News round-up

Issued: Mon, 11 Jan 2016 12:49:00 GMT

UofG lead programme wins two awards at global digital health awards

The Cytokine Signalling Forum (CSF), an online educational resource, run under the auspices of University of Glasgow, has scooped two awards in the autumn round of the Global Digital Health Awards. 

In total CSF has now won eight awards this year including Global Digital Health and APEX awards for publication excellence.

Professor Iain McInnes, Chairman of the CSF Academic Steering Committee, said: We set out two years ago to establish the University of Glasgow as a partner in online independent education. This success for the CSF and the team behind the programme is evidence of the high quality academic resource produced for colleagues worldwide.”

The CSF provides resources, accredited CME Courses, and publications reviews on Cytokine Signalling and IL-6 therapies to over 16,000 registered physicians worldwide.

The Digital Health Awards put the programme against over 600 entries including entries from many large American Associations. The globally recognised awards were presented in the ‘Medical Education’ and ‘Responsive Website Design’ categories. The educational programme is supported by educational grants from Pfizer, R-Pharm, Galapagos Pharmaceuticals and Roche.

Global Entrepreneurship Week - The Movie

Global Entrepreneurship Week was one of the highlights of the latter part of last year. The UofG celebrated with a series of exciting events, a Pop-Up Makerspace and a social hackathon designed to showcase innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship, as well as provide practical advice on how you can create your own career opportunities. 

You can now view a short movie bringing back some memories of a great week. 

Chinese Language Classes

The Confucius Institute is delighted to announce the next block of its Mandarin Language classes, starting on 19 January.

For full details of the classes visit Chinese Language Courses

Please note that these classes fill up very fast and places are limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please do not leave it until the last minute to sign up, especially for Beginners 1 & 2.

All classes are £130 for members of the public, or £115 for University of Glasgow staff and students and OAPs. We accept cash and cheques, not cards. The office is open for payment from 10am- 12pm and 2pm-4pm Monday – Friday.

For any queries please email: Confucius-enquiries@glasgow.ac.uk 

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Creative Conversations - Bernard MacLaverty

A new series of Monday lunchtime literary events featuring readings and conversations from internationally renowned writers started this month.

The next event features Bernard MacLaverty. 

MacLaverty has published four novels and five collections of short stories. He is also the author of two books for children and has written several screenplays and libretti for opera.

The event will take place at 1pm in the University Chapel on Monday 1 February. 

A workshop on ‘changing attitudes towards our mental health at work’ is being held at the University of Glasgow on Wednesday 27 January.

Changing attitudes towards our mental health at work

A workshop on ‘changing attitudes towards our mental health at work’ is being held at the University of Glasgow on Wednesday 27 January.

The event has been organised by Professor Frank Pollick from the School of Psychology and Professor Denis Fischbacher-Smith of the Business School.

There will be a number of speakers from industry, charities and the University of Glasgow. 


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