Bucks wins two awards at the Student Nursing Times Awards


Date: 26th Apr 2019

Buckinghamshire New University is celebrating winning the Nursing Associate Trainee of the Year and Student Placement of the Year: Hospital at the prestigious Student Nursing Times Awards at the Grosvenor House on Park Lane, London.

Lee Pockett, a Foundation Degree (Science) Nursing Associate working at Milton Keynes University Hospital, won the Nursing Associate Trainee of the Year award.Nursing

Lee is taught by Senior Lecturers Jo Bartlett and Sue Perryman and was shortlisted for his consistently high academic and practice achievements throughout the Nursing Associate course, and for his positive contribution to nursing practice within his employing NHS Trust.

The Student Placement of the Year: Hospital award was in recognition of Bucks New University’s work with Broadmoor Hospital, overseen by Senior Lecturer Mike Anjoyeb and Associate Head of School Margaret Rioga.

The University was recognised due to the mutually beneficial relationship enjoyed with Broadmoor Hospital, which has led to high achieving students and sees the hospital also regularly going ‘above and beyond’ in its responsibility to students.

The University also runs a Nursing Degree Apprenticeship programme and works with organisations including Broadmoor Hospital.

Adam Cramp, who works at West London NHS Trust's Broadmoor Hospital and is studying a BSc (Hons) Nursing (Mental Health) apprenticeship, won the Apprentice of the Year at the Skills for Health ‘Our Health Heroes Awards’ this year for his work with the Hospital.

The Skills for Health ‘Our Health Heroes Awards’ are a celebration of the healthcare workforce and the 27-year-old has praised the awards for showing healthcare professionals they are appreciated.

Third-year BSc (Hons) Nursing (Children's) student Nomalanga Rwodzi was a finalist as Student Nurse of the Year: Children, in recognition of her outstanding academic performance, and motivated approach to her own learning and development.

Nomalanga was recognised as striving to deliver a high standard of care at all times with compassion, emotional intelligence, as well as a highly professional attitude in her nursing practice.

Karen Buckwell-Nutt, Head of School - Nursing and Allied Health, said: “I am so proud of our School for being shortlisted in three categories and for winning two. The Student Nursing Times Awards this year have seen the greatest number of nominations ever so to win in two categories is an outstanding achievement. I am privileged to work with such talented students and colleagues."