In the newsStaff in the news this week include Dr Chris Bateman, a Researcher and Senior Lecturer at Bolton (and a Visiting Professor at Laguna College of Art and Design in California) who has been sharing his work exploring the historical lineages of player practices all over the world, most recently at a conference in the Brazilian city of Teresina in November last year. His latest gig is closer to home – at the fourteenth National Playwork Conference in the British seaside town of Eastbourne, on Tuesday 1 March.

Meanwhile Academic Group Co-ordinator – Standards, Enhancement and the Learner Experience and Senior Lecturer, in the School of Health and Human Sciences, Trish Houghton, continues to have her work showcased in leading professional journals as she has had another paper published in Nursing Standard this week .

And, of course, Psychology’s Jacqui Harrison has been demonstrating one of the great qualities of our institution – our passion for changing lives and going the extra mile – and more – to make that happen. Her story is featured at length separately in Inside UoB, but has already been featured on North West Tonight this week.

Our students are busy going the extra mile too. Psychology’s Victoria Coates is getting in the ring to box her way to a fundraising target for cancer research. Full details here, including how to support her. And we have a textile surface design student off to New York to showcase her talent before an international audience.

Our Chancellor’s coming lecture has been featured extensively across the North West’s regional press and there is still tie to book your place for this year’s Ryder Lecture next Thursday 3 March.







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