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Welcome to the second edition of the Healthcare Students’ Guide from the University of Nottingham Students’ Union. This is your guide to the services, activities, support structures and opportunities that are available to you as a healthcare student at the University of Nottingham. This guide has been especially written for you, our members who are located at the various Education Centres based at hospital sites throughout Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire. You may not be aware but regardless of which centre you are studying at, you are already full members of the Students’ Union. Your membership is free and automatic once you registered onto your course. So there’s no fee, no forms and no fuss! Clearly the main thing that you’re here to do at University is to gain your qualification. Higher Education though is also about personal development; learning new skills, meeting people from different backgrounds and developing your own interests, this is where the Students’ Union comes in. Taking part in extra-curricular activities will allow you to have fun while you are studying, widen your horizons and increase your employability!

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The Students’ Union also provides help and support for its members. No doubt once you settle into the course, you’ll be working to strict deadlines, juggling a hectic social life, doing placements and often working to a limited budget. Dealing with all these issues can sometimes lead to problems. That’s why the Students’ Union provides a number of welfare services that you can access during your time at the University. To everybody who has just started their course at the University we would like to extend our congratulations to you for securing your place here and we wish you the very best of luck for the coming years ahead.

Kind regards and best wishes, From all the Executive Officers & staff at the Students’ Union

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Healthcare students based at: Boston, Derby, Grantham, Lincoln & Mansfield

YOUR STUDENTS' UNION WHAT IS THE STUDENTS' UNION.......................... 6 THE EXECUTIVE.................................................. 8 STUDENTS' UNION COUNCIL.............................. 1 2 YOUR NUS........................................................ 1 3 STUDENTS' UNION MEMBERSHIP CARDS................ 1 5 NUS EXTRA CARDS............................................. 1 6 TEAM INTERSITE.................................................1 8

This publication provides you with information about the Students’ Union and details the services and activities that you can access from your centre either directly on-site, or remotely by telephone or over the internet. It also contains information about the other Education Centres that you may have to visit for placements, lectures or conferences etc. Nottingham based: Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy Students You get this guide as well as the main Students’ Union Publications. This publication highlights; our activities that are healthcare student specific and details our specialist healthcare associations such as: NAMA, Supa and MedSoc. It also provides information about the other Education Centres that you may have to visit for placements etc. Nottingham based: Medical Students This publication is particularly useful for medical students who are about to go on long placements. This guide lists all the hospital sites throughout Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire where the University of Nottingham has Education Centres with facilities that you can use. The “Your Support Section” also contains information about how to access some of our services remotely, while bases away from Nottingham on placement.

YOUR STUDENT SUPPORT THE STUDENT ADVICE TEAM................................ 2 4 COURSE REPS.................................................... 3 0 NIGHTLINE........................................................ 3 2 ATTACK ALARMS................................................. 3 3 REPRESENTATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & NETWORKS . . 3 4 UNIVERSITY SUPPORT SERVICES............................ 3 8

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Who gets it?

YOUR ACTIVITIES INTRODUCTION.................................................44 NOTTINGHAM BASED SPORTS & SOCIETIES.................4 5 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTHCARE ASSOCIATIONS 48 G E M S OC.......................................................... 5 0 M E D S O C.......................................................... 5 2 NAMA PROFILES........................................... 5 4 - 5 8 N U R S E S O C......................................... ............ 6 0 S U P A.......................................................... . . . . . 6 2 STUDENT VOLUNTEER CENTRE............................. 6 4 STUDENT MEDIA................................................ 6 6 YOUR SURROUNDINGS I N T R O D U C T I O N................................................ 7 0 B O S T O N.......................................................... 7 2 CHESTERFIELD................................................... 7 5 D E R B Y S I T E S................................................ 7 6 - 8 2 GRANTHAM....................................................... 8 6 LINCOLN.......................................................... 8 8 MANSFIELD....................................................... 9 2 NOTTINGHAM SITES.................................... 9 5 - 1 0 6

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Your Students’ Union

What is the SU? The Executive SU Council National Union of Students Membership Cards Discount Cards Team Intersite


The University of Nottingham Students’ Union represents all students at the University and provides them with services, extra-curricular activities and entertainments as well as independent, impartial, advice and support. The Students’ Union is located in the Portland Building on the University Park Campus in Nottingham and the majority of our services and activities are based there. Regardless of which site you’re located at all of our members can come and take part in our activities and use our services in Nottingham. However as most of you will be based away from Nottingham, many of these can also be accessed remotely through the telephone, email or via the web. Other services can be accessed directly at your centre via members of University staff or through our Intersite Support Worker. The total sum of what the Students’ Union offers varies between each centre (as you will see in this guide) but the core support services (such as providing free and independent advice, representation and welfare support etc.) are available to all our members at all sites. More details about these specific services and how you can access them can be found in the “Your Support” and “Your Surroundings” sections. The Students’ Union plays an active role in the Course Reps system that operates at each school within the University. Becoming a Course Rep is your opportunity to represent student views from your intake to key members of staff in your school via regular meetings throughout the year. The Students’ Union provides training and continuous support to all Course Reps and we can also help you lobby the University for changes at a local level. Find out more information on page 30.

The Students’ Union has a huge number of Nottingham based clubs, societies, and Student-Run-Services. Examples of these groups include: Karnival, Europe’s biggest student-run fundraising charity (this operates at some healthcare centres in partnership with the site associations); Impact, our award-winning student magazine which you can read on-line and URN, our nationally acclaimed student radio station that you can listen to on-line via the Campus Connection website.

www.CampusConnection.co.uk Campus Connection is our dedicated Students’ Union website for healthcare students based at the various hospital Education Centres. Here you can; find out the latest news from the different centres, catch up with the gossip on the chat forums, find updates to the information given here in this booklet, and get the low-down on any events taking place at your centre.

Don’t forget this is Your Union too! Just because you do not live or study on University Park Campus, it does not mean that you can’t be involved with, and reap the benefits from, being part of one of the biggest and most active Students’ Unions in the country. So read on, get involved and see what the Students’ Union can do for you!

What is the Students’ Union?

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We have a number of student associations based at various Hospital Education Centres which are funded, trained and affiliated to the Students’ Union. They provide: services, activities, opportunities and representation for their local students and generally act like “mini Students’ Unions”. Such groups include: NAMA, SUPA and GEMSoc. You can find out more about these groups in the “Your Activities” Section. If there is no such group at your site, this section will also tell you what to do if you want to help us set up one up. All students are represented by the Students’ Union. Our Representational Associations are there to represent different interest groups within the student body and provide peer to peer support for their members, a full listing of these groups can be found on page 34.

Mission Statement To improve the experiences of student life by providing quality services, representation and development opportunities for all our students.

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Your Students’ Union is directed by twelve Executive Officers who are elected each spring by students from across the different sites and centres. Your Union has proudly boasted the biggest election turn-out in the UK for the past two years running. Any student at the University of Nottingham whichever centre they are based at, are eligible to stand for an executive position. Of the 12 students that make up The Executive Committee: 8 have finished their degree or are taking a year out and 4 are part-time officers who are carrying on with their studies. As a collective the executive is there to: ensure fair governance within the Student Union, represent Students to the University, and make sure that the services (both commercial and non-commercial) are run for the benefit of you our members. The role descriptions and contact details for each of the officers can be found opposite.

Online voting has been available for the past two elections of the Executive Team. This allows every student at every centre to view the candidate manifestos and then cast their vote using their Student ID over the net. More information about how to stand for an executive position and how to vote for the candidates will be disseminated to you via email, closer to the time of elections.

THE EXECUTIVE Below you can find out more about each of the twelve Executive Officer roles along with the email address for each officer. To find out who currently holds these elected posts go to www.campusconnection.co.uk We are always interested in hearing from you, so why not give us a call or drop us an email. We rely on your feedback and involvement to ensure that the Students’ Union is constantly working in your interests.

Athletic Union Officer (Full Time)

Community Officer (Full Time)

suathleticunion@nottingham.ac.uk

sucommunity@nottingham.ac.uk

The Athletic Union Officer is there to ensure everyone knows about the wide ranging opportunities the Athletic Union offers to all, providing everyone with the knowledge to lead an active, exciting and enjoyable lifestyle. With 76 sports clubs and a thriving Intra-Mural Sports (IMS) system there’s something to suit everyone.

This role has been created to try and develop closer relations between the student residents and the permanent residents who live in Nottingham districts such as such as Lenton, Radford, Beeston and Dunkirk. The community officer works with the University and external community bodies for the benefit of students.

Democracy & Communications Officer (Full Time)

Education Officer (Full Time)

sudemcomms@nottingham.ac.uk

The Education Officer campaigns on all aspects of education at the University. They work on Nottingham University specific issues such as gaining greater feedback from exams and pushing for more personal contact with tutors. Additionally they also work on national educational issues such as fighting any planned rise in tuition fees.

The main task in this role is to let all of you know what’s going on in the Students’ Union and make sure you’re involved at every opportunity. This officer is also responsible for the cross campus elections for Exec and NUS delegates and helps organise our democratic structures like Union Council.

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sueducation@nottingham.ac.uk

Or visit www.campusconnection.co.uk

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Equal Opportunities Officer (Part Time)

suenvironment@nottingham.ac.uk

suequalopps@nottingham.ac.uk

This officer is there to improve and raise awareness of issues relating to the environment and social justice within the SU. This includes a lot of issues such as recycling, fair-trade, clean investment and ethical banking. Examples of the campaigns and events they co-ordinate throughout the year include One World Week and Fair Trade Fortnight. See page 13 for more info about getting involved with these issues.

REPRESENTATION. INCLUSION. ACCESSIBILITY. The Equal Opportunities Officer is elected to represent all students but particularly those that are misrepresented and under represented. They work to build consensus and ensure that our Students’ Union is more accessible and inclusive for all our members.

Finance & Services Officer (Full Time)

Intersite Officer (Part Time)

sufso@nottingham.ac.uk

suintersite@nottingham.ac.uk

This officer oversees the Union’s finances which means giving your student groups the grants that they need, making sure that the Union receives its funding and that the Union spends its money effectively.

This officer ensures that the Students’ Union represents and caters for students at all University of Nottingham campuses.

The other side of this role is to develop the SU’s commercial services.

This also means pestering the University to improve infrastructure and the provision of University-wide services. See the “Team Intersite” page 18 for more information.

President (Full Time) supresident@nottingham.ac.uk The president’s role involves representing the Union’s members to the University and on a regional, national and international level. They work closely with each department and officer to help them achieve their objectives and ensure the Union’s staff help us shape the direction of the Union.

Student-Run Services Officer (Part Time) sustudentrunservices @nottingham.ac.uk The Student-run Services Officer is responsible for Karni: Week One, Impact, URN, Nightline, Forum, New Theatre, CD & Record Library and TEC PA & Lighting. They provide a link between these services and the SU. This officer is also there to try to get more of you involved in the SRSs!

Societies Officer (Full Time) susocieties@nottingham.ac.uk This officer is responsible for providing information and support to all the societies at the university. They provide a link between the many different societies and the Students’ Union. Along with the Societies Executive Committee, they are also responsible for making societies as accessible & successful as possible. Lots more information about societies is given in the “your activities” section.

Welfare Officer

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suwelfare@nottingham.ac.uk Your Welfare Officer is responsible for representing the welfare of students to the University and other, external bodies. They also run campaigns, raising awareness on topics such as housing, health, financial difficulties and personal safety.

To find out who this years’ officers are visit campusconnection.co.uk

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YOUR NUS

Union Council is one of the most important aspects of your Students’ Union and is one of the main ways that it maintains its democratic nature. It’s Your Union and at Union Council you can have your say! It is made up of a panel of student representatives from each of the different academic schools, halls of residence, associated bodies, and the Students’ Union Executive Officers. They all come together approximately seven times throughout the year to discuss and debate the issues affecting the Students’ Union.

Each year each Students’ Union decide whether they wish to affiliate to the National Union of Students and pay an annual subscription fee. Your Students’ Union is a member of the NUS and we pay approximately £50,000 a year. This means that as well as being a member of the University of Nottingham Students’ Union, you are also a member of the NUS. The money raised from the NUS affiliation fees is used by the national body to fund its campaigns, services and activities.

At Union Council meetings the councillors are responsible for voting and debating the proposed policies ensuring that the aims of your Union are achieved. They also hold the Students’ Union Executive Officers to account. In order for Union Council to achieve its full potential, we must make sure that everyone is represented effectively.

The National Union of Students (NUS) is one of the largest student organisations in the world and represents the interests of around five million students in further and higher education throughout the United Kingdom.

If you would like to become a union counciller, then there are special places for: Nursing, Midwifery, Physiotherapy and Medical students from each of the healthcare centres. Many of these places are often unfilled so this is an open door for you to have your say! If you are interested in standing for a position (which can be elected all year round if unfilled) please contact the chair of council. See contact details below. To find out who your Union councillor is and how it all works visit the main Students’ Union website which is accessible via the Campus Connection Website: www.campusconnection.co.uk Here you will also find the dates, times and locations of the meetings. As a student you are more than welcome to come along to listen and join in with the debates, although only council members can vote.

Chair of Union Council: 0115 84 68773 or email sucouncil@nottingham.ac.uk

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STUDENTS’ UNION COUNCIL: BY STUDENTS FOR STUDENTS

When most people think of the NUS, one of the first things that comes into their minds are the student discounts, but there’s a lot more to the national union than that. The NUS is a voluntary membership organisation comprising a confederation of nearly 750 local student representative organisations - from nearly every University and college in the country. Every year the NUS holds a national conference and a number of regional conferences. Each union elects delegates to represent their organisation at these conferences. At Nottingham we elect 17 delegates in November for the national conference and every student gets the chance to stand for a place and also vote for the delegates that they wish to send. If you are interested in standing for such a position you can find out more information on our website closer to the time. You can also email the Democracy and Communications officer on: sudemcomms@nottingham.ac.uk

Find out more about the NUS at: www.nusonline.co.uk

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STUDENTS' UNION MEMBERSHIP CARDS Full-Time Students If you are enrolled on a full-time course at the University of Nottingham (regardless of which centre you are based at) you need to obtain a University Card. Not only does this provide you with your University ID, it is also your Students' Union (and NUS) Membership Card as demonstrated by the logos featured on it. Even if you are based at a Lincolnshire hospital site where you may not need to use this card day-to-day, you should still obtain one to demonstrate that you are part of the university and a member of the Students Union and NUS. You may also need the card when visiting other University sites for lectures or placements etc.

