The Institute of Health is based across four of the University’s sites: at Wolverhampton, Walsall, Telford and Burton. Nursing teaching takes place at the Burton Health Education Centre. The centre continues to provide excellent facilities to all our students – including lecture theatres, a skills centre with surgical and medical training equipment, plus a healthy stocked medical library and IT suite.
The University works closely with the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust to ensure students have access to excellent placements and mentoring support. Our Open Days are the perfect way to help you decide if you will be happy studying here; you can visit our fantastic facilities, speak to staff and students, and find out about why we are fifth in the UK for graduate employability.
Address: Burton Hospitals NHS Trust, Belvedere Road, Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, DE13 0RB.
Dates: Our next Open Day is on Wednesday 17th June 2020, from 13:00 till 16:00. You can book your free place here.
Can't make it? Then you can join us on Wednesday 19th August 2020. You can book your free place here.
If you have previously commenced a professional course (e.g Nursing, Midwifery, Physiotherapy, Social Work, Radiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Paramedic Science) it is important that you make us aware of this. You will need to provide the name of the Institution at which you studied, provide a reference from them and also supply a record (transcripts) of your progression within the previous course(s) that you studied. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note we will not accept applicants onto our professional courses who have been unsuccessful at other institutions of higher education.
The Government have announced that there will be additional funding and bursaries for Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professional courses. This still has to receive Parliamentary approval but the proposals are as follows:
- £5,000 per year for all students
- Extra payments worth up to £3,000 per academic year may be available for eligible students. Each year they could receive:
- £1,000 towards childcare costs
- £1,000 if studying in a region that is struggling to recruit
- £1,000 if they’re a new student studying a shortage specialism
The shortage specialisms have been confirmed as:
- mental health nursing
- learning disability nursing
- radiography (diagnostic and therapeutic)
- prosthetics and orthotics
- orthoptics and podiatry
Please go to www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/students for more information, as it becomes available.
The NHS funding is in addition to the standard student finance:
Tuition fee loan
A tuition fee loan to cover the full cost of fees is available to eligible UK and EU students.
Living costs support for full time UK students
A means-tested maintenance loan is available for students living in England from Student Finance England. For more information go to www.gov.uk/studentfinance.
Students who normally live in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland will receive financial support for university from the Scottish Government (www.saas.gov.uk), the Welsh Assembly (www.studentfinancewales.co.uk) or the Northern Ireland Executive (www.studentfinanceni.co.uk).
Additional grants for students with dependants (Parents’ Learning Allowance, Adult Dependants’ Grant and Childcare Grant) or a disability (Disabled Students’ Allowance) are available for eligible students. For more information go to www.gov.uk/studentfinance.
Please note: students who already have a degree can still apply to Student Finance England for standard undergraduate funding for these courses (with the exception of Paramedic Science).
Courses included in the new funding proposals:
- MNurs and BNurs (adult, child, mental health, learning disability)
- Paramedic Science
- MMHN and MAN
- Dental hygiene or dental therapy (level 5 courses)
- Occupational therapy
- Operating department practitioner (level 5 courses)
- Orthotics and prosthetics
- Radiography (diagnostic and therapeutic)
- Speech and language therapy
The additional funding currently available is shown below. No information is available at the moment to indicate whether the Learner Support Fund will be completely replaced by the new funding or whether aspects such as the NHS Exceptional Support Fund will continue.
Additional funding from the NHS: Learning Support Fund
The information below is only for students resident in England who are eligible for funding through Student Finance England.
Eligible students may be able to access the following:
- a non-repayable grant of £1,000 per year if they have child dependents
- support for excess travel and dual accommodation expenses incurred by attending practice placements.
Students in financial hardship can apply for the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund for additional support. See www.wlv.ac.uk/fund for more information. Students in severe hardship may be referred by the University to the NHS Exceptional Support Fund.