January 2015

2014 Report of Activities in Numbers

Thanks to your involvement, the U21 Health Sciences Group was able to carry out many initiatives and projects in 2014. We're pleased to share a brief report of activities in numbers for the year 2014. You can see the report here. If you have any questions about any of our activities, please contact Caroline.

U21 HSG Funding Protocol

Following some discussion at the U21 HSG annual meeting at Fudan University, the U21 HSG Executive Committee has created and approved a Funding Protocol to provide guidance to U21 HSG members interested in requesting project funding through the group. The document is available on the U21 HSG website under 'guidelines and statements'.

Applications still open for 2015 student events

We encourage you to keep promoting among your students the two student events organized by the U21 HSG that will take place in 2015. The U21 HS Global Learning Partnership pilot project in collaboration with the University of Kathmandu will take place in Nepal from 9 May to 6 June 2015. Applications should be sent to Jessica Lees before 30 January 2015. The U21 HS Summer School will take place in Monterrey from 6 to 18 July 2015 on the theme Vulnerability, low budget healthcare. Please visit the website to find out how to apply in your university. The deadline for nominations is 21 March 2015.

Birmingham leads UK Dentistry Research

The Research Excellence Framework 2014 has ranked the University of Birmingham first in the UK for Dentistry in terms of 4* and 3* research. Academics have joined forces with leading global industry names such as Unilever, Philips and Mars to trial new products which will have health impacts far beyond dental issues, including in diabetes and heart disease. The research has also led to a number of disease assessment tools being launched for high-street dentists, and low-cost tests to help people to stop smoking. In 2015, following significant investment, the first new dental hospital in the UK for 40 years will open as the new home for the University’s School of Dentistry. U21 HSG colleagues will have a chance to see this new building at the U21 HSG annual meeting that will take place in Birmingham in 2016.