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University Card Functions: • Nottingham University Identification • Students' Union & NUS Membership Card • Library & Photocopying Card (Nottingham, Derby & Mansfield) • Building Access Card (Nottingham, Derby & Mansfield) • Travel Card (On Nottingham City Transport bus services and on the tram) • University Sports Centre Card (subject to joining) Local Student Discounts: As this card proves that you are a student, you may be able to use it to obtain discounts at local leisure centres or cinemas etc. However many national companies and chain store retailers only offer student discounts to holders of an NUS Extra Card. Find out about the NUS Extra Card and how to obtain one on page 16. Applying for your University Card: When you start your course you should be sent an email inviting you to apply for the card. This email will contain your login and password information along with a web link. If you do not receive this email then you will need to visit the University Card Website: www.nottingham.ac.uk/universitycard Part-Time Students The university permits students on some part-time courses to apply for a University Card (depending on the number of credits and hours of study etc). If you are undertaking a course where you are enable to obtain a University Card then you can apply for a Democracy Card. This card will demonstrate your membership of the Students' Union and the NUS and generally proves your student status (allowing you to get local student discounts etc). When you start your course you may receive an application form for this card, but if this is not the case you can download it from our website at: www.campusconnection.co.uk , click on Your Union, then Membership Cards.

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The NUS Extra scheme was launched nationally in August 2006 and is now the only student card that gets you discounts with national retailers and when you’re shopping on-line. It’s packed with offers and vouchers designed to save you money. You can apply for your card over the internet and in most cases it can be delivered directly to the site where you study. How much does it cost and why do I have to pay for it? The NUS Extra card costs £10 per year and offers a larger range of discounts with a lot more companies participating than in the previous price scheme. Each year different companies take part in the scheme, so check on the campus connection website and follow the links for the up-to-date list: www.campusconnection.co.uk By using all the amazing discounts on offer, there is no doubt you will get your £10 back in discounts over the next year! Do I need an NUS Extra Card to be a member of the NUS and the Students’ Union? No, these cards are only for students who want discounts. Students without NUS Extra cards are still full members of the NUS and the Students’ Union as shown on your University Card.

What happens after I have applied for my card? Within 7 days of your application you will receive an e-mail to say that your card is ready for collection Where do I collect my card from? When you apply for your card you will be offered a number of delivery address options; there should be an option for delivery at your centre or for another centre close by. See the Centre Profiles in the “Your Surroundings” section at the back of this booklet for more information. Please allow seven days for delivery. When collecting your card you will be required to provide proof of identity to demonstrate that you are a University of Nottingham student i.e. University Card or enrolment Letter. After signing for your card you will then be given your sealed NUS envelope containing your card and your discount booklet.

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Apply on-line today by visiting: www.campusconnection.co.uk

How long will my card last for? As this scheme is still quite new, to keep things simple all cards issued between September and the following July will cost £10 regardless of the time of year that you buy your card. Clearly there will be some disadvantage for students starting in the spring intakes, as if you buy a card at the start of your course it may only last for 6 months or less. Your Students’ Union is currently talking to the NUS regarding this issue and we hope that things may change in the future. How do I get one? You can apply on-line from home using a credit or debit card, your e-mail address and a method of uploading a suitable photograph.

Go to: www.campusconnection.co.uk Follow the easy steps on the web to upload your photo and make your payment.

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Team Intersite™ is made up of the Intersite Officer and the Intersite Support Worker. Our office is located in the Portland Building (University Park Campus); however our focus is firmly on you and all the other students based at the University’s Satellite Sites. Team Intersite is here to make sure that wherever possible you don’t miss out!

Intersite Officer The Intersite Officer is there to represent the views and interests of students studying at all the different satellite sites around the East Midlands to the rest of the Students’ Union and the University. This involves liaising with other Officers, the University and students to ensure that any relevant issues affecting students on these sites are dealt with effectively. This role essentially revolves around working closely with the Intersite Support Worker, to make sure that your views and opinions are represented to the relevant bodies. Healthcare students are just as much a part of the Students’ Union and the University, and Team Intersite are here to guarantee that as much as possible, you are able to take part in all the different aspects of university life. If you have any problems or questions regarding your time studying here at the University of Nottingham please do not hesitate to get in contact with the Intersite Officer or the Intersite Support worker. We are here to make your voice an even louder one here in Nottingham - so please make sure you use us. If you’re not happy with the level of transport, support or facilities available to you, or if there is anything else you want dealt with, then get in touch! We wish you all the best with your time here at the University of Nottingham and hope to see some of you out and about. Remember, you are not alone - Team Intersite will save the day!

Intersite Officer Student Advice and Representation Centre University of Nottingham Students’ Union Portland Building University Park Nottingham NG7 2RD 0115 84 68771 suintersite@nottingham.ac.uk

The Intersite Support Worker The Intersite Support Worker is a full-time member of staff here at the Students’ Union. This person is here specifically for you – that’s Nursing, Midwifery, Physiotherapy and Graduate Entry Medical Students. So if you have any questions, need any help, or just want to chat about an idea you have for your centre, please feel free to get in touch and we’ll see what we can do! As you will know, many of you are not traditional University of Nottingham students. Most of you do not follow the standard University term dates, many of you do not live in Nottingham, a significant percentage of your group will be mature students (often with family commitments) and to round it all off, you will also be out on placements for a significant part of your course. The role of the Intersite Support Worker is designed to go some way to help address the issues that these circumstances create and help you to get involved where you can. The main services that the Intersite Support Worker provides for students based at healthcare sites are: • • • • •

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A first point of contact for healthcare students and a signposting facility. Training and support for Course Reps across the different sites Training and support for Healthcare Associations at the different centres A general two way communication link between your centre and the Students’ Union Co-ordination of developmental projects that benefit healthcare students based away from Nottingham

Intersite Support Worker Student Advice & Representation Centre University of Nottingham Students’ Union Portland Building University Park Nottingham NG7 2RD 0115 84 68735 0788 775 4795 suintersiteworker@nottingham.ac.uk

To find out who currently holds this post visit: www.campusconnection.co.uk

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WHAT IS THE STUDENTS’ UNION DOING FOR HEALTHCARE STUDENTS BASED AT THE DIFFERENT SITES? The Students’ Union is constantly striving to involve students who are not based at University Park more fully. Students at all sites have always had access to the core Students’ Union services such as advice and representation. However we are now working very hard to expand the range of provisions available via our long-term plan. The overall objective of this plan is to improve the experience of healthcare students across the different sites.

Here are a few examples of other projects that your Students’ Union has recently been involved with . . .

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Working with the School of Nursing to improve the Course Reps and student feedback systems.

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Securing a Students’ Union office at Mansfield when the centre is relocated. This will be used by our Course Reps and NAMA Mansfield (see page 57).

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Re-launching the Campus Connection website (our dedicated site for healthcare students) and putting more of our services online. Production of this Healthcare Students’ Guide.

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Developing an on-line voting system for cross campus elections, allowing students from all sites to take part in elections.

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Launching a new Students’ Union drop-in service allowing students across the different healthcare sites to speak to somebody face to face.

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Developing Student Associations at each of the hospital sites to provide activities, welfare support and volunteering oppourtunities. See Page 46.

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Establishing a publicity distribution network to ensure that students at healthcare sites are aware of relevant central campaigns and services.

Connect Five! Lincoln Boston Mansfield Nottingham Derby Visit the Students’ Union website for healtcare students

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Student Advice Team Course Reps NightLine Representational Associations University Support Services


The Student Advice team is based in the Student Advice and Representation Centre (SARC) at University Park Campus in Nottingham. Our service is available to all University of Nottingham students at all sites and you can get in touch with us in a number of ways.

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The team consists of fully trained professional advisors and has been awarded with the Community Legal Service Quality Mark in the category of 'General Help with Student Casework'. This means that you can expect to receive an independent, confidential, quality service from us.

Contacting us is easy: Drop In:

If you are based at Nottingham you can visit the Student Advice and Representation Centre and talk to one of our advisors. We operate on a “drop-in” basis. Our open hours are given below, you can find us on B Floor, in the Portland Building at University Park Campus.

Telephone us: (0115) 84 68730 Leave a voicemail: (0115) 84 68733 (out of hours) E-mail us:

student-advice-centre@nottingham.ac.uk

Write to us:

Student Advice & Representation Centre University of Nottingham Students' Union Portland Building University Park Our Open Hours Nottingham Monday - Tuesday 9am-4pm all year round NG7 2RD Wednesday 10am-5pm (term-time) 9am-4pm (out of term-time) Thursday - Friday

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ISSUES WE CAN HELP YOU WITH: Money & Funding Issues

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Course Related Problems

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Housing Issues

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We can advise you regarding a wide range of financial issues and difficulties including:

The majority of people for the majority of the time will progress through their course without a hitch, sometimes though things do go wrong and you may feel that your place on the course is in some doubt. Alternatively you may have a major complaint to make about your school or division and want some guidance on what you can do.

Problems with the NHS Grants Unit Problems with the Student Loans Company

Threatened course termination

Help with childcare costs

Accusations of academic offences including plagiarism

Help claiming back NHS costs

Fitness to practice issues

Tuition fees Welfare Benefits & Tax Credits Educational trusts & charities

Complaints made against students from placement areas

Bullying or harassment problems How to make a complaint about your school or the University. Examples of how we may be able to help include: Providing you with independent help and advice on the University Procedures

Dealing with debts (debt counselling)

Giving you guidance on drafting your appeal and suggesting improvements

Council Tax

Attend interview sessions, committees or meetings with you, where appropriate

More Information on these issues can be found on our website: www.campusconnection.co.uk If you have a question or want to know more, contact an advisor using the details on page 24.

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Our Education Advisor can advise you with issues such as:

Funds for students in financial difficulties such as: The Access To Learning Fund, the Student Crisis Fund and ÂŁ50 Emergency Loan

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MONEY & FUNDING ISSUES

Nottingham Students are advised to call the centre to make an appointment with the Education Advisor. Students not based in Nottingham can arrange a telephone appointment and it may also be possible for an advisor to visit you at your centre.

If you have a question or want to know more, contact us using the details on page 24.

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OTHER ISSUES

Whether you live in: Private rented, council, halls or owner occupied accommodation we can advise you of your rights as an occupier.

Council Tax

We can advise you on: Rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants Dealing with disputes involving your accommodation provider or landlord Contracts and contract-checking Repairs

We can tell you if your dwelling is exempt from council tax, whether you are liable to pay and ways in which your bill may be reduced.

Consumer If you have brought something from a: shop, private seller, the internet or through mail order, we can advise you of your rights if you are not happy with your goods. We also have information about what you can do if you are not happy with a service provided by a: company, bank or insurance provider etc.

Tenancy Deposits & retainers

Legal Issues:

Rents Harassment and illegal eviction

We can provide you with information if you need the help of a solicitor. We can explain the rules concerning Community Legal Service Funding (formerly legal aid). We can also advise you about actions in a small claims court.

Bills and utility services

Immigration/Visas Issues:

Housing & Other Issues

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We can only give out basic information to students concerning immigration rules and visa requirements. If you need specialist help we can point you in the right direction - usually the International Office or a specialist solicitor.

If you have a question or want to know more, contact an advisor using the details on page 24.

Taking time out, leaving or changing course: If you are doing any of these, you may wish to consider your options. We can advise you on the procedures and various implications involved, for example how your entitlement to financial support and state benefits may alter if your circumstances change.

General Information: We have a variety of resources to help find information for you that you may be struggling to find for yourself. If we cannot help you directly, we will always do our best to try and point you in the direction of someone who can.

If you would like some advice on any of these matters, contact an advisor using the details on page 24.

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As an adult learner at the University you are a full stakeholder in your school or division. This means that students have a major role to play in: shaping the future of the courses, how they are delivered and how resources are allocated. Each new intake at each site elects a number of Course Reps who will then represent their group to their school at a local level. Each school, division (or centre) holds a regular “Student Staff Feedback Committee” (SSFC) where all the local Course Reps get together with the academics and support staff to discuss any student issues that have come up.

Q. I’m not a Course Rep and I haven’t raised an issue, but I’m quite nosy and want to know what is going on! A. Being inquisitive is not a problem. Your Course Rep should be feeding information back to your group. If not, the minutes from the SSFC’s should also be available on a relevant notice board or available on your school (or division) website. Q. What does the School gain from the SSCC system? A. As part of the University’s quality system, your school is obliged to provide the opportunity for student feedback. Your school also benefits from this system as it allows concerns to be identified at an early stage and also ensures that the student experience is constantly reviewed and improved.

Q. I’ve just started my course, how will the Course Reps from my group be elected? A. This will be different depending on your School. Within a few weeks of starting your course, you should receive some information about how the Course Reps will be elected. If this does not happen you can make enquiries with your intake leader or contact the Intersite Support Worker at the Students’ Union (Pg 19.)

Q. I’m thinking of becoming a Course Rep, but what’s in it for me? A. You will be given the opportunity to enhance and gain skills such as: communication, problem solving, public speaking, advocacy and the ability to work professionally as part of a team. This may be exactly what employers are looking for and may even give you an edge when applying for jobs!

