February 2018

A very warm welcome from the Executive Committee

We hope you all had an enjoyable break and are now well settled back into your universities. We also want to thank you for all of your support last year and remind you that we value each and every one of your important contributions to being part of this group, without which we could not succeed. As there has been a lot of transition and change across our group, we thought it would be useful to update you on this. We also want to share with you news on how our various projects, events and activities are progressing.

Welcome to Corrina Greenwood, new U21 HSG Executive Officer...

I joined the U21 Health Sciences Group in January and I'm responsible for the operational and strategic management of the U21 HS group including managing the group’s communications and budget. Before this I've been working in marketing and communications roles at universities for around 15 years including Head of Marketing at the University of Birmingham, Marketing Manager for the College of Life and Environmental Sciences also at UoB, and Marketing Officer for the Manchester School of Art. I'm really excited to be part of the group and look forward to meeting as many of you as possible. Hopefully see you at the Annual Meeting! If you need to contact me please email c.a.greenwood.1@bham.ac.uk

...and welcome to Taslima Begum, International College Administrator

I've recently started in post as International College Administrator in the College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham. As well as providing administrative support for the U21 HSG, I also support the College Director of Internationalisation, Professor Damien Walmsley. I'm responsible for coordinating  internal communications in support of both the College International agenda and communications and event support for the U21 Health Sciences Group. I've already spoken with some of you - thank you for making me feel so welcome.  I am really excited and looking forward to working with you all! My email is t.begum@bham.ac.uk

Call for Proposals
U21 Health Sciences Project Funding 2018

All U21 Health Sciences Group members are invited to apply for U21 HS funding. Proposals will need to be submitted by Friday 30th March 2018. Please refer to the U21 HS Funding Protocol to make sure your project meets the necessary criteria. Projects involving multiple health disciplines will be given priority. Please contact Corrina Greenwood, Executive Officer, for an application form and further details.

Lund Summer School
2-13 July 2018

Applications are still open for this year’s Summer School hosted by Lund University.  The programme will take place from 2 to 13 July 2018 with the topic of "Climate Change and Global Health".
Click Here for full details on how to apply, eligibility, costs and scholarship information. 
Nominations from University Summer School contacts need to be submitted to Lund University by Monday 5th March 2018.

Summer School 2019 - Call for host institution

We are currently looking for expressions of interest from institutions interested in hosting the U21 HS Summer School in 2019. Please read the call for proposals for more information. The deadline to receive expressions of interest is 28 February 2018.

UN SDG Awareness Week 12–16 March 2018

This year’s UN SDG Awareness Week will be held 12-16 March. Students Rachel Wood, University of Glasgow and Mehmuna Ayub, UoB are coordinating activities across many U21 partner universities and focusing on the theme 'Sustainable Development and Local Action'. 
If you would like to get involved please contact Rachel via email 2224890W@student.gla.ac.uk

Events

12-16 March 2018 - UN SDG Awareness Week
11 March-6 April 2018 - U21 HS Global Learning Partnership, Nepal
2-13 July 2018- U21 HS Summer School, Lund University
10-14 Sept 2018 - U21 HS Annual Meeting, University of Melbourne

Deadlines

February 28, 2018 - Deadline to express interest to host U21 HS Summer School 2019
5 March, 2018 - Deadline to apply for the 2018 Summer School, Lund University
30 March, 2018 - Deadline for call for Proposals