The current global pandemic has highlighted the great importance of our entire health and social care workforce.

The University of Worcester would like to thank each and every member of the NHS, along with workers in care homes, home support, in private settings, and the many others who are helping to keep people safe and well in these unprecedented times.

We are proud to see the incredible difference our graduates are making out there on the frontline – not least our third year students, whose registrations are being fast-tracked so that they can go out and join the workforce now.

We are delighted to once again be sponsoring the Hereford Times Health and Social Care Awards. Never has it been more important to recognise the outstanding work of the many professionals and volunteers who work in our hospitals, GP surgeries, care homes and many other settings.

University of Worcester Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive, Professor David Green CBE, said: “This most devastating global pandemic has really shone a light our most outstanding health workforce who deserve our sincerest thanks for all they are doing right now.

“We have long recognised how invaluable this workforce is and have lobbied hard for more Nurses, Midwives and other professionals. This year marks 25 years of Nurse education at the University and we are incredibly proud of all our graduates, who, over that time, have made the most amazing difference in communities across the Country and beyond.

“What we need now is to be able to expand this work so that we can continue to make a real and valuable impact on society.”

Currently ranked at Number One in the UK for Quality Education and Gender Equality in the Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings, 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.

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.

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 these communities.

If you are interested in studying with us contact the University as soon as possible.

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