Linking London | News | 7 November 2019: Morley College London Midwifery and Nursing - University and Access to Higher Education Knowledge Exchange

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London Midwifery and Nursing Knowledge Exchange

On Thursday the 7th of November, Morley College London held its first Nursing and Midwifery Knowledge Exchange event which brought together Access staff from six London further education colleges, OCN London and senior admissions staff from six London universities to share updates and good practice focussing on supporting Nursing and Midwifery Access to HE Diploma students to transition on to higher education. The event, supported by Linking London, was a great success with fantastic feedback from attendees who were keen for further events to take place in the future.

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The event started with a warm welcome and scene setting from Susie Wright and Dr Fiona A Murray from Morley College, followed by a panel Q+A made up of Caroline Sargisson Middlesex University, Jane Foreman, Kingston University, Peter Jones, LSBU, Julie Bowden, University of Greenwich, Luke Cox, College of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare University of West London and Wendy York from City University. Chaired by Andrew Jones, from Linking London, an interactive Q+A session entitled “What are the attributes we look for in Nursing and Midwifery applicants?” covered a range of topics including admissions requirements, key attributes and writing an effective personal statement.

DisscussionAfter a break for refreshments ad networking, attendees worked in groups to explore two key areas: What are the essential features of curriculum design for Access to HE Nursing and Midwifery courses and how should we prepare applicants for interview?

The event finished with closing comments from Susie and Fiona and attendees shared their key takeaways as a group and via evaluation feedback. Comments included:

For me this was an excellent event. I learnt a lot and it has confirmed my work practise.

Really enjoyed the networking aspect, very useful two way dialogue and expectations of HEI’s as well as students explored.

Excellent networking opportunity, more on the same please. Really important for HEIs to hear from colleagues.

Crisp series of activities with clear focus and opportunities for sharing ideas and good practise.

It was an ideal platform to establish relationship with partners, gain knowledge and understanding of expectations from students from different organisations.A really useful event. Great to meet colleagues and share knowledge and experience.

Very useful -great to meet other colleagues, particularly good to hear about what is required in curriculum design. Preparation for interviews was also very useful.

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