Q. I want to raise an issue with my Course Rep how do I do this? A. The Course Reps for your group should inform you of who they are once they are elected. Approach them to tell them about your concerns. If you don’t know who your Course Rep is then you can check your school’s website or enquire at your course office. The school of nursing for example has online spreadsheets giving the email addresses of the Course Reps. These can be found on their portal page. Go to Student Feedback Area, Select SSFC, Select your course and finally your centre (if applicable).

Q. If I become a Course Rep, how will I know what to do after the election? A. Don’t worry, The Students’ Union provides full training and in most cases this will be delivered at your local centre. Details of these sessions can be found at www.campusconnection.co.uk The Intersite Support Worker also provides on-going help and support for Course Reps should you have any problems. See contact details on page 19.

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The University of Nottingham

Students’ Union

Anybody there? What is nightline? Nightline is a student run, confidential listening and information service. What does this mean? Listening service: We are open every night from 7pm-8am during term time to listen to any problem you may have, no matter how trivial it may seem to you. Whether you are stressed, worried about exams, having problems with friends or just want a chat, we are more than happy to listen, whatever the hour. Information service: Nightline has a wealth of information regarding almost every subject imaginable! We can help with University information, such as exam timetables, library opening times, hall information, etc. We can provide information, such as club and bars, restaurants, cinema listings, even train times, for Nottingham and satellite campuses . We can also provide information such as health centre numbers, taxi numbers, takeaway numbers and even all night alcohol delivery numbers! Feel free to request any information and we will do our best to find it for you!

Our number is: 0115 95 14985 You can also use our email listening service: nightline@sumail.nottingham.ac.uk Emails will receive a response within 48 hours during term-time.

Concerned About Personal Safety? Get a Students’ Union Attack Alarm Education Centres Outside Of Nottingham Collect from your course office or nearest School of Nursing, Midwifery & Physiotherapy Centre Administrator Nottingham Based Students Collection points at: Students’ Advice and Representation Centre (Portland Building, University Park Campus) NAMA Office (near to C50, QMC Med School) Midwifery Reception; Post Graduate Education Centre, Nottingham City Hospital

Problems? call 0115 846 8735


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To put this into practice, we have a number of Representational Associations and committees in place to represent you in a number of different ways. Many of these groups also have a social as well as a supportive role for students. What's more, to make sure you're all represented fairly, there are elected Representational Officers who are there to speak for groups like postgraduates and disabled students.

The objective of this committee is to act as the conscience of the SU and to make students more ethically and environmentally aware. As a committee we plan projects and events through weekly meetings and run campaigns promoting issues such as Fair Trade and environmental responsibility. Both the E&SJ Executive Officer and the committee members are elected positions but there is always an open door for those with drive and ideas, especially if you are located at a healthcare site and want to help us raise our profile! If you're interested in getting involved contact us at: suenvironment@nottingham.ac.uk. Find our web pages at: www.campusconnection.co.uk

The Black and Minority Ethnic Students' Committee

Equal Opportunities

The Black and Minority Ethnic Students' Committee is dedicated to combating the underrepresentation and discrimination of BME students. It also seeks to celebrate BME culture and history. If you want to get involved, please get in touch with the Black and Minority Ethnic Students' Officer. Find our web pages at: www.campusconnection.co.uk

We want to ensure that all our students are represented fairly and treated equally. The Equal Opportunities Officer is the point of contact for students and any external bodies who have a interest or concern in this area. You can email the Equal Opportunities Officer at: suequalopps@nottingham.ac.uk

Disability Action

We are an organisation within the Students' Union that is run by international students, for international students. With more than 7000 students representing over 110 countries, the ISB is managed by a student committee that organises year-round cultural, social and sporting events. The ISB organises various activities that are designed to involve all international students.

The Students' Union wants to ensure that your views and interests are taken into account by the University and by external bodies like local Council and the NUS etc.

Disability Action exists to represent the interests of students with disabilities at the University of Nottingham. We aim to promote equality of opportunity and to ensure that students with disabilities can participate in all aspects of University life. They aim to provide: information, advice and support, social events, sporting activities etc. We want people from all centres to get involved! You can take part or help to put on activities and events for other students - it is completely up to you! Just get in touch for more information. sudisability@nottingham.ac.uk

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Environment and Social Justice (E&SJ) Committee

International Students Bureau (ISB)

Representation & Associations

REPRESENTATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & NETWORKS

Right from the International Week to the International Sports Olympics, the ISB strives to make your life at University a memorable one. If you are interested in joining in with any of the above, feel free to get in touch! Email ISB: isbpres@hotmail.com

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Our association exists within the Students' Union to support and represent all LGBT students at the University of Nottingham. We organise regular social events and provide information and support for students. Members can receive welfare support from any healthcare site by emailing our welfare officers. LGBT is open to all University of Nottingham students at all centres, although we appreciate that for students based away from the Nottingham geography may be a barrier. However students based at any site can still use our web forums to take part in general chat and ask for information. We are also keen to have an LGBT Rep at: Derby, Lincoln, Mansfield and Boston, if you would like to discuss this further, then please do get in touch with us. Email: info@uonlgbt.org Website at: www.uonlgbt.org

Mature Students' Association (MSA) The MSA is a group for students who are over 21 at the time of entering University. We aim to provide a range of services to mature students including information, advice, support, socials, and the opportunity to meet other mature students at the University. Our activities are based in Nottingham but we welcome students from all satellite sites. If you want to become more involved there are also places on our committee. Email: sumsa@nottingham.ac.uk Find our web pages via: www.campusconnection.co.uk

Postgraduate Students' Association (PGSA)

PGSA

Representation & Associations

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LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans)

Postgraduate Students' Association

Our aim is to make the postgraduate experience at the University of Nottingham as enjoyable and rewarding as possible. It aims to ensure that the needs and issues concerning the postgraduate community are acknowledged by both the Students' Union and the University. We have a dedicated Welfare Officer and we organise social events such as cultural visits to cities, bar socials, family events, sports teams and a Postgraduate Summer Ball. All this provides an excellent chance for you to meet other postgraduates from other courses and research groups. Call: 0115 846 8715 email: pgsa@nottingham.ac.uk Web: www.pgsa.org.uk

Women's Network

womens network

The Women's Network is a proudly feminist organisation representing all women students at the university. We aim to empower them through active campaigning and raising awareness on issues concerning anti-sexism and all other forms of discrimination faced by women today. We are aware of the fact that the situation of women in society has improved greatly in comparison to the past, however it is far from ideal. We recognise the fact that the women of the University of Nottingham come from a range of diverse backgrounds and we aim to provide a safe space for them to explore their politics and identity. To get involved, seek help or raise an issue, please email us and get in touch. Email: suwomens@gmail.com Find our web pages via: www.campusconnection.co.uk

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YOUR UNIVERSITY SUPPORT SERVICES

The following services are NOT provided by the Students’ Union but by the University of Nottingham. Academic Support Study Support is available to all registered students at the University of Nottingham. Our network of tutors can help you with: Academic writing techniques, note taking, understanding assignment guidelines, planning essays, and basic spelling, punctuation and grammar problems. They can also provide specialist support for both dyslexic students and students with disabilities. Support is available to all students by visiting our centre on the University Park Campus. All appointments must be booked in advance, by calling the number below. A designated study support tutor is also available to visit Nursing and Midwifery students at the following sites: Derby, Boston, Grantham, Mansfield and Lincoln.

Chaplaincy Service Our Chaplaincy team includes members of the Church of England, the Roman Catholic Church and the Methodist Church. We can also assist in making contact with representatives of other faiths. We are here to offer support and advice to all members of the University community: students and staff; Christians and non-Christians.

(0115) 95 13931 www.nottingham.ac.uk/chaplains chaplains@nottingham.ac.uk

(0115) 951 3710 www.nottingham.ac.uk/academicsupport

Counselling Service

studentservices@nottingham.ac.uk

The University Counselling Service is available to ALL registered University of Nottingham students and staff wherever they are based. The service is completely free and confidential and pre-arranged appointments with a counsellor can be arranged for the following sites; Boston, Derby, Lincoln, Mansfield and Nottingham.

Childcare Services (Student Service: Nottingham only) The service provides Full-/part-time day care for children aged 4 months to 5 years; Full-time/term-time only care for children over 2 years of age and holiday play schemes for children aged 4.5 – 12 years old. We also provide; Free Education Fund sessions (from the term following your child’s third birthday) and a toy library. This service is for both staff and students. For a prospectus and more information, please contact us.

University Support Services

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YOUR UNIVERSITY SUPPORT SERVICES

We also run workshops at the various healthcare sites on issues such as Assertiveness and Stress Management; these sessions are aimed primarily at nursing and midwifery students. Anybody who is interested should contact us for the details of the next workshop at their centre.

0115 951 3695 (0115) 951 5222 www.nottingham.ac.uk/child-care

www.nottingham.ac.uk/counselling Counselling.service@nottingham.ac.uk

childcareservices@nottingham.ac.uk

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Disability Policy Advisory Unit (DPAU) Students should ensure that the University is aware of any individual requirements they may have in terms of disability, dyslexia and or a long-term medical condition. Letting us know what you might need at an early stage will help us to help you. Each school appoints a Disability Liaison Officer (DLO) to provide a point of reference, advice and guidance for staff and students about disability issues and support. The full services, facilities and opportunities that we provide, are listed in the University’s Disability Statement, which can be found on our website. Here you can also find out more information about the DLO for your school.

(0115) 951 3710

YOUR UNIVERSITY SUPPORT SERVICES

University Support Services

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YOUR UNIVERSITY SUPPORT SERVICES

Financial Support Office The Financial Support team provides advice and administers several funds, including the Access to Learning Fund and the Student Crisis Loan. However if you would like to have all your financial options investigated as you are unsure about what to apply for, then contact a Student Advisor Team, see page 24.

(0115) 951 3710 financialsupport@nottingham.ac.uk www.nottingham.ac.uk/financialsupport

Mincom: 0115 951 4378 studentservices@nottingham.ac.uk www.nottingham.ac.uk/disability

Ethnic Minority Student Support Group (EMSG) This group has been set-up specifically to give added support to ethnic minority student nurses and midwives who are on pre-registration courses. The meetings provide a forum for support by sharing experiences and discussing specific issues relevant to international students and ethnic minority students.

International Office The Student Support Section of the International Office works to help and advise international students studying at Nottingham. The help and advice that they give can be quite varied and covers issues such as immigration, employment, finance, personal/family concerns and academic difficulties. The service they offer is both professional and confidential. (0115) 951 5247

The group aims to develop a sense of belonging and there is also a social element too. The group meets bi-monthly at the School of Nursing’s Derby Centre (DRI) and the meetings are open to Ethnic Minority students from all centres. For further information please contact Carol Campbell. Carol.Campbell@nottingham.ac.uk

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Your Activities Sports & Societies Heathcare Associations Volunteering Student Media


We have over 75 Athletic Union clubs and 180 student run societies based at Nottingham, along with several healthcare associations who provide activities locally at sites such as: Derby, Mansfield and Lincoln. Not only this, but our Student Volunteering Centre can signpost you to hundreds of volunteering opportunities across Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire. You can also fully engage and contribute to many of our Student Run Services such as; Impact (our student magazine), URN (our on-line student radio station) and Karnival (our charity fund-raising team). With so many activities available, there really is something for everybody! Why get involved in Student Activities? • Personal development • Widen your horizons • Gain extra skills and increase your employability • Have fun, relax and unwind • Meet new students and make new friends • Develop your own interests Nottingham Based Sports & Societies (Open to all students at all centres)

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Healthcare Students' Associations (Local on-site student groups)

Page 48

Student Volunteer Centre (Covers all students at all sites)

Page 64

Student Media

Page 66

NOTTINGHAM BASED SPORTS & SOCIETIES We have a whole host of Nottingham based activities; all of these groups are open to all University of Nottingham students (regardless of location or site) although for many of you this may involve a bit of travelling! We do appreciate however that for some students (based away from Nottingham) the geography could well prove to be a real barrier. For this reason, we are also in the process of establishing a Healthcare Students’ Association at each of the centres that will provide activities locally - see page 48. However, for those of you based in Nottingham, or for those who don’t mind the travel, the following societies are available.

NOTTINGHAM BASED ATHLETIC UNION CLUBS Indoor Sports Badminton Basketball (Ladies) Basketball (Mens) Boxing Cheerleading Dodgeball Fencing Gymnastics Handball Ice Hockey Club Korfball Netball Snooker and Pool Softball Squash Table Tennis Ten Pin Bowling Tennis Trampoline Volleyball Club

Martial Arts Aikido Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Budo Taijutsu Ju Jitsu Karate Kung Fu Taekwondo Thai Boxing Wing Chun Kung Fu Outdoor Pursuits Caving Explorers Gliding Motorsport Mountaineering MPS (The Munro Pineapple Society) Orienteering Rambling Society RAMSOC

Skydive Snowsports Outdoor Sports American Football Archery Athletics and Cross Country Baseball Cricket (Ladies) Cricket (Mens) Croquet Club Cycling Football (Ladies) Football (Mens) Gaelic Football (Men's) Golf Hockey (Ladies) Hockey (Mens) Lacrosse (Ladies) Lacrosse (Mens) Polo Club

Riding Rugby (Mens) Rugby (Womens) Rugby League Triathlon Ultimate Frisbee

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INTRODUCTION TO YOUR ACTIVITIES

Water Sports Boat Club Canoe Canoe Polo Kite Surfing Lifesaving Sailing Club Sub Aqua Surf Swimming Water Ski Waterpolo Windsurf

For more information on any club visit www.campusconnection.co.uk

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Game Soc Gilbert and Sullivan Go Hide and Soc High Society Ice Skating Society ISS Soc Jazz Society Hobbies & Interests Juggle Advocate Magazine Jumpers for Allot Soc Goal Posts Art Latin, Ballroom and Salsa Bandsoc Living History Bellringing Bladesoc Magic Society Blowsoc MassageSoc Book Club Current & Musicality World Affairs Breakdance Mussoc AEGIS Capoeira Nottingham Cheese Soc Amnesty Exchange Student Chess Society Animal Rights & Welfare Choc Soc Nottingham Forest Conservation Society Creative Writing Supporters' Society Dance Conservatives NU Food Dark Celluloid Humanist Society Paintball & Laser Debating Union Labour PhotoSoc Drum and Libertarian Soc Pirate Soc Bass Society MEDSIN Duke of Edinburgh's Poker Society Model United Award Society Pole Dance Society Nations MechSoc Fashion Society Nottingham Public Speaking Mooting Society Film Making Liberal Youth Punksoc Neuroscience Society NSPM Flair Course & Career AIESEC AmeriCan Society Archaeology Architects Lectures Architecture Sans Frontiers Art History Biochemistry Society Biology Business Society Chemical Engineering Chemsoc Civil Engineering Classoc CMP Economics Engineers Without Borders English ENVI Environmental Eng. ESTIEM French and German Society Geography History Society Law Maths

Nurse Soc Pharmacy PhilSoc Physsoc Politics Pro-Bono Psychology Society (PsychoSoc) Shock Soc Sociology Soc The Bar Society Wok Soc Women in Engineering (WEng Soc) YaWHO!

