Archive for 2013

Training Programme

Prestigious Funding of £2.4 million provides revitalised enthusiasm for research

The CAT Master of Research is Clinical Practice (MResCP) programme jointly funded by the National institute of Health Research and the Chief Nursing Officer, England. It supports the development of research knowledge and skills, and the growth of a clinical academic workforce, with the capacity to generate and lead innovative research and evidence based approaches within clinical practice.

Annual learning disability get together

Annual Learning Disability Get Together

The Get together is an annual event organised by the Learning Disability team and attended by all learning disability student nurses across the three years of the course. This year a new student due to start the course in September also attended. In addition, partners from practice who support students in their placements, attend the event.


Invitation for funded full-time PhD studentships

The Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing (SEC) has announced funding for several PhD studentships to enrol and commence in October 2013. Projects are published on SEC’s research web pages and advertised externally on from week beginning Monday 15th July, with a closing date of Wednesday 31st of July.

Nursing Students

A pioneering approach to interviewing and selecting nursing students

The initiative began in advance of the report into failures of care at the Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust by Robert Francis QC, published in February 2013. The report emphasised the need for universities to identify people with the right attributes to enter the profession. Mr Francis QC recommended that aspiring nurses should have to demonstrate their values, as well as a desire to care for patients, through an aptitude test.