Department of Nursing

Swindon staff hold first Facebook Live broadcast for military spouses

Monday, 26 February 2018

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Earlier this month, Swindon Adult Nursing programme lead Rachel Skittrall and Operating Department Practice programme lead Nigel Conway did their first Facebook Live broadcast.

In a special Facebook Live event for the Recruit for Spouses Facebook group, Rachel and Nigel explained about the courses we run in Swindon, including entry routes and requirements, what we look for (especially from mature students) and how placements work. So far, over 200 people in the group have viewed the webcast.

Recruit for Spouses is an organisation based in Wiltshire that serves to help spouses of serving military personnel, who often find it hard to secure work due to relocations, deployments and childcare responsibilities. It offers support such as CV advice and coaching, and puts employers in touch with a highly skilled and diverse workforce.

Oxford Brookes Swindon Campus is located near to a large number of military bases in Wiltshire, South Oxfordshire, Hampshire and Berkshire and has a number of military spouses currently studying adult nursing degrees.