Looking Forward to the Year Ahead

I have not posted a blog since October last year, an unusually long gap between posts, but for good reason. November was something of a wipe-out. Between visits to UNNC and UNMC we had to pack in everything possible because of what was coming in December. And what was coming for me was my first …

Some Reflections on 2014

2014 has been busy, very busy. So there is an awful lot to reflect on. Universities are first and foremost about people: students, staff, alumni, partners. The quality of what we do is fashioned by the quality of our people. We know our students are of a high calibre academically, but as always, they inspire …

‘Inside Out of Mind’

One of the biggest challenges we face is our ageing population. Modern medicine and general improvements in health have resulted in many more of us living longer. There are now 1.7 million more people over the age of 65 than 25 years ago, and the number of people over the age of 85 has doubled …

Opening of The Institute for Mental Health

Last week we opened the new Institute for Mental Health on the Jubilee Campus, with Dame Sally Davies, the Chief Medical Officer, as our Guest of Honour. The incidence of mental ill health is growing. According to NHS data, the proportion of the English population meeting the criteria for one common mental disorder has increased …