Almost 20% of students in health-related courses in UCC suffer extreme stress

Posted in Research on March 20th, 2020 by steve

“Almost one-in-five students across a range of medical third level courses suffer extreme stress according to a new study, with an academic supervisor claiming stress during training can help once they are working in frontline fields …” (more)

[Noel Baker,, 20 March]

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Ulster University plans to move healthcare degrees to Magee

Posted in Governance and administration on February 28th, 2020 by steve

“Ulster University has announced plans to move many of its healthcare degrees to its Magee Campus in Londonderry. However, its preferred option is for postgraduate students in health sciences to study in Belfast …” (more)

[Robbie Meredith, BBC News, 28 February]

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Ulster University launches public consultation on future of health science courses

Posted in Governance and administration on February 28th, 2020 by steve

“Members of the public and organisations across Northern Ireland are being asked for their views on the relocation of Ulster University’s School of Health Sciences. The Derry News recently revealed that the university was seeking the views of stakeholders and the courses could be moved to any of UU’s campuses …” (more)

[Derry Now, 27 February]

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Ulster University defers decision on health courses

Posted in Governance and administration on January 23rd, 2020 by steve

“A decision on whether to move Ulster University’s allied health and health sciences courses to Derry to align with a new Magee medical school has been delayed. The transfer of these courses which include physiotherapy, medicines management, sport and exercise medicine, podiatry and occupational therapy, amongst others, would attract in excess of 1,300 students, and are deemed vital to Magee expansion …” (more)

[Garrett Hargan, Derry Now, 20 January]

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