The Student Nursing Conference 2019

Speakers Confirmed:

  • Dr. Anne Corrin, Head of Professional Learning & Development, Royal College of Nursing
  • Fleur Nielsen, Head of Policy, Council of Deans of Health
  • Philomene Uwamaliya, Senior Lecturer Mental Health Nursing, Faculty of Education, Health & Community, Liverpool John Moores University
  • Ed Hughes, Head of Health and Medicine, Office for Students
  • Fran Galloway, Lead Midwife for Education/Deputy Head of Midwifery, Anglia Ruskin University
  • Jan Williams, Pro Vice Chancellor and Dean, School of Health and Education, Middlesex University
  • Charlotte Hall, RCN South-West Board, RCN REP & Staff Nurse, Gloucestershire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 
  • Jane Say, Pre-Registration Nursing Programme Leader, University of Hertfordshire


Two years on from reforms to student nursing funding, applications for courses have dipped. Universities and health services must work together to adapt to the changes and continue to attract and retain student nurses. Issues facing the sector include financial sustainability, the effect on mature students and how speciality courses should respond.

Attend this Westminster Briefing event for an update of the changes to student nurse funding and the current challenges faced. You will receive guidance on how your organisation can work in partnership with others and meet the challenges faced.

Key Issues to be Addressed:

  • The story so far: assessing the effect of reforms to healthcare education funding
  • OfS funding programme: strategic interventions in health education disciplines (SIHED)
  • BAME nurses: encouraging representation and diversity through funding
  • Developing a better understanding of the student market for nursing, midwifery and allied health courses, including mature and male participation
  • Strategies to reduce course attrition rates: improving student experience
  • Good practice in supporting student nurses through their education and training

About the Day:

In the morning session delegates will assess the landscape of student nursing, two years on from the landmark reforms to funding. This is a good opportunity to assess how your organisation can improve its strategy for student nursing.

The afternoon session will focus on good practice in student nursing. The session will look at how both course and placement providers can ensure high quality health education, reduce attrition rates and support students throughout their studies.

Morning refreshments will be served upon arrival with a networking lunch to follow. Any special needs or dietary requirements should be notified to us upon booking.

The event is CPD certified, and a certificate is available confirming your attendance.

For registration enquiries please contact: | 0207 593 5657

To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email:

Who Should Attend?

Delegates will be drawn from: nursing, midwifery & AHP course leaders, link lecturers, department heads & Deans, university admissions officers, student financial support teams, widening participation teams, practice education facilitators, NHS human resources teams and student nursing, midwifery and AHP placement managers. 

Tuesday 5th February 2019

11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

Event to be held in Central London (venue TBC)

Private Sector | 1 Place: £295 | 2+ Places: £245 each
Public Sector & Not for Profit | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places:£195 each

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