Could “Unfair” Working Conditions Put Students Off Careers In Care?

A report into working conditions of social care staff has called for reform within the sector, urging the Scottish Government to introduce a new watchdog and establish minimum standards. The 18-month study was led by the chief executive of Alzheimer Scotland Henry Simmons and Lilian Macer from Unison. Findings published by the Fair Work Convention conclude that many of the over 200 thousand workers within … Continue reading Could “Unfair” Working Conditions Put Students Off Careers In Care?

Foundations of health for students

Today first year nursing students at Ayr campus were presenting posters either to do with depression or obesity as part of a formative assignment. The event was to highlight a health promotion campaign. They researched in groups, produced a poster together and then showcased the posters to the rest of the peers across the mental health and nursing programs. “My group has done a poster … Continue reading Foundations of health for students

Cyber Attacks – Are You Protected?

By Heather Ryce Phil Taylor of Palo Alto Networks and Steven Wallace of FullProxy visited UWS campus in Ayr to talk to students about the importance of cyber security in a digital world. Palo Alto are leaders when it comes to cybersecurity, working with tens of thousands of organisations and customers across more than 150 countries to ensure network protection. They are partnered with elite leaders such … Continue reading Cyber Attacks – Are You Protected?

Palo Alto Networks Raises Awareness About Cyber-security At UWS

By Fethi Benaissa Phil Taylor, a networks and security engineer at Palo Alto Networks, has delivered a lecture on cyber-security this morning at UWS campus in Ayr. Mr Taylor was invited to speak to the data journalism students. Afterwards he spoke exclusively to a group of Broadcast Journalism students who came to learn more about how to protect their online activity. Palo Alto Networks is … Continue reading Palo Alto Networks Raises Awareness About Cyber-security At UWS

Palo Alto Networks talk “online safety” at UWS.

By Ryan Capperauld. In a visit to the UWS campus in Ayr, guest lecturer Phil Taylor (Security Network Engineer) of Palo Alto Networks stressed the importance of online safety in the age of internet usage. Taylor outlined the dangers that hacking and the gathering of data can pose online, urging students and staff members at the university to become self-aware of how their activities online could … Continue reading Palo Alto Networks talk “online safety” at UWS.

Industry Professionals Inform UWS Students of Online Hacks

Cyber security experts gathered at UWS Ayr Campus on Tuesday to inform students of the dangers posed by hackers and online viruses in the digital world. Phil Taylor of Palo Alto Networks was accompanied by Steven Wallace of FullProxy in a seminar for journalism students, providing industry insight on cyber security threats and how to defend against them. Taylor, a Security Network Engineer, spoke extensively about … Continue reading Industry Professionals Inform UWS Students of Online Hacks

Up-cycle your old bike or piece of furniture

by Giulia Candussi Whether you are a student looking for a cheap second-hand bicycle or a creative artist who wants to give a new life to an old piece of furniture or you just want to get your hands dirty while doing something good for the community, there’s a place to go: Community Gift Exchange.  The charity shop is located inside the Kyle Shopping Centre … Continue reading Up-cycle your old bike or piece of furniture