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UCLan wins national award for best student experience

Posted on - 9th May, 2018 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, UCLan
Members of the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing celebrate at the Student Nursing Times Awards 2018
Members of the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing celebrate at the Student Nursing Times Awards 2018

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has been crowned a winner at the Student Nursing Times Awards 2018.

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UCLan’s Faculty of Health and Wellbeing won the Student Experience category in recognition of its inspirational teaching staff and high-quality resources, plus its focus on academic achievement and hands-on clinical and people skills.

Professor Nigel Harrison, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing at UCLan, said, “I am proud of the Faculty’s staff who work hard to provide the truly exceptional student experience that we have been recognised for.

“We are a huge provider of nursing education in the north west and have excellent links with health professionals in the NHS as well as a high level of student employment. This is a great reward for the staff who work tirelessly to deliver such outstanding teaching.”

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Following a record-breaking year of award entries, the winners were announced during a ceremony held at the London Hilton. Student nurses, universities and organisations from across the student nursing community were honoured in 19 categories dedicated to celebrating exceptional achievement.

UCLan was also shortlisted for the Nurse Education Provider of the Year (Pre-registration), Student Innovation in Practice, and Student Midwife of the Year awards.

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Jenni Middleton, Nursing Times editor and host of the Student Nursing Times Awards, said, “Every year, our judges are stunned by the standard of our entrants, and this year in particular they commented to me just how much better the quality of applicants was. We are delighted to be handing out these trophies to the very best students, and the organisations that are supporting them and helping them to become nurses.”

Do you study nursing at UCLan? What do you think of the award? Let us know in the comments below.

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