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Fantasy play helps creative thinking in children

Engaging in fantasy play could benefit creative thinking in children. This is one of the findings of a study presented yesterday, Thursday 15 September, by Dr Louise Bunce at Oxford Brookes University, to the annual conference of the British Psychological Society’s Developmental Psychology Section in Belfast.

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Relevant areas: Psychology, PSWPH

Brookes to jointly host international conference on healthcare

This week (6-9 September) Oxford Brookes will jointly host the eighth international conference on interprofessional practice and education (IPE); the first time in 10 years it has been hosted in Europe. The conference, All Together Better Health (ATBH), is the leading global IPE conference, bringing together healthcare providers and industry leaders, educators, students and policymakers to advance interprofessionalism locally, regionally and worldwide.

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Relevant areas: PSWPH, Department of Applied Health and Professional Development, Department of Nursing

Placement of the Year Awards Ceremony 2016

The 4th Placement of the Year Awards Ceremony was held on the 28th of June, in The Lounge, John Henry Brookes Building at Headington Campus to celebrate excellence in student placement provision by health and social care service providers.

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Relevant areas: all departments

Brookes students praise health and social care providers for excellent learning experience

The Placement of the Year Awards celebrate excellent placements and learning environments provided by health and social care providers from 350 placement providers, including local NHS Trusts the Oxford Radcliffe University Hospitals NHS Trust, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and the Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, as well as placement providers in London, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Devon, Somerset, Cornwall and Gloucestershire.

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Relevant areas: Social Work and Public Health, PSWPH, Department of Applied Health and Professional Development, Department of Nursing

Student midwife recognised at national awards

An inspirational student midwife was honoured this week for her passion and commitment at a prestigious awards ceremony in Central London. Jane Carpenter was recognised by Cavell Nurses’ Trust for her enthusiasm, commitment and hard work in her midwifery studies and wins a £1,500 prize fund to put towards a travel placement of her choice, enabling her to further develop her skills as a midwife.

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Relevant areas: Social Work and Public Health, PSWPH

Singing in a choir and playing a team sport improve psychological wellbeing

A recently published study has suggested that being part of a group gives choral singers and team sport players a higher sense of wellbeing than pursuing an activity alone. Researchers from Oxford Brookes University carried out an online study, titled ‘It’s better together: The psychological benefits of singing in a choir’, with 375 participants across three areas of leisure activity; singing in choirs, playing in team sports such as cricket and football and solo singing. The study aimed to address whether or not choral singing gave individuals a higher sense of wellbeing than other leisure activities and if so, why.

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Relevant areas: Psychology, PSWPH

Exciting new course starting September 2016

The Social Work and Wellbeing Subject Group will be offering a new Distance Learning Postgraduate Certificate in Child Protection Practice from September 2016.

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Relevant areas: PSWPH

Oxford Brookes Swindon is moving

Oxford Brookes University has been teaching three year Adult Nursing Degree and Diploma courses at the Ferndale Campus since 1999. Together with our Operating Department Practice diploma course and CPD provision, we have a flourishing student community that is continuing to grow.

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Relevant areas: Department of Biological and Medical Sciences, Clinical Health Care, Department of Sport and Health Sciences, Psychology, Social Work and Public Health, PSWPH, Department of Applied Health and Professional Development, Department of Nursing

Placement of the Year Awards Ceremony 2015

The 3rd Placement of the Year Awards Ceremony was held on the 21st October, in Oxford Brookes’ historic Headington Hill Hall. The event celebrated excellence in student practice education provided by health and social care service providers. The Placement of the Year Awards are voted for by students and promotes and rewards excellent practice in placements and learning environments., The event also celebrated the outstanding work undertaken by the Faculty’s many local and regional placement partners

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Relevant areas: Department of Biological and Medical Sciences, Clinical Health Care, Department of Sport and Health Sciences, Psychology, Social Work and Public Health, PSWPH

Oxford to lead work towards more personalised care for patients

26 October 2015, Oxford (UK): Oxford is today named as a centre for excellence leading the drive to tailor more treatments to the needs of individual patients. A Precision Medicine Catapult centre will be established in Oxford bringing together business and research to develop new products and services.

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Relevant areas: Department of Biological and Medical Sciences, Clinical Health Care, Department of Sport and Health Sciences, Psychology, Social Work and Public Health, PSWPH, Department of Applied Health and Professional Development, Department of Nursing

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