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Welsh Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething, has confirmed the NHS bursary will be extended in Wales for students starting their studies in September 2019. The bursary, for eligible student nurses, midwives and allied health professionals, was scrapped in England in 2017. In Wales, the full bursary package will continue to be…
Maximum interest rates on student loans are set to rise this autumn. From this September, students will pay up to 6.3%, after a rise in the Retail Prices Index (RPI) - a measure of inflation, compared to the same point last year. The increase comes amid continued concerns about the…
Student nurses who had their loans cut off or reduced after an administrative error meant they were previously paid too much are to get "immediate help", the universities minister has said. Under measures announced by Sam Gyimah, those affected by the Student Loans Company (SLC) mistake will not have to…
The Education Secretary has been urged to intervene after student nurses at 20 universities had their loans and grants cut off or reduced due to administrative errors. More than 800 people have been told they were paid too much money by the Student Loans Company (SLC) and informed upcoming payments…
University of Chester students and staff have been working hard to make the Warrington Campus a Dementia Friendly Campus. Led by Dean McShane, Lecturer in Mental Health and Learning Disability, Dementia Friends Information Sessions have been held throughout the spring term to encourage staff and students to learn more about…
The number of people applying to train to become nurses has fallen by 10%, new figures show. Figures on UCAS undergraduate applications show that there were 43,700 applicants to nursing courses, down from 48,810 the previous year. Among these, 31,750 applicants are English, 14% lower than at this point in…
TV doctors Rosemary Leonard, Ellie Cannon and Sara Kayat are returning to the classroom to encourage pupils to study science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects and consider careers in the NHS. The medics will visit secondary schools and colleges in England this summer as part of the NHS's 70th…
Liverpool Hope University tutors Nicki Blundell and Dr Lucy Hanson have visited a range of services in the Gambia, which will provide a new student experience for those studying Social Work at the University. From next year, students will be able to experience the provision of mental health services in…
Student nurses at nine universities have had their loans and grants cut off or reduced after administrative errors meant they were previously paid too much, according to nursing leaders. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) said it has written to the Student Loans Company (SLC) urging it to write off…
The Social Workers Union (SWU) are offering four grants of £500 to social work students who can write the most compelling argument for how the profession can solve austerity. Timed in conjunction with World Social Work Day (WSWD) on 20th March, SWU’s WSWD Assignment is open to any social work…
Scotland has changed, politically and culturally, in recent years, with persistent demands for independence culminating in a referendum in 2014. On this fluid political landscape, social welfare can be co-opted towards a wider ‘nation-building’ project. As a result, social work in Scotland is increasingly divergent from the rest of the…
Cambridge University has said it has a "significant problem involving sexual misconduct" as it emerged it had received 173 reports of improper behaviour in nine months since launching an anonymous online reporting tool. Reports, received between the launch of the tool in May 2017 and January 31 this year, were…
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