As Executive Dean I would like to welcome you to the Faculty of Health and Science.
Our newly established Faculty welcomes new and continuing students to UCS and we believe that our contemporary approach to education will inspire new learning. We have extensively developed virtual learning, podcasts and social networking, which aid and support a blended approach to education.
The Departments within the Faculty have very strong partnership links with practice across all health and science fields, this includes the NHS, private, statutory and voluntary sectors, and work-based learning is an integral aspect of all the programmes that we offer. This is supported by the use of the state-of-the-art Clinical Skills Centre and Biotech Laboratories in the James Hehir Building at UCS Ipswich, resources which are invaluable for learning, assessment and research.
The Faculty works in close collaboration with Norfolk and Suffolk Workforce Partnership to ensure all programmes are fit for purpose and practice is well supported by the Practice Education Facilitators. Employment post qualification is over 90% in the region and represents our strong commitment to both widening participation and workforce development.
We have also experienced exciting developments with research and scholarly activity within the Faculty, with increased numbers of staff undertaking doctoral programmes, presenting at conferences, publishing, and becoming involved with the organisation and leadership of external events. Key areas of research within the Faculty focus on biotechnology, dementia and ageing, inter-professional learning, pressure ulcer prevention, learning technology, student achievement, assessment methodologies and smart systems.
Dr Jill Robinson
Executive Dean for the Faculty of Health and Science