Research as you know it: local research, global impact

Research as you know it: local research, global impact

This half day event on 19th December will celebrate all the local research that is happening to influence maternity services nationally and internationally.

With a line up of keynote speakers including Professor Fiona Dykes and Professor Soo Downe, there so much to share including an insight in to the way local research (undertaken by UCLan’s MAINN and ReaCH midwifery research units) is influencing national and global policies and guidelines.

Entry and Admissions

Study Mode:


Delivery Method:


Course Length:

Half Day

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College

Start Date:

19th December, 8:30 - 14:00, Venue Harrington Lecture theatre

Entry Requirements:

Perfect for midwives, obstetricians, academics, doulas, maternity support workers, heads of service and others working throughout maternity services.


- Venue: Harrington Lecture theatre
- 8.30am coffee and registration 
- 9am start 
- 14.00hrs finish. 

This event is open to external students for £10 and for health professionals for £45. 

Book your place.

Course Content

Course Outline:
The event will provide insight in to the way local research, undertaken by UCLAN’s MAINN and ReaCH midwifery research units, is influencing national and global policies and guidelines.

Learning Environment & Assessment:

Academic Expertise

Keynote speakers include Professor Fiona Dykes and Professor Soo Downe.

Learning outcome & aims

We aim to create the perfect blend of knowledge, practical experience and relevance to equip UCLan graduates with the confidence and skills they need to get ahead in the world of work.

Industry links & professional accreditation

We have great links with employers including household names such as Sony, BAE Systems and Apple. We also have links with the smaller companies in the region and offer help and assistance to more than 1,000 of these – with many of our graduates staying in the region it is important we develop these relationships.

Work experience and international opportunities

At UCLan we work with a range of businesses and organisations, many of which provide work experience opportunities and project briefs to enable to you gain real work experience whilst you undertake your postgraduate programme. Your course tutor will advise on opportunities available within your course and the UCLan Careers Team can provide help, advice and guidance on how to apply for them and how to make the most of these opportunities.

Graduate Careers

The UCLan Careers Team offer ongoing supportive careers advice and guidance throughout your course and after graduation, along with a range of modules, work experience opportunities and events to help you acquire the skills to make you stand out to potential employers in today’s competitive market.


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Progression Routes

From foundation courses through to world-leading research degrees, you can study a wide range of subject areas at UCLan. Whether you want to develop your knowledge in a subject you enjoy or gain further qualifications to enhance your career, at UCLan there are numerous progression routes for you to follow.

Fees & Funding

You can contact the Student Fees and Funding Team via phone, email, or post. If you are on the campus you can call into The 'i', for advice.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892440
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE

WORKSHOP COST: £10 for external students and £45 for health professionals

How to Apply

Book your place via our Online Application System.

For further information please contact:

About UCLan

Course Enquiries

University of Central Lancashire,
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400