Conference snapshot: Medicine of the Person 71st Annual Meeting 14-17 August 2019, Teplá, Czech Republic

Early in 2019 we discovered the writing of physician and counsellor Paul Tournier (1898-1986), and his approach within medicine that considers the whole person, including psychological, social and spiritual aspects. Delving further into his work, we discovered the International Association for the Medicine of the Person (Médecine de la Personne: …

NRS Mental Health Network ASM: Unexpected Reality Check

In 2018, I graduated from a prestigious, high-ranking UK university with a MSc in Sociology. The graduation was surreal. The overall experience was HORRIBLE. That university’s attitude, in my experience, was dreadful. From superficial ‘formal dinners’ full of overdressed, drunk postgrads complaining about how much they hate the pretentious environment …

My experience of organising a self-defense workshop for PGR students

Last year I was attacked by two criminals on the bus. In that moment, my brain was blank, and everything was too quick for me. Not surprisingly, I got injured. My arm was broken and I have been shocked by everything that happened that night. I stopped studying at that …

Joining a School committee – My experience of being part of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion committee

There are different committees at our School and many welcome PGR representation. Over the last two years I have been part of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion committee, which aims to create a culture that values everybody and tries to develop a research and work environment that is fair, transparent …

PGR Reps 2018-2019

This academic year of 2018/19, as a group of six PGR reps, we have worked on different projects aiming to enhance the community of the postgraduate students. We wanted to enhance student connection in our diverse community of different personalities and backgrounds as well as to expand our relationship with …

PGR Reps 2017-2018

Representing a diverse learning community in the School of Health in Social Science In this post, the Postgraduate Representatives (2017-2018) at the School of Health in Social Science share their contributions towards organising events by integrating social and academic activities to engender a sense of belonging in a diverse learning …

Transition Voices – Navigating Change: An audio play

There has been a lack of studies that focus on young people with severe or profound learning disabilities. In relation to those with severe or profound learning disability, the transition process poses questions about decision-making capacity and how others can choose on behalf of the individual themselves.   In my Masters research, which …