People and Planet STAR (Student Action for Refugees) Stop Aids UNICEF Vegetarian & Vegan Young Greens ZambiAIDS Society

Religious & Cultural African / Caribbean Society Asian Cultural Baha'i Bangladesh Science Fiction and Brazilian and Fantasy Society Portuguese Cultural Society Scout and Guide Song Writing Society Brunotts Caribbean Society Soul Society St John Ambulance Catholic Chinese Students LINKS Society Student Improv Christian Union Tai Chi Wu Shu Christians in Sport The Mic CSSA The Silver Screen Cym Soc Travel Society Cypriot Society UNIS Dreams of Africa (Investment Society) Egyptian Society Wilderness Medicine Emirati Society Society Friends of Africa Wine and Spirits Graduate Christian Yoga Society Fellowship Rave Soc Real Ale Revival Gospel Choir RockSoc Role-Playing and Wargames Society

Hellenic Hindu Society Hispanic Indian Society Indonesian Iranian Society Islamic Society Italian Society Japanese Jewish and Israel Kazakh Society Korean Society Lebanese Libyan Society Lithuanian Society Malaysian and Singaporean Mauritian Mexican Myanmar Society Nordic Society Nottingham Malaysian Society

Omani Society Pakistan Society Palestinian Polish Society Russian Saudi Society Sikh Slavonic Srilankan Society Sudanese Nile Taiwan Tamil Thai Society Turkish Society Vietnamese

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NOTTINGHAM BASED STUDENT SOCIETIES

For more information about any of these societies please visit www.campusconnection.co.uk

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Healthcare Students' Associations are groups within the Students' Union that provide activities and services (at a local level) for specific healthcare students at specific hospital sites. Some sites already have well established Student Associations; for example NAMA at Nottingham (Nursing and Midwifery Associations) and GEM Soc (Graduate Entry Medicine Society) at Derby. A local Healthcare Students' Association may provide: • • • • • • • •

Social events such as: meals, comedy nights and summer balls Welfare support for students experiencing difficulties Awareness campaigns on issues such as: funding or personal safety Activities such as: yoga, aerobics, trips out and family days Fresher's events and graduation balls Sports teams to play against other students from other sites Volunteering such as promoting healthy eating in local schools Fund raising activities for: local, national or international charities

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INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH CARE STUDENTS’ASSOCIATIONS

How do they work? • Each Healthcare Students' Association is affiliated to the Students' Union who provide; funding, training and on-going support • Each group is run by an elected committee of students who are located at the site that the association is based at • Each committee provides activities and services based on the needs and requirements of their local members • The Students' Association at each centre ensures effective communication between: its members, the Students' Union, the University and the wider local community The Students' Union is currently working very hard to establish a Students' Association at each of the hospital based Education Centres. This is an ongoing project and progress has varied from centre to centre. The following pages provide details about each of the Healthcare Students' Association and what to do if there is no active group at your centre.

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Pg 50

NAMA Mansfield

Pg 57

MedSoc

Pg 52

NAMA Nottingham

Pg 58

NAMA Boston

Pg 54

Nurse Soc

Pg 60

NAMA Derby

Pg 55

SUPA

Pg 62

NAMA Lincoln

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GRADUATE ENTRY MEDICAL SOCIETY Based at the University's Medical School at Derby, GEMSoc is, supported funded and affiliated to the Students' Union and is a “mini branch” of the SU dedicated to meeting the specific needs of GEM students. GEMSoc offers a wide range of clubs and activities, for all students on the GEM course to get involved with. We offer a huge number of sports and activities, organised entirely by GEM students. If there is a particular sport or club that does not appear below, and you'd like to volunteer to organise it, please do so - if enthusiasm to date is anything to go by, getting other students interested will not be a problem! GEMSoc Sports & Clubs Numerous different sports teams and clubs have operated within GEMSoc over the past few years. Each year the variety changes depending on what interests GEM students have at that point. Past activities have included: tennis, gliding, running, caving, cricket, climbing, karate, squash, hockey, men's & women's football, netball, pool, rowing, ski trips, sailing, yoga, choir….and there is always the opportunity to get involved with a number of Nottingham based MedSoc clubs such as Scrubs: www.su-web.nottingham.ac.uk/~scrubs

Derby GEMSoc

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Derby GEMSoc

Fundraising You may be pleased to hear that medics are quite a charitable, enthusiastic and enterprising bunch. Fundraising events are a popular way of mixing up the years as well as escaping the fast-track pace. Past events have included a gruelling 3 peaks challenge completed by a quarter of the year, the stylish month of Movember, a lengthy Derby 10k, a gruesome 'Medics Murder', as well as a city Bed Push. Community For some time now, we have been building links with the local community through school visits to inspire the next generation of medics and provide sex education and healthy eating workshops.

Socials We run our own events on a regular basis. Past events have included: Summer/Christmas balls, post exam parties, pool competitions, trips to the Peak District, trips to Nottingham and meals out etc. Find out more: You can get more information about GEMSoc and find out the details of our upcoming events from our website: www.gemsoc.org.uk

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MedSoc is a Healthcare Association that specifically exists to cater for needs of medical students who may often find it difficult to partake in regular activities, given the atypical workload and demands of the medical course. MedSoc is principally based at Nottingham, although we also represent University of Nottingham medical students in all years, including those who are on placements throughout: Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire. We offer many different services to our members including: 20 or so different sports teams, numerous charity and fundraising societies and academic organisations that help you with your education and career. All our groups are also open to the Graduate Entry Medicine students (based at Derby or Nottingham). Medics Sports We provide sports ranging from: men's/women's football, to golf, to tennis to water polo. Teams are open to students from every level, ranging from beginners if you're just looking for a new hobby, to those who are more experienced, should you wish to engage in the University's intramural league or even in national competitions. They are all run by medical students and run at times and places convenient for you. Education/Career We have a number of groups dedicated to improving your career prospects. These include: the Wilderness Medicine Society (which looks at practicing medicine in more remote areas of the globe) and SCRUBS, who provide lots of opportunities to practice your surgical skills, combined with lots of talks on looking at careers in surgery. Socials MedSoc hold lots of socials through the year. We know how hard you work, and how essential it is to blow off steam and relax from time to time, so fear not! Keep your ear to the ground, and your eye on Facebook and you'll be sure to find that the next social is not that far away!

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Charity Medics Karni is the medical student's branch of Karnival which raises funds for a variety of charities and good causes. With: charity dinners, RAG raids, and fund raising Bed Pushes, there are so many opportunities to get involved. We also have MedSin which is an umbrella group that co-ordinate projects such as: Teddy Bear Hospital ( who educate children, and remove their fear of medical professionals), Open Art Surgery (which helps children to express their creative side on the wards) and Sexpression (a sexual education programme). There is also; The Kashmir Appeal, stopAIDS, Homed and the Kenyan Orphan Project, which flies medical students to Kenya each year to provide voluntary work and assistance. Another group called Marrow, is the student branch of the Antony Nolan trust which was set up in Nottingham 10 years ago and is now is established in every medical school in the country. This group aims to get students to sign up to the bone marrow register as potential donors.

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MedSoc

Website Our website has more information about our activities, services and up-coming events. Go to the Campus Connection website, select “Healthcare Associations” then “MedSoc”

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NURSING AND MIDWIFERY ASSOCIATION Establishing a Nursing And Midwifery Association (NAMA) for Boston and Grantham students continues to be a work in progress. Now that NAMA groups are up and running at other sites we are actively looking for student volunteers to come forward from your centre to form a committee and get things off the ground. How could we set up a NAMA group for Boston & Grantham? • We would need a team of 4-5 people to set up a group • Contact the Students' Union Intersite Support Worker (details below) to see if other students have expressed an interest • When there is enough people we will arrange training for the team • Assuming all goes well, you would then be able to start accessing Students' Union funds, setting up a website and begin running your events and services • The Students' Union would then provide on-going support and help, to allow your group to develop and grow Why get involved? Well, there's the satisfaction of creating something from scratch that will hopefully last for a long time to come! Your efforts could be of direct benefit to a large number of students at your centre. You could also gain extra key skills and experiences that can boost your employability! Interested? If you want to find out more information or express your interest in getting involved, then get in touch with the Intersite Support Worker. (See Page 19)

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NAMA DERBY

NURSING AND MIDWIFERY ASSOCIATION At the time of going print, NAMA Derby has been established but is still at an infant stage. Once our committee is complete we will be able to provide activities and services for the Nursing and Midwifery students based at Derby. We have a office in Melbourne House and funding from the Students' Union and the only thing that we are currently lacking is volunteers! We are currently looking for committee members interested in the following teams: Welfare Team Help us run student drop-ins at Derby Sports Team We want people to help us set up our own sports teams at Derby to play the GEM students at Derby City and the other nursing and midwifery students at the other centres.

Social & Activities Team Help us run everything from nights out and Christmas balls to activities like yoga and aerobics.

NAMA

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NAMA BOSTON

Fundraising Team We are looking for people to set up regular Derby NAMA fund raising events for local and national healthcare related charities.

Why get involved? Well, there's the satisfaction of creating new activities or services from scratch that will hopefully last for a long time to come! Your efforts could be of direct benefit to a large number of students at your centre. You could also gain key skills and experiences that will definitely boost your employability! Interested? If you want to find out more information or express your interest in getting involved, then get in touch with the Intersite Support Worker. (See Page 19)

Website:

Website:

To find out what services, activities and opportunities we currently provide for students visit our web pages on the Campus Connection website, go to Healthcare Associations and select NAMA Boston.

To find out what services, activities and opportunities we currently provide for students visit our web pages on the Campus Connection website, go to Healthcare Associations and select NAMA Derby.

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NAMA LINCOLN

NAMA MANSFIELD

At the time of going print, NAMA Lincoln has been established but is still at an early stage. Once our committee is complete we will be able to provide activities and services for the Nursing and Midwifery students based at Lincoln. NAMA Lincoln is funded, supported and affiliated to the Students' Union.

At the time of going print, NAMA Mansfield has been established but is still at an early stage. Once our committee is complete we will be able to provide activities and services for the Nursing and Midwifery students based at Mansfield. NAMA Mansfield is funded, supported and affiliated to the Students' Union.

We're always on the look out for new volunteers and committee members to make NAMA Lincoln bigger and better and there are a number of teams that you can get involved with.

We're always on the look out for new volunteers and committee members to make NAMA Mansfield bigger and better and there are a number of teams that you can get involved with.

Social & Activities Team Welfare Team Help us run student drop-ins at Lincoln Help us run: nights out, Christmas balls and family picnics along with activities and run campaigns. such as yoga and aerobics. Sports Team We want people to help us set up our Fundraising Team own sports teams at Lincoln to play We are looking for people to set up other nursing and midwifery students regular NAMA Lincoln fund raising events at the other centres. for local and national charities.

Welfare Team Help us run student drop-ins at Mansfield and run campaigns.

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Sports Team We want people to help us set up our own sports teams at Mansfield to play other nursing and midwifery students at the other centres.

Social & Activities Team Help us run: nights out, Christmas balls and family picnics along with activities such as yoga and dance etc.

NAMA

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NURSING AND MIDWIFERY ASSOCIATION

Fundraising Team We are looking for people to set up regular NAMA Mansfield fund raising events for local and national charities.

Why get involved? Why get involved? Well, there's the satisfaction of creating new activities or services from scratch that will hopefully last for a long time to come! Your efforts could be of direct benefit to a large number of students at your centre. You could also gain extra skills and experiences that will boost your employability!

Well, there's the satisfaction of creating new activities or services from scratch that will hopefully last for a long time to come! Your efforts could be of direct benefit to a large number of students at your centre. You could also gain extra skills and experiences that will boost your employability!

Interested? If you want to find out more information about getting involved, then get in touch with the Students' Union Intersite Support Worker (see page 19).

Interested? If you want to find out more information about getting involved, then get in touch with the Students' Union Intersite Support Worker (see page 19).

Website:

Website:

To find out what services, activities and opportunities we currently provide for students visit our web pages on the Campus Connection website, go to Healthcare Associations and select NAMA Lincoln.

