Edge Hill University Medical School’s Community Engagement Event – Opportunity for VCF sector student placements (12.30pm-4pm, Tuesday 19th November 2019)

Edge Hill University Medical School (EHUMS) has an ethos of social accountability and community  engagement, with the aim of showing students that health and social care does not just take place in NHS premises.

EHUMS has been working in partnership with Sefton CVS to provide 2nd year medical students with personal learning about the community context to health and social care. The placement will involve the students engaging with a community project, which would result in recommendations or lasting benefits to the voluntary organisations.

12.30pm-4pm
SING PLUS CENTRE
53 CAMBRIDGE ROAD
SEAFORTH
MERSEYSIDE
L21 1EZ

Click here to download the information poster

Please come along to find out more about how your organisation can become involved with our medical school.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR PLACE and for more information please email ehumscommunityengagement@edgehill.ac.uk

The deadline to register is Friday 8th November.

Budding biologists from Southport’s KGV hailed in prestigious competition

Budding biologists from Southport’s King George V College have been awarded prizes in a prestigious biology competition.

A handful of talented Biology A level students from KGV took part in the event, organised by Edge Hill University.

The ‘Biology Olympiad’ saw KGV students undertaking intricate activities such as DNA extraction, insect identification, thermal imaging processes and a demanding quiz.

Two teams of KGV students competed against 17 teams from all over the North West, including Manchester, Wigan, Wirral, Cheshire and Liverpool.

Sophie Feeney, Course Leader for A level Biology at KGV, said: “We were delighted to have this amazing opportunity to take part in this fascinating event.

“This event really showcased the practical and manipulation skills needed for Biology A level, and was a really interesting opportunity for KGV students to see biology in action at university level.  Our students also got to meet students from other colleges and it was lovely event.”

A level Biology has a long standing record of academic success at King George V College, with more than three quarters of KGV A level Biology students achieving high grades as part of KGV’s best ever A level results last summer.

Southport College students take over community art boxes at Kings Gardens

Art and Design students at Southport College have been chosen to exhibit their artwork in Kings Gardens as part of an ongoing community project.

The students’ creative designs are being showcased in art boxes around the seafront gardens, which were originally opened by King George V more than a century ago.

Artwork currently on display includes designs by Level 3 Extended Diploma and Level 4 Foundation Diploma students and will be changed every few weeks.

Curriculum Leader of Art and Design, Kelly Broughton, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for our students to get their work seen by the public.

“We are always keen to produce work that has an impact within our local environment and enhances the area for the local community.

“The Art Boxes were installed as part of the ongoing regeneration of Kings Gardens, a project which commenced in 2012 after the park was awarded more than £4 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and the Big Lottery Fund (BIG) through their Parks for People programme.”

A group of students from Southport College will also be painting a mural in Kings Gardens during April.