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19 October 2011

Over 200 nursing students recently attended the 4th Annual Student Nurse Conference, held in LJMU's Art and Design Academy. A committee of eight level 5 and 6 nursing students from the Faculty of Health and Applied Social Sciences organised and hosted this popular annual event. As a result of this they added events management to their skills as they arranged for representatives from public and private care facilities to showcase their services on exhibition stalls. These included the Army and the Royal Air Force.

This year the students incorporated a 'Question Time Session' which was hosted by Diane Phibbs a Mental Health student. The panel members included Howard Catton, Head of Policy and International at the RCN; Trish Livesey, Director of Academic Delivery, LJMU Faculty of Health and Applied Social Sciences; Roz Gladden, Deputy Leader of Liverpool City Council and Councillor in Adult and Social Care; Margaret Williamson Strategic Health Authority, Assistant Director of Nursing, NHS North West;  Joanne McDonnell, Head of Nursing for Mental Health Learning Disabilities and Forensics Borough Partnership

Roz Gladden commented that she was impressed by  the high standard of questions the students had posed, especially in in the areas of education and health care.

LJMU's School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences recently hosted a Final Year Prize Sponsorship event. A representative from the sponsors, Cheshire Police, PC Karl Fenney, a Computer and Network Forensic Investigator, presented awards to two students under the following categories:

Outstanding Forensics Student: Josie-Lee Turner
Outstanding Computing Student:  Mark Spooner

Dr Mark Taylor, Placements Tutor commented:

"The sponsorship will benefit the students as it demonstrates the strong links between the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences and Cheshire Police and indicates the relevance of the courses undertaken by the students to careers in computer forensics."

Graduate and award winner Josie-Lee Turner added:

"Hard work pays off – proof to students that getting stuck into your studies means you’ll reap the rewards. Winning this award was a fantastic honour, a fabulous day in which we can appreciate individuals who work hard, this award will open doors and look great on my curriculum vitae."

Mark Spooner, the other award winner also said:

"I want to thank all at LJMU for helping to show me what I can achieve with a little hard work and support, you were all very helpful to me in my studies. It is an honour to receive this award and it is nice to know that hard work is recognised and appreciated."

PC Karl Fenney, Cheshire Police said:

"Cheshire Police (eForensics Department) have developed an excellent on-going partnership with Liverpool John Moores University, in particular with respect to successful student placement schemes. In recognition, we are pleased to have sponsored and present the recognised University awards to the best forensic student and best computing student, in recognition of their continuing hard work and commitment to achieve the highest standards in their respective degrees. We wish them every success in their future career aspirations."
Image of LJMU staff, students and PC Fenney
Pictured: Dr Martin Hanneghan, Enterprise Manager, Dr Tom Berry, Programme Leader for BSc (Hons) Computer Forensics and Dr Denis Reilly, Programme Leader for BSc (Hons) Computer Studies, PC Fenney, Josie-Lee Turner and Mark Spooner.

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