Mayor visits Newman University’s School of Nursing and Allied Health
Newman University welcomed Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands, for a tour of its newly-opened School of Nursing and Allied Health on Wednesday 10 May.
The School is located at Newman’s Bartley Green campus and provides state-of-the-art nursing and allied health facilities, including clinical practice spaces, physiotherapy and therapies teaching rooms, clinical simulation suites, an immersive lab that can be programmed to recreate the experience of different healthcare environments, and a Anatomage Table – one of the most technologically-advanced 3D anatomy visualisation and virtual investigation tools for anatomy and physiology education.
Students studying at Newman will be able to choose between three distinct courses in Adult Nursing, Mental Health Nursing and Physiotherapy from September 2023, developed in collaboration with the university’s practice partners and delivered by a highly-experienced and passionate clinical teaching team. With further professional programmes in occupational therapy and paramedic sciences provision commencing in 2024 (subject to validation with the HCPC)
Mayor Andy Street commented: “It was genuinely inspiring to visit Newman’s School of Nursing and Allied Health – a fantastic new training facility for specialist health workers in our local communities.
“With an innovative curriculum developed in partnership with some of our region’s leading health sector players – and where Newman’s students collaborate with their peers studying related fields – we will no doubt see local people finding rewarding local careers and local patients enjoying much improved outcomes. I look forward to seeing local lives changed for the better in the months and years ahead.”
Ronnie Meechan, Head of the School of Nursing and Allied Health at Newman, added: ‘’The opening of the School of Nursing and Allied Health is an exciting development for Newman. Inclusivity, diversity, partnership and social justice are at the heart of everything we do and our programmes have been designed holistically; combining practical skills, academic expertise and emotional intelligence to help students become highly-knowledgeable, empathetic yet practical healthcare workers who can deliver exceptional patient care in a fast-changing health and social care landscape.
“We were delighted to welcome Andy to the university, show him round our new facilities and outline our approach, which focuses on making the most of smaller cohort sizes to encourage greater levels of active participation. This allows students to really develop an understanding of how their role fits within an interdisciplinary team, while gaining more practice and personalised feedback to develop their skills.”
The School of Nursing and Allied Health is part of Newman’s Faculty of Arts, Society and Professional Studies. It is now accepting applications from students considering embarking on a career in nursing or allied health services beginning in September 2023. For more information and to book an open day, please visit www.newman.ac.uk
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Notes to editor:
Newman University is a distinctive University based in Bartley Green, Birmingham.
The University was founded in 1968 as a Catholic teacher training college, before gaining full university status in 2013 offering numerous undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications.
Newman has a range of courses offered by its two faculties: the Faculty of Arts, Society and Professional Studies; and the Faculty of Education, as well as offering Foundation Year study. Newman students come from a range of social backgrounds, faiths, and cultures, mainly from the West Midlands region. The university focuses on interactive teaching and developing students with the skills they need to make a positive contribution to society.