To find out what services, activities and opportunities we currently provide for students visit our web pages on the Campus Connection website, go to Healthcare Associations and select NAMA Mansfield.

www.campusconnection.co.uk

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NURSING AND MIDWIFERY ASSOCIATION Now you have signed up for a gruelling 3-4 year course to become a nurse or midwife, do not think that this excuses you from having a good time! We want you to get as much from your time here at the University of Nottingham as every other student. NAMA is funded, supported and affiliated to the Students’ Union and is dedicated to providing all aspects of student life for nursing and midwifery students. Social As student nurses and midwives, you'll have to work hard on your course, this means you need to play hard as well though and this is where we come in! We have a dedicated social team who organise lots of fun events including: nights out, meals, comedy evenings and BBQs. Welfare We have a welcoming welfare team to lend a friendly ear and point you in the right direction if you're having problems. They run regular welfare drop-in sessions from our office in the School of Nursing (C floor QMC) and you can find the times and dates for these drop-ins on our website. The drop-ins are their to allow to you to have a moan and groan to someone about any worries and concerns and we aim to provide you with a first port for call for information and a welcoming, reassuring smile! We have ALL been there, we got through it, and we want to make sure you do too!

Charity NAMA has a well developed Karnival team that helps nursing and midwifery students to get involved with raising money for charity. Karnival (or Karni for short), is the Students' Union's charity fund raising organisation and is the biggest student run charity in the UK. There are regular events in Nottingham and you can also take part in weekend Rag Raid where we visit cities and events all over the UK to collect money for good causes and have plenty of fun in the process. It's also a great way of mixing with different students in the university. Representation As well as everything else we're also here to represent you. With the Student's Union behind us we can help lobby the university, accommodation companies and the NHS trust on your behalf. We also represent you at the Students' Union Council, which is the highest decision body in the Students' Union. Sports We have several sports teams in the Students' Union Intra-Mural leagues and new players are always welcome, no matter how good, or bad, you are! See our website for more details.

Contact NAMA Our office is on the C floor of the QMC, next to C50

The welfare team is also there to promote welfare issues relevant to you, from health tips to money management; from safe sex & alcohol awareness our health promotions can keep you in the know!

Social Team mobile: (For ticket sales and information)

Hoodies

Welfare team mobile: 07927 520 656 (For any concerns you may have)

We sell special nursing and midwifery hoodies that are available in a variety of colours. and sizes. For ordering details and more information visit our website.

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NAMA NOTTINGHAM

07891 901 803

E-mail the Welfare Team: nama_welfare@hotmail.co.uk

Website Our website has much more information about our: activities, services and up-coming events. Go to the Campus Connection website, select “Healthcare Associations” from the main menu, followed by NAMA Nottingham.

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NURSING SOCIETY

Nurse Soc is primarily aimed at student nurses on the Masters In Nursing Science course but is open to all nursing students. What do we do? Nurse Soc aims to make all that hard work worthwhile by hosting several fun and exciting events throughout the academic year! This year, we are planning several social events that will give nursing students from all years the chance to meet up. We plan to arrange educational activities that will build on our skills such as first aid and sign language courses, as well as bringing in guest speakers. We provide a parenting scheme for first year Masters students and offer help and guidance to all students on the course.

INVESTIGATE

SOMETHING

NEW!

How can you contact Nurse Soc? You can email us at: sunursesoc@nottingham.ac.uk You can also check for our latest updates by looking out for Nurse Soc Notice Board. This is along the corridor where the MNurSci Course office is located (near to the B Floor Cafe.) Website You can also find out more on our web page on the Campus Connection website

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STUDENTS’ UNION PHYSIOTHERAPY ASSOCIATION SUPA is run by Physiotherapy students for physiotherapy students, enabling you to get the most out of your time here at university. We are affiliated to the Students' Union and act like a mini version of it, providing; services, support and opportunities specifically for the Physiotherapy students based at Nottingham City Hospital. Our committee handles everything from organising exciting socials, running welfare campaigns, and developing sports teams to keep you active! Social In order to help you relax and get as much from your university experience as possible, we organise a host of events across the year where you can meet physio students from the other year groups. After enthusiastically greeting you in Fresher's Week, we will also have many socials throughout the year, and then say farewell at the end of the year at the SUPA ball.

Welfare We have a welfare team who you can come and talk to about issues such as; difficulties with the course, stress, accommodation problems and money management etc. See our website for further details on how to contact the team. Our welfare team also run awareness campaigns and publicise relevant safety issues such as drink spiking and personal safety etc. Representation At The Students' Union SUPA has a seat at Students' Union Council and it's our job to represent your views at council meetings so that we can ensure that the views of physiotherapy students are heard within the Students' Union. Additionally we also work closely with an elected rep from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy who can take your views to our governing body allowing them to lobby the government into action on various topics relevant to our profession.

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SUPA

Website Charity SUPA has a passionate and committed charity team in the form of its own Karnival Team. Karnival is the Students' Union Raise & Give (RAG) organisation and is the largest of its kind in Europe. Karnival run a huge variety of events from 7-legged bar hops to Mr and Miss Nottingham, and club nights in Nottingham itself. Then there is also their legendary RAG Raids where we invade different cities across the U.K. to raise money for charity.

Our website has more information about our activities, services and up-coming events. Go to the Campus Connection website and select “Healthcare Associations” from the main menu, followed by SUPA.

www.CampusConnection.co.uk

Contact Supa Sports SUPA enters teams into the University intra-mural leagues in many sports. All physio's can play for the SUPA sports teams, whatever their level of sporting ability!

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NOTTVAC

What is the Student Volunteer Centre?

Nottvac is a student-led project that aims to provide activities for disadvantaged children. It is specifically designed for Healthcare students to provide flexible volunteering opportunities. Commitment is determined by you based on how much of your time you can give.

The Centre is THE place to be if you want to get involved in volunteering in the community or the Students' Union. Based in the Portland Building, we're here to help you get the most out of University. Whether that's through coaching sports, joining a student Society/ Committee, helping Oxfam for an hour a week or working with refugees, that's up to you. But whatever you're interested in we can help make it happen. Nearly 4,000 students signed up to volunteer last year. It's a free, easy way to get out and about, learn new skills, meet new people and enhance your CV. All whilst doing some good! Not sure about volunteering? Suck it and see! Volunteering comes in all shapes and sizes. So, for all of you that might not have much free time on your hands (or if you'd just like to give volunteering a try) we've created one-off Challenges. These can be anything from helping out on a farm to baking and throwing a tea party for the elderly. There's nothing better than helping a community project and having a laugh at the same time. And you'll be amazed at what you can achieve in a day or even an afternoon. Get stuck in! However much time you've got to give though there really is something for everyone. As well as those already mentioned we also work with over 130 different projects in the following areas: ADVICE WORK ART BEFRIENDING CHILDREN COMMUNITY

HEALTHCARE STUDENTS WANTED TO LEND A HAND

We need enthusiastic, motivated, friendly students who want to have fun getting involved in one-off activities such as arts and crafts. There are also opportunities for people interested in helping out with fundraising and organising of Nottvac too. Contact the Student Volunteer Centre for more info.

REFERRAL SERVICE (other campus sites) As it's not practical for all Healthcare students to come into the Student Volunteering Centre, we've set up the Referral Service. This is for anyone based at campuses a bit further afield (such as Derby, Boston, Lincoln and Mansfield). The service provides information about volunteering in your local area. No matter where you are we've tried to find something for everyone - from Arts or Education to Sport and Conservation. All of it can be organised via email too so just let us know what you're interested in and we'll do the rest.

Student Volunteer Centre

STUDENT VOLUNTEER CENTRE

Don't be shy either - we want to hear from everyone about volunteering. Maybe there's an organisation you know about and want to see us working with, or you'd like us to find a certain type of volunteering project for you. Or, maybe you'd even like to set up your own. If you've got an idea but aren't sure what to do next, get in touch at volunteering@nottingham.ac.uk

DISABILITY HOUSING ELDERLY INTERNATIONAL ENTERPRISE LITERACY ENVIRONMENT SCHOOL HEALTH YOUTH WORK

And of course we have our STUDENT-LED PROJECTS. We've helped students set up everything from ethical Fashion Shows to award-winning charities in Tanzania, Cambodia and Uganda. GET IN TOUCH! It's free to get involved with the Centre, and it's completely up to you how much time you choose to commit.

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STUDENT MEDIA Impact - The Students' Union Magazine Impact is our Award-winning magazine packed with news, reviews and fantastic features and best of all, it's free! If you're in Nottingham you can pick up a copy in the Portland Building, if not then you can catch up with us at Impact On-line, find us at www.campusconnection.co.uk - We're in the media section! There's also more information about Impact magazine below including details of how you can contribute to the magazine, regardless of which centre you're based at! URN - The Students’ Union Radio Station URN is one of the UK's leading student radio stations, broadcasting exclusively for University of Nottingham students. Not only can you tune into the station at 1315am when you're at University Park Campus, you can also listen to us over the internet, meaning no matter where you are, geography is no barrier (we're just an internet connection away!) Our station is run by students for students and anyone can get involved; we are very friendly, and always keen to cultivate new talent! For details, and to listen online go to: www.campusconnection.co.uk We're in the media section!

Impact is the Students' Union's official, award-winning magazine. In the magazine, we aim to provide up-to-date, student-oriented news and sport, topical and interesting features (ranging from investigative reporting to humorous examinations of university life). We also have expanding sections for the hottest student fashion and affordable/quirky travel ideas.

Whenever.. Wherever.. We’re always here Boston• Chesterfield• Derby• Lincoln Mansfield • Grantham • Nottingham listen online | www.campusconnection.co.uk

The magazine is printed in eight monthly editions and is available for free from various locations on Nottingham campuses during term time. Impact is also accessible to all students on line: www.campusconnection.co.uk At Impact, we welcome contributions by students in all fields of study - so get involved. Simply visit the website or e-mail us if you have any ideas or queries. Impact needs: writers, reviewers, designers, photographers, financial assistants and just about any one else who wants to get involved!

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Your Surroundings

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In this section you can find out more about the different University of Nottingham Education Centers located throughout: Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire. This will help new students find out more information about their “base centre” and provide vital information for students visiting different sites for either lectures or placements.

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YOUR CENTRE YOUR SURROUNDINGS

For Each Centre we list information such as: • Essential telephone numbers • Location of any computer rooms and library facility • Information regarding parking and accommodation • Information regarding any common rooms • Students' Union On-site Services • Location of Students' Union notice boards etc Boston: Pilgrim Hospital

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Chesterfield Royal Hospital Derby: Derby City Hospital - GEM - Midwifery Derbyshire Royal Infirmary

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Grantham & District Hospital

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Lincoln County Hospital

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Mansfield: King's Mill Hospital Nottingham: Duncan Macmillan House City Hospital - Physiotherapy City Hospital - Midwifery Queen's Medical Centre

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Things Change Quickly! As the information in this section is quite specific, the details and arrangements are likely to change over time. You may wish to check relevant websites and make enquires with local staff members for the most up-to-date information!

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General Information: The School of Nursing, Midwifery & Physiotherapy have a presence at the Boston Education Centre which is located at the back of the Pilgrim Hospital site. Boston and Grantham are classed as one centre with Grantham being a satellite site of Boston (see Grantham Profile page 86). As well as the 240 Nursing and Midwifery students based there, the Boston centre is also visited by other University of Nottingham healthcare students undertaking placements at Pilgrim Hospital (including Physiotherapy and Medical students as well as Nursing and Midwifery students from other centres).

Trust Swipe Cards Gives students access to; the library, computer room, staff car parks etc. University of Nottingham students can obtain a card from the University's Centre Administrator call in advance on: 01205 445389. When obtaining this card you will need to take along your University Card (for ID) as well as a £10 refundable deposit.

Accomodation Provider Progress Care Housing Association is the on site accommodation provider and the accommodation blocks are conveniently located around the Education Centre.

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BOSTON: PILGRIM HOSPITAL

08451 303 786 www.talk2progress.co.uk/lincolnshire

Common Room

Essential contacts: Pilgrim Hospital Switchboard: 01205 364 801 Library Desk:

01205 445 272

School of Nursing, Midwifery & Physiotherapy (Boston)

01205 445 389

At the time of going to print, there is currently no common room facility available at this centre. However students can sometimes gain access to the Coffee Room near the main entrance to the centre (although this facility is not always available). Options for a student common room at Boston are being investigated and any developments will be posted on the Campus Connection website: www.campusonnection.co.uk (navigate to “Your Centre” then “Boston”).

Education Centre Opening Hours: 8.30am- 4.30pm Monday to Friday

Facilities Computer room: Located on the first floor of the centre next to the Library, 9 computers are available for use. 24hrs access is available via an activated Trust Swipe Card (see Swipe Card Section). Parking: Students can access the staff car park via their Trust Swipe Card. Students on placement can obtain a card via the School of Nursing Centre Administrator. (See swipe card section). Alternatively, patient car parks can be used, although full pay and display tariffs will apply. Library: The library is located on the First floor of the Education Centre and is run by the Trust Library Service. To use the service students need to register at the Library Desk and take along their trust swipe card. Staffed opening hours can be found on the “Health Education Libraries Lincolnshire Online” web site (see below). 24 hour access is also available using your trust card and the entrance at the side of the building. 01205 445272 www.hello.nhs.uk library.pilgrim@ulh.nhs.uk

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A number of Students’ Union services are available directly at Boston to all University of Nottingham students regardless of whether they are based there or just visiting the site for placements, or teaching etc.

Students’ Union Drop-In Service The Intersite Support Worker makes regular visits to the Boston Centre throughout the year allowing Students to meet somebody from the SU in-person. To find out when the next Drop-in will be held, go to www.campusconnection.co.uk and look at the events calendar. However you can also contact the Intersite Support Worker by phone or email at any time, using the details on page 19.

Services Provided By University Staff • Students' Union Attack Alarms (available at a subsidised price) • A collection point for NUS Extra cards (see page 16 for more NUS Extra info) The above services are kindly provided with the assistance of the local Centre Administrator for the School of Nursing Midwifery and Physiotherapy. As this person is not always available students should call in advance on: 01205 445 387 to ensure a productive trip.

