Bumper finalist numbers in student nurse awards

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

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Oxford Brookes students and staff have been shortlisted for an impressive seven awards this year in the Student Nursing Times Awards 2016.

The awards celebrate student nurses for their academic achievements and clinical expertise, as well as recognising and rewarding nurse educational providers, including universities and providers of placements.

It has been a record-breaking year for the awards with over 450 entries.

We are very proud to be up for seven awards this year; the Student Nursing Times Awards celebrate the very best in student nurses and nurse education and we are pleased to have been shortlisted for so many, it really is a testament to the hard work, dedication and achievements of both our students and our staff.

Dr Liz Westcott, Head of the Department of Nursing, Oxford Brookes University

The four Brookes student nurses named as finalists are: 

Outstanding Contribution to Student Affairs: Emma Blakey

Student Nurse of the Year – Children: Eleanor Judges

Student Nurse of the Year - Mental Health: Esmèe Phillips

Learner of the Year: Post Registration: Freya Lee

Oxford Brookes has also been shortlisted for:

  • Nurse Education Provider of the Year (post-registration)
  • Teaching Innovation of the Year for their Children’s Nursing team
  • Student Placement of the Year (Community) with the North and West Oxfordshire Adult Mental Health Team.

The winners of the Student Nursing Times Awards 2016 will be announced on 28 April at a special ceremony in London.

Dr Liz Westcott, Head of the Department of Nursing said: “We are very proud to be up for seven awards this year; the Student Nursing Times Awards celebrate the very best in student nurses and nurse education and we are pleased to have been shortlisted for so many, it really is a testament to the hard work, dedication and achievements of both our students and our staff.

“We are also celebrating 125 years of nurse education in Oxford this year so it couldn’t be timelier. The celebrations are a great opportunity to explore our history and major milestones in nurse training, engage with the local community and look ahead to our future.
“I wish our student nurses the very best of luck at the ceremony in April and fingers crossed we hope to scoop one or more of the institutional awards too.” 

More information about the awards can be found on the Student Nursing Times Awards website

The 125 years of nurse education celebrations, in partnership with local health Trusts in both Oxford and at the University’s Swindon Campus, involve a host of events taking place during the year to mark the occasion, including a lecture series, sponsored by Health Education England Thames Valley, social events, exhibitions and fundraising activities.

More information and upcoming events can be found on the Department of Nursing webpages.