Refugee World Cup 2019

By Jun.28, 2019

On Saturday 22 June, the Refugee World Cup took place in Albert Park, Salford. Attendees enjoyed a free picnic, music, a bouncy castle, face painting, henna, a raffle draw and a fire engine parade, whilst teams of football players from Greater Manchester competed for the coveted trophy.

First held in 2000, the Refugee World Cup began as a way to welcome people from Kosovo who had fled the conflict in the Balkans. The event is organised by Manchester Refugee Support Network (MRSN) and Art Reach, in collaboration with the Greater Manchester Refugee Support Partnership (GMRSP) – a partnership between charities British Red Cross, Refugee Action, Rainbow Haven and Revive. The tournament brings together teams of people from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds with long-term residents and anyone is welcome to go along and watch .

The University of Salford social work team supporting the Refugee World Cup 2019

The University’s involvement was coordinated by Lynda Shentall. Lynda joined the University of Salford as a lecturer in January 2019 and prior to this worked across the refugee sector in Manchester. Lynda was keen for the social work department to be involved in the event: “Many of our social work students past and present have had placements in the Refugee Sector. Agencies that we regularly place students with, such as Revive and Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit also had stalls at the event. Also, as the event was taking place in Salford it seemed logical that we would support it!”

Teams from across Greater Manchester competed for the trophy

Alongside staff, BA Social Work students helped out on the day and one student, Marcus Abrahams, offered reiki sessions. Raffle prizes were collected for the event and additional donations made to Revive, a community project which provides free practical support, services and advocacy for refugees and people seeking asylum, in Manchester and Salford.

The event was a huge success and we hope that the University can get involved next year with an even bigger stall!

 
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Sports Injury Rehabilitation opportunity with Sale Sharks and University of Salford

By May.23, 2019

University of Salford MSc in Sports Injury Rehabilitation

The University of Salford and Sale Sharks are looking to offer an exciting opportunity to a chartered physiotherapist or sports rehabilitator.

We are looking for dynamic a self-motivated physiotherapist or sports rehabilitator, striving for clinical excellence that is interested in moving into sport, to undertake a full-time MSc combined with a placement with a world class sports science and medicine team.

The Masters programme in Sports Injury Rehabilitation at University of Salford is ideally focused towards practitioners who wish to deliver within the high-performance sports environment. The course will commence in September 2019 and be complete by September 2020. Sale Sharks and the University will provide a fee waiver for the MSc course fees.

Placement Experience: Sale Sharks RUFC

It is anticipated that the successful candidate would be placed alongside the Sale Sharks Sports Science and Medicine team based at the Carrington training ground, Sale Manchester. The placement will offer the opportunity for the candidate to observe and be part of the Sale Sharks Sports Science and Medicine team. The Candidate will have the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills required to work in the high-performance sports environment. The placement will involve the following activities:

  • Participation in projects and assignments within the Sharks Sports Science and Medicine team.
  • Applied sports injury rehabilitation experience within the high-performance training and competition environment through targeted learning and reflective practice.

MSc Sports Injury Rehabilitation

This is a practice based programme, allowing the participant to develop advanced theoretical knowledge, practical and clinical reasoning skills in sports injury rehabilitation. You’ll also learn how to conduct research and then apply it to the real world, with numerous programme graduates successfully publishing their research in peer reviewed journals. 

In order to achieve an award of MSc Sports Injury Rehabilitation you must successfully complete the modules Rehabilitation of Musculoskeletal Injuries and Injury Prevention and Performance Management, along with producing a thesis for the dissertation module.

Injury Prevention and Performance Measurement: You will develop the ability to critically evaluate the scientific principles and theories of athletic screening and a clear understanding of the science behind performance measurement and appropriate interpretation of those measurements and learn to apply them in a real world context. You will gain research experience carrying out a systematic and structured group/individual project. This will further develop your critical evaluation and research skills in relation to your own professional practice and includes dissemination of research and good practice.

