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Singing in a choir and playing a team sport improve psychological wellbeing

A recently published study has suggested that being part of a group gives choral singers and team sport players a higher sense of wellbeing than pursuing an activity alone. Researchers from Oxford Brookes University carried out an online study, titled ‘It’s better together: The psychological benefits of singing in a choir’, with 375 participants across three areas of leisure activity; singing in choirs, playing in team sports such as cricket and football and solo singing. The study aimed to address whether or not choral singing gave individuals a higher sense of wellbeing than other leisure activities and if so, why.

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Relevant areas: Psychology, PSWPH

Oxford Brookes Swindon is moving

Oxford Brookes University has been teaching three year Adult Nursing Degree and Diploma courses at the Ferndale Campus since 1999. Together with our Operating Department Practice diploma course and CPD provision, we have a flourishing student community that is continuing to grow.

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Relevant areas: Department of Biological and Medical Sciences, Clinical Health Care, Department of Sport and Health Sciences, Psychology, Social Work and Public Health, PSWPH, Department of Applied Health and Professional Development, Department of Nursing

Placement of the Year Awards Ceremony 2015

The 3rd Placement of the Year Awards Ceremony was held on the 21st October, in Oxford Brookes’ historic Headington Hill Hall. The event celebrated excellence in student practice education provided by health and social care service providers. The Placement of the Year Awards are voted for by students and promotes and rewards excellent practice in placements and learning environments., The event also celebrated the outstanding work undertaken by the Faculty’s many local and regional placement partners

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Relevant areas: Department of Biological and Medical Sciences, Clinical Health Care, Department of Sport and Health Sciences, Psychology, Social Work and Public Health, PSWPH

Oxford to lead work towards more personalised care for patients

26 October 2015, Oxford (UK): Oxford is today named as a centre for excellence leading the drive to tailor more treatments to the needs of individual patients. A Precision Medicine Catapult centre will be established in Oxford bringing together business and research to develop new products and services.

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Relevant areas: Department of Biological and Medical Sciences, Clinical Health Care, Department of Sport and Health Sciences, Psychology, Social Work and Public Health, PSWPH, Department of Applied Health and Professional Development, Department of Nursing

Psychology student ventures overseas for much desired experience

This summer, Oxford Brookes Psychology graduate Jessica Hinds took part in a mental health work experience placement in Sri Lanka organised by Student and Graduate Placements Abroad (SLV).

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Relevant areas: Psychology

Oxford Academic Health Science Network September Newsletter

Read the latest Oxford Academic Health Science Network Newsletter for September

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Relevant areas: Department of Biological and Medical Sciences, Clinical Health Care, Department of Sport and Health Sciences, Psychology, Social Work and Public Health, PSWPH, Department of Applied Health and Professional Development, Department of Nursing

Faculty awarded Athena SWAN Silver

Athena SWAN Silver has been awarded to the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences in recognition of their commitment to advancing women's careers in science and medicine in higher education.

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Relevant areas: Department of Biological and Medical Sciences, Clinical Health Care, Department of Sport and Health Sciences, Psychology, Social Work and Public Health, PSWPH, Department of Applied Health and Professional Development, Department of Nursing

Over 1000 people take part in the biggest Brookes Science Bazaar yet

Every March, science spills into the county’s streets and spaces for a range of talks, events and activities as part of the Oxfordshire Science Festival.

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Relevant areas: Department of Biological and Medical Sciences, Clinical Health Care, Department of Sport and Health Sciences, Psychology, Social Work and Public Health, PSWPH, Department of Applied Health and Professional Development, Department of Nursing

Identity is related to wellbeing in older age, research finds

Our results suggest that wellbeing does not depend on what you remember, or even how good your memory is. What is crucial is how you conceptualise your identity in the present moment.

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Relevant areas: Psychology, Social Work and Public Health, PSWPH

Meet the finalists in the 2015 Business Plan Competition

Pop-up restaurants, lifestyle apps, fitness classes, 3D technology, waste product recycling, consultancies providing engineering expertise or online training, charging devices and personalised holidays; these are just some of the ideas behind a wide range of business plans put before the judges in the Oxford Brookes Business Plan Competition 2015.

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Relevant areas: Department of Biological and Medical Sciences, Clinical Health Care, Department of Sport and Health Sciences, Psychology, Social Work and Public Health, PSWPH

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