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10 Things to do during Welcome Week

21 September 2016

   Go to talks: from Inductions for your programme, to welcomes from the Dean of Faculty, to presentations on looking after your wellbeing – there are lots of sessions going on throughout the week. These are really important not on...

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Networks of Wellbeing: the Holy Grail for the NHS

19 September 2016

ConceptsAs with its stratified medical professions the NHS used to have a securely established hierarchy of organisations. District Health Authorities came under Regional Health Authorities. General  hospitals were higher than community or cotta...

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Packing checklist

16 September 2016

​We can't wait to welcome new students to Winchester this weekend! Here's a checklist so you can tick off what you're packing. Try to avoid bringing too much – just pack the essentials…Important documents – from your student loan documents ...

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To Grammar or Not to Grammar

12 September 2016

​The current debate on Grammar schools interests me for a number of reasons.Firstly, because I was in the first year of the comprehensive schooling system in my own town and, coming from a working class background this was intended to benefit me....

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Top tips for those with parental responsibilities

09 September 2016

​Leaving home for university is a big step for those with parental responsibilities, as well as students. With this in mind we offer you some top tips to help you and your son or daughter when making that transition. Keep calm and stay posi...

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PAGE(S) 5: First impressions of Armenia

06 September 2016

​Photo: Abandoned hotels dating from the period during which Armenia was part of the Soviet Union in the gorge of the River Hrazdan, near Arzni. On the gorge sides are outcrops of basaltic lava flows – PAGES is mapping and these outcrops and corr...

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Hiding in the closet: sexuality in the workplace

02 September 2016

​As another academic year nears and the campus begins to bubble back to life, I always take a moment to reflect back to my own first days as an anxious ‘fresher’.Just like any new student I was concerned about getting lost, making friends, fitting in...

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PAGE(S) 4: Paleosols

02 September 2016

 Photo: Some examples of features identified within paleosols in the Hrazdan Valley. The upper left photo shows the nest of a bee or wasp. In the lower left, roots are replaced by an iron rich mineral, giving it the dark color. In the pictur...

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Things have got better. Things can get better.

30 August 2016

​When religious groups of various sorts used to knock at our door when I was a child they would inevitably try to engage by beginning with some comment on how dark the times were becoming. My father used to completely disarm them by saying that as fa...

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