Dundee Student Association (DUSA) and Shared Knowledge Hub are hosting regular ‘Cultural Fridays’ to tackle social isolation and marginalisation

The Shared Knowledge Hub, led by Dr Fernando Fernandes and the Dundee University Students Association (DUSA) and the West Church, are organising a cultural activity, every Friday, starting on 16th October 1:30 – 4:00pm. This will involve a range of activities such as cine-club, board games, international food, music and so on.

The CULTURAL FRIDAY (still a provisory name) aims to address the demand for cultural and creative activities. We believe this can, indirectly, contribute with existing efforts to impact positively on social isolation and mental health issues.

This will be a space to students exercise solidarity and raise awareness of critical issues in society. A space for social and knowledge interaction and mutual learning. In line with the University’s focus on transformation it will connect the university community with Dundee citizens. The Shared Knowledge Hub embraces DUSA campaign to raise awareness among students about social issues and welcomes this partnership approach.

PhD Studentships: exploring research-informed service change in the Scottish NHS

Funded PhD opportunities are available, hosted jointly by The Scottish Improvement Science Collaborating Centre (SISCC), the Research Unit for Research Utilisation (RURU), and The Social Dimensions of Health Institute (SDHI) at the Universities of Dundee & St Andrews. These studentships (fees plus stipend at Research Council rates) are to explore aspects of research-informed change in the Scottish NHS. More details can be found here or through links at www.siscc.dundee.ac.uk and www.ruru.ac.uk.

PhD Studentships: exploring research-informed service change in the Scottish NHS

Funded PhD opportunities are available, hosted jointly by The Scottish Improvement Science Collaborating Centre (SISCC), the Research Unit for Research Utilisation (RURU), and The Social Dimensions of Health Institute (SDHI) at the Universities of Dundee & St Andrews. These studentships (fees plus stipend at Research Council rates) are to explore aspects of research-informed change in the Scottish NHS. More details can be found here or through links at www.siscc.dundee.ac.uk, and www.ruru.ac.uk

Vacancy: Director of the Alliance for Self Care Research

The Alliance for Self Care Research (ASCR) currently has a vacancy for a Director.  This post is open to any member of staff from the Universities of Dundee, St Andrews, Stirling or Aberdeen who have an interest in Self Care Research.  For further information please see Job spec.

Scottish Universities Insight Institute – Information Sessions

The Scottish Universities Insight Institute (SUII) will be holding information sessions at the University of St Andrews from 10.30am to 12.30pm and the University of Dundee  from 2pm-4pm on Thursday the 29th January.  These information sessions will provide an overview of the Institute and the Knowledge Exchange funding available.  There will also be a presentation of the outcomes of recent work on Wellbeing which has been undertaken in collaboration with a range of partners including Scotland’s Futures Forum, the Carnegie UK Trust, the Scottish Government, SEPA, Oxfam, Audit Scotland, SCVO, Volunteer Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage, The David Hume Institute and Scottish Enterprise.

For further information and registration please visit: http://www.scottishinsight.ac.uk/AbouttheInstitute/Callforproposals/InformationSessions2015.aspx

New venue – SDHI Research Showcase – Monday 1st December

The SDHI Research Showcase on Monday 1st December will now be held in The School of Physics and Astronomy, North Haugh, University of St Andrews from 2pm until around 7pm.  Researchers are invited to present their work and activities at various work stations.  There will be a short welcome address but mostly the event is meant as a bazaar for conversation and mingling.

If you would like to attend our Research Showcase either to present or merely to come along and see what others are doing then please register your interest with Fred Comerford (fac1 @st-andrews.ac.uk) or Rosanne Bell (r.c.bell @dundee.ac.uk)

Further information is available on the flyer or by contacting Fred or Rosanne

SDHI Research Showcase – Monday 1st December

SDHI is hosting a Research Showcase on Monday 1st December in The Gateway Building at the University of St Andrews from 3.30pm until around 7pm.  Researchers are invited to present their work and activities at various work stations.  There will be a short welcome address but mostly the event is meant as a bazaar for conversation and mingling.

If you would like to attend our Research Showcase either to present or merely to come along and see what others are doing then please register your interest with Fred Comerford (fac1 @st-andrews.ac.uk) or Rosanne Bell (r.c.bell @dundee.ac.uk) by Monday 6th October.

For further information please see flyer or contact Fred or Rosanne