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University of Bedfordshire is still accepting budding healthcare students

The University of Bedfordshire has announced it can still accept plenty of budding healthcare students for the upcoming September term.

Statistics unveiled by UCAS this week show that over 15,000 medical and health applicants are still without a confirmed university place.

Over 9,000 of these unplaced applicants are hoping to study healthcare practise courses which are offered by the University. Its Clearing team is keen to hear from them to discuss the options that are available.

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A Level results – your next step at University of Bedfordshire

Today (13 August 2020) is A Level Results Day and the start of Clearing 2020. The Clearing Team at the University of Bedfordshire has opened their phone lines and online chat rooms, and are ready to help prospective students.

Available to handle enquiries from early morning through until the evening, the University’s admissions team will be on hand over the coming days and weeks to talk through course options, accommodation and necessary funding.

As well as answering any questions about how student life and learning will function in the wake of the pandemic.

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University of Bedfordshire professor to tackle BAME health risks as part of Men’s Health Week webinar

The University of Bedfordshire will be represented by Professor Gurch Randhawa in a ‘Men and & Covid-19’ webinar organised by Men’s Health Forum.

The webinar is taking place at 14:30 on Thursday 18 June 2020. Its panel includes Peter Baker, former Chief Executive of theMen’s Health Forum, and Professor Alan White, Patron of the Men’s Health Forum.

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University of Bedfordshire in partnership to research COVID-19 testing

Life Science Group Ltd (LSG) and the University of Bedfordshire have received £50,000 in funding from Innovate UK to complete a research project to improve COVID-19 testing.

This follows a national call from Innovate UK to develop innovative methodologies to help combat COVID-19.

LSG and the University are to develop a testing method for COVID-19 that inactivates the virus immediately after the swab sample is taken from patients.

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University of Bedfordshire Academic says reassurance is needed when schools re-open

Ahead of primary schools partially reopening across England on Monday 1 June 2020, Dr Anastasia Giannakopoulou from the University of Bedfordshire has shared her thoughts and advice on how she believes schoolchildren will react and can adapt to the changes and restrictions put in place.

Schools have been closed to pupils (except those of key workers) since mid-March. But from next week communities will see children from three academic year groups return to the classroom – reception, year one and year six.

Whilst many parents have welcomed the re-opening of classrooms, concerns have been raised around child wellbeing and mental health. Which some fear could be affected when returning to a very different learning environment.

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Bedfordshire’s Student Experience Awards: Student honoured for community work

An initiative offering key life sessions to people who have struggled, or are struggling with, substance abuse has been recognised in the University of Bedfordshire’s Vice Chancellor’s Student Experience Awards 2020.

Laylah Walker-Ennis, a second year BSc Psychology, Counselling and Therapies student, was awarded the Lord Lieutenant’s Community Engagement Award at Bedfordshire’s Vice Chancellor’s Student Experience Awards (21 May 2020) for her dedication to and development in the Enactus project.

This is an international non-profit organization bringing together student, academic and business leaders who use entrepreneurial action to improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need.

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University of Bedfordshire’s Football Team runs to Croatia and back for the NHS

The University of Bedfordshire’s Football Team is running the equivalent 2,302 miles to Croatia and back to raise money for the NHS.

The team’s tour to Pula in Croatia was cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak, but they decided to do the trip anyway -with their running trainers on.

The team is running the distance from Bedfordshire to Croatia to raise money for NHS Charities Together.

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University of Bedfordshire’s Festival of Science & Engineering (10-13th March 2020)

Aligning with 2020’s British Science Week, the University of Bedfordshire has announced its own Festival of Science & Engineering (10-13th March 2020).

As well as hosting events to enlighten students and staff, the University will be ‘setting up shop’ in Luton’s Mall on Tuesday 10th March where STEM academics will be demonstrating virtual reality as well as giving shoppers and passers-by the chance to make DNA bracelets and meet and greet robots – plus more!

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