Welcome from the Head of School
Welcome to the School of Health Sciences at the University of Nottingham.
The aim and purpose of the school is to educate and nurture the best and brightest students who will go on to transform the lives of individuals and communities locally, nationally and internationally.
As a school we command a reputation for world-leading research and education. In the recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2014) exercise, 86% of our research was ranked as internationally excellent or world leading, with Times Higher Education ranking us joint 6th in the UK for research impact. Moreover the panel commented;
"All aspects of the research environment were judged to be conducive to producing research of world-leading or internationally excellent quality, in terms of vitality and sustainability".
In terms of our educational provision the School of Health Sciences boasts two National Teaching Fellows, more Lord Dearing awards for excellence and innovation in education than any other school in the University and the best student evaluation of teaching results in the University for three consecutive years.
The school offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses and represents a truly international learning environment with 15 different healthcare associated professional groups (including nurses, midwives, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists, dieticians and paramedics and clinical psychologists) from 30 different countries around the world currently represented.
Perhaps most importantly we operate a partnership working model of education by actively engaging our students in developing the environment in which they learn, and supporting them to become the best healthcare professional they can be. Our students are routinely shortlisted for national awards for their contribution to healthcare, with one of our students winning the Student Nurse of the Year: Learning Disabilities award at the Student Nursing Times Awards 2018.
Comments left by our students in relation to their experience of studying with us include;
Coming to the University of Nottingham has been such an incredible experience. I have put a lot into my time here and Nottingham has given me a lot back. The staff have been fantastic and most of them have provided above and beyond what their job title is, from academic support to pastoral care. I highly recommend the University of Nottingham to any potential student, and would do it all over again if I could.
Fantastic university. An honour to study here. I have had such amazing opportunities offered to me whilst a student here! I don't want to finish and will definitely be studying postgraduate here! Through the standards of education and opportunities offered to me, I have even been short-listed for a national award for my achievement!
For me personally it is a privilege to lead such a dynamic team of committed, motivated and enthusiastic staff and to be a part of developing a workforce who will be the healthcare leaders of the future.
I look forward to meeting you
Professor Joanne Lymn
Head of School