Students' Union Notice Board Updated regularly as part of our notice board network, the Boston board can be found on the ground floor of the Education Centre along the back corridor. This board provides information about a variety of Students' Union services in addition to publicity from our latest campaigns.

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CHESTERFIELD ROYAL HOSPITAL

The School of Nursing, Midwifery & Physiotherapy have Nursing and Midwifery students placed at Chesterfield Royal Hospital. The Academic Division of Midwifery has a Link Teacher and Personal Teacher from the University for this practice area and they are based at the QMC in Nottingham (see contact number below) there is also a regular teacher presence in the practice area and contact with students and NHS staff.

Essential contacts: Chesterfield Royal Hospital Education Centre Library Link Midwife Teacher QMC base: Reception

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01246 277271 01246 513035/6 0115 8231206

Facilities Parking: The charge for students, including student midwives, will be £10 for 14 visits. This is not time limited and can be purchased from the Patients Accounts Office in the main concourse of the hospital. Library: The Trust Library is situated in the Education Centre at the back of the hospital and can be used by students who can also loan books or use the area for quite study. To find out the open hours or for more information visit the library website: www.chesterfieldroyal.nhs.uk/services/library

Students’ Union on-site services

As there are no permanent members of university staff based at this site and because students placed at Chesterfield also visit other centres for the theory elements of their courses (where our On-site services are more extensive) the service that we provide directly at Chesterfield is limited. However, students can find many of our services on-line at www.campusconnection.co.uk and can also contact the Students' Union Intersite Support Worker at any time using the details on page 19. Chesterfield is part of our publicity distribution network and Midwifery students can find Students' Union posters and publicity in the staff common room on the Central Delivery Suite.

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SCHOOL OF GRADUATE ENTRY MEDICINE & HEALTH General Information: The University of Nottingham's Graduate Entry Medicine course is based at the Medical School at Derby which can be found at the back of this hospital site. The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy also run their Derby based Midwifery Courses at Derby City General Hospital although this is located in a separate Education Centre inside the hospital near to the maternity unit. There are approximately 180 medical students and 45 Midwifery students based at this site, although other University of Nottingham healthcare students often visit for placements and teaching etc.

Essential contacts: Derby City General Hospital Switch Board: University of Nottingham Medical School at Derby: Derby Medical School Library: Trust Accommodation office (DRI): Derwent Living Accommodation: Brookside (Applying) Derwent Living Accommodation: Brookside (General)

01332 01332 01332 01332 01159 01332

340 724 724 785 513 346

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Parking & Transport: There is no free student parking on site. The general car parks can be used but the standard tariffs apply. A link bus between the Derbyshire Royal Infirmary and the Derby City General Hospital runs every 30 minutes throughout the day, Find out more at: www.derbyhospitals.nhs.uk Students can obtain a discounted parking permit for the Westfield Shopping Centre (opposite the DRI) via the Trust Car Parking Office, see the DRI profile for more details.

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DERBY CITY GENERAL

Bike Storage & Showers: The School has bike racks to lock push-bikes to, there are also showering facilities available in the Medical School. Common Room: There is no dedicated Student Common Room at the centre although there is a café area on the ground floor run by Café Direct. They offer a range of snacks as well as a selection of hot and cold drinks. There is also a pool table available for use at the centre which is located in the area at the bottom of the main corridor on the ground floor. Library: The library at the Medical School is run by the University of Nottingham Information Services Department and is located on the ground floor. The Library holds materials for the medical and health science disciplines. The open hours are changeable and students are advised to check the Information Services website (see below). In general the Library is open: Monday-Friday all day until late evening, Saturdays during the day and on Sunday throughout the afternoon until mid evening. www.nottingham.ac.uk/is

School Office Opening Times: Monday: Tuesday: Wednesday: Thursday: Friday:

9am - 4.30pm 8.30am - 4.30pm 9am - 1pm 9am - 4.30pm 8.30am - 1pm

Facilities Computer room: A 24 hour computer room with 90 PCs can be found on level four of the Medical School. After 5pm access is gained via your University Card. Before using this facility, visiting students from other centres need to sign in at the Porter's Office (ground floor) and report to the School Office on level four of the Medical School. Visiting students wanting to use this facility during evenings and weekends can request this at the School Office (as this will involve an up-date to your University Card). Requests for this update will be considered on an individual basis.

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Accommodation for first year GEM students is available at the Brookside development on Kedleston Street. This site is run by Derwent Living. You can apply for a place through the University of Nottingham Accommodation Office; 0115 951 3697 www.nottingham.ac.uk/nh/students/accomm

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Accommodation Provider

If you need to contact Derwent Living directly about Brookside you can call 01332 346 477 or e-mail info@derwentliving.com Students visiting this site for placements may also be able to secure a short term contract at Brookside, although this will be dependent on their capacity at the time. Alternatively trust accommodation may also be available at the DRI site. You can contact the Trust Accommodation office on: 01332 785 912.

Students' Union On-site Services A number of Students' Union services are available directly on-site to all University of Nottingham students regardless of whether they are based there or just visiting the site for placements or teaching.

Students’ Union Drop-In Service The Intersite Support Worker makes regular visits to the School of Graduate Entry Medicine and Health throughout the year allowing you to meet somebody from the SU in-person. To find out when the next Drop-in will be held, go to www.campusconnection.co.uk and look at the events calendar. However you can also contact the Intersite Support Worker by phone or email at any time using the details on page 19.

Services Provided By University Staff • Students' Union Attack Alarms (available at a subsidised price) • A collection point for NUS Extra cards (see page 16 for more NUS Extra info) The above services are kindly provided with the assistance of the School's Course Office staff on level four of the Medical school (see start of profile for opening times).

Students' Union Notice Board Updated regularly as part of our notice board network, The Students' Union notice board at this centre can be found near the staircase on the ground floor, along by the corridor that leads to the library. This board provides information about a variety of Students' Union services in addition to publicity from our latest campaigns.

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Students' Union Association The Students' Union has a dedicated associated body for GEM students at this site. GEMSoc (Graduate Entry Medicine Society) is funded and supported by the Students' Union and is a “mini branch” of our organisation just for you! You can find out more about GEMSoc on page 50.

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ACADEMIC DIVISION OF MIDWIFERY The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy run their Derby based midwifery courses at Derby City General Hospital from their own Education Centre inside the hospital near to the maternity unit. There are approximately 45 Midwifery students and 180 medical students based at this site (see previous profile).

Centre Opening Hours:

Trust Library: Students can also use the trust library located on the ground floor of the Education Centre (next to the Medical School). The area can be used for study purposes and reference use, however books cannot be borrowed. School of Nursing Library: There is also a university run library at the DRI site in the Nursing Education Centre. More information can be found in the DRI profile. www.nottingham.ac.uk/is

8.30am-4.00pm: Monday - Friday

Essential contacts: Derby City General Hospital Switch Board: Academic Division of Midwifery: Derby Medical School Library Trust Accommodation office (DRI): Derwent Living Accommodation: Brookside (Applying)

University Library: A University of Nottingham library can be found at the School of Graduate Entry Medicine & Health (opposite the main entrance to the Children's Hospital). More information about the library can be found in the Previous profile for the Medical School. www.nottingham.ac.uk/is

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DERBY CITY GENERAL

01332 01332 01332 01332 01159

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Facilities Computer room: Three PCs are available at the Academic Division of Midwifery and these can be used when the centre is open. A 24 hour computer room with 90 PCs is also located on level four of the Medical School. For information about how you may access this facility (as some restrictions apply) please see the profile for the School of Graduate Entry Medicine & Health on page 76. There is also a university computer room available at the Nursing Education Centre at the DRI site (see the DRI Profile). Parking & Transport: There is no free student parking available on-site although students on placement maybe able to get a pass for parking after 5pm however availability is very limited call: 01332 340131 Ext: 86776 A link bus between the Derbyshire Royal Infirmary and the Derby City General Hospital runs every 30 minutes throughout the day. Find out more at: www.derbyhospitals.nhs.uk Students can obtain a discounted parking permit for the Westfield Shopping Centre (opposite the DRI) via the DRI Trust Parking Office; see the DRI profile for more details.

Students' Union On-site Services A number of Students' Union services are available directly on-site to all University of Nottingham students regardless of whether they are based there or just visiting the site for placements or teaching.

Students’ Union Drop-In Service The Intersite Support Worker makes regular visits to the School of Graduate Entry Medicine and Health (and the Nursing Education Centre at the DRI) throughout the year allowing you to meet somebody from the SU in-person. To find out when the next Dropin will be held, go to www.campusconnection.co.uk and look at the events calendar. However you can also contact the Intersite Support Worker by phone or email at any time using the details on page 19.

Services Provided By University Staff • Students' Union Attack Alarms (available at a subsidised price) • A collection point for NUS Extra cards (see page 16 for more NUS Extra info) The above services are kindly provided directly on site via the Derby midwifery secretary in the Midwifery Education Centre.

Students' Union Notice Board The Students' Union does not currently have a specific notice board at the Midwifery Education Centre although we do regularly send posters to this centre. A full Students' Union board can be found in the Medical school near the bottom of the main staircase along the corridor that leads to the Library.

Students' Union Associations The Students' Union has a local associated body called NAMA Derby (Nursing & Midwifery Association - Derby). NAMA Derby is funded and supported by the Students' Union and is a “mini branch” of our organisation just for you! The group is based at the DRI site where they have an office. They exist to provide support for Derby based nursing and midwifery students located at both hospital sites. You can find out more about NAMA Derby on page 55.

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General Information: The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy has a presence at the DRI site occupying two buildings - both of which are used for delivery of its Derby based nursing courses. The main building is within the hospital grounds and is used for pre-registration nursing courses (this is also where most of the student facilities are located). The second building (Melbourne House) is used for post registration courses and is located just outside the DRI site on Osmaston Road. There are approximately 420 nursing students permanently based at this Centre and the facilities here are also used by University of Nottingham healthcare students from other sites who are visiting the DRI for placements or teaching. This Centre will eventually be relocated to a new building at the Derby City General Hospital, allowing all (Derby based) University of Nottingham healthcare courses to be delivered at the same site.

Essential contacts: DRI Switch Board: School of Nursing, Midwifery & Physiotherapy (DRI): On-site University of Nottingham Library: DRI Trust Accommodation office:

01332 347 141 01332 347 141 ext 2459 . 01332 347 141 ext 2561 . 01332 785 912

Facilities Computer room: A 24 hour computer room with 24 PCs can be found on the 1st floor of the main School of Nursing building. When the rest of the centre is closed, nursing students registered at the Derby Centre can access this facility with their University card using the external stairway at the back of the building. Visiting students from other centres will need to get their University Card activated by the Centre Administrator or Deputy Administrator. To arrange activation, call the centre during staffed hours, 01332 347 141 ext 2459.

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Accomodation Provider: Hospital Trust accommodation is available at the Derbyshire Royal Infirmary site in the Wilderslowe Tower Block. You can contact the DRI Accommodation office on 01332 785 912 Student Visitors: While other University of Nottingham students from different centres are welcome to use the facilities; in the interests of fire regulations, the centre does require that student visitors report to reception on arrival. Bike Storage: The centre has a bike storage area. You can obtain a key for this service from the Centre Administrator or Deputy, contact the school (see essential contacts). Library: The library at the Derby Centre is run by the University of Nottingham Information Services Department and is located on the 1st floor of the main building. The library stocks primarily nursing material and also provides an area for quite study. During term time the library has extended opening hours for one weekday evening per week and is also open on Saturdays for a limited number of hours. The open hours are changeable and students are advised to check the website (listed below) for the most up to date information. Out of hours access is controlled in the same way as access to the Computer Room. 01332 347141, ext 2561 www.nottingham.ac.uk/is

Centre opening hours: 8.30am- 5pm Monday to Thursday 8.30am- 4.30pm Fridays

Parking & Transport: Students can obtain a parking permit through the DRI Car Parking Office which allows you to park in the Westfield Shopping Centre (located opposite to the DRI site). A monthly fee is charged, although this is at a discounted rate compared to the normal cost of parking at Westfield. Visitor car parks are available but full pay tariffs will apply. Contact the DRI Parking Office on: 01332 347141 ext 2211 A link bus between the Derbyshire Royal Infirmary and the Derby City General Hospital runs every 30 minutes throughout the day. Find out more at: www.derbyhospitals.nhs.uk Common Room: The student common room (or Coffee Lounge as it's called locally) is located on the ground floor of the main building and is available to all University of Nottingham students. Access to cold water and vending machines is available here.

Ethnic Minority Support Group (EMSG):

The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotheraphy has its Ethnic Minority Support Group based at this centre. For more information about this group see page 40 in the Student Support Section.

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Students' Union On-site Services A number of Students' Union services are available directly on-site to all University of Nottingham students regardless of whether they are based there or just visiting the site for placements or teaching.

Students’ Union Drop-In Service The Intersite Support Worker makes regular visits to the DRI Centre throughout the year allowing Students to meet somebody from the SU in-person. To find out when the next Drop-in will be held, go to www.campusconnection.co.uk and look at the events calendar. However you can also contact the Intersite Support Worker by phone or email at any time, using the details on page 19.

Services Provided By University Staff • Students' Union Attack Alarms (available at a subsidised price) • A collection point for NUS Extra cards (see page 16 for more NUS Extra info) The above services are kindly provided with the assistance of the local Centre Administrator for the School of Nursing Midwifery and Physiotherapy (and the Deputy Centre Administrator). Call 01332 347 141 ext 2459 or ask at the School's reception desk for more information.

Students' Union Notice Board Updated regularly as part of our notice board network, their at two Students Union notice boards at this site. One is located on the Back wall of the student common room on the ground floor of the main building the other is located at Melbourne House along the back corridor on the ground floor. These boards provide information about a variety of Students' Union services in addition to publicity from our latest campaigns.

