Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education

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Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education

The Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education is a joint enterprise of Kingston University and St George’s, University of London (Kingston and St George’s), and was established in 1996.  Studying at, or working with Kingston and St George’s offers access to the very best from two different, yet complementary organisations, including excellent teaching over a range of seven subject areas, pioneering research and the opportunity to experience student life in one of Europe’s leading cities, London.

Kingston and St George’s offer a blend of multidisciplinary expertise, a strong commitment to research and a reputation for partnership working. The innovation, enterprise and teaching excellence of Kingston University and adept clinical research at St George’s, University of London complement and strengthen this charter.

We offer courses in nursing, midwifery, paramedic science, radiography, rehabilitation sciences, social work, education and research; as well as a range of workforce development, modules and study days. We work with employers to ensure all students get the best possible practical experience in healthcare, social work and teaching – enabling them to prepare effectively for the workplace.

Kingston and St George’s operates over two sites in south west London. We focus on delivering excellent health, social care and education professionals, as well as preparing today’s practitioners for future challenges through our continuing personal and professional development and workforce development courses.

We encourage an interdisciplinary approach to teaching; bringing health, social care and education students together to learn from and with each other. This is recognised as a strength of our offering, and is vital to delivering services that effectively meet peoples’ needs. We strive for excellence in education, preparing graduates for leadership roles, team-based and collaborative working.

We work in close partnership with education commissioners including Health Education South London (HESC), the National College for Teaching and Leadership and the United Kingdom Government’s Department for Education. We also work with employers such as the National Health Service (NHS) and local authorities, as well as independent and voluntary health and social care agencies.

Through our commitment to widening participation, we have developed important relationships with local further education colleges to support students from all backgrounds into higher education. We use innovative learning methods, including developing employed Ambulance Trust staff to a BSc in Paramedic Science, which allows students to register and practice as a paramedic. These staff are exposed to university education and workplace development concurrently.

We also conduct high quality research to find solutions to complex challenges. We pride ourselves on bringing professionals from different backgrounds together with service users to address important issues.

If you are looking for leading health, social care and education knowledge – look no further than Kingston and St George’s.