Rehabilitation of Musculoskeletal Injury: You will develop an understanding of the biology of tissue loading and how this significantly influences exercise rehabilitation. Through a series of keynote lectures and online material you will gain greater insight into assessment and management of musculoskeletal injuries, specifically aiming to improve management of acute injury, overuse injury and post-operative management of typical musculoskeletal injuries. This course also covers integration of other non-exercise treatment modalities into the exercise rehabilitation programme for patients. This will include ‘real life’ practical application, in relation to optimising patient management in specific sports.

Dissertation: You will undertake an in-depth, evidence based exploration of a key area aligned to the project needs of Sale Sharks. This is a substantial, independent, research project.     

The MSc study requires attendance at the University for 1 day per week (Wednesday) during university semesters

Entry requirements:

Admission to the programme is on the basis that applicants will have:

  • A BSc honours degree in Physiotherapy or Sports Rehabilitation, normally a 1st or 2.1 honours degree.
  • Evidence of satisfactory current DBS.
  • Evidence of satisfactory health declaration and immunisation record.

Application procedure:

Send cover letter including a personal statement and full CV by email to Dr Lee Herrington at the following email l.c.herrington@salford.ac.uk

Deadline for applications:

12 noon Monday 1st July 2019

Interviews

If you are shortlisted, interviews will take place on Monday 15th July 2019 at the University of Salford. 

Further information contact:

Dr Lee Herrington, Programme Leader, MSc Sports Injury Rehabilitation, by email: l.c.herrington@salford.ac.uk

 
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Exciting opportunity for a chartered physiotherapist

By May.01, 2019

The University of Salford, British Triathlon and the English Institute of Sport are looking to offer an exciting opportunity to a chartered physiotherapist.

We are looking for dynamic a self-motivated physiotherapist, striving for clinical excellence that is interested in moving into sport, to undertake a full-time MSc combined with a 46 days per year placement with a world class sports science and medicine team.

The Masters programme in Sports Injury Rehabilitation at University of Salford is ideally focused towards practitioners who wish to deliver within the high-performance sports environment. The course will commence in September 2019 and be complete by September 2020. The English Institute of Sport will provide a £2,500 contribution towards the course fees.

Placement Experience: English Institute of Sport

British Triathlon

It is anticipated that the successful candidate would be placed alongside the British Triathlon Sports Science and Medicine team based at the Brownlee Triathlon centre in Leeds. The placement will offer the opportunity for the candidate to observe and be part of the British Triathlon Podium and Podium Potential World Class Programs. The Candidate will have the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills required to work in the high-performance sports environment. The placement will involve the following activities:

  • Participation in projects and assignments within the British Triathlon Physiotherapy Team with a bias to the Podium and Podium Potential programme.
  • Applied physiotherapy experience within the high-performance training and competition environment through targeted learning and reflective practice.

MSc Sports Injury Rehabilitation

This is a practice based programme, allowing the participant to develop advanced theoretical knowledge, practical and clinical reasoning skills in sports injury rehabilitation. You’ll also learn how to conduct research and then apply it to the real world, with numerous programme graduates successfully publishing their research in peer reviewed journals. 

In order to achieve an award of MSc Sports Injury Rehabilitation you must successfully complete the modules Rehabilitation of Musculoskeletal Injuries and Injury Prevention and Performance Management, along with producing a thesis for the dissertation module.

Injury Prevention and Performance Measurement: You will develop the ability to critically evaluate the scientific principles and theories of athletic screening and a clear understanding of the science behind performance measurement and appropriate interpretation of those measurements and learn to apply them in a real world context. You will gain research experience carrying out a systematic and structured group/individual project. This will further develop your critical evaluation and research skills in relation to your own professional practice and includes dissemination of research and good practice.

