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Celebrating staff and student successes at annual prize giving ceremony

School of Health and Science event rewards the achievements of students and practice colleagues


The annual School of Health Sciences prize giving ceremony took place at the end of February recognising, celebrating and rewarding the achievements of students, and practice colleagues that provide excellent placements and support for our students.

SHS Prize givingImage: Tower Hamlets Community Recovery and Resettlement Team from the East London Foundation Trust

 At the event the School presented prizes to students, placement areas and mentors in the following categories:

  • Student Awards – students were nominated for academic, research and practice achievements for prizes by their relevant programme director, personal tutor or practice colleagues 
  • Placement of the Year Awards – students have nominated outstanding placements in nursing, midwifery, and speech and language for the Placement of the Year Awards. These awards are an opportunity for us to thank the excellent support and contribution of our practice colleagues. 
  • Our long-standing strategic partnerships with Trusts, independent sector and associated professional bodies give our students placement experience with some of London and the South-East's leading healthcare providers. This event provided us with a special opportunity to give our placement partners the recognition they deserve as voted first-hand by our students. 
  • Mentor of the Year Awards – this award category recognises the contribution of mentors and sign-off mentors. Students were invited to nominate excellent mentors that have provided support and contributed to their learning in practice.

Julie Attenborough, Associate Dean and Director of Undergraduate Studies and Workforce Development in the School of Health Sciences, said:

“This annual School event recognises and rewards the special achievements of our students, and celebrates the excellence of the organisations that provide vital practice placements for students.

“The School is made up of various divisions and it is this interprofessional approach that underlines our success as a world-leading centre for healthcare education and applied healthcare research. The awards highlight the excellent work that all staff and students put into their work, and it is great to see this rewarded. Thank you also to our various sponsors for continually supporting and rewarding our students.”

For the first time the School was also able to reward the achievement of one of the Return to Practice students. Responding to the call for qualified nurses whose registration has lapsed to return to nursing, the School of Health Sciences offers a route for qualified nurse who wants to get back into practice, or an NMC registered nurse wanting to return to a clinical role.

View the full list of winners in all the categories

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