Oxford Brookes University statement on healthcare student funding announcement

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Nursing placement students

A comment from Professor Alistair Fitt, Vice-Chancellor of Oxford Brookes University and Chair of the Universities UK Health Education & Research Policy Network.

"We greatly welcome the commitment to reinstate maintenance grants for those studying nursing, midwifery and allied health courses.

“The introduction of measures to support increases in student numbers is something for which we have campaigned tirelessly, and will be vital to the future of the NHS. The funding will be in addition to existing student support and will be made available to those already on applicable programmes, as well as new students.

“I remain immensely proud of the role that Oxford Brookes University plays in educating around 1,800 healthcare professionals each year. Many of them take up their first jobs locally as qualified practitioners and I have no doubt that this additional financial support will encourage further numbers to start their journey towards becoming the healthcare professionals of the future.”

Further information on courses available as part of Oxford Brookes' Faculty of Health and Life Sciences can be found on the University's website.

Full details of the Government's announcement can be found online.