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OFFA publishes new guidance on the evaluation of outreach

The Office for Fair Access has, thanks to researchers from the University of Warwick's Department of Economics, published new guidance and proposed standards for the evaluation of outreach by universities and colleges as part of ongoing work to improve the impact of outreach across the higher education sector.

Fri 23 June 2017, 12:51 | Tags: Economics

Warwick Nursing Professor helps launch international database aimed at reducing hair loss for chemotherapy patients

A University of Warwick nursing professor is one of six globally-recognised cancer care experts launching a new database aimed at reducing hair loss in chemotherapy patients. This data will be used to establish best practices around the maximum effectiveness of scalp cooling to help reduce hair loss in patients undergoing chemotherapy. A new website, scalpcooling.org will serve as a global hub for patients and care providers seeking information about the treatment.

Fri 23 June 2017, 11:34 | Tags: WMS

Latest health evidence shows that making changes to diet, physical activity and behaviour may reduce obesity in children and adolescent

A Cochrane report which was led by a University of Warwick researcher summarizes evidence on the effects of different interventions for treating obesity and overweight in adolescence. The review will inform ongoing work by the World Health Organization. The report shows that a combination of diet, physical activity and behavioural change interventions may reduce weight in adolescents aged 12 to 17, but there are limitations in the study and variation in the results.

Thu 22 June 2017, 15:14 | Tags: WMS

Adulthood wellbeing lower for single-parent kids – new research

People who grew up in single-parent families have lower levels of wellbeing and life satisfaction in adulthood, according to new research by the University of Warwick.

Thu 22 June 2017, 09:29 | Tags: University of Warwick, children, research, Adolescents, Pscyhology, Sciences

Government declares Warwick teaching “excellent” - Tops year of teaching success for University

It was announced today, Thursday 22nd June 2017, that the University of Warwick has been awarded silver status in the Governments’ Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The award defines Warwick as a university that achieves “..excellent outcomes for its students“ with “An institutional culture that facilitates, recognises and rewards excellent teaching”. It also notes that Warwick “..consistently exceeds rigorous national quality requirements for UK higher education.”

Thu 22 June 2017, 09:23 | Tags: University of Warwick, Ranking

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