Rehabilitation of Musculoskeletal Injury: You will develop an understanding of the biology of tissue loading and how this significantly influences exercise rehabilitation. Through a series of keynote lectures and online material you will gain greater insight into assessment and management of musculoskeletal injuries, specifically aiming to improve management of acute injury, overuse injury and post-operative management of typical musculoskeletal injuries. This course also covers integration of other non-exercise treatment modalities into the exercise rehabilitation programme for patients. This will include ‘real life’ practical application, in relation to optimising patient management in specific sports.

Dissertation: You will undertake an in-depth, evidence based exploration of a key area aligned to the project needs of British Triathlon. This is a substantial, independent, research project.     

The MSc study requires attendance at the University for 1 day per week (Wednesday) during university semesters.

Entry requirements:

Admission to the programme is on the basis that applicants will have:

  • Current registration with the HCPC and CSP
  • A BSc/BA honours degree or equivalent in Physiotherapy, normally a 1st or 2.1 honours degree.
  • Documented evidence of a minimum of 1500 hours experience post qualification of working in a neuromusculoskeletal context.
  • Supporting evidence of appropriate continuing professional development.
  • Evidence of satisfactory current DBS.
  • Evidence of satisfactory health declaration and immunisation record.

Application procedure:

Send cover letter including a personal statement and full CV by email to Dr Lee Herrington at the following email l.c.herrington@salford.ac.uk

Deadline for applications:

12 noon Monday 17th June 2019

Interviews

If you are shortlisted, interviews will take place on Tuesday  25th June 2019 at the University of Salford. 

Further information contact: Dr Lee Herrington, Programme Leader, MSc Sports

 
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Digital Society – free film screening

By Apr.24, 2019

Join us at the Digital Performance Lab, MediaCityUK for a free screening of Werner Herzog’s Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World.

You will also have the chance to hear from the academic team behind our brand new MSc Digital Society, a programme that takes a sociologically informed approach to critically examine how digital hardware, software and data are shaping our social institutions, social relations, culture and everyday life.

Event details:

Tuesday 7 May 2019, 5 – 7.30pm; refreshments provided. Digital Performance Lab, Ground Floor, University of Salford @ MediaCityUK.

You can find the MSc Digital Society team on Twitter: @MScDigiSociety

For more information about the event or programme, please contact Tom Redshaw: T.Redshaw1@salford.ac.uk

 
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‘I See the Difference’ campaign set to inspire a new generation of allied health professionals

By Nov.02, 2018

We are proud to welcome the launch of the aspirational ‘I See the Difference’ campaign, spearheaded by the Health Education of England and Office for Students.

This exciting initiative aims to raise awareness of allied health professions by promoting the inspiring careers within Podiatry, Prosthetics and Orthotics, Orthoptics and Therapeutic Radiography – all of which are areas in short supply.

The campaign is part of the Strategic Interventions in Health Education Disciplines (SIHED) programme, a £3 million, three-year plan to help build sustainability of the allied health professions. For more information on the ‘I See the Difference’ campaign, please visit: https://iseethedifference.co.uk/

Become an allied health professional with the University of Salford

Are you someone who cares and wants to help people relieve their pain or strain? Or maybe even help them live fuller lives?

You can become a Podiatrist or Prosthetist and Orthotist at the University of Salford with a three-year honours degree. Find out more about our degree programmes below:

 

 
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Be a Greater Manchester Nurse – start your journey here

By Aug.02, 2018

On 29th June, we helped launch the ‘Be a Greater Manchester Nurse’ campaign.

We are proud to be part of this initiative led by the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership. The campaign also includes Manchester Metropolitan University, the universities of Manchester and Bolton and Greater Manchester trusts and care providers.

We want to showcase the amazing opportunities available to study to become a nurse in Greater Manchester and celebrate the achievements of an incredible workforce.

Central to the overall campaign is the striking “Bee” logo and an inspiring video, “Unsung”. The script for the film comes solely from song lyrics by Manchester musical icons such as Oasis, The Stone Roses, New Order and Elbow. The lyrics are spoken by GM nurses, including our very own students, against a photographic backdrop of nurses doing their jobs.

