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Measurement of waist-to-height ratios are a better method than body mass index (BMI) in predicting health and well-being, research has shown.
Two second year BA Social Work students, Nadia Shakourian and Lucy Takawira recently completed their Private, Volunteer and Independent (PVI) sector placement at Bromford Support, a housing scheme for people with learning disabilities. They worked with support worker, Paula Monteiro helping her clients access the Mates ‘N’ Dates service, a specialist dating and friendship agency for adults with learning disabilities in Oxfordshire. Paula sent praise to the Agency Co-ordinator on the students’ input and professionalism.
Dr Sally Richards and Maxine Fletcher, Social Work Senior Lecturers from the School of Health and Social Care, together with representatives from the school's Voices of Experience forum presented papers at the inaugural European Conference For Social Work Research held on 23 - 25 March 2011 at St Catherine's College, Oxford. The conference was entitled ‘Social Work and Social Care Research: Innovation, Interdisciplinarity and Impact’ and was held in association with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) School for Social Care Research.
The School of Health and Social Care recently hosted a visit of lecturing staff and postgraduate students from the Occupational Therapy Department at Tokyo Metropolitan University.
Oxford Brookes welcomed over 500 members of the public to its first Science Bazaar on Saturday 14th March 2009, to enjoy a free family day of science and technology.
Research Student Symposium sponsored by the Society of Experimental Biology and the British Cell Biology Society.
Over 80 Year 12 students from schools in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire took part in an array of hands-on activities in the School of Life Sciences as part of ‘Biology Inspires’, organised by UK Recruitment and Partnerships and Aimhigher.