Celebrating partnerships in practice
An annual awards afternoon to celebrate our ongoing partnership with clinical placement colleagues across Wales.
The event is held every year and is aimed at giving thanks to all mentors, educators and senior managers who contribute to enhancing the educational experience for our students and preparing them for the world of professional practice.
Placement education is an essential part of student learning across all nine of our undergraduate health professions, influencing over 2000 students at our School.Over 300 guests have attended the events over the years, with prizes awarded to students, teams and mentors who show outstanding achievement in placement education within their profession.
Recognising best practice in this area through newsletters and direct communication with local health boards further disseminates their work nationally.
Our School of Healthcare Sciences is the only one in Wales to hold an event to honour those who have made an outstanding contribution to practice education. These educators have made an impact on students and ultimately have a positive influence on the care of patients and clients.
Professor Dianne Watkins, Deputy Head, International and Engagement, School of Healthcare Sciences commented ‘This event is a celebration of the School of Healthcare Sciences’ partnership with practice and the excellent opportunities and support offered to our students throughout the many health and social care environments across Wales.'
Student's feedback on their educators:
"Their passion to help people shines through, my experience with them will stay with me forever."
"An amazing role model and educator throughout my whole time on placement."
"The most challenging yet most rewarding placement of my education."
"An inspiration in my future learning and career."
"Supportive, encouraging, and kind throughout and made me believe in myself."
Educator's feedback on the event:
"A wonderful event which truly celebrates and appreciates the work of mentors and placement areas."
"Enjoyable, was nice to see the hard work of both students and those that support their training recognised."
"A fantastic celebration of student and practice partners."
"Smashing day. My sincere thanks to you all!."