You can watch “Unsung” here:

#GreaterManchesterNurses #beagreatermanchesternurse

www.greatermanchesternurses.co.uk

 
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Counselling and Psychotherapy Team CPD event

By Jul.25, 2018

The Counselling and Psychotherapy Team  held a CPD event for all our Industry Partners – comprising of our placement providers.

This has been running now for 5 years and is the creation of James Barrott and Dr. Mark Widdowson.  It is an opportunity for our placement providers to sample a taste of the contemporary teaching that is on offer from our fabulous and talented team, to network and get more information about our programmes.  It’s also an opportunity for us to be in tune that what we are teaching our students is what our industry partners require for their employees.

Idyllic Forest

Sample sessions included sessions from Peter Jenkins on the GDPR requirements.  Peter also signed copied of his new book: ‘Professional Practice is counselling and psychotherapy’.  Other sessions included Transactional Analysis for anxiety – Dr. Mark Widdowson, creative supervision – Maria Kefalogianni, group work with young people – Leigh Gardner, compassion focussed therapy for trauma – Dr. Elaine Beaumont, trauma sensitive mindfulness  – Tim Duercen and James Barrott gave participants an opportunity to experience ‘outdoor therapy’  near Peel campus – who knew there was an idyllic forest setting there.

Feedback from our industry partners was excellent and we were able to announce our Supervision course starting in September.

 

“Just to say a very big thank you to you all for such an interesting and creative day on Tuesday. The organising was super and things ran so smoothly. It is lovely that you are able to reward placement providers in such a way and we are both grateful to have been included”

For more info please contact: VEE HOWARD-JONES, Head of Counselling and Psychotherapy, Email: V.S.Howard-Jones@salford.ac.uk

 
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60 Sec with Dr Salma Patel, Research Fellow

By Jul.09, 2018

1.What is your position within the School?

I’m a (postdoctoral) research fellow in Midwifery.

2.How long have you worked in the School of Health & Society

Since Dec 2017.

3.Which building are you based in?

I’m in the Allerton Building, Room L530.

4.Why did you choose to work within the School?

The project that I am working on BaSICS (Baby Skin Integrity Comparison Survey) initially attracted me to the school. It also fits with my research interests, which include public health, maternal health and digital health.

5.What is your most memorable moment of being in the School?

When I received the email in my inbox that our ethics application to REC had been approved without amendments – the crazy hours working on the ethics application for our research project had finally paid off.

6.What is your biggest dream?

To develop multiple charitable projects internationally that aim to help those being abused.

7.When you are not at work what do you do to relax?

Spend time with my family, read, attend fitness classes, and go for a walk around a lake.

8.What was your first job?

Teaching assistant.

9. What has been your greatest achievement?

My daughter.

10.What would make your job easier?

Less bureaucracy and a warm, healthy and delicious lunch that was freshly made and subsidised/affordable. If there was such a thing as 100% healthy chocolate and cake – that would of course be a huge help!

11.Finally, what one piece of advice would you give to students/colleagues?

Work hard, aim high, and give everything you do, your very best!

 
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My experience at Salford

By May.08, 2018

Andreea Pausan

Andreea Pausan, ERASMUS +

Being in the right place at the right time sets the tone of the rest of the journey and for me, this happened at Salford.

My Phd journey started in October 2017, at the National School of Political and Administrative studies in Bucharest, Romania. Although post-graduate studies were not in plan, I have embraced the opportunity to learn how to do research and to bring my contribution to the betterment of higher education.  As trainer in a software company and part-time professor, my interests were life-long learning and in-service training for adults, as well as interactive and participative methods of teaching. Consequently, the focus pointed towards the way in which higher education should change in order to better respond to the participants’ needs and demands in the current connected information technology era.

I have arrived in Salford as an international exchange Erasmus student on a cold, rainy day at the end of January 2018.  Despite having some accumulated life, travel, and work experience, it is hard to put into words the feeling of going back to the university in a new city and in a different country.

