Imperial College London

Plans for new Health Sciences Academy unveiled


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Leaders from Bucks New University, Imperial and Brunel University announce plans for Health Sciences Academy

Imperial, Brunel University and Buckinghamshire New University announced plans to partner in postgraduate provision for health professionals on 21 May

Under the proposals for a new-look Health Sciences Academy, the three universities would offer a breadth of postgraduate and post-qualification training for health professionals, while developing new and innovative courses.

At the event held at Imperial to launch the vision for the HSA, Professor Jenny Higham, Vice Dean (Education and Institutional Affairs) in the Faculty of Medicine, was joined by former Imperial Pro-Rector Professor Julia Buckingham, now Vice Chancellor of Brunel University, and Professor Ruth Farwell, Vice Chancellor of Bucks New University, as well as leaders from across the Imperial College Academic Health Science Network.

Professor Jenny Higham said: “The Health Sciences Academy will allow healthcare professionals to access the world-leading academic expertise at Imperial College, as well as that of our partners, as we work together to drive up standards and improve the patient experience.

“Collaborations like this allow us to become much more than the sum of our parts.”

Imperial is widely regarded as a world-leader in the teaching, research and translation of clinical medicine. Brunel and Bucks New Universities have established strong reputations for allied health professional, nursing and midwifery postgraduate education and training.


Andrew Scheuber

Andrew Scheuber
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