Student Associations The Students' Union has a local associated body called NAMA Derby (Nursing & Midwifery Association - Derby). NAMA Derby is funded and supported by the Students' Union and is a “mini branch” of our organisation just for you! The group is based the DRI site where they have an office. They exist to provide support for Derby based nursing and midwifery students located at both hospital sites. You can find out more about NAMA Derby on page 55.

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The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy have a presence at Grantham & District Hospital. The Midwifery classroom and office is located near to the Maternity Block and the Nursing Education Centre is signposted to the left of the main entrance. Grantham is a satellite of the Boston centre and students from Boston (and other University of Nottingham centres) are assigned placements and teaching sessions here.

Essential contacts: Grantham & District Hospital: School of Nursing, Midwifery & Physiotherapy (Grantham): Grantham & District Hospital Staff Library: Progress Housing (Accommodation Provider):

01476 565232 01476 464474 01476 464321 0845 130 364

Centre opening hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday - Friday Facilities Computer room: A 24 hour computer room with 9 PCs can be found at the Nursing Education Centre, these can be used by all University of Nottingham students. Out of hours; the room can be accessed with a swipe card available from the hospital switchboard on production of valid ID. Switchboard can be found opposite the main hospital entrance. Parking: Students can obtain a hospital car park sticker from the University's Centre Administrator for Boston and Grantham. Call in advance on 01205 445387. Accommodation provider: Progress Care Housing Association is the on site accommodation provider. Accommodation on this site is only provided for students on placement at the hospital. You can speak to Progress Care's Grantham office via the hospital switchboard.

Trust Swipe Cards: University of Nottingham students can obtain a trust swipe card from the University's Centre Administrator for Boston and Grantham, call in advance on 01205 445 387. When obtaining this card you will need to take along your University Card (as ID) as well as a £10 refundable deposit.

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GRANTHAM & DISTRICT HOSPITAL

Common Room: Not a common room as such; but a social area to have a hot drink and a chat can be found at the back of the Nursing Education Centre. Vending machines are also available in this area providing drinks and snacks.

Students' Union On-site Services A number of Students' Union services are available directly on-site to all University of Nottingham students regardless of whether they are based there or just visiting the site for placements or teaching.

Students’ Union Drop-In Service The Intersite Support Worker makes regular visits to the Boston and Grantham Centres throughout the year allowing Students to meet somebody from the SU in-person. To find out when the next Drop-in will be held, go to www.campusconnection.co.uk and look at the events calendar. However you can also contact the Intersite Support Worker by phone or email any time, using the details on page 19.

Services Provided By University Staff • Students' Union Attack Alarms (available at a subsidised price) • A collection point for NUS Extra cards (see page 16 for more NUS Extra info) The above services are kindly provided with the assistance of the local Administration Staff at the Nursing Education Centre

Students' Union Notice Board Updated regularly as part of our notice board network, a Students' Union board can be found in the social area at the back of the Nursing Education Centre close to classroom two.

0844 130 3764 www.talk2progress.co.uk/lincolnshire Library: The hospital library is located near to the Kingfisher Ward and is run by The Trust Library Service. To use the service students need to obtain a Trust Smart Card which will also act as your library card (information about the trust card is given on the next page). Once registered you can loan books and use the facilities. For more details including the staffed hours; visit the “HELLO” website: Health Education Libraries in Lincolnshire Online. www.hello.nhs.uk

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General information The School of Nursing, Midwifery & Physiotherapy have approximately 30 Midwifery and 330 Nursing students based at the Lincoln Education Centre at Lincoln County Hospital. The Education Centre can be found on level one of the main building and also accommodates the trust's in-house training department and the Post Graduate Medical Education Unit. A number of University of Nottingham healthcare students from other centres also visit this site for teaching and placements, this includes Nottingham based medical and Physiotherapy Students.

Essential contacts: Lincoln County Hospital switch board: School of Nursing, Midwifery & Physiotherapy (Lincoln): University of Nottingham Centre Administrator: Lincoln County Hospital Professional Library: Progress Housing (accommodation provider): Lincoln County Hospital Social Club:

01522 512512 01522 573891 01522 573877 01522 573954 0845 1303762 01522 573095

Centre opening hours: Monday- Thursday: 8.30am - 5pm Friday: 8.30am - 4.30pm

Facilities Computer room: A 24 hour computer room with 23 PCs can be found on Level 2 of the main hospital building. From the main corridor of the Education Centre take the stairway by the lecture theatre and walk up to Level 2, from here you will find the computer room on the right. The room can be accessed with via a coded lock. All students requiring access should contact the University's Lincoln Centre Administrator to arrange this (see essential contacts).

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LINCOLN COUNTY HOSPITAL

Parking & Bike Storage: Students based at Lincoln can access the staff car parks using their Trust ID Cards. Students from Boston and Grantham can be provided with a concession voucher to indicate 'free' parking on production of a valid ID. This can be obtained by taking your parking ticket and ULHT ID card to the School of Nursing Reception where a concessionary pass will be issued. This should be taken to the Main Hospital Reception where it will be validated to reduce the parking fee. Students travelling from other centres outside of Lincolnshire should also use the visitor car parks and are liable for the appropriate car parking fee, but can have a concession voucher of £3 if appropriate. The voucher should be obtained from School of Nursing Reception as outlined above. Bike stands are available on site to lock push bikes against. There are also specific parking areas for motor bikes. For more information contact the hospital switch board and ask for the Facilities Office. Library: The hospital library which is run by the Trust is located in the main hospital building next to the Education Centre on level one. The library has 24hr access but to use the service students need to register with library staff during the weekday opening hours. Students also need a Trust Swipe card to access the Library out of hours and to loan books. To obtain this card students need to contact the University's Lincoln Centre Administrator (see essential contacts). After 10pm the hospital can only be accessed via the main entrance and much of the hospital will be closed off to the public. You will therefore need to ask for directions at the main hospital reception. For more details about the library visit the “HeLLO” website: Health Libraries in Lincolnshire Online www.hello.nhs.uk. Accommodation: Progress Care Housing Association is the on-site accommodation provider and they provide both long and short stay contracts. Accommodation for Lincoln based students is only guaranteed for the first year of your course. Students wishing to stay beyond a year should contact Progress Care closer to the time to check availability. You can call them on: 0845 130 3762 or find out more at: www.talk2progress.co.uk/lincolnshire Common Room: The student common room at the Lincoln Centre is located next to classroom 9. It has a number of facilities including a: kettle, fridge and microwave. All student mail is placed in the pigeon holes in this room; any uncollected mail is cleared out approximately every six months.

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A number of Students' Union services are available directly on-site to all University of Nottingham students regardless of whether they are based there or just visiting the site for placements or teaching.

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Students' Union On-site Services Students’ Union Drop-In Service The Intersite Support Worker makes regular visits to the Lincoln Centre throughout the year allowing Students to meet somebody from the SU in-person. To find out when the next Drop-in will be held, go to www.campusconnection.co.uk and look at the events calendar. However you can also contact the Intersite Support Worker by phone or email at any time, using the details on page 19.

Services Provided By University Staff • Students' Union Attack Alarms (available at a subsidised price) • A collection point for NUS Extra cards (see page 16 for more NUS Extra info) The above services are kindly provided with the assistance of the University of Nottingham Centre Administrator for Lincoln. Ask at the University of Nottingham reception desk in the Hospital Education Centre or call 01522 57 3877.

Students' Union Notice Board Updated regularly as part of our notice board network, the Students Union board can be found along the main corridor of the Education Centre opposite classroom 7.

Students' Union Association NAMA Lincoln The Students' Union has a dedicated associated body for Nursing & Midwifery Students at this site. NAMA Lincoln (Nursing & Midwifery Association - Lincoln) is funded and supported by the Students' Union and is a “mini branch” of our organisation just for you! You can find out more about NAMA Lincoln on page 56.

Lincoln County Hospital Social Club Lincoln County Hospital has an on-site Social Club. This is located on the edge of the hospital site on Anne’s Road. The club's bar is open at lunch times (12-2pm), when food is available, and then again each evening from 7pm. The club also maintains a badminton court which is open for use 3 nights per week. New student members are very welcome and short term memberships are also available. Call the Social Club for more information: 01522 573 095.

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The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy operate their Mansfield based Nursing and Midwifery courses from the Dukeries Centre at the King's Mill Hospital. There are approximately 340 nursing students and 25 Midwifery students based at this Education Centre. The centre is also visited by a large number of Nottingham based Medical students throughout the year as well as other Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy students from other centres. Staff at this centre request that student visitors report to The Reception on the 1st floor of the Dukeries Building (during staffed hours) for the purpose of fire regulations. This centre will eventually be relocated to a re-furbished building on the other side of the Hospital as part of the site re-development.

Essential contacts: King's Mill Hospital Switch Board: School of Nursing, Midwifery & Physiotherapy (Mansfield): University of Nottingham Mansfield Library: Leicester Housing Association: (Hospital Accommodation Provider)

01623 622515 01623 465600 01623 465638 01623 482838

Library: The library at the centre is run by the University of Nottingham Information Services Department and is located on the 2nd floor of the Dukeries Centre. The library stocks primarily nursing and midwifery material and also provides an area for quite study. The open hours are changeable and students are advised to check the Information Services website (given below) for current open hours. During term time the library is also open for extended hours during one weekday evening per week in addition to some limited hours on Saturdays. To gain access to the library when the main centre is closed students will need to get their University Card activated by visiting the local Centre Administrator (or Deputy), see the essential contacts of this profile or ask at the school reception. www.nottingham.ac.uk/is

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MANSFIELD: KING'S MILL HOSPITAL

Accommodation Provider: On-site accommodation is available and has been contracted out to Leicester Housing Association; call 01623 482 838 for more information. Common Room: The student common room is located on the first floor of the centre. This is a well equipped room with plenty of seating space, vending machines and a water fountain. A lunch time mobile snack service visits the common room providing sandwiches and refreshments etc at specific times during most weekdays. The common room also has; table football a pool table and comfy sofas (these items being donated by the Students' Union).

Centre opening hours: Monday- Friday: 8.30am-4.30pm Facilities Computer room: A 24 hour computer room with 25 PCs can be found on the 1st floor of the Dukeries Centre. Students registered at the Mansfield Centre can access this facility when the centre is closed by using their University Card at the side entrance towards the back of the building. University of Nottingham students visiting the centre can have their University Card up-dated to allow 24 hour access by visiting the University's Mansfield Centre Administrator or the Deputy Administrator. Contact the school using the numbers in the essential contacts section of this profile or visit the school's reception. Parking & Transport: There is no free student parking on site. In their first year of study, students can obtain a free pass for the near by B&Q car park. During their second and third year, students can purchase a parking pass from Excel Parking (hospital parking company) for on-site parking, payable in advance. The Excel Parking office is located in the King's Treatment Centre next to reception, they can also be contacted on 01623 622 515 ext 4056. Visiting students can use the pay-and-display car parks (normal tariffs apply).

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A number of Students' Union services are available directly on-site to all University of Nottingham students regardless of whether they are based there or just visiting the site for placements or teaching.

Students’ Union Drop-In Service The Intersite Support Worker makes regular visits to the Mansfield Centre throughout the year allowing Students to meet somebody from the SU in-person. To find out when the next Drop-in will be held, go to www.campusconnection.co.uk and look at the events calendar. However you can also contact the Intersite Support Worker by phone or email at any time, using the details on page 19.

Services Provided By University Staff • Students' Union Attack Alarms (available at a subsidised price) • A collection point for NUS Extra cards (see page 16 for more NUS Extra info) The above services are kindly provided with the assistance of the local Centre Administrator for the School of Nursing Midwifery and Physiotherapy (and the Deputy Centre Administrator). Call 01623 465 600 or ask at the School reception desk for more information.

Students' Union Notice Board Updated regularly as part of our notice board network, the Students' Union notice board at this site is located inside the common room on the first floor of the Dukeries Centre next to the school reception.

Students' Union Association - NAMA Mansfield

The Students' Union has a dedicated associated body for Nursing & Midwifery Students at this site. NAMA Mansfield (Nursing & Midwifery Association - Mansfield) is funded and supported by the Students' Union and is a “mini branch” of our organisation just for you! You can find out more about NAMA Mansfield on page 57.

NOTTINGHAM: DUNCAN MACMILLAN HOUSE

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The University's Division of Psychiatry and The School of Nursing, Midwifery & Physiotherapy both have teaching facilities at Duncan Macillian House. Although there are no full-time undergraduate students based at Duncan Macmillan House students undertaking Mental Health Nursing will often have lectures at this centre (especially Nottingham based students).

Essential contacts: Duncan Macmillan House Switch Board Duncan Macmillan House Library

0115 969 1300 0115 9529 486

Centre opening hours: Monday - Friday 9am - 4.30pm Facilities

Computer room: There are eleven computers, a scanner and printer available in an IT suite near Café Art on the ground floor. No out of hours access is available. Call 0115 82 30487 ext 48814 for more information about these facilities. Parking: Free student parking is available on site however this is very limited. If driving to the centre, use Wells Road Entrance for car parking and then walk to Duncan Macmillan House following the signs for the University. Accommodation Provider: There is no on site accommodation. Library: The library at the centre is run by the Trust and can be found off the main entrance hall to Duncan Macmillan House. The Library stocks predominantly mental health resources and material. Only nursing students on the mental health course and post-reg students based at Duncan Macmillan House can register to borrow books. The library is open from 8.30am - 4.30pm Monday - Friday. There are extended hours two evenings per week. Please check with the library for the most up-to-date times 0115 9529486 - 0115 9691300 - ext 40760 www.telh.nhs.uk/libraries-directory/trent-/nottingham/duncan-macmillan Common Room: There is no student common room on this site, Café Art is located on the ground floor and food can also be purchased from the Dinning Room at the Wells Road Centre which is located opposite Duncan Macmillan House.

