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Edge Hill staff and students shortlisted for Student Nursing Times Awards

February 15, 2024

Edge Hill University staff and students have been shortlisted in three categories for the Student Nursing Times Awards – the ‘Oscars’ of the UK’s nursing community.

Final year BSc Nursing (Mental Health) student Jade Ainsworth, from Barrow-in-Furness, is in the running for the Most Inspirational Student Nurse of the Year award – an honour regarded as the most prestigious for students in the field.

Edge Hill has also been nominated for:

  • University Educator of the Year – an award “for those educators who stand out from the crowd and truly shine for their students”. Dr Toni Bewley has been shortlisted alongside the Practice Learning Team (Stephanie Robinson, Catherine Hughes-McGreal, Jane Briggs, Andrew Jopson, Jodie Roberts, Emma Galley, Jan Holden, Richie Williams and Jane Roberts).
  • Partnership of the Year category – “to recognise the important collaboration between higher educational institutions and organisations that provide health and care, with a view to creating a conducive learning environment.” Edge Hill is nominated for its Personalised Care Interprofessional Education Network (Dr Michelle Howarth, Professor Jacqueline Leigh, Senior Lecturer Pam Donaghy and Kirsten Jackson, Student Nurse).

Edge Hill Practice Education Team also supported Maggi Bradley, an honorary lecturer at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, with the successful nomination of Southport and Formby Health for Student Placement of the Year.

Edge Hill’s candidates will find out if they are successful at The Student Nursing Times Awards night at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Mayfair, London, on April 26.

Clare Austin, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Health, Social Care and Medicine, said: “To be nominated in so many categories in the Student Nursing Times Awards is testament to the hard work and dedication from staff and students alike.

“I am incredibly proud of everyone who has been shortlisted and offer my congratulations. We’re all hoping for the best results in April for what will be a fitting celebration of the work at Edge Hill University and the wider nursing community.”

Edge Hill University’s Faculty of Health, Social Care & Medicine is one of the largest providers of health, social care and medicine education in the North West of England and home to its Medical School. 

The faculty delivers a wide range of programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels delivered across the main Ormskirk campus and bases at Aintree University Hospital, St James’ Manchester and Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.

February 15, 2024


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