Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Competition: Design an infographic!

Interested in design? Good with computers? Feeling creative? Enter our competition to have your design published AND win a high street shopping voucher.

What you can win...
1st prize: £30 high street voucher and the winning infographic will be printed on promotional material e.g. posters, oyster card holders.
2nd prize: £20 high street voucher
3rd prize: £10 high street voucher
And even if you don’t win, your entry will still be displayed on our website and shared with our followers on Twitter and Facebook!

What you need to do…

We want to tell people about our research, and one good way of doing that is using infographics. 

An infographic displays data and information in a visual way – making it easy to understand. See infographics made by work experience student Harrison by clicking here and here.

You need to create an infographic based on the data from the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children study in England

The data can be found in our national report by clicking here

There are lots of different websites which you can use to create an infographic including Canva and PiktochartIf you are feeling creative, you can even make an infographic in Word/Publisher/Paint! 

How to enter…

You must be 18 years or younger to enter this competition.

The deadline is the 31st March 2016. Email your infographic (as a PDF or image file) to Remember to tell us your name and age too!

If you have any questions please get in touch. You can email us, or get in touch with us on Twitter or Facebook.

Tuesday, 5 January 2016


The Centre for Research in Primary and Community Care (CRIPACC) at the University of Hertfordshire hosted five Nuffield Foundation research placements between July and August 2015. Nuffield Foundation placements are awarded to gifted and talented students who have just finished their AS levels and are interested in pursuing careers in STEMM subjects. The placement allows the student to undertake an independent research project lasting between 4 - 6 weeks, supported by a designated supervisor or supervisory team.

We would like to say congratulations to Nuffield placement student, Marium, for reaching the National Science + Engineering Competition finals! Marium's research project explored the delivery of nutrition information for people with Type 2 diabetes in community pharmacies. For more information about her time in the department, check out her blog post here. Marium will present her research at the competition finals held at The Big Bang Fair 2016.

You can also read about Chelsea's Nuffield Foundation placement exploring nutritional information dietitians use with patients that have type 2 diabetes and Susanna's experience of content analysis of user generated images.