Monday, 19 March 2018

Lecturer wins teaching award

One of our lecturers, Cherith Wood, has just won Health Education England's "Inspiring Educator Award" for the South West region. Cherith teaches Clinical Cardiology, both in the university and hospital environment, to Student Cardiac Physiologists enrolled on the B.Sc. Hons Healthcare Science course. She travels across the region to liaise with Trusts and to ensure that the student experience is enjoyable as well as high-quality (the B.Sc. Hons Healthcare/ Cardiac Physiology course currently enjoys 100% employment post graduation). Below is her receiving her award at the ceremony in Taunton this week.

Friday, 16 March 2018

Student in Parliament

One of our Nutrition, Exercise & Health students -- Rachel Hine -- represented the Nutrition Society in Parliament yesterday as part of the Royal Society's 'Voice of the Future' program, which is designed to get young scientists involved in government policy. Her question was answered by Dr Rupert Lewis, who leads the Government Office for Science, this link contains the edited snippet of the question and response.

Rachel writes: "I had an excellent experience at Voice of the Future and I am very grateful to the Nutrition Society for giving me such a rare opportunity. This event has given me first-hand experience of what it is like to sit on a real select committee with members of all different societies in science and technology across the UK. It has made me aware of the potential benefit of more young scientists pursuing a career in politics and particularly how nutritionists may work within government to improve public health". Below: Rachel in the committee room.