Newsbites from around the University: 22 - 28 January

Posted by pt91 at Jan 26, 2015 11:45 AM |
Quickfire stories and successes from staff and students

Departmental News

  • The Medical School held its first ever Medical School Day on Friday 16 January 2015 (pictured, right).  This was the first time all of the medical students (total of 1,250) had been under the same roof.  Professor Nick London, Head of the Medical School, introduced the Day (pictured below) and then Professor Paul Boyle, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University addressed the students.  The students then received talks from local doctors practising in diverse specialities. In addition, there was a talk from a patient representative who also handed out the Medical School prizes. The Day seemed to go very well and the feedback from the medical students has been extremely positive.  Video footage of the Day will soon be available on the Medical School website. The Medical School Day will now be an annual event.


  • Members of the Department of Chemistry provided the entertainment at the Hope Foundation annual Burns Supper. Glasgow native, Dr Andrew Jamieson, a lecturer in Chemical Biology, gave an enthusiastic address to the haggis in full Scottish dress, before a traditional Burns night dinner of haggis, neaps and tatties was served. The University Big Band, including several Chemistry undergraduate and postgraduate students provided the evenings musical entertainment.

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