LSFM Grad wins national Health & Wellbeing Initiative!

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A huge congratulations to LSFM (Media Production) graduate, Rose Braisby for winning the National Health and Wellbeing Initiative at the NHS National Service User Awards 2017 for her work with Rampton Hospital. she was appointed as the KTP (Knowledge Transfer Partnership) associate working to developing an interactive radio drama model that would help create innovative research with ‘Dialectical Behaviour Therapy’. Rose also worked alongside the university of Lincoln , School of Film and Media to do this project, specifically with Senior Lecturer Dylan Roys who was the academic lead for the project, supporting Rose every step of the way.

Well done to you both and everyone else involved in the project!

 

Brayford Radio Are Looking For New Team Members!

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Brayford Radio are looking for new presenters, new broadcast assistants, and new teams to produce incredible content in the next academic year! There are plenty of slots free! So if you would like your own show, an hour a week to share something you are passionate about, do get involved!

Fancy you own show? Well Brayford radio are looking for teams to take on hour slots each well, all you have to do is submit a programming proposal form and away you go. And don’t worry about having any prior experience!

Don’t feel confident on the mic but want to get involved still? Don’t worry, they are also looking for people to join their technical team. The technical team ensures the smooth running of the station from timing to sound quality. And you’ll even get some training in the role!

More information about starting your own show or becoming p[art of the technical team can be found here  . Don’t miss this great opportunity to get hands on radio experience!

 

Exhibition: Online Sharing in Extreme Circumstances

Event | Online Sharing in Extreme Circumstances

Date | 6th – 21st April

Location | Lincoln Drill Hall

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An exhibition exploring the online relationships and behaviour of people affected by extreme circumstances is now on display at Lincoln Drill Hall.

The exhibition, which features a series of portrait photographs and thought-provoking statements is part of a wider research project called ‘A Shared Space and a Space for Sharing’.

The project explores what information people choose to share online when they find themselves in difficult and dangerous circumstances, such as natural disasters, life-threatening illness and illicit drug use. It considers what this teaches us about how trust and empathy are established and maintained in online relationships, and how sharing, trust and empathy work in the offline world.

The project is being carried out by the University of Lincoln in collaboration with the University of Sheffield, University of Edinburgh, University of Warwick, University of Nottingham and King’s College London.

Dave Boothroyd, Professor of Media and Culture in the Lincoln School of Film and Media, is the Lead Investigator for the research area, illicit drug use.

Dave explains: “In Lincoln we are investigating how people involved in a range of online illicit drug use cultures, co-create knowledge and share experience on a variety of web platforms.

“The dedicated blogs, forums and personal story websites we are focusing on are part of the much greater ecology of drugs and drug use information shared, cross-referenced and constantly added to by users of illicit drugs and those who use medicines for non-medicinal purposes.

“Our analysis shows that in many of these online settings, there is a broad adherence to a harm reduction ethos and a culture of caution in the context of uncertainty and risk. From the sharing of drug preparation guidelines to tales of addiction and withdrawal, the mediation of dug culture on the internet represents a new dimension of society’s troubled and complex relationship with drugs. At the same time, it provides us with new opportunity to understand better this relationship from the perspective of users and those affected by drug use.”

The exhibition will run until Friday 21st April. To find out more, visit the project’s website: www.space4sharingstudy.org/

 

Story Credit: Laura Jones

Baroness Warwick visit UoL Steudents!

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The School of Architecture & Design welcomed Baroness Warwick, chair of the National Housing Federation, to the University this morning.

The occasion was the launch of a new guide to building houses for older people in Lincolnshire.

University of Lincoln students from Architecture, Health and Business had worked on the six-month project organised by Dr Primali Paranagamage with Nick Chambers from LACE housing.

They drew on a large body of existing literature to co-design a series of architectural solutions that would work specifically for Lincolnshire – a large, rural county with a high percentage of older people.

Baroness Warwick presented students with certificates recognising their participation in the project and then visited the University’s Computer Science Department to see at first hand their work with LACE around assisted living with robots.

Read more about it here: http://internalcommunications.blogs.lincoln.ac.uk/2017/04/10/students-present-innovative-housing-designs-for-ageing-population/

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UoL Architecture Students Danai Moutaki. Iosif Taouxis, and Georgios Zacharopoulos receiving certificates

Sonic Cyberfeminism | 5-6th May

Sonic Cyber Fest

 

Registration is now open for Sonic Cyberfeminisms: a 2-day event of talks, workshops, performances and installations exploring the relationships between sound, gender and technology. Sonic Cyberfeminisms is being hosted by Lincoln School of Film and Media’s Extra Sonic Practice research group at the University of Lincoln, 5-6th May 2017. More information about the event and registration can be found here: https://soniccyberfeminisms.wordpress.com/.

Credit: Marie Thompson