City students nominated for Cavell Nurses' Scholarship Awards
Two students from City's School of Health Sciences have been shortlisted for prestigious scholarship awards run by a leading national nursing charity.
Jennifer Keys and Lorraine Manning have been nominated in the Outstanding Student Midwife Award and the Outstanding Student Nurse categories respectively. Both awards carry with them a travel scholarship worth £1500.
Cavell Nurses' Trust, set up in memory of World War 1 nurse Edith Cavell following her execution in 1915, launched the Scholarship Awards last year with the aim of recognising exceptional student nurses and midwives in the UK.
The awards are designed to help nursing and midwifery students at the start of their careers and are open to students currently studying nursing or midwifery on undergraduate/postgraduate or diploma courses at universities in the UK.
A total of 22 candidates who have been shortlisted for the five awards will be interviewed by a judging panel made up of prestigious and experienced nursing and midwifery individuals on February 8 in London before the successful students will be presented with their prizes during an awards ceremony at Fishmongers Hall, London, on March 21.
Jennifer has worked for the British Film Institute and BAFTA after obtaining a drama and film degree, is currently in the third and final year of her midwifery degree at City University London.
Lorraine is in the third and final year of her adult nursing degree at City University London. The former social worker will become the first profoundly deaf adult nurse in the country when she qualifies.
Further information about the Scholarship Awards can be found by visiting the awards website at http://awards.cavellnursestrust.org.uk