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Dying Matters at UCLan 2020 – Dying to be heard’ is a week of events aimed at staff and students to talk, listen and reflect on how we plan for our futures.


The Covid Effect
COVID 19 – were you prepared?

As I sit in self isolation being in a ‘category’ but not serious enough to justify an NHS letter and trying to avoid climbing the walls after seeing the Meerkats advert on TV for the 500th time my thoughts turned to Dying Matters Week 2020. Read more.

Let's talk about death
Dr Helgi Johannsson

Every anaesthetist and intensive care doctor will have wondered if they did the right thing by taking someone to the intensive care unit. It is often the "easier" thing to do when faced with someone critically ill who is not in a condition to make an informed decision. Read more.

Questions, questions..

I’ve so many questions about dying and death and no where to take them except listen to them go round and round in my head! The one thing I can be certain about in my life is that I’m going to die, that my life is finite and not going on for ever. To be honest there’s nothing I would like least!! Read more.

Podcast library

| The Lenny Johnrose podcast in collaboration with our great UCLan Journalism students

| What is important to you? Flipgrid
Join the conversation by joining in with our Dying Matters at UCLan flipgrid
What would be important to you at the end of your life?
Listen, share and respond…

For more information

For more information, contact Alice Thompson athompson15@uclan.ac.uk.This is a fantastic cross-faculty collaboration, drawing on expertise and experience from a variety of people. Bringing us together is a passion for stimulating conversation about this important issue.

Dying Matters 2019 - Archive of past events, blogs and podcasts

Monday 13th – Friday 17th May
‘Are we ready?’ Share, chat and think

Share your thoughts, plans and wishes by posting on our boards throughout the week.
The Dying Matters at UCLan Team will be available during mid-morning and lunch breaks at each chat point. 
Come along, talk to us and pick up information on local services.

Thursday 16th May
‘Me, Earl and the Dying Girl’
Film showing by Comensus

High schooler Greg, who spends most of his time making parodies of classic movies with his co-worker Earl, finds his outlook forever altered after befriending a classmate who has just been diagnosed with cancer. 
Join us for a cinema experience with this heart warming film.  Sit back, relax and take time to think. Trailer: Me, Earl and the Dying Girl

Wednesday 15th May
“Can I really leave my house to my cat?”
A myth busting workshop on the ups and downs of making a will

Thursday 16th May
‘The hidden shark’

A collaborative session exploring the complex ethical and legal aspects of dying, based on recent events exposed in the media. Consider how you can influence decisions made about your future in the event of serious illness.

Friday 17th May
“Digital legacy”

What is our digital legacy and how do we manage it in life and in death? 
Lecture and discussion provided by Gary Rycroft, chair of the dying Matters collaborative. Close of Dying Matters at UCLan week