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Tracey Davies: FGM – a difficult issue that needs tackling

I’m Tracey and I’m a Clinical Academic PhD student here at Southampton and a neonatal nurse at Hampshire Hospitals Foundation Trust. In addition to my clinical academic nursing career I volunteer as the Kenya Country Manager for the charity ‘Cricket without Boundaries’, and I also run my own charity ‘THEY are Africa’. In February I’m planning to travel to Kenya to help deliver a ground-breaking… Read more »

Charlotte and Danielle: Tea with an OT

As third year occupational therapy (OT) students we decided to organise and host an event for National OT week 2014.  We felt this would be a great opportunity to promote our profession within the Faculty and amongst the local community.  As part of our third year course we are offered the opportunity to take on an ‘emerging role’ placement.  This is working with a charity… Read more »

Julio: A Journey from knowledge to practice.

The path for clinicians in management is not a paved road, opposite to other common paths of training and practice. At an early stage as a medicine student, I had many internal conflicts with my formation, I was inquisitive, critical, and unruly towards practices. Early on I noticed this was not as usual as expected amongst my peers. This constant curiosity and disruptive thinking differentiated… Read more »

Emily and Marie: The International Confederation of Midwives Congress 2014

Clinical Academic Doctoral Fellows Experience of The International Confederation of Midwives Congress 2014  ‘When a woman is at her most vulnerable, it is kindness that makes the difference’ – Her Excellency Toyin Saraki Over 3,800 midwives from over 100 countries gathered in Prague for 4 days of inspirational speeches, seminars and workshops. Over the course of the week we learnt about practice in other countries,… Read more »

Dave Progl: ‘The Big Idea’

So my names Dave Progl and I’m a second year Physiotherapy student at the University of Southampton and also a student representative for the CSP. This means that I get to go to regional meetings representing my cohort and then to national meetings where as a region we represent our universities but also work collectively. This year our region won a national competition and I… Read more »

Seng Kwee Wee: PhD Reflections – venturing into the community to reap the rewards of participation

By Seng Kwee Wee, Physiotherapist, PhD student Every PhD journey is unique. It will be as good as you want to make it and each obstacle you face is a great learning opportunity. Seize that opportunity and treasure it because you will emerge from that event a stronger and wiser person. As I enter into my second year of the journey, I realise the joy of learning new… Read more »