding of drafting, interpreting and amending contracts as well as building relationships with their stakeholders.

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4-7 October 2016

Fundamentals of Technology Transfer

This course covers all aspects of technology transfer office activities.

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Are you thinking of applying to Round 10 of the NIHR Fellowship Programme (Jan 2017 deadline)?

If you are, then register for our RDS South Central NIHR Fellowship event!

An interactive and free to attend all-day masterclass, funded and hosted by the NIHR Research Design Service (RDS) South Central, will be held in Southampton on 7 June 2016 to support applicants intending to apply for the generic NIHR Fellowship stream in January 2017. Continue reading Are you thinking of applying to Round 10 of the NIHR Fellowship Programme (Jan 2017 deadline)?


Thursday 15th September 2016 America Square Conference Centre, London

The NHS Five Year Forward View: Setting the direction for transformation.

New research undertaken by NHS Providers and the Healthcare Financial Management Association, revealed on Monday, found that only half of the 32 mental health trusts they spoke to – 55% of the total – had received a real-terms increase in their budgets in 2015-16.


Moth International Short Story Prize 2016 Now Receiving Entries

Entries are welcome from applicants who have written an original, high quality short story.  This competition will be judged by bestselling writer John Boyne.

The Moth International Short Story Prize 2016 is now open and is receiving applications. Entries should be original short stories which do not exceed the word limit of 6,000. These short stories must not have already been published elsewhere, in any format. This competition is open to anybody from anywhere in the world who wishes to submit an original short story. Applicants may submit as many stories as they wish although it should be noted that there is a set entry fee of €12.00 per submitted per story. Continue reading Moth International Short Story Prize 2016 Now Receiving Entries

Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults in Hospitals

Monday 4th July 2016 at Hallam Conference Centre in London

The Government recently announced on March 11th 2016 the new Safeguarding Statutory Guidance “Safeguarding means protecting an adult’s right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect. It is about people and organisations working together to prevent and stop both the risks and experience of abuse or neglect, while at the same time making sure that the adult’s wellbeing is promoted including, where appropriate, having regard to their views, wishes, feelings and beliefs in deciding on any action. This must recognise that adults sometimes have complex interpersonal relationships and may be ambivalent, unclear or unrealistic about their personal circumstances.” Care and support statutory guidance, Department of Health 11th March 2016 Continue reading Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults in Hospitals