Wednesday 2nd April 2014
Square Mile Diabetes Showcase event-
In April 2014 we organised an evening event where we showcased all the project work achieved so far.
The event included stalls displaying our scrapbooks, posters and leaflets, numerous talks and the presentation of certificates to project frontrunners and volunteers.
Check out our gallery to see some of the photos from the day.
Monday 27th January 2014
In January, three new frontrunners joined the team- Aysha, Hina and Naima. They will be working as frontrunners for six months.
12th/13th October 2013
Leicester Navratri Festival-
Diabetes UK's Community Champions Dr Ketan Ruparelia and Kirit Mistry set up a stall as part of the Navarati Festival on the 12th and 13th of October at De Montfort Hall and Ramgharia Hall respectively.
It was a successful weekend as they were able to provide information and advice on diabetes as well as get some questionnaires filled for our research.
21st/22nd September 2013
DMU Welcome Weekend-
We got the opportunity to help out on the Square Mile stall for Welcome Weekend 2013. This involved helping to sign students to Square Mile and promoting our project to students.
We were also able to have a smoothie bike present- allowing students, their families and staff, by pedaling, to make their own fresh fruit smoothies.
Saturday 20th July 2013
Rally Park Mile 2 Film Festival -
We joined forces with the Square Mile team to take part in the Family Fun Day. We were able to have a stall set up with a variety of Diabetes literature, measuring tapes and balloons on display - as well as our questionnaires.
We had an enjoyable day at Rally Park and were able to get some questionnaires filled out too.
It was great to see the local residents and kids enjoying the inflatable cinema and bouncy castles!
Friday 12th July 2013
Chinese Nursing Students Visit -
We were lucky enough to be invited to present to some Chinese students, visiting for summer school, about our Project and the Square Mile inititative.
They really engaged well with us and we showed them the natural products and cancer labs too. There they had a chat with some of the researchers, you can see pictures of this in our gallery.
It was great to have them around and we hope they keep in touch!
Wednesday 10th July 2013
New Walk Museum and Art Gallery -
We stood in the entrance to the museum hoping for people to approach us and help us complete more questionnaires.
There was a lot going on and the museum staff were very friendly and helpful. We will be back surely to visit the museum and see their exhibitions.
Friday 5th July 2013
Fosse Neighbourhood Centre & Library -
We spent the morning at the Fosse Neighbourhood Centre where a table was proved for us by the kind library staff.
With our posters and questionnaires on show we attracted alot of attention from residents entering the library and managed to obtain some more questionaires - A lovely end to our 4th week!
Thursday 28th June 2013
Age UK -
We approached Age UK to see whether we could do some questionnaires with their service users. They were very welcoming and allowed us to come along.
Our day consisted of talking to some of the service users over a cup of tea and interacting with some of the service users in the dance class. We were also invited to take part in the dance class next time we return.
The day was very successful as we got such a positive response, not only from Age UK but also in terms of questionnaires we managed to get filled out.
Tuesday 18th June 2013
Tudor Road -
Another part of our Diabetes research project was to explore a variety of ways to obtain more questionnaires from the community. Door-knocking was one of the first methods to be explored.
We started our door knocking exercise on Tudor Road which is also known for being the longest road of terraced houses in Europe. We also managed to complete several of the smaller side streets off Tudor Road as well as Tudor Road itself.
We received a welcoming response from the residents and managed to get several questionnaires filled out too. Door-knocking proved to be successful and will continuously be used as a helpful aid in our research.
Friday 14th June 2013
With the help of the Highcross staff, we were given an opportunity to set up a stand within the Highcross shopping centre for the afternoon.
We were able to show off our Frontrunner Diabetes Project to the large volume of people passing through the busy shopping centre and managed to obtain some more questionnaires.
It was also great to see that some of the public were already recognizing our project from previous campaigns - a great end to our first week!
Wednesday 12th June 2013
Clock Tower Day 1 -
As a team we spent the morning and afternoon talking to diabetic patients that were attending the Diabetes UK road show in Leicester.
We enjoyed working alongside the Diabetes UK volunteers and helping the public fill in our questionnaires.
This first event has given us a good kick-start into the Diabetes Project as frontunners.
Monday 10th June 2013
Start of frontrunner placement -
Eight DMU students have joined the project as part of a frontrunners placement, for two months. Here we will be helping Dr Ruparelia in the progress of the project.
We will continuously update what we have been up to on this page.