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CommonwelathgamesCommonwealth Games organisers have produced a Glasgow 2014 Factsheet that outlines the history of the event, information on the participating countries and the venues for each event. There is also a Game On Scotland site that “aims to provide inspiration and learning and teaching opportunities related to Glasgow 2014 and other momentous events happening throughout Scotland in the coming years”.

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The Scottish Institute for Enterprise are organising a student entrepreneurship event at Glasgow Uni on 9th November.  The programme includes:

  • Taking a technology product to market
  • Developing an online presence for your brand
  • What makes a good business idea?
  • Setting up a new venture

The event takes place between 2pm and 6pm at the Gilbert Scott Building, University of Glasgow.  You will need to register in advance of the event – more details here.

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This month’s Cafe Scientifique event will be a talk by Dr Aleks Marek on “The end of antibiotics?”.  This will take place at The Victorian Bar, Tron Theatre, Trongate, Glasgow.

More info below, or you can contact Mandy MacLean 

“Since Lister and Semmelweis in the nineteenth century the idea of ‘hospital acquired infection’ has become increasingly recognised and understood, although we have come a long way from spraying theatres with carbolic acid. In recent years however the number of superbugs seems to be growing, as MRSA and multi-antibiotic resistant gut bacteria such as NDM-1 threaten us with untreatable infections. Are we winning or losing the fight?  Are we reaching the end of the antibiotic era? What other strategies, not involving antibiotics, can we to use to combat infections ?

With the press also increasingly painting a picture of NHS hospitals as filthy places to pick up infections, what can be done to improve matters and can we try to ‘engineer out the infections’? This event is part of the Wellcome Trust’s Dirt Season

Dr Aleks Marek is a speciality registrar in microbiology at the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow.”

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Digital Futures 2011

Digital Futures 2011

“14 June 2011, 10.45am – 4pm, Paisley Campus, P Block

Digital Futures is UWS’s Student Showcase for Creative Technologies in Computer Animation, Computer Games, Multimedia and Music Technology

  • workshops on collaborative business opportunities and funding with UWS
  • UWS final year and research students will showcase
    their work, and compete for Digital Futures prizes
  • Meet senior managers and designers from a range of
    Creative Technology companies
  • Q&A session offering one of several opportunities to
    engage with employers
  • Download the digital futures programme (pdf)

This event is supported by Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce ”

Text from http://www.uws.ac.uk/schoolsdepts/computing/digitalfutures/index.asp

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Glasgow Science Festival logoThe fifth annual Glasgow Science Festival takes place from 1st – 18th June.  You can download the programme now, and booking is already open.  Events include a science pub quiz, the reopening of the Hunterian museum, and a screening of Night of the Living Dead, preceeded by a talk from “theoretical zombiologist” Dr Austin.

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Public Attitudes to Physical Activity in Glasgow [PDF file] contains useful information for sports studies and health sciences students. 

Interviews were carried out with 750 residents from across Glasgow about

  •  physical activity undertaken in the past week;
  • attitudes to physical activity;
  • self-perception (self-worth);
  • motivations towards physical activity;
  • barriers towards physical activity;
  • influence of sporting events;
  • other health behaviours.

This research was carried out by EKOS (an economic and social development consultancy) for the Glasgow Centre for Population Health.

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