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Refugee World Cup 2019

28 June 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!

Sports Injury Rehabilitation opportunity with Sale Sharks and University of Salford

23 May 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

Exciting opportunity for a chartered physiotherapist

1 May 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

Digital Society – free film screening

24 April 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

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

2 November 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:

 

Be a Greater Manchester Nurse – start your journey here

2 August 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