The University of Bradford, Faculty of Health Studies
Bradford has always been a forward-thinking, modern and student orientated University with a thriving and vibrant student community. We have a firm commitment to confronting inequality and celebrating diversity.
The University of Bradford has a long history of welcoming international students and currently has students from more than 110 countries across the globe.
The Faculty of Health Studies is one of the seven academic schools within the University. In summer 2011, we moved to the City Campus where most of the other academic schools are situated. Our £9 million new building, located at the heart of the City Campus, is equipped with state of the art facilities, including a wide range of practice simulation suites. The School of Health Studies is ranked in the top 10 of UK institutions for its nursing provision by the Guardian Good University Guide 2011 and is also recognised by a wide range of professional bodies.
The Faculty has an excellent reputation for the quality of both its teaching and its research and has developed a range of collaborative partnerships on national and international levels.
The Faculty seeks, through its teaching and research, to be a provider of high-quality education and training, which meets the needs of the Health and Social Care sectors within an environment which encourages students, staff and stakeholders to learn together and to work together for health.
The Vision of Faculty of Health Studies, for the period 2009/10 to 2013/14 is as follows:
- Make knowledge work through vocational provision, which prepares health care professionals through the concepts of fitness to practice, purpose and award
- Produce competent, critical, reflective and accountable health care professionals equipped to work in a multicultural context
- Provide a learning environment that embraces diversity, facilitates widening participation and flexibility, and minimises attrition
- Ensure that clinical competence in relevant programmes utilises current best evidence
- Enable students to meet their full potential through the acquisition of skills and knowledge in a coherent and developmental manner throughout their programme of study
- Ensure that physical and virtual learning environments, both academic and clinical, are effective and meet student needs and promote interprofessional learning
- Enable students to acquire key skills associated with employability, enterprise, sustainable development and with independent and life-long learning
- Provide flexible, responsive educational opportunities for students using state of the art technological innovation and supportive administrative services and processes
- Foster a culture of co-operation and collaboration between the student body and staff to maximise the student's voice
- Enhance the capabilities of leaders and managers and promote and support staff development opportunities which are aligned with organisational and personal aims
- Promote public and patient involvement in the life of the school including governance, research, knowledge transfer and curriculum design, delivery and evaluation
- Continue to engage collaboratively with the health and social care sectors and seek out opportunities to work with new partners
- Seek opportunities to work with a wider range of public and private partners
- To be a school of first choice for highly talented staff
- To retain staff through transparent, equitable and supportive working practices that recognise excellence and promotes well being
- Achieve a diverse student body and staff profile
- To promote a sense of citizenship in a multicultural society amongst students and staff through school governance, curriculum design and delivery of education, research and knowledge transfer
- All activities of the school are sustainable and governed by sound financial management practices
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