Students' Union On-site Services Duncan Macmillan House is included in the Students' Union Publicity Distribution Network and information about our services and our current awareness campaigns are displayed on notice boards at the centre. All other Students' Union services are provided either in the Portland Building (University Park Campus) or at the Queens Medical Campus (see QMC Profile).

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CLINICAL SCIENCES BUILDING (DIVISION OF PHYSIOTHERAPY) The University of Nottingham has a presence in two of the buildings at the City Hospital Campus (Formally Nottingham City Hospital). The Clinical Sciences Building is home to the University's Division of Physiotherapy (where approximately 170 students are based) and next door but one (with the Cityside Restaurant in-between) is the Postgraduate Education Centre where the Academic Division of Midwifery has its base at the site (see separate profile on page 100). Some Post-registration nursing courses are also based in the Clinical Sciences Building, and Medical, Nursing and Midwifery students form other sites often visit the site for clinical placements.

Essential contacts: Academic Division of Midwifery: Division of Physiotherapy: City Hospital Campus Main Switchboard: City Hospital Campus Library: . City Hospital Campus Car Parking: University of Nottingham Main Switchboard:

0115 0115 0115 0115

969 846 969 962

1169 6901 1169 7787

0115 969 1169 Ext: 57108 . 0115 951 5151

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Parking & Transport: Car park passes for students can be brought through

NOTTINGHAM: CITY HOSPITAL CAMPUS

There is a free link bus that runs between the main entrances of the City Hospital Campus and the Queens Medical Campus. Find out more at: http://www.nuh.nhs.uk/patients-visitors/transport/park-and-ride.htm Nottingham City Transport operates an hourly bus service each weekday from the City Hospital to University Park Campus via Jubilee Campus (number 50). There is also a bus service that runs between Clifton and Arnold which stops at both the QMC and the City Hospital Campus (number 53). Find out more at: www.nctx.co.uk Bike lockers are available at the back of the Cityside Restaurant. For more details, contact the hospitals security office, see “Essential Contacts”. Showers and lockers are also available in the Clinical Sciences building. Accommodation Provider: On-site accommodation can be provided by Derwent Living (0115 969 1169 ext 46955). However most students seek off-site university accommodation with the University's Accommodation Office (call 0115 951 3697 or visit: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/nh/students/accomm/ ) or with an accredited private landlord using the Unipol website: http://www.unipol.leeds.ac.uk/nottingham Common Room: The student common room is on the ground floor and is located just beyond the computer room on the left hand side.

Centre opening hours: Monday - Friday: 8am - 6pm Facilities Computer room: A 24 hour computer room with 30 PCs can be found on the ground floor along the corridor that runs down the far right hand side of the building. Outside of the centre's staffed hours, this room can be accessed using your University Card at the entrance to the far right of front of the building.

Libraries City Hospital Library: The trust run (on-site) library is located on the first floor of the Postgraduate Education Centre (next door to the Cityside Restaurant). Full details about this library are given in the profile for the Postgraduate Centre on page 100. Greenfield Medical Library: Physiotherapy books and materials are also available at the Greenfield Medical Library in the Medical School in the QMC (see QMC Profile page 102).

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Students' Union On-site Services Services Provided By University Staff • Students' Union Attack Alarms (available at a subsidised price) • A collection point for NUS Extra cards (see page 16 for more NUS Extra info) The above services are kindly provided with the assistance of Mary Wilson in the Physiotherapy Course Office (ask at reception).

Students' Union Notice Board

Updated regularly as part of our notice board network, the Students' Union notice board can be found on the ground floor of the Clinical Sciences Building near to the entrance of the computer room. This board provides information about a variety of Students' Union services in addition to publicity from our latest campaigns.

Students' Union Association - SUPA

The Students' Union has a dedicated associated body for Physiotherapy students located at this site. SUPA (Students’ Union Physiotheraphy Association), is funded and supported by the Students' Union and it is your very own “mini branch” of our organisation just for you! You can find out more about SUPA on page 62.

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POSTGRADUATE CENTRE (ACADEMIC DIVISION OF MIDWIFERY) The Academic Division of Midwifery occupies a significant part of the Postgraduate Centre and despite the name of the centre there are approximately 40 undergraduate midwifery students based there. Other parts of the building are used for other purposes such as in-house training programmes and seminars organised by the hospital trust. Next door but one (with the Cityside Restaurant in-between) is the Clinical Sciences Building where the university's Division of Physiotherapy is located (see previous profile)

Essential contacts: Academic Division of Midwifery: Division of Physiotherapy: City Hospital Campus Main Switchboard: City Hospital Campus Library: City Hospital Campus Car Parking: University of Nottingham Main Switchboard:

0115 969 1169 0115 846 6901 0115 969 1169 0115 962 7787 0115 969 1169 Ext: 57108 . 0115 9515151

Facilities Computer room: Five university networked computers are available in the Academic Division of Midwifery for student use. They are located down the main corridor on the right hand side. These computers can only be accessed by University students and are only available during the centre's staffed hours. Parking & Transport: See equivalent section in the Clinical Sciences Profile on page 97. Accommodation Provider: See equivalent section in the Clinical Sciences Profile on page 97. Common Room: There is no dedicated student common room in the centre. However the Cityside Restaurant is located next door where you can buy hot and cold drinks and snacks. A common room can also be found in the Clinical Sciences Building.

A number of Students' Union services are available directly on site to all University of Nottingham students regardless of whether they are based there or just visiting the site for placements or teaching etc.

Services Provided By University Staff • Students' Union Attack Alarms (available at a subsidised price) • A collection point for NUS Extra cards (see page 16 for more NUS Extra info) The above services are kindly provided with the assistance of staff on the Academic Division of Midwifery Reception Desk inside the centre.

Students' Union Notice Board

Included in the Students' Union Publicity Distribution Network, information about our services and our current awareness campaigns are displayed on notice boards at this centre. A full Students' Union board can be found in the Clinical Sciences building (see previous profile).

Students' Union Association - NAMA

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NOTTINGHAM: CITY HOSPITAL CAMPUS

The Students' Union has a dedicated associated body for Nottingham based Nursing and Midwifery students called NAMA (Nursing and Midwifery Association). The group provides events, activities and welfare support for Nursing and Midwifery student. NAMA often needs midwifery students to come forward and be part of the committee so that they can represent Midwives better and provide links with the Midwifery students. For more information about NAMA see page 58 or visit: www.campusconnection.co.uk

The Students' Union HQ (University Park Campus)

The Students' Union is based in the Portland Building at University Park Campus and all of our department and “main-stream” services and provisions operate form here. For more information about what's available directly from the Portland Building see the “Students Union” Section of the next profile (QMC).

Library: The library is located on the first floor of the Postgraduate Education Centre. It holds books and journals on a range of disciplines including nursing, midwifery and physiotherapy along with other medical specialties. In addition videos, Internet access and databases such as Medline are also available. An inter-library loans service provides access to material held in other local medical libraries (for example Greenfield Medical library at the QMC). Books borrowed from Nottingham City Hospital can be returned at the Greenfield Medical Library and vice versa if more convenient. There is a small cost to join the Library and you will show some identification. Open hours are currently: 8am - 5pm Monday to Friday. You can contact the Library on: 0115 962 7787

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General information Located next to the University Park Campus in Nottingham the Queen's Medical Centre is one of the biggest university teaching hospitals in the UK. Teaching for the Nursing and Medical courses take place in the Medical School Block and The Academic Division of Midwifery can be found near the Maternity ward on B floor (close to the main entrance). A whole range of healthcare courses are based in the QMC and healthcare students from other centres often visit for teaching and clinical placements.

Essential contacts: Greenfield Medical Library (QMC): School of Nursing & Academic Division of Midwifery: University of Nottingham Main Switchboard: Queen's Medical Centre Campus (switchboard):

0115 0115 0115 0115

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Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. It houses a broadly based collection of biomedical, nursing and healthcare related books and periodicals. The Library is located on A Floor of the Medical School, near to the Blackwells Medical Bookshop. It maintains strong links with medical libraries in neighbouring hospitals and readers whose place of work is some distance away, are encouraged to take advantage of the inter library loan scheme. The Library is open till late each weekday and is also open on Saturdays and Sundays. Staffed hours and self service times vary depending on the time of year, See the Information services website (below) for full details. You will need a University Card to enter the library and take out books. After 6.30pm on weekdays and all day on Saturdays and Sundays, access to the library is gained via the external stairway situated on the south side of Medical School Block (by the car park).

0115 9709355 www.nottingham.ac.uk/islibrary-medical enquiries@nottingham.ac.uk

Facilities Computer rooms: QMC, Medical School, A18 44 PCs available, 1 scanner, 1 laser printer and 1 colour printer. Access out of hours is by University Card. QMC, Medical School, A31 35 PCs available, 1 laser printer and access to colour printing. No out of hours access. QMC, Medical School, B7 32 PCs available and 1 laser printer. No out of hours access. QMC, South Block, C64 31 PCs available and 1 laser printer. No out of hours access.

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NOTTINGHAM: QUEENS MEDICAL CENTRE

Public Transport: The Queen's Medical Centre and University Park Campus are both served very well by the Nottingham City Transport bus network. A number of services pass the hospital and the university to and from the city centre (numbers 13, 14, 35, 36 and 37). Some services run directly from Campus; the 34 runs to the city centre (term time only) and the number 50 runs to the City Hospital (via the Jubilee Campus). For more information go to: www.nctx.co.uk There is also a free link bus that runs between the main entrances of the City Hospital Campus and the Queens Medical Campus. This service also links with two park and ride sites (one north and one south of the city). Find out more information at: http://www.nuh.nhs.uk/patients-visitors/transport/park-and-ride.htm

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Hospital Parking: Nottingham based pre-registration students: When students are allocated on placements at the QMC they can park on site in the multi-story car park at the cost of £1 per day. In order to do this they must obtain a permit form from the School's Reception on B floor on their first placement day. They will need their vehicle registration, name and placement location plus the placement start and finish dates. Once the placement is complete the permit will be terminated. Pre-registration students from other centres: If students are required to visit Nottingham to undertake theory i.e Child, Learning Disabilities and Midwifery, they too will be able to obtain a permit as above.

University Parking: Students based at Nottingham who live 15 miles away from University Park Campus can apply for a student parking permit. Students that live within a 15 mile radius of the campus and have a particular need for university parking (such as taking children to school etc) may also be able to secure a permit (although this is assessed on a case by case basis). For more info visit: www.nottingham.ac.uk/estate/parking.htm Common Room: There is no student common room in the QMC, although there are two café areas in the Medical School. The Café on B-floor can be found near the B73 class room and the other Cafe can be found on A floor near to the main entrance of the Medial School.

THE STUDENTS’ UNION The Students' Union is located in the Portland Building on University Park Campus. This is just a ten minute walk from the Medical School. A footbridge connects the B Floor foyer of the Medical School in the QMC, to the University Park Campus, taking you across the A52 duel carriageway. Once over the bridge navigate your self through the Science and Engineering Buildings and walk up the hill toward the clock tower (which is part of the Trent Building). The Portland Building is at the top of this hill on the right hand side just before the Trent Building. All our departments are based here for example; Student Activities, where you can get information about clubs and societies (pg45), and the Student Advice and Representation Centre, where you can speak to one of our trained advisors (pg24) or find out more about all our opportunities for voluntary In the Student Volunteer Centre (pg 64). Our Commercial Services are also based here: our student bars (Mooch and The Venue), the Students' Union Shop and the Print Shop etc.

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The University also run a number of free “hopper” bus services between its main Campus sites. This includes a service that runs between University Park Campus and Jubilee Campus; this is useful for students living at the Raleigh Park Accommodation Complex. Visit the university's transport website for more information: www.nottingham.ac.uk/estate/transport

Students' Union On-site Services With the Students' Union being located across the road from the QMC all of the “On-site Services” provided at the other healthcare sites, are provided directly from our Main Reception Desk (in the Portland Building) for QMC based students. This includes: • Students' Union Attack Alarms (available at a subsidised price) • A collection point for NUS Extra cards (see page 16 for more NUS Extra info) • A collection Point for Students' Union Democracy Cards (useful for part-time student not eligible for a University card) • Tickets for student nights & club events etc

Students' Union Notice Board (QMC)

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The B-floor Café in the Medical School (mostly used by MedSoc and NAMA) Near the MNurSci course office on B floor (mainly used by Nurse Soc) D-floor of the medical school near the nursing timetables Academic Division of Midwifery near the maternity unit on B floor.

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The Students' Union funds, trains and supports a number of associated bodies and societies for specific groups of healthcare students based at Nottingham, see below. Med Soc (Medicine Society): This association exists to represent the Medical students at Nottingham as well as running events, sports and activities for their members. For more details go to page 52. NAMA (Nursing and Midwifery Association): NAMA is there to represent all Nottingham based Nursing and Midwifery students based at the QMC and the Nottingham City Hospital Campus. It also provides events, sports and welfare support for its members, see page 58 for more details. Nurse Soc (Nursing Society): Nurse Soc run events and provides extra circular activates for the nursing students on the Master of Nursing Science course (MNursSci), See page 60 for more information.


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Q. I’m all spent up. What should I do? A. You can contact The Student Advice & Representation Centre!

For the answers to your Welfare, Housing and Education questions contact:

SARC

Student Advice & Representation Centre

Students’ Union, Ground Floor, Portland Building, University of Nottingham Tel: 0115 84 68730 Email: student-advice-centre@nottingham.ac.uk

rights • debt • changing course • consumer rights • council tax • hate incident reporting • appeals • complaints • housing

• appeals • complaints • housing • money • student funding • benefits • employment

• money • student funding •benefits • employment rights • debt•changing course •


University of Nottingham Healthcare Students' Handbook