What Does it take to be a Therapet?

Callum Kerr With “Paws Against Stress” – an initiative set up by the Student Association of UWS – visiting the Ayr campus today, UWS Newsroom caught up with Therapet Accessor Linda Whitby. The initiative sees ‘Therapets’ visit the campus offering an opportunity for students to de-stress during hectic parts of the academic calendar. Linda outlined some of the criteria dogs must pass before being considered … Continue reading What Does it take to be a Therapet?

Loch Doon Fire Stuns Community

    The emergency services were alerted to the fire on a hillside at Loch Doon at 18:50 on Saturday. At least five miles of hillside has been affected and the public have been asked to avoid the area. East Ayrshire Council said overnight that progress had been made and that a welfare centre had been opened in the nearby town of Dalmellington. The fire … Continue reading Loch Doon Fire Stuns Community

Ochiltree Community Hub

Ochiltree’s new Community Hub is getting nearer to completion, and with the announcement of two new jobs, it looks set to make a real difference to the local community. Due to open in Summer 2019, the Hub will be run for the community by the community, aiming to improve health and wellbeing, social capital through sharing skills and reinvesting profits to provide sustainable activity. Since … Continue reading Ochiltree Community Hub

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

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

STUC continues to take measures to improve women’s condition in Scotland

The Scottish Trades Union Congress Women’s Conference is hosting the annual STUC Women’s Conference to raise issues about abuse and harassment women face at work. By Anaïs MAMPUYA. (credit @the STUC) ACTIVISTS are speaking up about abuse and harassment women face at work at the annual STUC Women’s Conference.  The Conference is organised by the STUC Women’s Committee and involves 120 female trade unionists. It is led by Sharon Edwards of the Public and Commercial Service Union and STUC … Continue reading STUC continues to take measures to improve women’s condition in Scotland

Thousand of women are striking in Glasgow next week over equal pay

By Carla Buscema More than 8000 council workers are taking a 48 hours strike action next Tuesday and Wednesday in Glasgow demanding the council to give them equal pay. Two of the major Trade Unions representing council workers, GMB and Unison, have announced that thousand of their members are taking action. The Glasgow City Council expects that this industrial movement would be likely to create … Continue reading Thousand of women are striking in Glasgow next week over equal pay