Ayrshire Organisations Helping To Make Scotland “Best In UK” For Women In Work

By Dane McBeth Scotland has come out as the best area in the UK for workplace diversity in PricewaterhouseCooper’s annual Women In Work Index. Overall the United Kingdom moved up the table to 13th out of 33 countries involved in the analysis. However the report highlights that progress for women in the workplace is slow with an overall average gender pay gap of 15% between men … Continue reading Ayrshire Organisations Helping To Make Scotland “Best In UK” For Women In Work

Researchers at the University College London have found a significant correlation between obesity and depression

Obesity and depression are on the rise among UK young people, according to a large-scale study led by the University College London. The study was published after the government discussed about how to cut down offensive and body shaming content on social media. Researchers found that there is a significant correlation between obesity and depression. The report also highlights how the influence of social media … Continue reading Researchers at the University College London have found a significant correlation between obesity and depression

From Chemistry to Cats!

By Heather Ryce JANICE KENNEDY was a lecturer of Chemistry and Forensic Investigation at UWS, but gave up full time work to focus her time and energy on the animal charity she founded, CatFlap. CatFlap is a Scottish charity run from Janice’s home in Bearsden and is responsible for rescuing and rehoming over 4000 cats to date. The charity receives no Government funding and depends … Continue reading From Chemistry to Cats!

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