School of Healthcare


Take a look at what's happening in the School of Healthcare at Leicester. Browse University and national news, or find stories published directly by our Healthcare team.


December 2023

September 2023

Shakila Ismail, a Professional Services member of staff within the School of Healthcare volunteered at Uplands School as a reading buddy. Volunteering is also a great opportunity for staff to give something back to the community and to also use the opportunity for self-development. It also aligns very well with the University values of Inclusive, Inspiring, Impactful.

Watch the Reading Buddies videos:

August 2023


August 2022

June 2022

PrabhleenCongratulations to Prabhleen Mann one of our 4th year MSci Midwifery with Leadership students who has had an article published in the June edition of MIDIRS Digest. It is based on her leadership elective experience at the Royal College of Midwives during which time she took part in work with the Bangladesh Midwives Society – The Bangladesh Midwifery Society – celebrating the first ever midwifery awards in Bangladesh!

Wellcome Trust Student Research Fellowship

Sophie RaynerSophie Rayner, a second year student on the MSci Midwifery with Leadership Programme, has been successful in her application to attend a seven-week placement over the summer break with Dr Shawn Walker at King’s College London, funded by the Wellcome Trust. One of the projects she will be working on is the OptiBreech Project continuing the work that Keelie Christie (one of our third year student midwives) was involved in with Shawn during her leadership elective placements. Congratulations to Sophie!

May 2022

Excellent news about one of our second year student midwives, Sophie Rayner who successfully was awarded £1000 from the Iolanthe Midwifery Trust to initiate antenatal classes at the university on International Day of the Midwife. Read the full news story about Sophie's £1000 award.

January 2022

We are very proud to see one of our third year Physiotherapy students, Claire Stapleford, on the LOROS and UoL Facebook pages. Sharing her positive experiences of having a placement in a challenging area will hopefully help to show future students just one of the amazing opportunities available to them whilst studying with us. Well done Claire!


November 2021Jess Wood

Jess Wood third year midwifery student has had an abstract accepted for a poster presentation at the British Medical Journal’s Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management Leaders in Healthcare Conference next month.

October 2021

Bethan Jones NursingCongratulations! Bethan Jones, 3rd Year student nurse has been offered the role of student editor for the Nursing Times.

"I'm excited to announce that I've been given the opportunity to be a Student Editor for the nursing times! As the team described themselves, this role is pretty much what I make of it, however, as a minimum I'll be contributing on their weekly blogs, judging competitions and giving my views as a student nurse on news stories - so make sure to tune in. I'm incredibly excited to start and looking forward to working with the team to develop myself professionally and my reflective practice. As an editor I hope to talk about important issues for student nurses so my email/inbox is open if there's something important the nursing student body think I should be talking about. Finally I'd like to thank the Faculty here at University of Leicester, without their encouragement I wouldn't have put myself up for the role in the first place." / Twitter: @uoldancingnurse 

September 2021

Great news! Recently published in the NMC Student Newsletter publicising our third year nursing and midwifery students at the University of Leicester!

May 2021

Marvellous Midwifery students raise money for Baby Basics

Every year since 1992 on 5 May, the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) leads a day of global recognition and celebration, (International Day of the Midwife) of the work of midwives which is observed by more than 50 nations and co-ordinated by the ICM in partnership with its member organisations. In line with plans to develop the University of Leicester Midwifery with Leadership society and to celebrate this day, which aims this year to show appreciation for Midwives worldwide and to advocate for investment in quality of Midwife care globally, the University's student Midwives decided to fundraise money for a national volunteer-led project in Leicester, Baby Basics. We would like to congratulation their fantastic efforts in raising an amazing £383.50.

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