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Department nominated for national award

Posted on 1 November 2021

Department shortlisted for Best Student Experience at the Student Nursing Times Awards 2021.

The Department of Health Sciences has been shortlisted for the Student Nursing Times Awards 2021 in the category of Best Student Experience.

The Student Nursing Times Awards celebrates the very best in nurse education, recognises and rewards brilliant educational establishments and honours those who are committed to developing new nursing talent as mentors, lecturers and providers of placements. The awards also pay tribute to students who have demonstrated the academic achievement, clinical prowess and personal qualities that will make them brilliant nurses.

Professor Paul Galdas, Professor of Nursing and Deputy Head of Department (Director of Teaching & Learning) said: “I was thrilled to hear that we had been shortlisted for the Best Student Experience category. The team within Health Sciences which includes academics, researchers and professional support staff,  have worked hard to provide a fantastic student experience for those studying nursing or midwifery. The development of our new nursing programme in 2018 aligned to the new Nursing and Midwifery standards, enabled us to work with our existing students, listen to their views and take them into account when writing the new programme.”

Matthew Jacobs, Head of Student & Academic Services (Teaching & Learning) said: “As a team we are very proud to be shortlisted for this national nursing award. This is recognition of our commitment to providing an inclusive, accessible and innovative student experience at York. Our Departmental Student and Academic Support Service are at the very heart of the students support network whilst at university - this includes acting as a first point of contact and a referral “gateway‟ to the wider array of student support available.  Alongside our Practice Education Support Team and Programmes Office, they are integral to the student experience and try to empower students to succeed in their journey and to achieve their full potential."

Winners will be announced on 4th November at the prestigious Grosvenor House on Park Lane.

For more information on the Student Nursing Times Awards and to see the full list of finalists visit: