UWE Glenside Clock Tower lit up green to celebrate Green Capital 2015

Issue date: 13 March 2015

The Glenside Clock Tower lit green

The Clock Tower at the Glenside Campus of the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is being lit up green to celebrate the European Green Capital for the duration of 2015. The switch on will take place at 7:00pm on Monday 16 March 2015.

Marc Griffiths, Associate Dean in the Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences, said, “We wanted to do something to join in the celebrations during the European Green Capital Year and also to raise awareness of green and healthy living amongst our student population and residents in the Fishponds area.

“One of the key themes during the Green Capital year is emphasising the health and wellbeing in the context of growing healthy cities and the work that we do with students at Glenside resonates closely with this. We also plan to turn the clock face to pink for Breast Cancer Awareness and blue for Prostate Cancer Awareness given the fact that Glenside is a Health and Social Care training facility.

“Lighting up the clock tower is also a way of drawing attention to the work that is carried out at Glenside which is the Centre for the majority of professional health and social care training that takes place at UWE Bristol.

“UWE Bristol is the biggest health and social care training provider in the South West, with over 3,500 students and we train the highest number of adult nurses in the UK. We have fantastic connections with all of the major NHS Trusts and we have invested in excess of £4 million in facilities over the past five years. This investment includes a state of the art simulation suite for nursing, midwifery and Allied Health Professions training, virtual radiotherapy training and a shortly to be launched state of the art radiography planning simulation system.

“These investments ensure that our students get access to the best resources that enable them to practice in near real scenarios before moving in to real world situations on placement in hospitals and health centres.

“Drawing attention to the Clock Tower by lighting it up will draw attention to the outstanding health and social care education delivery at UWE Bristol and the important contribution made by our students and staff. We have an enviable 97% employability rate amongst our health and social care students who go on to make up an important part of the work force in hospitals and health centres in the UK and beyond.”

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