I had been in Manchester some years back to enjoy a Cirque du Soleil performance. I remember having being riveted, among many other things, by the colours and magic of the show, by the great shopping at Trafford centre, and by the people queuing to get taxis in the mall parking lot. I did not expect to return on an extended stay near Manchester, as a guest at the University of Salford (UoS).

My first contact with the UoS was on email, and the Erasmus exchange staff sent me very useful and timely information: registration site, campus map, student askus link. After arriving to Salford, I was first impressed by the size of the campus and by how relaxed all the students seem to be. I had a student card ready, and received a user name and password for the system. I was pleased by the cleanliness of the place, by how organized everything was.

The library system was a shock: it was so easy (read user friendly) to take books out and return them by scanning them on a machine. The second shock was the language: everybody sounded competent, yet sympathetic, helpful, yet alien. I am not talking about being able to speak English, but about being able to talk research language, which is a completely different thing. On top of that, when living in a foreign country, the feeling is that of isolation and mystery, similar to being a passive participant in a film whose intrigue escapes immediate understanding. There is meaning, there is action, however there is also an empty space between the rest of participants and your grasp on reality. The community changes, taking away the familiar and bringing the unfamiliar, the insecure, the internal struggle.

It is interesting to live the very concepts you are studying: communities of practice (CoP).   At a certain point, I have realized that I can apply to living and learning in a different community terms like peripheral participation, boundary negotiation, nexus of multimembership, identity realignment: all part of the CoP framework.

I will use this terminology to describe the three months of my stay at Salford so far.

Although this is the first Erasmus exchange of this kind, I felt welcome and helped to integrate in the large student community, thus becoming a legitimate peripheral participant in both the Salford student community and the Phd community. My supervisor and the rest of the teachers I have met so far are passionate about students and learning, and provided helpful advice and access to make my stay both comfortable and productive.

Participation in different courses has given me the opportunity to meet and interact with other Phd students, as well as to learn about research methodology, theories and protocols, philosophical stances, different software and databases to help with research. Subsequently, I have developed my skills as a researcher and gained more confidence from the experiences shared with and by my fellow Phd students.

Furthermore, I have learned about means of transportation, places to eat, places to buy groceries from, all which are part of my new identity as a United Kingdom resident.  I am renegotiating my identity at the boundaries of several communities: student, researcher, citizen, worker, and so far it has been a satisfying experience.

It is exciting to know I can talk about my experience using social theory language. In layman terms, I love being here, I believe I am in the right place at the right time, and I would recommend this experience to other students. The environment at Salford is alive, filled with potential, with great support from the staff. Everything is available online and the classes are designed with a practical outcome in mind: they set the framework and create the conditions so students can write their thesis. The best part of this experience is meeting other students and learning about their cultures, their lives, their studies.

Andreea Pausan

National School of Political and Administrative studies in Bucharest 

Erasmus student @ School of Health & Society

 
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60 Sec with Rebecca Rylance, Assistant Director School of Health and Society 

By Mar.14, 2018

1.What is your position within the School?

Assistant Director School of Health and Society  – Health Directorate.

2.How long have you worked in the School of Health and Society, University of Salford?

17 months.

3.Which building are you based in?

Mary Seacole.

4.Why did you choose to work within the School?

The reputation Salford has for leading innovations in nursing both in teaching and learning and in research.

5.What is your most memorable moment of being in the School?

My first day, feeling optimistic and hopeful that anything is possible.

6.What is your biggest dream?

To complete my PhD.

7.When you are not at work what do you do to relax?

Spend time with my lovely partner and my three fantastic children.

8.What was your first job?

Saturday girl at the local paper shop (News agents).

9. What has been your greatest achievement?

Worked with people with dementia as a researcher and helped to co-create apps which have the potential to keep people with dementia live well for longer.

10.What would make your job easier?

Less emails!

11.Finally, what one piece of advice would you give to students/colleagues?

If it’s not hard it’s not worth doing it.

 

 
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