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News and events from the Advanced Care Research Centre Academy



Visual frailty: A PPIE and student reflection

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Read reflections on a recent workshop held by ACRC Academy Student Wanok Godfrey, and attended by PPIE Group Members.

Academy visits Burn with cross-cohort get together

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In December the ACRC Academy held a residential PhD enrichment weekend at the Burn, a beautiful country house in Aberdeenshire which is run as an academic retreat.

ACRC Upcoming Student Conference

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Academy students develop open conference on 15th April

Meet the 2023 Academy Students

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Find out more about the 2023 cohort for the Academy.

Outstanding Double delight for ACRC

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Two members of the ACRC’s Programme Management Office secured awards for outstanding contributions.

Students take on Wellcome Ideathon

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In July, a team of Academy students ventured down to London to take part in the Wellcome Data Science Ideathon.

Blog - PPI Academy and Mentorship Reflections

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We are excited to announce we have reached our one-year anniversary of the ACRC PPI Academy and Mentorship Programme. Hear about some of their experiences.

Blog – Firbush Weekend 2023

Academy students and staff recently spent a weekend at Firbush, the university’s outdoor activity centre for team-building and leadership.

Blog – Living and researching in Islay

ACRC Academy student Noah, who is investigating older adult care transitions in remote communities, reports back on his first months living on the island of Islay.

Blog – How Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) has shaped my PhD research about people’s views of frailty.

Victoria Barber Fleming Slide on Frailty v2
PhD Student with the ACRC Academy, Victoria Barber Fleming describes the use of PPI within her research.

Academy develops lecture series

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Earlier this year, students at the ACRC Academy secured funding to establish their own lecture series.

Spring Symposium - Student Posters

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See our students with their posters from the 2023 Spring Symposium.

Academy student wins opthalmology medal

A member of the 2022 Academy cohort has won a coveted award.

Meet the 2022 Academy Students

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Find out more about the 2022 cohort for the Academy.

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