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Hereford Times: University of Worcester


Hereford Times: University of Worcester


Hereford Times: University of Worcester

Hereford Times: Hereford Times' Health & Social Care Awards 2020

The University of Worcester is one of the country’s leading educators of healthcare professionals, from Nurses and Midwives, Paramedics and Physiotherapists through to Occupational Therapists and Social Workers.
Currently ranked at Number One in the UK for Quality Education and Gender Equality in the Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings, Worcester has a reputation for the highest quality provision, partnership working and delivery.

The University is currently shortlisted for several awards in the Student Nursing Times Awards, including Nurse Education Provider of the Year (pre-registration), Best Student Experience and Teaching Innovation of the Year. Four Worcester students are also shortlisted in the Awards, and Wye Valley NHS Trust’s Children’s Ward has been shortlisted for Student Placement of the Year: Hospital.

Students at Worcester benefit from well-qualified, creative, enthusiastic, supportive staff and have access to some exceptional learning facilities. Earlier this academic year, Worcester was shortlisted for University of the Year in both the THE and UK Social Mobility Awards and was named Sustainability Institution of the Year in the Green Gown Awards.
The University works in close collaboration with employers, including the NHS, County Councils and a range of voluntary and private sector employers and Worcester graduates are among the most employable in the Country.

Robert Dudley, Head of Nursing and Midwifery at the University said: “Worcester enjoys an outstanding reputation for top quality, professional and compassionate education.  We carefully select students for their ability to become outstanding, caring, compassionate professionals who go on to make a valuable contribution to the communities they serve. We empower them to think critically and professionally about the challenges they face, so that they themselves can push for transformation and drive improvement in their services in the future.”
Third year Children’s Nursing student Ricky Baker, from Herefordshire, is one of the four students shortlisted in the Student Nursing Times Awards.
“The University has opened the door to several opportunities, actively encouraging me to make a positive impact as a student nurse, for which I am eternally grateful,” he said.

The University is currently well advanced in working towards the creation of the Three Counties Medical School, which will see it expand its expertise in health care education and provide much-needed training for Doctors across Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire.

The University is delighted to be sponsoring the Hereford Times’ Health and Social Care Awards, recognising the outstanding commitment of the many professionals and volunteers who work in our hospitals, GP surgeries, care homes and many other settings.

Liz Davies-Ward, Head of the University’s School of Allied Health and Community, said: “It is a great opportunity to showcase the valuable work they do each and every day and to highlight the brilliant work some of the very best healthcare professionals in the County and the Country as whole.”

The University has expanded the number of places available on Nursing programmes this September, with placements available across the three counties of Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire, as well as in the West Midlands, including in Dudley and Halesowen. If you are interested in studying with us contact the University as soon as possible.

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