Celebrating the AECC’s Staff and Students

May 23, 2017

Launched in 2016, the Staff-Led Student Awards (SLSA) (alongside the already successful Student-Led Teaching Awards) are two recent initiatives spearheaded by our fantastic Student Union. The schemes came about when several members of the AECC SU attended conferences on quality assurance and student engagement, discovering that the best way to reward students for their contributions was through recognition.…

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UCAS Season is Here

May 17, 2017

We’ve been clocking up the miles over March and April – a massive 9363 miles in fact! At the start of March we were across the pond in Canada. It was pretty cold over there, a very chilly -12°, so whilst we thawed out we were talking to students about how they can learn in the UK to become chiropractors with the AECC. Back on home ground we’ve been to visit 10 schools and colleges, talking to GCSE…

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AECC chapter of the WCCS - #SpineChallenge

May 08, 2017

The AECC chapter of the WCCS recently organised a global social media initiative to raise awareness of the chiropractic profession and spinal health. Running from 24th – 28th April, they challenged everyone to take a spine to five different locations on five different days to generate curiosity and start conversations. People then simply had to upload a selfie with their spine at each location to social…

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EU Nationals and Student Finance in England

Apr 24, 2017

The Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, Jo Johnson, has confirmed in a statement that financial support for EU students will remain unchanged. The eligibility rules regarding student support and home fee status applying to EU nationals, or their family members, who wish to enter the UK to study a course in England, will remain unchanged – this includes loans and/or…

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Careers Fairs in February take the AECC Far and Wide

Mar 30, 2017

The AECC are out and about talking to students far and wide about chiropractic and how we study here at the AECC.  February was no exception, which saw us featured in a numbers of careers and higher education settings. Students are interested to find out what the entry requirements is for studying at the AECC, what the campus facilities are like, if we offer placement and how easy it will be for them…

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Brexit: Our Commitment to European Students

Mar 29, 2017

Brexit: Our Commitment to European Students Today, the Prime Minister will trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, which will mark the formal start of negotiations on the terms of Britain’s exit from the European Union.Today’s political activity may heighten concerns for AECC’s EU staff and students. However, it is important to stress that the UK will remain a member of the EU for the next two…

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Student Engagement Through Recognition

Mar 27, 2017

Last year our Students’ Union representatives set about trying to find a way to improve student engagement. After attending several conferences on quality assurance and student engagement, it became clear that recognition could play a key part in delivering on this initiative. President of the Students’ Union, Charlie Bertoia, approached Principal, Haymo Thiel, with a proposal for Staff-Led Student…

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Speed Meet Recruitment Event

Mar 21, 2017

Speed Meet Recruitment Event Once again we hosted our annual Speed Meet recruitment event in the Clinic. A number of our final year students were presented with the fantastic opportunity to meet 27 practices from all over the UK. Each student got to meet every practice for 10 minutes, providing a great opportunity not only for the students to find employment, but for the practices to meet many of…

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British Science Week - Local School Visit

Mar 15, 2017

British Science Week Local School Visit As part of British Science Week, we invited the pupils of Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School to join us for an action packed morning of interactive talks which were focused around health, exercise and nutrition. The morning aimed to engage, educate and encourage the children to think about leading a healthy and active lifestyle as well as the benefits it…

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The Future of Musculoskeletal Imaging

Feb 23, 2017

Thanks to a grant from the UK Chiropractic Research Council we are working in partnership with Exeter University to revolutionise the way we understand spinal movement and back conditions. With the limitations of static imaging such as x-rays and MRIs, the AECC developed Quantitate Fluoroscopy technology, enabling patients to be observed during motion. This shows stresses on the spine during typical…

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