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Archive for July, 2013

Reserach

Invitation for funded full-time PhD studentships

The Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing (SEC) has announced funding for several PhD studentships to enrol and commence in October 2013. Projects are published on SEC’s research web pages and advertised externally on jobs.ac.uk andfindaPhD.com from week beginning Monday 15th July, with a closing date of Wednesday 31st of July.

Nursing Students

A pioneering approach to interviewing and selecting nursing students

The initiative began in advance of the report into failures of care at the Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust by Robert Francis QC, published in February 2013. The report emphasised the need for universities to identify people with the right attributes to enter the profession. Mr Francis QC recommended that aspiring nurses should have to demonstrate their values, as well as a desire to care for patients, through an aptitude test.